Hi guys I have started a 6 by 6 league and we are using not only batting average but on base percentage...some owners say they are too similar and whoever leads in one category will lead in the other and I was wondering who had experience in that and what you think...also for those in six by six leagues if you had ba, hr, sb, rbi, rs, what would you add as a sixth category if not obp??
thanks in advance for your input
My league uses a 7x6 with OBP and Total Bases being the additional two offensive categories (save percentage is the sixth pitching category). Having OBP is great adding an entirely new dimension to draft strategy, much more real to life IMO. Bonds becomes as dominant a figure as he is for the Giants. You have to look at not only who could help, but also who won't hurt your team. For example, Soriano would be a late first or early second rounder in a 5x5 league, but with OBP, you really have to consider if he actually hurts you team with that .320 OBP. I highly recommend it.
If there are players obps listed in some of the fantasy baseball mags.........would be helpful in drafting..............for example i did not know about soriano but then guys like helton, damon, bonds, i think become gold using obp
OBP has its advantages over BA, but BA is preferable.
The main advantage of OBP is that walks count towards obp. While they dont count towards BA. So if you have Bonds in your team you want OBP. The problem with OBP is that all you have to do is get Bonds and 2-3 other great hitters and youre guaranteed to win it. Thats why BA is fairer.
Well than that would mean Bonds' price is THAT much higher. It doesn't make it less fair, just because Bonds is the best player. Is it fair that Beltran will be the #1 player because of the 50 SB's he'll get? Of course not, so it doesn't mean you shouldn't count SB's
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