DaQ wrote:Any thoughts on which produces a better 5X5 league? I checked on RotoTimes and both systems don't affect things too much in terms of change.
* As of now, I have it OBP, R, HR, RBI, SB-CS and QS, Saves, ERA, WHIP and K's. I feel OBP>BA since it counts both hits and walks. As for pitchers, K/9 hurts spot-starting and surely helps relievers, but I feel it puts too much emphasis on relievers (I checked a site and using K/9 makes Joe Borowski>Brandon Webb) and QS is more indicative of a SP's performance than wins.
The problem with using QS is that you take away a decent incentive for people to draft middle relievers. Using K/9 helps give them some value back, but as you already noticed having 3 rate stats and saves composing 4 of the 5 pitching categories closers will become a very dominating factor.
It becomes sort of a toss-up on what you would find more interesting. A league that overvalues closers or a league that undervalues MRs.
hmm...maybe simplicity (wins) is better. I was hooping for my league to be able to utilize MR's like Scot Shields. Playing devil's advocate to your assumption, just to see how you think of it:
1.) MR's will help in the ERA and WHIP departments, right?
2.) I still feel QS is more indicative of a SP's performace than wins are.
I do see your point though about how closers would become dominant, and I don't want that.
Keep in mind if I use wins, I revert to the regular categories for 5X5, and for hitters, only OBP is different (and that simply adds the effect of walks).