Fade2White12 wrote: NZ Eff wrote:
Fade2White12 wrote:That doesn't make sense. A below average BA isn't any more damaging than any other stat that is below average. Ender is right on target.
To you maybe but that doesn't mean it isn't sensible. The problem you have is that Young's BA isn't just below avg. It is way below average and over 500+ AB's that kills you. Reyes 78 SB on the other hand is like Ortiz who doesn't steal bases, hitting 70+ HR's. It absorbs other cat deficiencies. The Reyes example is poor.
Again, that doesn't make sense.
Just take this example:
Let's assume that the average BA for a fantasy team is .285. With 11 starting positions and projecting similar ABs, having CB Young on your team drops your average from .285 to .281. If, like Ender and I said, you make sure to make up for the BA elsewhere, his BA is not crippling whatsoever. If you, for example, draft a .320 hitter - ie Holliday, Vlad, Ichiro, Pujols, MCab, etc. - your cumulative BA jumps back up exactly to .285.
His BA isn't dangerous at all if you make up for it elsewhere. BA = R = HR = RBI etc.
If you finish with a .281 BA you will probably be second or third to last in that category. Which is not a good thing. Are Young's HR/SB worth it? I would like to know because my teams routinely finish in the bottom 3rd in BA cat, would love to fix it, but its my cursed cat. Why is this? I won 2 leagues last year and in both I was either 2nd or 3rd worst in BA. Anyways...
Its hard to draft a guy that hit .237 last year. I mean you hope he will hit .250?? What if he hits .224??? Both are 13 point swings. Is .224 crippling? How about .237?
I have found, shh, don't tell anyone, that it is a whole lot easier to make up ground in SBs and HRs than AVG. But what do I know as BA is my worst cat year in and year out. And now I have Howard, Phillips, Hanley and Sizemore as my keeps, only Hanley helps BA. So I am screwed again.
I think Young is a great fit for a team with a high BA. Bad fit for teams like mine.
The Cow, any tips on how to improve BA are appreciated. I probably over value HR and SBs, I guess.
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