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Postby Neato Torpedo » Mon Apr 12, 2010 11:15 am

AussieDodger wrote:
Grounded Polo wrote:xFIP, ISO, UZR, WAR, and other advanced statistics. Just evaluate the stats that are counted in fantasy leagues please. B-)


ISO and UZR are actually helpful in fantasy.
ISO can show in a quick and dirty way someone's power trend, and UZR is helpful because it shows you if someone you haven't seen much could be in danger of losing playing time because of their glove.


WAR is interesting but not that helpful, and xFIP is complete FAIL.

Eh, UZR is better for evaluating how much a team's defense is going to help the pitcher than it is for predicting playing time. We've seen guys with mediocre gloves win awards and have praise heaped on them. See: Jeter, Adam Jones
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Re: Overused terms on Baseball Cafe boards

Postby AussieDodger » Mon Apr 12, 2010 12:11 pm

People who just answer "yep, help with mine" in the DTKW section, especially when the correct answer isn't straightforward.

Example: http://www.fantasybaseballcafe.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=407476#p3244093
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Re: Overused terms on Baseball Cafe boards

Postby BitterDodgerFan » Mon Apr 12, 2010 12:51 pm

i always thought it was odd to WHIR and get help back from someone who wasn't sure of himself to ask for help in the first place... :-?
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Re: Overused terms on Baseball Cafe boards

Postby great gretzky » Mon Apr 12, 2010 1:03 pm

BitterDodgerFan wrote:i always thought it was odd to WHIR and get help back from someone who wasn't sure of himself to ask for help in the first place... :-?


Me too. Depending on the question. I also feel bad when I do post there, and I go back to their post, and it's something I don't have a solid opinion on, or my answer would be the same as another poster's.
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Re: Overused terms on Baseball Cafe boards

Postby ayebatter » Mon Apr 12, 2010 1:28 pm

BitterDodgerFan wrote:i always thought it was odd to WHIR and get help back from someone who wasn't sure of himself to ask for help in the first place... :-?


Hahahahahahaha, I've always felt the same. :-b
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Re: Overused terms on Baseball Cafe boards

Postby lastingsgriller » Mon Apr 12, 2010 1:48 pm

in general I think WHIR actually means.. "Will somebody, anybody, I don't really care who, please respond to what I have done here and tell me that I am right about how I've drafted, the trade I made, the strategy I'm using, ect., ect., ect.. so that I can feel a little bit better about myself and what I've done."

that and also, "have I completely overthought this? can I get a few fresh sets of eyes to take a look here and tell me if I've looked past some common sense issue here?"

I do all of this, I know it... sometimes you just need a bit of reassurance and it doesn't really matter who you get it from.
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Re: Overused terms on Baseball Cafe boards

Postby AussieDodger » Mon Apr 12, 2010 1:52 pm

lastingsgriller wrote: sometimes you just need a bit of reassurance and it doesn't really matter who you get it from.


Maybe those sort of people need a button on their team page that gives a canned standing ovation whenever they make a transaction. :-b :-b
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Re: Overused terms on Baseball Cafe boards

Postby lastingsgriller » Mon Apr 12, 2010 1:55 pm

AussieDodger wrote:
lastingsgriller wrote: sometimes you just need a bit of reassurance and it doesn't really matter who you get it from.


Maybe those sort of people need a button on their team page that gives a canned standing ovation whenever they make a transaction. :-b :-b


anything that would make me feel a little bit better about owning Jim Johnson would be nice.
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Re: Overused terms on Baseball Cafe boards

Postby thejusman1 » Mon Apr 12, 2010 2:25 pm

On a slightly related note to DTWK topics, a personal pet peeve is someone asking for help with a trade but not listing their roster or the number of teams in the league, whether it is a keeper/redraft/dynasty, keeper restrictions, etc. Those variables usually change my evaluations of trades considerably.
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Re: Overused terms on Baseball Cafe boards

Postby HipHipJorge » Mon Apr 12, 2010 2:51 pm

Sometimes it is easier to be impartial with someone else's team then your own. We are often blind to the shortfalls of our team or our favorite players. Thus, the WHIR.
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