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How do you score runs in this league??

Postby lastingsgriller » Tue Apr 14, 2009 11:21 am

my question is what makes a player good at scoring runs? its a fantasy stat so I gotta know what makes a player good at it. here's what I have found out.

hanley, pedroia, beltran, wright, berkman, mclouth, reyes, utley, granderson, holliday, roberts, markakis, howard, ludwick, peralta.

those are last years top 15 runs leaders.

4 of 15 hit leadoff last year.
15 of 15 batted in the top 5 of their lineup.
3 of 15 were mets
2 of 15 were Orioles
2 of 15 were Phillies
7 of 15 were in the top 15 in doubles last year.

so based on that info, being a leadoff hitter does not necessarily create runs scored. being in the top half of your lineup creates runs scored, getting extra base hits most definetely creates runs scored. being a Met creates runs scored.

strangely enough, the top 4 teams in runs scored were Rangers, Cubs, Red Sox, Twins. 1 player from those teams (pedroia) was amongst the league leaders in runs scored. the next three are Tigers, White Sox, and Indians. only Granderson and Peralta are on the list. meaning there are only 3 players in the 15 of runs scored that played on a team in the top 7 of runs scored.

i don't really know what to make of this information. except somehow playing on a team that scores a lot of runs does not necessarily translate into you scoring a lot of runs. strange fact, i know.


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Re: How do you score runs in this league??

Postby Pogotheostrich » Tue Apr 14, 2009 11:32 am

You forgot Bay.

Basically you are looking for a high OBP, SLG% and plate appearances. There are other factors like speed and hitters behind them that factor in as well but I don't think those are as important.
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Re: How do you score runs in this league??

Postby lastingsgriller » Tue Apr 14, 2009 1:04 pm

bumpitity upidy
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Re: How do you score runs in this league??

Postby j24jags » Tue Apr 14, 2009 1:05 pm

I think it would be more useful to look at say the top 30 rather than just the top 15 because how many guys in the top 15 can you realistically get?
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Re: How do you score runs in this league??

Postby mkultra » Tue Apr 14, 2009 2:00 pm

lastingsgriller wrote:4 of 15 hit leadoff last year.
15 of 15 batted in the top 5 of their lineup.


These are the two stats that stand out to me. Runs and RBI are, like Wins, somewhat dependent on the team around you. The guys at the top of the lineup, particularly the 1-2-3 guys, are going to tend to score more runs because of (a) more plate appearances and (b) lineups are built to get those guys on for the cleanup guy to hit in.

Leadoff hitters are often speedy guys, so they'll also tend to score more runs by being able to steal their way into scoring position from a single, or even score from first.
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Re: How do you score runs in this league??

Postby Nerfherders » Tue Apr 14, 2009 4:12 pm

My thoughts on this:

#1 OBP is the most important component. You can't score if you don't get on base.
#2 SLG of the player and the next two players who are typicallly hitting behind him. Either you are driving yourself in or the next two guys are driving you in.
#3 Speed. Doesn't necesarrily mean stealing bases, but getting first to third on a single or scoring on a double, or being able to hit triples.
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