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Postby nathan050904 » Fri Feb 23, 2007 6:03 pm


My league is considering going in a 7x7 this year. This being our second season.

Right now we have pitchers at

We are trying to decide what to do with hitters right now we have


Since we are using 7 pitching catergorys we need to use two more for hitters.

Would Total Bases and Homeruns be too much?

Anything wrong with

TB, HR, SB, R, RBI, AVG, and OPS?

Supposidly OPS is "One of the most telling indicators of fantasy excellence."
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Postby EricF » Fri Feb 23, 2007 9:40 pm

As I mentioned in another post, OPS is a fine statistic for determining excellence, but it's too comprehensive when the other categories measure more narrow abilities. If you want to add two categories, I recommend adding OBP. For the other category, use SLG (the other component of OPS), or it you don't want another ratio statistic, use TB.

I think you need HR in order to conform more to most fantasy leagues.
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Postby teddy ballgame » Fri Feb 23, 2007 9:52 pm

How content are you on doing 7x7? I would get rid of IP because I don't see how that's rewarding. You might as well use AB for hitting if you're going to use IP.

I would go 6x6 and use HR and change BB/9 to K/BB.
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Postby lsommerer » Sun Feb 25, 2007 12:18 am

teddy ballgame wrote:How content are you on doing 7x7? I would get rid of IP because I don't see how that's rewarding. You might as well use AB for hitting if you're going to use IP.

I don't think you can compare AB to IP. I happen to agree that AP are a poor indicator of performance, and there are other, better indicators for a pitcher, but IP is not a particularely bad stat when used with an reasonable assortment of other pitching stats. A pitcher who is pitching poorly will get pulled from the game sooner and will get fewer starts. My point is that there is a correlation between innings pitched and pitching performance. By including IP you also give a disincentive to load your roster with RP. Of course, you do give an incentive to give too much weight to 2 start pitchers. But that's why you need a good mix of stats.

Here's the data from 2006 to show that IP does correlate to other pitching performance measurements. I just threw this together quickly to make sure I wasn't completely full of it before I posted. I'm sure there would have been better stats to use, but these were handy. You can see that the correlation isn't perfect...

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Players          INN       ERA     K       BB
1-20             223.5     3.7     162.5   53.8
21-40            209.4     4.3     142.3   57.2
41-60            195.5     4.4     148.9   58.7
61-80            176.0     4.8     116.9   57.8
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