allyg wrote:Its a tough call to decide which stats to use. Most leagues are 5x5. Five pitching (era, k's, saves, whip & wins) & five hitting (hits, avg., hr,runs and sb).
It's RBI, not hits.
I prefer to stick to 5x5 roto.
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princethomas wrote:A lot of you have said that you like OBP and SLG in place of AVG.
So I have two questions.
1. OPS is the combination of the two. So is ist really a good combo? Or do you prefer to have them both separated?
2. Is this really better than using AVG? I ll have a tough time getting rid of AVG. just because its so traditional. Plus my team owners are all pretty much novice baseball fans.
2b. Can I use both Avg. and OPS? Thats kind of what I planned to do.
Thanks a lot --Tom
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As I said, I would prefer dumping average, and using OBP and SLG for a 6x6 league. If you want to simplify and stay with a 5x5, then you could replace AVG with OPS. It's a perfectly good combo and has gained a lot of use even among traditional fans. You can remind those that like average that AVG is part of OPS, since it's part of both OBP and SLG.
My league wanted to add a sabremetric stat like OPS, but had enough traditionalists who didn't like the argument above. So, our compromise was to add OPS and keep AVG. It works for us. If you want a balanced league, though, you have to look for a sixth pitching stat. We like holds, but there are definitely other options.
avg and hits are not redundant. As a matter of fact when you start using hits as a category guys like Ichiro go way up in value as opposed to using average. Most leadoff hitters that bat .300+ have a higher premium in leagues that count hits.
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