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Postby free » Mon Feb 28, 2005 11:16 pm

the list goes on and on of the amazing and informative posts here undoubtedly backed up with lots of research ;-D which brings me to the question of if anyone has ever done a study on about how many in each category of a 5x5 do you need to finish in the top three :-? basically how many steals would win a league, hrs, etc. i figured if there was a general number that would really help out in a draft as you could add up projected numbers in each cat...anything to stay one step ahead ;-D
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Postby xeifrank » Tue Mar 01, 2005 12:09 am

I did a little study regarding that using data from projected standings of mock drafts that I ran. I am not claiming it is the best scientifical experiment in the world, but nonetheless you asked so here is what I have/did.

In my study I only looked at HRs, RBIs, Runs, SBs, Wins, Ks, Saves not the ratio categories, that would take some extra work.

What I did is averaged the totals from the top 3 teams in each category using a sample size of 10 mock drafts. I didn't count bench player stats towards projections, and I used the standard 12 team Yahoo league configurations.

Results:

HRs: 234
RBIs: 829
Runs: 845
SBs: 137
Wins: 87
Ks: 1040
Saves: 117

like I said, not completely scientifical but just something I did when I had some free time last month. Perhaps others can chime in as well.

If you really want to know the lowdown on this stuff... you would talk to Todd Zola at mastersball and probably have to pay for their premium service, but if you have the loose $40 or so, it's a wealth of information. Todd has done indepth research on this exact topic and has written many essays on it. It's great stuff!!!

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