Fantasy Sports Genie wrote:Here is what I can tell you...
I think the end result is that it is putting too much weight on ERA and WHIP. Not by choice, because we do NOT intend to value any stat over any other stat, but as a strange derivative effect of how it is working. End result being that it is really hard to excel as a starting pitcher given the current rankings. I have a bug open to try to figure out if this is really the case and to work on it, I've just had bigger commitments for my time.
I'm not trying to be a naysayer, and I truly appreciate your posts and participation in this forum, but there is definitely something wrong with the rankings. Here are three good examples to check out. Cliff Lee, Wandy Rodriguez, and Justin Verlander.
C. Lee: 161IP, 8W, 113K, 3.02era, 1.27whip - Yahoo rank 216...other websites rank him in the top 100 (80-95) using the same scoring setup...
W. Rodriguez: 136.2IP, 10W, 128K, 2.63era, 1.21whip - Yahoo rank 78...other websites have him around 40 using the same 5x5 default yahoo setup.
Verlander: 153.1IP, 12W, 180K, 3.29era, 1.17whip - Yahoo rank 76...other websites have him in the top 20 with the same scoring setup...which is where he should be with those numbers.
Just glancing at Verlander's numbers and Wandy's numbers, I think it's clear that Verlander should be ranked significantly ahead of Wandy...yet they are ranked almost equally by yahoo.
I don't know exactly what's wrong with the algorithm, but there seems to be something askew.