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What settings offer realism?

Postby LycomingWarrior » Tue Mar 03, 2009 3:43 pm

I don't want to over think this, but what league settings are the most realistic?

I am an NL and AL only fan.
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Re: What settings offer realism?

Postby Curtis Pride » Tue Mar 03, 2009 4:28 pm

If you want "realism", you need to include defense.
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Re: What settings offer realism?

Postby Kimbos Beard » Tue Mar 03, 2009 5:49 pm

If you want realism, probably have to include at least Errors and Losses.

Not a big fan of "realism" as you coined it. The more realistic it is the more complicated it gets.
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Re: What settings offer realism?

Postby LycomingWarrior » Tue Mar 03, 2009 6:13 pm

I agree that it is getting confusing. I am looking for roster that reflect a MLB team structure:

C, 1B, 2B, SS, 3B, LF, CF, RF, 5 UTL, UTL/RP, 5 SP, 5 RP and 1 CL

I am running into problems with the pitching. For example, in reality, only one pitcher pitches per game. So, what does an owner do when he only has 5 pitchers and two pitch on the same day?

What do you think? Is a league with settings like this possible?
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Re: What settings offer realism?

Postby Curtis Pride » Tue Mar 03, 2009 6:36 pm

If you want "realism", the closest is strat-o-matic.
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Re: What settings offer realism?

Postby baizboll » Tue Mar 03, 2009 6:37 pm

Join baseballmanager.com or boxbaseball.com and play a 162 game HTH schedule with realistic scores using 9 man lineups. Doesn't get much more real that that.
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Re: What settings offer realism?

Postby Tenacious D-Store » Thu Mar 05, 2009 2:04 pm

The sure fire way to screw up your league and also ensure that no one but a bunch of lugnuts join is to go crazy with scoring stats. 15x15 stats is a joke. Stats like double plays turned, outfield assists, hitting for the cycle etc... they are all nonsense.

Keep it simple. 5x5
Runs, RBI's, HR's, BA, SB's
W's, ERA, WHIP, K's, Saves

In a deeper league you may want to include Holds, and add OPS as a hitter stat to keep it even.
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Re: What settings offer realism?

Postby Chaos151p » Thu Mar 05, 2009 2:16 pm

5x5 is definitely the starting point - I've added hits & losses to make my league 6x6; while replacing .avg with .obp.

I've got nothing against .avg - but it can be misleading as the end all statistic, hits/abs - instead of using a more plate presence approach, which includes walks (intentional or not) - hits+walks/abs, now we're talking. Walks seem to be overlooked a lot.

Also added hits; even though I was shooting for something like doubles or extra base hits - you give credit to guys who hit homers, steal bases, and hit with .avg - we'll see what happens with this, contact is key & I've already taken away .avg

You have to be even with batting & pitching, so adding losses was the fairest way - some other pitching categories can be a variation of one that your using (ie: why use k/bb or k/9 if your already using k) tried it last year and loved it - but gonna change it to losses this year. You've got wins & losses - how more realistic can you get.

Try some things out, ask league owners what they think & come up with some fun stuff.
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