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I've never run a points league before

Postby Tenacious D-Store » Thu Mar 05, 2009 1:27 pm

I'm been commishing leagues for almost 8 years now, and I've never done a points league. I wanted to give it a shot. I wanted the same number of pitching cats as hitting cats, and I came up with this scoring system. Does it look reasonable enough? Not penalizing strike outs was a conscious decision.

R 1
H 1
1B 1
2B 2
3B 3
HR 4
RBI 1
SB 2
CS -.5
BB .5

IP 2
W 10
CG 5
SV 10
H -1
ER -2
BB -1
K 2
HLD 5
NH 5

Keep in mind when A pitcher throws a No Hitter is not just 5 points.
It's 5 for the no hitter, 5 for the complete game, 10 for the win, etc
Same with a home run for a hitter, points for the homer, hits, run scored, and EBI's combined.
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Re: I've never run a points league before

Postby baizboll » Thu Mar 05, 2009 2:15 pm

Well, you have given a single - 2 points (H+1B), but an RBI only 1 point. I'm not sure a 2 out single is more valuable than an RBI. I like the fact that you don't penalize for a K, but maybe also think about penalizing for hitting into a DP.

Is a save as valuable as a win? ... maybe/maybe not. A guy who has a 6 inning QS - say 3 runs on 6 hits, 4 Ks, 2 BBs generates 6 points if he is not involved in the decision. Is that OK compared to a guy who gets a 1 inning hold - 0 runs, 0 hits = 7 points? I don't have a good answer, but I would tend to say no. Also that SP generates 6 points over a 5 day period, which won't come close to the points a hitter generates over the same period. Depending on how many hitters and pitchers are in your lineups, there may be an unequal distribution of points.
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Re: I've never run a points league before

Postby Tenacious D-Store » Thu Mar 05, 2009 3:29 pm

baizboll wrote:Well, you have given a single - 2 points (H+1B), but an RBI only 1 point. I'm not sure a 2 out single is more valuable than an RBI. I like the fact that you don't penalize for a K, but maybe also think about penalizing for hitting into a DP.


Thank you, that was an over sight. Now I can remove the No Hitter stats, I didn't want it in there anyway.
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Re: I've never run a points league before

Postby flloyd » Thu Mar 05, 2009 4:08 pm

A 1B+SB is worth more than a 2B? Doesn't make sense to me.

Also in real baseball a CS is generally considered to cost twice as much as two SBs. That is, if you are stealing at less than a 66% stolen base rate you are costing your team runs. However most fantasy players are so obsessed with SBs that I think their head would explode if you charged CS at more than 1.

Shoul? SVs=Ws. I would thin something along the lines of HLD=5, SV=7 and W=10 would be more appropriate.

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