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First time Baseball fantasy player, Need advice on scoring

Postby mackster248 » Wed Mar 21, 2012 11:01 pm

Hey guys, I'm an avid fantasy Basketball player and now venturing into Baseball fantasy as I love this game as well! I just need advice on how I currently have the scoring system in my league. I'm afraid if I'm giving too many points to the pitchers. Feedback would be great, thanks guys! Here's my scoring format:

Batting:
Singles (1B) 1.5
Doubles (2B) 2.5
Triples (3B) 3.5
Home Runs 4.5
RBI 2
Strike Out -1
Outfield Assists 2
Runs Scored 2
Stolen Bases 1
Caught Stealing -1
Errors -1

Pitching:

Innings Pitched (IP) 6
Wins (W) 6
Blown Saves (BS) -5
Hits Allowed (H) -1
Shutouts (SO) 5
Pick Offs (PKO) 1
Earned Runs (ER) -1
Saves (SV) 7
Strikeouts (K) 0.5
Walks Issued (BB) -1
Home Runs Allowed (HR) -1
Complete Games (CG) 3

I'm the league manager so I just want to make sure my scoring system is fair and doesn't over-value a hitter or a pitcher. I've read on many other blogs that you shouldn't draft your first pitcher till maybe the 6th-8th round because a hitter is much more valuable. Is that still true with my scoring system? Also, let me know if I should change any of my scoring. Any feedback would be so much appreciated. Thanks guys!
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Re: First time Baseball fantasy player, Need advice on scori

Postby KHI » Fri Mar 30, 2012 5:20 pm

The only thing I found weird is why would a HR allowed be counted the same as a Walk or Hit Allowed?

I think having Outfield assists devalues Infielders a lot

Closers seem way too strong

And for innings pitched, is it 6 points per inning?
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Re: First time Baseball fantasy player, Need advice on scori

Postby Apex » Sun Apr 01, 2012 3:09 pm

KHI wrote:The only thing I found weird is why would a HR allowed be counted the same as a Walk or Hit Allowed?

I think having Outfield assists devalues Infielders a lot

Closers seem way too strong

And for innings pitched, is it 6 points per inning?


I would suggest running your settings through last year's final stats to get an idea of the relative value of pitchers and hitters. My buggest question is the same as above. Do you really mean 6 pts per inning pitched? If so, that hyper-overvalues pitchers. As an example, I ran the numbers for Wandy Rodriguez (the first pitcher available after the draft in my main league) and Ryan Braun (the NL MVP) for last year. Without knowing a few of the more obscure stats like pickoffs and assists, here are the results:

Wandy - 946 pts
Braun - 803.5 pts

If I'm in your league, I think I'm drafting as many pitchers as I'm allowed to carry to maximize innings and scraping the bottom of the barrel foranyone with a pulse to fill out a starting lineup with no bench.
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Re: First time Baseball fantasy player, Need advice on scori

Postby jefferey13 » Tue Apr 03, 2012 2:10 pm

I would suggest moving away from points and to h2h or roto. Different from other sports I don't think baseball works best with points.
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