I'm playing my first season of fantasy baseball (Yahoo head to head). This is a bit of a newb question I think, but I've got Michael Bourne who had 61 SB's in 2009 just sitting on my bench.. My utility guys are Kendry Morales and Adrian Gonzales. These are big HR guys, but I don't have a ton of base stealing on my team. I've got 4 guys with in the low 20's for SB's.. My team has a lot of HR pop. Just wondering if it would be a good or bad idea to pull potential HR's for SB's..
I could answer this question myself if I could just find a breakdown of how the scoring is weighted. I know what stat categories are tracked, but not how they're weighted..
Newbie myself, too, but in standard Yahoo SB and HRs are separate categories. Each is compared to your opponent's score, so your SBs total vs. his SB total brings one point to winner, likewise, your HR total vs. his HR total brings one point to winner.
Like I said, I am starting to play also, but it seems to me that each HR contributes to HR, R and RBI categories, so HRs seems the most valuable assets in fantasy baseball, too.
BataKole wrote:However, I'm surprised that people in thsi forum do not react to newbies' calls for help. We'll survive.
Well, if you look at the activity in this newbie forum, it's pretty dead compared to the others. I think people just tend to go where the activity is. You could definitely get answers in the other more active forums but you'd probably be called a newb.. So I guess the choices are: ask here and don't get an answer or ask there, get answered and get called a newb
It's funny, I feel kind of silly asking what I asked.. I can't believe I didn't figure it out on my own. But I'll tell you it makes a world of difference knowing!
I am also a newb- I have Bourn on my team as well but this week he has been pretty bad at the plate compared to his rankings among the OF's. That being said, he will most likely not be getting another steal this week and will just bring down your chances for R, H, RBI, and lower OPS. I usually go by the matchup progress, so if you're tied or down 1 in the SB category then it might be ok to start him... but if you're also tight for all of those other hitting categories not worth it.
Thanks for the lesson! This is exactly what I am looking for from this forum. To learn basics from more experienced fantasy managers.
I understand what are you talking about. My team is now 4-1 ahead in batting categories, trailing only 3-0 in stolen basis. Having large advantage in other categories I am starting Juan Pierre, hoping he will steal something.
Glad I could help even though it is my first year as well- Don't know about your league but in my league we've got about 4 steals max through the week so far... if you're down 3-0 in steals and the week ends after sunday's games, I'd say ditch putting in 'steal guys' if they aren't as good as your 'non-steal guys'... you'd have to get pretty lucky to get 3 steals at this point just to tie and would probably bring down the other categories like I said... but if your lead in the other categories is that HUGE I guess you could try..
Well...I am ashamed to admit the truth....I like fantasy sports and I don't know almost anyhing on baseball. I live in Europes, and I watched some 10 baseball games in my life. NFL is so much more popular here that we watch live 4 NFL games a week (including SNF and MNF), and except for starting NYY-BOS (which started 2am here) there was no live games at all at TV. So, I am learning by stat sheets and good people like you
Got your point, anyway. I took Pierre from waivers noticing that he had great SB capability. He stole two bases in season opener, but at the moment he was still not eligible to be started on my team :(. I am trailing 2=0 (not 3-0, my mistake) in stolen basis and I am comfortably ahead in other batting categories. I will give him a shot today, too, although tonight he was like 0-5 batting...
Don't be ashamed... where at in Europe? Baseball is my favorite sport personally, been playing on a team every summer since I was old enough (20 years old now). Fantasy football is a lot of fun and I've done that probably 4 or 5 times now but already I can tell fantasy baseball will be a lot more work if I want to keep up with it. There are so many more stats to keep track of and a lot more strategy involved than football. If you're only down 2 SB's I'd say you have a shot with 2 days left for sure... if you need more stolen base guys look at Rajai Davis (OAK). I have him on my team and he's projected to be one of the leaders in the league for SB's. If he's on your free agent list definitely pick him up and if he isn't try to make a deal with someone. He's a leadoff batter and has given me plenty of runs and hits so far. Good luck!