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wrveres wrote:I much prefer OBP over AVG. .. Keep it as simple as possible.
Anonymous wrote:I should start by saying I'm a huge fan of Baseball Prospectus (and Bill James and Billy Beane, etc.) and could be considered a "stathead."
I've been the commish for leagues the last couple years and I've made the switch from using Batting Average as a category to using On-Base Percentage and Slugging Percentage as categories, or OPS (On-Base + Slugging). In my opinion, OPS is a much better stat to judge a hitter on than Batting Average as a general rule, and I really like using both OBP and SLG as categories.
Last season, we used Runs, HR, RBI, SB, OBP, and SLG. At the end of the year, Barry Bonds was the most valuable player in our league. I think this is as it should be. If we would have used AVG instead of OBP and SLG, he would have dropped.
What do others think? I see more and more mainstream media types using OBP and SLG, and even OPS, instead of Batting Average, so shouldn't the fantasy world make the switch?
How many people out there use OPS instead of AVG?
Mookie4ever wrote:I prefer using BA. If you are so good (or so much better than your teammates) that you are getting pitched aroung (Bonds) then you suffer in realityand you should also suffer in fantasy sports. I don't even like it when you get a point in H2H for a BB.
Baseball is after all a team game. We should know who plays on a loaded lineup and who plays with stiffs and adjust our opinions of a player accordingly.
Arlo wrote:I'm not a big fan of ops, though...
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