Fade2White12 wrote:IMO, you guys are not looking at BA the right way.
Each stat in fantasy baseball is only worth its value relative to others in the league. It doesn't matter whether it is a rate or counting statistic, fantasy numbers only matter RELATIVE to other teams.
It's simple to understand really. Take your entire roster, and find the mean of each statistic. For example, I'll take the team I drafted for the Cafe Mock I we are currently conducting. Mine works quite well because I finished towards the middle portion of most offensive categories.
This is the average production for each starter on my team. If the average production in any category were to rise or fall, so would my standings in the league. Any player you draft, then, can have both a positive or negative impact on each statistic, whether or not it actually subtracts from your totals. A player like CB Young would lower my cumulative BA, and RBIs, but increase my standings in both Runs, HRs, and SBs. Again, BA is no different than any other statistic.
Yes - totally agree. I consider that a player needs to average X for each category (let's use the above numbers). If a player gets 0 steals then he subtracts from that category the same as a player who has a low average. There is rarely a player that is successful in all 5 categories and they usually get a premium value assigned to them.