I've played fantasy football for nearly 20 years, but I'm relatively new to fantasy baseball and facing my first live draft ever in a couple of weeks. I play in a 12-team H2H league that uses the standard Yahoo 5x5 scoring format (R, HR, RBI, SB, AVG).
I'm trying to figure out a way of ranking batters by a single index score based on projected stats for 2011. Does it make any sense to simply sum R, H, RBI, and SB for each player -- add them all together and look at the total number for each player? (Then look at AVG as the tie breaker?) (Let's assume the projections are reasonable.)
I realize I would need to take position scarcity into account after that, but I'm just trying to figure out why summing those four categories wouldn't make sense. Also, I would have the individual category numbers to look at for each player, too; I wouldn't rely on only the index.
Any comments or different ideas would be appreciated.