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Help! We may have ruined our Roto league!

Postby Guest » Thu Mar 11, 2004 3:27 pm

You opinions are appreciate.

We wanted to change a few categories from last year to include more players in the "worth-something" pool. Here is what we came up with for hitting:

OBP
HR
R
RBI
K
Fld Pct

But after taking looking at predraft rankings, it seems we were wrong. Without SBs players like L. Castillo and Ichiro, and even Abreu, drop! That's not what we wanted.

Should we add SBs and take out Fld Pct? Or should we add SBs and then add another pitching cat, like holds (currently W, L, S, K, ERA, WHIP).

Thanks for your help.
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Postby swarmee » Thu Mar 11, 2004 3:29 pm

Keep SB and add holds. The SB guys still drop a little, but get most of their value back. Holds opens up a whole new group of players to draft.
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Postby Y`s Guy » Thu Mar 11, 2004 3:35 pm

Having LOSSES count will also devalue many pitchers. Many AL East pitchers will be worthless. AL Central SP are a crapshoot. Rangers...see ya! Mets and Expos drop. The NL Central will be a war. And the NL West ia another crapshoot.

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Postby Kegglers » Thu Mar 11, 2004 4:27 pm

add SB's and holds. holds are a great cat to have.
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Postby Guest » Thu Mar 11, 2004 5:11 pm

Y's Guy: Personally, I like Losses as a category. Last year I had Barry Zito, who didn't win a ton of games but helped my ERA and WHIP so much that I was able to put in Beckett for strikeouts. So, I had actually some movement in three categories.

Plus it helped keep people from just throwing any old pitcher in.

Well, that's probably not the best way to explain what I mean, but you get the idea.
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Postby Guest » Thu Mar 11, 2004 5:17 pm

Losses are good to discourage spot starting. I hate holds.
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Postby bost0n » Thu Mar 11, 2004 6:00 pm

I dont like losses because if someone decides to draft four major closers and dont bother getting SP, theyll beat you in Saves, Era, whip, and losses almost every week.
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Postby Heathos33 » Thu Mar 11, 2004 6:06 pm

Losses do suck, i'll say that. But I'm in a league that has your same picthing categories, plus innings pitched, to help in case someone tried with that relief pitcher strategy just mentioned. And the Hitting stats are: runs, walks, k's, sb's, avg., homers, and rbi's.
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Postby Nemo » Thu Mar 11, 2004 6:08 pm

I'd add SB for sure. Then I'd either:

Drop losses and add Holds and BBs for pitchers

or

Drop Ks from the offense.

Just like your Ks on offsense, help out the singles and leadoff type hitters against the power guys with another stat in their favor, BBs on the pitching side will help the control/junk pitchers against the power pitchers.

That seems to fit your goal of more players in the "worth something" pool to me.
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Postby Zito is God » Thu Mar 11, 2004 6:11 pm

Add Holds and SB's. Not having SB's makes A LOT of players drop value and it just confuses the league and your cheat sheet has to be completely altered. Holds help out as each manager will definetly be drafting at least one set up man and if its a big league its even better sinse the number of the set ups aren't many.
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