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Postby thetruth » Sat Apr 10, 2004 10:50 pm

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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Postby Ridgerunner » Sun Apr 11, 2004 1:30 am

INF stands for Inning Not Finished I thought, not infinite. I could be wrong.
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Postby KolbSaves » Sun Apr 11, 2004 3:14 am

you are wrong
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Postby PacBellParker » Sun Apr 11, 2004 3:41 am

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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Postby Pedantic » Sun Apr 11, 2004 6:49 am

An ERA of INF is not explicitly infinity. A better term to use would be undefined.
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Postby thetruth » Sun Apr 11, 2004 7:05 am

Pedantic wrote:An ERA of INF is not explicitly infinity. A better term to use would be undefined.


fitting username for that post.
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Postby mikcou » Sun Apr 11, 2004 7:10 am

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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Postby Pedantic » Sun Apr 11, 2004 7:14 am

thetruth wrote:
Pedantic wrote:An ERA of INF is not explicitly infinity. A better term to use would be undefined.


fitting username for that post.


:-) I'm glad someone appreciates it. :-D
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Postby DK » Sun Apr 11, 2004 9:51 am

EugeneStyles had an interesting article about ERA importance. I'll go look it up.
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Postby DK » Sun Apr 11, 2004 9:52 am

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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