Erboes wrote: HOOTIE wrote: Erboes wrote: HOOTIE wrote:
Erboes wrote: In an average league a SB is worth 2 HR's or 8 RBI's. For example, Crawford's 55 SB's would have equated to 60 HR's and 200 RBI's, so it's like he hit 65 HR's and knocked in 254 RBI's.
A sb is worth 2 hrs. So how did you get those numbers?
I went through a couple mixed leagues I played in last season and found an average of something like 110 SB's per team and an average of 900 RBI's per team, which makes it an 8 to 1 ratio, correct?
Yes on that. But you state Crawfords 55 sb equal 60 hrs?
Oh, I see. What I did is take 30 of his SB's and turned them into 60 HR's (30x2=60) and 25 of his HR's and turned them into RBI's (25x8=200) to give him the totals of 65 HR's and 254 RBI's. It's pretty amazing if you think about it.
I agree that steals aren't undervalued, and that Crawford's 55 SB are extremely valuable, but I think those calculations are a bit off. Otherwise, you could convert Juan Pierre's steals to 60 HR, 120 RBI, 20 SB, making him worth more than A-Rod, which Pierre isn't.
If the average team in your league has around 110 SB and 220 HR, that means that the average hitter will give you about 10 SB and 20 HR (assuming, for a moment, that you use CI and MI slots, just for the sake of making the numbers easier). So yes, 10 SB are equal to 20 HR, but that doesn't mean that a steal is worth two home runs.
is probably a better estimate when evaluating players' contributions.
In any case, Crawford is still an extremely valuable player. Even if a steal isn't worth two round-trippers, the impact of his 55 SB is still greater than that of any player's home runs.
And yes, Prior is a first-rounder.