In my league this year I noticed something I never have before. The teams with the largest total atbats were the ones leading most all the offensive categories.
Has your experience born this out? Have you seen anyone lead offensive categories while being in the lowend of the league in atbats? Is it just that simple as drafting good players who rarely miss time?
There is an obvious correlation between PA and R, RBI, HR, & SB. More ABs = more opportunities to accumulate stats, it's pretty much as simple as that.
Usually the owners who are in the top 3 at the end of the year are the most active owners/pay attention the most so one would assume that they have more total ABs than the bottom feeder teams. I had 5442 in a league that didn't limit games played and 5303 in one that did (standard starting slots). Most leagues I play in do limit games played, so I just try to get as close to that by the end of the year as possible. I'm not sure how to check everyone else in the league, but I would bet that I'm real close to the lead in both. I was subbing in bench guys when my starters had days off the entire year. This makes up for non-injury related games missed or for example if a player is taking a few days off with a minor injury.
your assertion is correct almost all the time, however this year i won a 13 team NL only league (4X5)and had the most points in the 4 offensive cats but was 7th in total ABs..kinda fluky...the team that finished 2nd in offensive points had over 1000 more ABs than i did..i will also add that since 1996 the team that won the league finished 1st or 2nd in the total offensive points and had the 1st or 2nd most ABs each yr..counter-intuitive considering we have 5 pitching cats and only 4 hitting
well, it depends. In terms of games played, and thus, I assume ABs, I tore up my keeper in offense,(was behind by an average of 12 games) but, in general, more abs hurt your average, but if you don't care, then you have to maximize...
80% of the scoring on offense is countable stats so it makes perfect sense. This is why you have to make sure that you draft players who have a strong track record of staying healthy and more importantly, play every day.
"Think of how stupid the average person is, and realize half of them are stupider than that." ~George Carlin
Yoda wrote:80% of the scoring on offense is countable stats so it makes perfect sense. This is why you have to make sure that you draft players who have a strong track record of staying healthy and more importantly, play every day.
In my main league league this year, I was 3rd in AB but first in RBI, R, and HR (not a stat). We use TB, and that was almost a direct correlation (First in AB=first in TB, etc, right down the line). The difference was my SLG ten points higher than the guys with more ABs. (mostly it was ARod)