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Postby AtlDynasty25 » Mon Mar 14, 2005 11:45 pm

In my Yahoo H2H league, we tried to balance out the categories pretty well.

We chose:

Here was the logic behind these

To begin, there are 4 main types of players

1) Starting Pitchers
2) Relief Pitchers
3) Speed/Contact Hitters
4) Power Hitters

Now, there are 5 main types of categories

1) Categories favorable to starting pitchers
2) Categories favorable to relief pitchers
3) Categories favorable to Speed/Contact Hitters
4) Categories favorable to power Hitters
5)Neutral categories

This taken into account, these are the categories that I believe would yield the most even competition in our league

1) HR - Favorable to power hitters
2) RBI - Favorable to power hitters
3) TB - Favorable to power hitters
4)OPS (On base percentage + slugging percentage)- Favorable to power hitters
5) SB - Favorable to speed/contact hitters
6) R - Favorable to speed/contact hitters
7) AVG - Favorable to speed/contact hitters
8) K - Favorable to speed/contact hitters
9) FPCT - Neutral category

This would be balanced with 4 categories favorable to power hitters, 4 categories favorable to Speed guys, and 1 neutral optional category.

1) W - Favors Starting Pitchers
2) IP - Favors Starting Pitchers
3) K - Favors Starting Pitchers
4) SV - Favors Relief Pitchers
5) BB - Favors Relief Pitchers
6) TB - Favors Relief Pitchers
7) WHIP - Neutral category
8) ERA - Neutral category
9) K/BB - Neutral category

This would be balanced with 3 categories favorable to starting pitchers, 3 categories favorable to relief pitchers, 2 neutral categories, and 1 other neutral category.

Does everyone agree with this? How can these categories be exploited? Thanks.
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Postby Steve-o » Tue Mar 15, 2005 12:36 am

I have looked at this post about four times now, and I think the scoring is very balanced. I guess I would approach this draft as any other one. Closers will be slightly overvalued and you can win enough significant scoring cats with middle relief. Unless you grab one of the elite closers, I would wait until later on and taking a couple bottom the barrel guys. Start with hitters and elite SP.

Congrats to your league for picking a very balanced setup. Looks very nice.
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Postby AcidRock23 » Tue Mar 15, 2005 10:53 am

That looks like a great setup!! Maybe switching OBP for AVG and use SLG instead of OPS would fine tune it a bit. I do like using fielding though, as it makes guy's like Soriano's values closer to what they really are.
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Postby raiders_umpire » Tue Mar 15, 2005 11:02 am

those cats look balanced to me......

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Re: Scoring category questions for you experts out there

Postby Arlo » Tue Mar 15, 2005 12:00 pm

AtlDynasty25 wrote:How can these categories be exploited? Thanks.

Probably depends on whether or not you have an IP minimum. Many leagues that use IP as a category don't have one; if your league is the same, all-reliever might be tempting.

Other than that, you're probably only looking at very minor ways of exploiting the scoring, such as playing that 3B/OF-eligible guy who spends most of his time in the outfield as your 3B in order to boost fielding percentage.
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Postby ukrneal » Tue Mar 15, 2005 12:07 pm

Personally, I would remove TB and IP. TB is primarily going to similar to HR. I think IP is also not necessary. It doesn't add much in my opinion.

In any case, not a bad setup at all.

I like the idea of changing AVG to OBP. I'd make that change too.
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