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Re: Anybody see the matchup ratings on Yahoo?

Postby BitterDodgerFan » Wed Apr 09, 2008 3:09 pm

oops my bad genie i was talking about news & expert advice section's matchup rating, not my team area.
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Re: Anybody see the matchup ratings on Yahoo?

Postby Fantasy Sports Genie » Wed Apr 09, 2008 3:12 pm

BitterDodgerFan wrote:oops my bad genie i was talking about news & expert advice section's matchup rating, not my team area.

That's good, actually. It means I'm not going crazy. At least not more than I already knew. Yeah, now you and I are totally on the same page, and hopefully we can make the page you're looking at more functional.
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Re: Anybody see the matchup ratings on Yahoo?

Postby MTUCache » Wed Apr 09, 2008 4:37 pm

If possible I'd like to get some idea how these are generated...

Obviously hitters vs. pitchers are going to go primarily on any history they have against eachother, then on LHP/RHP splits (I would assume anyway). But how are the pitchers done? Is is a formula, like NHSportsfans from last year (including recent starts as well as long-term success vs. teams/batters), or is it strictly a gut call by somebody on the Yahoo! staff?

At this point I'm leery trusting these things, just because I figure I'm at a point in my baseball knowledge that I can put together a reasonable rating on my own (plus, no offense, but three-quarters of the content on Yahoo! is put together for people well below Cafe-level, which I'm sure you know). I'd be a lot more trusting if I knew where these ratings came from.

I understand if this is proprietary knowledge Genie... just curious. :-D
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Re: Anybody see the matchup ratings on Yahoo?

Postby AllDay » Wed Apr 09, 2008 4:54 pm

Why can't I see yesterday's matchup ratings so I can see if you're lying?

I benched A-Rod, Hanley, and Wright because they were only 3 stars and I had 4 star options on the bench. Stoopid Yahoo.

/typical Yahoo! rant sarcasm
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Re: Anybody see the matchup ratings on Yahoo?

Postby Snakes Gould » Wed Apr 09, 2008 6:38 pm

some of the data seems a bit stretched to me.

i.e. the dominant changeup one, etc..
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