Hitters in my points league can be killed by strikeouts; Mark Reynolds scored less points last year than Orlando Cabrera.
At the moment, Upton is legitimately chasing down teammate Mark Reynolds for the strikeout crown (61 to 63). His strikeout rate hasn't lowered in correlation to his heating up - he's pacing the same number of strikeouts that he had in April. If Upton goes 100-30-100-30 with .270 batting but strikeouts 200 times, he's not much better than Reynolds was last year (In fact, eerily similar).
If strikeout numbers are considerable when figuring into a player's value, should I value Upton less? Overall, what kind of strikeout numbers will we see out of him?
This is a good point; he would definitely be valued less in this league. That being said, I'm generally do not like these types of leagues. Even if a player has a decent OBP, AVG, and great power numbers, he can still be less valuable than someone who just grounds out or pops out a lot. Does anyone in this type of league tell me why they like this? I'm genuinely curious.
I've never asked, just looked to take advantage of it. Some players definitely lose/gain a lot of value in this system. Guys who strikeout a lot or have value through SBs (Useless in this league: SB- 1 pt CS- [-1]pt) are not as valuable here. Well, I suppose that I'll continue on in dealing Upton somewhere. I've have some great offers that would be even in many leagues, but not too even in this league.