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Pogotheostrich wrote:
Now if there was no such thing as position scarcity these numbers would all be equal.
Pogotheostrich wrote:OK. This peak my attention, so I did a little research. Rototimes values for a MLB universe 12 team 5x5.
Here are the standard deviation for the top 12 players at
2b - $9.76
C - $8.64
1b - $6.99
SS - $11.14
3rd - with Pujols $10.28 without Pujols $5.42
top 36 at
OF - $6.67
Now if there was no such thing as position scarcity these numbers would all be equal.
Erboes wrote:I don't know, Arlo, that is a bit of laboritory test and not one based on the real world.
Arlo wrote:Erboes wrote:I don't know, Arlo, that is a bit of laboritory test and not one based on the real world.
Agreed - in the real world, differing opinions, projections and strategies (not to mention injuries, sleepers, slumps, poor projections and so on) enter into the equation, and make it hard to determine the impact draft strategy had on a team. You're right, perhaps it wasn't the best example; Pogo's numbers are a far clearer way of making the point.
Interesting that SS still has the highest standard deviation in spite of several shortstops performing better than expected this season. Definitely something to think about...
Arlo wrote:Interesting that SS still has the highest standard deviation in spite of several shortstops performing better than expected this season. Definitely something to think about...
Transmogrifier wrote:It's also interesting to note the depth--or at least the lack of deviation (less than OF)--at third base. With Pujols Chipper-ified, 3b is somewhat deep.
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