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Postby uhhhjboy » Tue Feb 15, 2011 2:45 pm

Hey all. First time commish.

Adjusting my yahoo league to add MI, CI, 5 OFs, only 3 Bench and 2 DL.
Pitching will be 2 SP 2 RP and 4 P

Our categories are going to be
hitting
Runs (R)
Hits (H)
Home Runs (HR)
Runs Batted In (RBI)
Stolen Bases (SB)
Strikeouts (K)
On Base Percentage (OBP)
pitching
Quality Starts (QS)
Saves (SV)
Holds (H)
Strikeouts (K)
Earned Run Average (ERA)
Walks + Hits / IP (WHIP)
Strikeouts per 9 (K/9)

Too much? I was thinking of removing Strikeouts from Hitting, and Holds from pitching. 7x7 seems a little much. Any good arguments for or against any of this?
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Re: H2H Categories

Postby mkultra » Tue Feb 15, 2011 3:53 pm

In one of my leagues last year we went with Total Bases instead of Hits, which I was skeptical about but really came to appreciate. It's more distinct from OBP than Hits.

As for Holds, it depends on how deep your league is. In a 12-team mixed or less, I'd skip it, since most teams should be able to field 3 closers. I've heard of AL/NL-only leagues using Saves + Holds, which is kinda wacky.
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Re: H2H Categories

Postby MorseOverTaveras » Tue Feb 15, 2011 6:26 pm

Yea, I'd opt for TB over hits, and get rid of QS too
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Postby footcow » Wed Feb 16, 2011 1:42 pm

I would remove strikeouts for batters, I have tried this before and didn't like it. I also agree that TB is a better category than hits. For pitching I would remove either k/9 or k depending on which you like better since the two are so closely related.
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Re: H2H Categories

Postby corefour » Wed Feb 16, 2011 2:14 pm

MorseOverTaveras wrote:Yea, I'd opt for TB over hits, and get rid of QS too


Agree with replacing H with TB, not not with getting rid of QS. As it is, the stats you've chosen skew in favor of relievers over starters. If you were to get rid of QS, starting pitchers would have very little value, except the really elite high K guys. I personally wouldn't want to be in a league like that.
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Re: H2H Categories

Postby uhhhjboy » Wed Feb 16, 2011 7:58 pm

Thanks for the feedback.

We're cutting back to a normal Yahoo roster. No one else seemed interested in expanding. I personally think adding more players to the teams helps to make it more interesting. Gotta draft smarter.

We've worked it down to:
hitting
Runs (R)
Total Bases (TB)
Home Runs (HR)
Runs Batted In (RBI)
Stolen Bases (SB)
On Base Percentage (OBP)

pitching
Quality Starts (QS)
Saves (SV)
Strikeouts (K)
Earned Run Average (ERA)
Walks + Hits / IP (WHIP)
Home Runs (HR)

I think this gives a little more spice to the league while (hopefully) keeping the pitching stats fairly equal for starters / relievers.
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Re: H2H Categories

Postby oscarsf » Wed Feb 16, 2011 10:09 pm

We have a 6x6 head-to-head league and we like using Holds. I know it can be a hot button topic with fantasy league players but it gives value to set-up men, who play such and integral role in the outcome of baseball games. You can often win a week with five or six Holds, so one hot reliever can make a difference and we enjoy that element of head-to-head competition.
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