Playing in first fantasy baseball season since magazines were used (2002). Have played fantasy football and religiously used fantasyguru website along with sirusxm fantasy radio for info along with usual suspects (yahoo, espn, etc) Anything or site comparable as far as assistance for draft prep and in season info?
For prep for fantasy baseball so much out there and don't know where to go for reliable info.
Doing CBS H2H points league - 12 team, snake draft (their projections stink). Need to develop a strategy, rankings, etc and willing to put in time to get ready for draft. Have heard some websites great, others say sites stink. Suggestions? Thanks!
Average historic top scoring team for a week is 400-500 points a week.
Scoring is below (start C, 1B, 2B, SS, 3B, 3 OF, 1 utility, at least 2 SP and 2 RP with 7 total pitchers per week) - set lineups weekly.
Hitting one point for each hit, run, RBI, SB, BB, and HBP 2B = 2 pts 3B = 3 pts HR = 4 pts CS = -1 pt
Pitching 1 pt for SO and pickoffs 2 pts per inning. 5 pts for CG 3 pts for quality start 15 pts for W -3 pts for loss 15 pts for perfect game -1 for earned run -0.5 for hit allowed or BB 10 pts for save
You can start from the book "Winning Fantasy Baseball" by Larry Schechter. It's a new book and if you are willing to spend some time it explains how to do your own projections or how to convert projections that you have to dollar values, draft strategies etc.
I'd consider J35J a fantasy guru. His spreadsheet is awesome and could be a standalone piece. It projects just about anything you could need and also includes (my favorite part) little notes on most relevant fantasy players. Thread found here: viewtopic.php?t=464872
I also like Razzball.com. His posts are a little crazy and often not related to anything and he makes some wild picks on occasion, but overall good material and projections.
Not really an answer to your question, but the thing that immediately jumps out at me is that steals are completely worthless with that point setup. A steal is only as valuable as a strikeout, or a hit? AND you lose a point for caught stealing? Kind of bizarre.
Avoid all the guys whos primary asset is speed, especially if you will be paying a premium for them - Ellsbury, Gomez, Reyes, Bourn, Marte, Everth, Billy Hamilton - DO NOT DRAFT! Even Trout I would avoid in the top 3. Basically you can completely ignore steals during your draft and focus on high power/high OBP hitters.
Give J a donation and have him send you his spread sheet (especially since it already contains doubles, triples and such). You can then calculate out his stats into point totals based on your system. This should give you a fair ranking for each position individually. If you'd like to take it a step farther you can add a 'value' to each by taking the total points minus the replacement value (if your league drafts/starts 12 catchers you subtract the 13th catchers score from everyone at that position). Now if you have all players on one neat list you have a value to sort based on positional scarcity. It's not perfect, but it helps. Especially, since most advice out there is tailored toward your more standing leagues (non-points). Creating your own sheet is the way to go.