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how does points scoring work?

Postby Guest » Thu Feb 26, 2004 12:19 pm

how does the points only scoring option work, how does it change the way u draft, is it better worse why?
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Postby Madison » Fri Feb 27, 2004 12:25 am

Personally, I don't play points leagues due to the scoring. Typically, there's a way to exploit the scoring and beat everyone without really fielding a "normal" team. Like you can punt wins for example if the league doesn't score well for them. Not something that helps you in a roto league, but can be very successful in points.

As to your league's particluar scoring, it should be included in the rules page. Most leagues have different scoring for each stat. Lots of different options out there.
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Postby Arlo » Fri Feb 27, 2004 7:52 am

Points scoring assigns a value to each stat your league is using, for instance:

H = 1
HR = 4
K = -1

and so on. One way it changes the way you draft is that you have to examine the scoring system very carefully, and adjust player values accordingly since they may not be in line with what you're used to.

Additionally, you're not drafting by categories. If a hitter is expected to give you 6.3 points per game, it doesn't matter whether he's doing so by swiping bases or hitting home runs. This also tends to result in slightly less trading activity than in roto leagues.

One disadvantage is that points leagues are harder to set up than roto leagues. If a commish isn't careful, hitting and pitching can wind up being pretty unbalanced.
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