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## ERA

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canibus wrote:So, in H2H for example:

If an RP has a 11 era over 2 innings and a SP has a 11 era over 6 innings, which one would hurt you more?

What I can't figure out is whether a RP's era affects your team era as much as your SP's does.

Hope that makes sense. Thanks.

11 ERA over 6 innings is worse.

but make sure you arent confusing ERA and Earned Runs

11 Earned Runs in 2 innings is of course worse than 11 Earned Runs in 6 innings,

Starting pitchers will have more of an effect on your team ERA and WHIP if they are pitching more innings than relievers.
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INF stands for Inning Not Finished I thought, not infinite. I could be wrong.
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you are wrong
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ERA is determined by the following calculation:

Multiply the number of earned runs by nine. Then divide by the number of innings pitched.

Example: If your staff gives up 15 earned runs in 50 innings, your staff ERA is 2.90. (15 x 9 = 145. 145/50 = 2.90)

A starter who has a high ERA for lots of innings will hurt your overall ERA more than a reliever who has the same high ERA for only a few innings.
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An ERA of INF is not explicitly infinity. A better term to use would be undefined.
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Pedantic wrote:An ERA of INF is not explicitly infinity. A better term to use would be undefined.

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Zito is God wrote:If you do not have a third of an inning pitched and give up a run your ERA is Infinite. What i don't understand is how yahoo average Infinite and the other ones to figuire out your ERA for the week.

they just add all the earned runs that all your pitchers have given up and divide by all the innings that your pitchers have they dont average it
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thetruth wrote:
Pedantic wrote:An ERA of INF is not explicitly infinity. A better term to use would be undefined.

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EugeneStyles had an interesting article about ERA importance. I'll go look it up.
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Well, that didn't take long to find, but it's long to read:

http://www.fantasybaseballcafe.com/2004/tips_closers.php
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