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Postby YardBirds » Tue May 08, 2007 8:29 am

Do any of the services (Yahoo, CBS, ESPN) offer a defensive stat for Offensive players? (Flding Pct., etc..) Just curious, I think this would be a fun stat to use in a league, akin to FFootB teams with one defensive player. What do you guys think? Does anyone play in a league that uses a defensive stat?

You could possibly use a catchers stats on defense to add more value to catchers who can't hit worth a flip... don't know just curious.
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Postby teddy ballgame » Tue May 08, 2007 9:11 am

I'm pretty sure you can use errors on all of those sites.
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Postby orange12 » Tue May 08, 2007 9:18 am

I know first hand that Yahoo offers defensive stats in private leagues. Just make sure if you are using errors, to balance it out with assists. Otherwise middle infielders take a huge hit in value since they see the most balls hit to them and commit the most errors but also get the most assists.
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Postby ggs » Tue May 08, 2007 9:19 am

agreed, gotta have both the good with the bad.
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Postby ordinarygenius » Tue May 08, 2007 5:08 pm

As much as defensive categories can help make a fantasy league more "complete", negative stats (like errors, or walks allowed) can be an incentive to not play a full slate of games if a race is tight and if a league doesn't have minimum games played/innings pitched. In a standard 5x5, you already have three relative categories, which in my mind is more than enough. I hate it when someone tries to protect his ERA/WHIP, for instance, by not pitching all his innings. Just like a real-life manager could'nt not send a pitcher to the mound because he only has poor options, a fantasy owner shouldn't be able to sit on his butt and "unplay". MHO.
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