by **zpalm** » Thu May 16, 2002 9:23 am

After examining the scoring i have plugged in the #'s and came to three realizations.

#1 This league favors Hitting and big time. Here is why there are multiple minus categories for pitchers but none for batters.

#2 It favors power hitters 1st baseman and OF. Load up on them if you can.

#3 Closers have inflated value because a save = a win. Rivera will get 40 saves no starter will get 25 wins.

In fact i don't have a pitcher ranked in the top 50.

Here is what i project

Sosa 767 , Bonds, Helton, Bagwell, Vlady, Giambi, Green, Abreu, Delgado, Berkman, Gonzo, Giles, sexton 644, Ordonez, Beltran, Sweeney, Thome, Ichiro, Palmeiro, Glaus, Damon, Sweeney, Thomas, Bernie, Cameron, Edmonds, Pujols 592, alomar, Griffey, Klesko, J.d Drew, Chipper, Nevin 583, Preston, Chavez, Durham, Walker, Dye, Kent, Cruz Jr, Soriano, Dunn, BENETIZ 566

As for pitchers I have

1. Benetiz

2. Rivera

3. RJ

4 Nen

5. Hoffman

6. Foulke

7. Wagner

8. Sasaki

Do you see a pattern? Closer are overinflated

This scoring is crazy. Load your team with Big bats and closer and stay way away from average to low end starters they will kill ya.

Look a HR is worth 6 points with zero minus

If a pitcher pitcher 6 innings and walks or gives up 6 hits (that is a nice WHIP 1.0) they don't get the win and give up only 2 earned runs in 6 innings (that would be a 3.0 ERA...very respectable). Most would consider this a nice outing.

Points 6*2 (innings) -.5 (6 hits/bb against)-2 ER =7 points

For a batter to get 7 points all the would need to do is go 1-4 with a HR (4), RBI (1), Run (1) & a walk.

The moral of the story is Trade for big bats and closers and lay off the Starting pitching.