Some initial analysis...

I saw where Rynman was working on his thesis, and as a university prof, I decided I'd do everything I can to help him finish that

So, I've taken the 12 team leagues here and put them into excel and started running some numbers. Here's some initial results based on the first 60 teams analyzed. I'm only using the 5x5 stats for this.

Let me explain the presentation. I think the best results will come simply by combining all league results and then ranking the teams within cats. Anybody who has played enough fantasy knows that the league winner will generally capture about 70 percent of the available points. So, in looking at the results, I've identified the following:

The highest amount achieved

The 90th percentile--in general, I think this represents what it would generally take to win this category.

the 75th percentile--in generall, I think this represents what it would take to be competitive in this category. With this level in a category, you'd probably finish 3-5th in the category. And,if you are competitive in all categories, you would be in the hunt to win the league.

So, here's the initial results for offense:

Runs

Top: 1116; 90th: 980; 75th: 860

HR

Top: 304; 90th: 258; 75th: 227

RBI

Top: 1063; 90th: 963; 75th: 822

SB:

Top: 194; 90th: 147; 75th: 129

BA

Top: .294; 90th: .290; 75th: .283

In general, these seem pretty consistent with my experience. Comments?

If you like this presentation, I'll add more teams and do the pitchers tonight.