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Postby SaintsOfTheDiamond » Thu Nov 11, 2004 12:36 pm

I'm trying to develop a rankings forumla for the first time and just wanted a little feedback on the results. I've only run it on 1B right now, and listed the top 25 based on one of my league's settings -- (R HR RBI SB BB BA). Just wondering what everyone thinks becuase I think the top 5-10 are pretty good. :-) BTW it's just based on last years numbers ('04). :*)

Pujols
Ortiz
Helton
Thome
Teixeira

Konerko
Bagwell
Huff
Casey
Lee

Wilkerson
Nevin
Green
Delgado
Overbay

Wilson
Pena
Hatteberg
Palmeiro
Millar

Feliz
Martinez
Hillenbrand
Conine
Broussard
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Postby Baseballer02 » Thu Nov 11, 2004 12:47 pm

If I remember correctly my rankings are quite different from your's, but I'm not completely sure at the moment. They could be different 'cuz I used standard 5x5 for my rankings. I took a formula that I believe was posted by matmat, altered it just a bit so that it worked the way I wanted it too, and used the forumula along with my predictions in a spreadsheet to come up with my rankings. I don't have the rankings with me at the moment 'cuz I'm at the university comp. lab, but send me a pm with how you came up with your rankings and I'll try help you from there.
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Postby SaintsOfTheDiamond » Thu Nov 11, 2004 12:49 pm

Yeah, I don't think what I'm doing is good enough I just finished 2B and had to play with it to get Soriano in the top 4. :-/
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Postby Pogotheostrich » Thu Nov 11, 2004 12:58 pm

I think it is a little bit off. Helton should be ahead of Ortiz. Hafner and Durazo aren't even in the top 25? 8-o
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Postby looptid » Thu Nov 11, 2004 1:01 pm

I always thought a good way to go about rankings would be to assign a percentage of the league total for each category to each player. I'm just generating random numbers, but say if David Ortiz stole 100 bases and your entire league totaled 1000 stolen bases, Oritz would score 0.10 in SB. You could then add the totals together to get a players score.

Two problems instantly come to mind with that method, however.

One is how on Earth would you work averages like AVG and ERA. You can't devide them against league average, or have them be on the same scale as the other categories (every player's total added together wouldn't equal 1).

The second, the rankings wouldn't reflect which categories your team was already strong in. You could keep on drafting power hitters that scored well in both RBI and HR but hurt you in AVG and SB because their overall totals combine each category into one generic number.
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Postby Baseballer02 » Thu Nov 11, 2004 1:02 pm

Pogotheostrich wrote:I think it is a little bit off. Helton should be ahead of Ortiz. Hafner and Durazo aren't even in the top 25? 8-o


Hafner will only be DH eligible in '05. But then again, so will Ortiz, but his name is quite a bit more known than Hafner's.

I've got Hafner in my top 10 of 1B/DH's. ;-D
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Postby thomasps3 » Thu Nov 11, 2004 1:44 pm

Hey baseballer, do you think you could pm me the methodology you use to rank players? I'm in an AL only keeper with 12 teams, and need all the edge I can get...
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Postby SaintsOfTheDiamond » Thu Nov 11, 2004 4:56 pm

Those were completely by the stats from last year, (and my apparent misinterpretation of them :*)) I knew this rankings thing was too much work, I just need a dartboard and a list of eligible players. :-° :-D
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Postby Pogotheostrich » Thu Nov 11, 2004 5:13 pm

SaintsOfTheDiamond wrote:Those were completely by the stats from last year, (and my apparent misinterpretation of them :*)) I knew this rankings thing was too much work, I just need a dartboard and a list of eligible players. :-° :-D

You could be lazy and use this:

http://fantasybaseball.usatoday.com/ind ... type=rater
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Postby LBJackal » Thu Nov 11, 2004 8:01 pm

Pogotheostrich wrote:
SaintsOfTheDiamond wrote:Those were completely by the stats from last year, (and my apparent misinterpretation of them :*)) I knew this rankings thing was too much work, I just need a dartboard and a list of eligible players. :-° :-D

You could be lazy and use this:

http://fantasybaseball.usatoday.com/ind ... type=rater


That gives you this year's rankings. I think most of us are concerned with how the players will be ranked for next season :-D
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