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Postby GoodOl'Days » Fri Jun 25, 2010 2:35 am

Anyone else out there have Freddy Sanchez? Well you gotta love the one star ranking they're giving him versus the, and I quote, "hard throwing right handed pitcher" Tim Wakefield. :-b

So anyway, has anyone else tried factoring this in their daily league equation? Any stats on it's accuracy?

Fantasy Sports Genie, any info on how it's calculated?
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Re: Yahoo! "Matchup Rankings"

Postby BitterDodgerFan » Fri Jun 25, 2010 9:33 am

often times, they got the "matchup" data of the wrong pitcher the batter is set to face... it always helps to make sure.
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Re: Yahoo! "Matchup Rankings"

Postby Maris09 » Fri Jun 25, 2010 9:49 am

Better off just going to scoreboard on CBS or Yahoo and checking the batter vs pitcher history.
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Re: Yahoo!

Postby Bwanna » Fri Jun 25, 2010 9:56 am

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Re: Yahoo! "Matchup Rankings"

Postby gnarboots11 » Fri Jun 25, 2010 11:42 am

It's worthless.
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Re: Yahoo!

Postby ramble2 » Fri Jun 25, 2010 12:02 pm


Once again -- nice userscript! Good stuff man. ;-D
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Re: Yahoo! "Matchup Rankings"

Postby Slayer Rules » Fri Jun 25, 2010 12:17 pm

I figure them loosely into decisions I have that are really borderline, like if I have to choose between two lefty batters facing lefty pitchers or something. I always fact-check their statements as well by clicking the player link, which "usually" has that player's specific stats vs the specific pitcher (if they've faced them before).

Yes - their terminology regarding "lower-tier righty" or "upper tier lefty" is completely random and unreliable. If you're going to do the research, it's highly advisable you look into the specific players' stat-sheets anyway to make the determination which tier they specifically are in. I do find them helpful, though, because it's input based on "something" - and I'm looking for all the input I can get when determining matchups.
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Re: Yahoo! "Matchup Rankings"

Postby Syfo-Dyas » Fri Jun 25, 2010 12:30 pm

I never use Yahoo! Matchup rankings.
I use Bwanna's script.
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Re: Yahoo!

Postby Merlin401 » Fri Jun 25, 2010 12:39 pm

Its worthless... my other favorites are things like this:

"Opponents are .667 (4 for 6) against his secondary forkball in his last three outings"
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Re: Yahoo!

Postby drunkmonkey » Fri Jun 25, 2010 1:20 pm



Thanks for one more reason I can't completely switch over to Chrome. Seriously though, awesome script. ;-D
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