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Slugging percentage vs On-Base Percentage

Postby rib217 » Mon Jan 12, 2009 3:33 pm

my league in years past has always used OBP but about middle of the way thru last year i started thinking that SLG might be a better overall analysis of the player compared to OBP. Is that true? Do both of these stats heavily favor big boppers?

Here are the settings of my league last year: (12 team, Roto, Re-draft)

R--HR--RBI--SB--K--Avg--Obp__________W--L--K--Sv--Era--Whip

I feel like we need to add a pitching category to even things out. Suggestions? (Quality Starts) I'm also not a huge fan of L as a category and wouldnt mind replacing it as well.

Any overall suggestions on tweaks to my league categories would be great!! Thanks in advance.
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Re: Slugging percentage vs On-Base Percentage

Postby BronXBombers51 » Mon Jan 12, 2009 3:53 pm

Why not just use OPS?
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Re: Slugging percentage vs On-Base Percentage

Postby Neato Torpedo » Mon Jan 12, 2009 5:26 pm

BronXBombers51 wrote:Why not just use OPS?

I thought the exact same thing. :*)
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Re: Slugging percentage vs On-Base Percentage

Postby ayebatter » Mon Jan 12, 2009 6:06 pm

Too ^^^^
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Re: Slugging percentage vs On-Base Percentage

Postby hybrid » Mon Jan 12, 2009 6:15 pm

Are you down with OPS? Yea you know me .... Ok sorry couldn't help myself. :-b

But yeah just use OPS. ;-D
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Re: Slugging percentage vs On-Base Percentage

Postby baizboll » Mon Jan 12, 2009 6:25 pm

Personally I would drop avg and use OBP and slugging. :-?
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Re: Slugging percentage vs On-Base Percentage

Postby Curtis Pride » Mon Jan 12, 2009 9:57 pm

baizboll wrote:Personally I would drop avg and use OBP and slugging. :-?

That's the ticket.
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Re: Slugging percentage vs On-Base Percentage

Postby A Fleshner Fantasy » Mon Jan 12, 2009 10:10 pm

Curtis Pride wrote:
baizboll wrote:Personally I would drop avg and use OBP and slugging. :-?

That's the ticket.

As much as that's more realistic, avg is a traditional stat that will probably never be replaced, useless as it is. I would drop OBP and SLG in favor of OPS (or even better, OPS+). Then I would drop L and add QS.
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Re: Slugging percentage vs On-Base Percentage

Postby Curtis Pride » Mon Jan 12, 2009 10:35 pm

having OPS and a component of OPS (AVG, which is counted twice in OPS) is pretty foolish.

My leagues dropped AVG 5 years ago and no one has complained.
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Re: Slugging percentage vs On-Base Percentage

Postby Matthias » Tue Jan 13, 2009 9:59 am

Curtis Pride wrote:having OPS and a component of OPS (AVG, which is counted twice in OPS) is pretty foolish.

Actually, it isn't. By most estimates, not making an out is 1.7x more valuable than getting extra bases. So it makes sense to double count AVG (or preferably OBP) by having it as a stand-alone stat and then also as a component to OPS.
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