jellyroll wrote:just out curiousity why use positional std dev? I'd think it would put undue value on specific catergories... i.e Erstad at #14. Wouldn't this happen for cathers with ave or 2b with HR?
Wouldn't it be better to use proposed fantasy league population (top 200 or so player) to get st devs and make positional adjustments after?
for VORP and scarcity reasons. For example, for all batters, I have Carlos Lee at 3.78 and V-mart at 3.62, a difference of .16.
However, Lee is only .11 above Huff for OF rankings whereas Vmart is .80 above Irod for C rankings. I take Vmart b/c his stats are harder to replace with the next best person at his position.
the problem doesn't come up with your C and BA examples b/c there is a more common dispersion within the group, whereas with 1B, only 2 people steal bases, so it useless to value a speedy 1B b/c you can get steals cheaper at other positions.