jblank wrote:swyck wrote:jblank wrote:If its so wonderful, why do estimates show that 80-90% of fantasy baseball players play Roto? I suppose those same 80% of players don't get bored year after year after all.
That's a good question. What estimates are you talking about? How good are those estimates? Do you have links?
I'd seriously be surprised if that's is correct.
If you will read the link I put in earlier, its listed in there.
EDIT - I will even do the work for ya.
http://www.baseballnotebook.com/essay.a ... 0to%20HeadAlthough I’ve warmed to the format myself, all three members of my “panel” noted that it lags rotisserie in popularity. Luciani estimates that no more than 10% of the questions he receives are related to the head-to-head format, although he added that “this may not be reflective of what percentage of people are playing because our own site is more focused in the direction of rotisserie-style fantasy leagues.”
Roberts also estimates a 10% popularity rating for head-to-head. “However, that number is increasing as certain sites allow owners to play head-to-head for free," he observed. "Many prefer the sudden change of head-to-head standings and the volatility in the standings.” Ray Murphy concurs, adding, “I think the minority that play head-to-head are quite attached to the format” – something I’ve noticed as well.
Thanks for the link.
Those statements dont back up your point at all since its based on feedback to a roto centric site:
“this may not be reflective of what percentage of people are playing because our own site is more focused in the direction of rotisserie-style fantasy leagues.”
So while it may be true, and I dont believe it is, these guys arent actually saying more people are playing roto then h2h, just that's its more popular at their site.
We can probably find out from Yahoo or CBS what percentages are playing what, but I'm not sure how.