What's is typically considered a decent team batting average for a fantasy baseball team? A good team batting average? An excellent one, etc.?
My team's batting average is up to .2709, but I just barely squeeked into 5th place out of 10 in my league, up from 8th place last week. It's is a jump of .011 to reach third place and there are three teams with averages in the .290-.295 range. Is that normal?
At this time of the season a good batting averrage would be around the 280-.285 mark. Anything .290 and above is excellent. As the weather heats up averages typically will improve slightly and by seasons end if you finish with a .290 BA you'll be in the top 3 or 4 of your league.
I agree with pretty much what everyone has already said. If you are over .295 for the year in a standard league you'll probably be 1 or 2. Over .290 is very good.
I finished with a .300 average in a standard league last year. I also have a .309 average in a 12 teamer so far this year with Chipper Jones who's hitting .410+. It's incredibly difficult to finish with much over a .300 average. If you are in the .280s right now I'd say you are in good shape. .275 or lower and you have some work to do.
I've slipped a little to .267 now. I hope this team picks it up a little in the second half. 1B Berkman I just got a week ago for Teixiera. That might not have been a good move as Tex is heating up as Berkman cools down.
C Russell Martin, LAD 1B Lance Berkman, Hou 1B, OF 2B Chase Utley, Phi 3B Mark Reynolds, Ari SS Michael Young, Tex 2B/SS Dan Uggla, Fla 1B/3B Adrian Beltre, Sea OF Alex Rios, Tor OF Xavier Nady, Pit OF Andre Ethier, LAD OF Carlos Gomez, Min OF Milton Bradley, Tx UTIL Cristian Guzman, SS BENCH Milton Bradley, Tex OF
My AVE is still a pathetic .2671. My points for R, HR, RBI, SB, AVE are 8, 5, 7, 8, and 2!. Due to having the best pitching staff in the league ( 5 All Star Starters), I am in 2nd place in the league. I have no hopes of winning the season unless my average improves though. I've changed my roster up, mostly with OF players, sometimes going back to players I dropped earlier.
Aubrey Huff, Bal 1B, 3B, DH has been the best pickup I made, hitting .322 in the last 30 days. In the same time period, Uggla (.152), Milton Bradley (.219), Russel Martin (.253) and Orlando Cabrera (.234) are slumping in average, although most except Uggla are still contributing with power. Berkman (.272) has cooled off, and Pence (.242) hasn't picked it up.
This is a batting average disaster.
ESPN 10 Team Roto 5x5 R HR RBI SB AVE W K SV ERA WHIP C Russ Martin, LAD 4/26 FA 4 JKendall Mil 1B Lance Berkman, Hou 1B, OF 6/10 T4 Tiex 2B Chase Utley, Phi 3B Mark Reynolds, Ari SS Mike Young, Tex SS 2B/SS D Uggla, Fla 2B 5/9 1B/3B Aubrey Huff, Bal 1B, 3B, DH 6/24 OF Milt Bradley, Tx OF DH OF X Nady Pit OF OF A Rios, Tor OF OF Raul Ibanez, Sea OF 6/30 OF H Pence, Hou OF UTIL Orldo Cabrera, CWS SS 6/20 Bench M Thames, Det 1B, OF, DH
P C Hamels, Phi P B Sheets, Mil DL S Marcum, Tor P E Volquez, Cin 4/26 FA 4 Garland LAA P E Santana, LAA 4/26 FA 4 TLilly ChC P J Saunders, LAA 4/26 FA 4 CSilva Sea P S Kazmir, TB 4/26 FA 4 DEveland Oak RP F Rodriquez, LAA 6/10 T4 Peavy RP K Wood, ChC 6/23 FA 4 Guzman Was SS RP B Wilson, SF 6/24 FA RP CJ Wilson, Tex RP K Gregg, Fla