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5 X 5 Strategy question

Postby wkelly91 » Fri Oct 05, 2007 6:54 pm

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?

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Re: 5 X 5 Strategy question

Postby Field » Fri Oct 05, 2007 7:15 pm

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.
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Re: 5 X 5 Strategy question

Postby stevethumb » Fri Oct 05, 2007 8:34 pm

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
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Re: 5 X 5 Strategy question

Postby great gretzky » Fri Oct 05, 2007 8:56 pm

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...
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Re: 5 X 5 Strategy question

Postby wkelly91 » Sat Oct 06, 2007 7:55 am

I don't think I agree with your assessment on average suffering. Here is a list of players from 2007 with at least 162 games played and 600 ab's

.2928 FRANCOEUR
.3030 C.LEE
.2934 PIERRE
.2961 ROLLINS
.2771 SIZEMORE
.2884 D.YOUNG
.2665 ZIMMERMAN
.2817 A.GONZALEZ
.2998 MARKAKIS
.2970 RIOS
.3088 ROWAND
.3510 SUZUKI
.2859 BYRNES
.3063 CANO
.2911 HILL
.2867 HUNTER
.2805 REYES
.3245 WRIGHT

Overall, I'd say the players who are dedicated to playing every game, are usually dedicated to excelling and getting better as players...thus higher averages.
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Re: 5 X 5 Strategy question

Postby A Fleshner Fantasy » Sat Oct 06, 2007 11:01 am

Yes, this makes perfect sense. Average should bu unaffected by this, and as for HRs, RBI, R, and SB, obviously is you have more opportunities, you will win more.
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Re: 5 X 5 Strategy question

Postby Yoda » Sat Oct 06, 2007 11:07 am

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.
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Re: 5 X 5 Strategy question

Postby A Fleshner Fantasy » Sat Oct 06, 2007 12:56 pm

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.


So in my case, I drafted Tejada !+)
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Re: 5 X 5 Strategy question

Postby Grouperman941 » Sun Oct 07, 2007 12:02 am

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) :-)
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Re: 5 X 5 Strategy question

Postby ukrneal » Wed Oct 10, 2007 8:30 am

There is some truth to this, but OBP should also be considered. Some guys will never lead in AB, becuase they walk too much. So these guys will also add a lot of value to certain counting stats.

In general, you want a balance. You want players who hit from various positions, although a bit of an emphasis towards the top will be natural as well.
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