Ernie Whitt wrote:Ender wrote:This is the goofiest thing I've read in a while. one player getting R/RBI doesn't make another player from the same team worth more to your team. If guys bat in a favorable lineup they get better stats period, makes no difference if one is already on your team and you shouldn't target two guys on the same team just because of it.
While it seems a little unorthodox, it make statistical sense, to me at least.
While everyone else in your league is gaining ground in RBIs while losing ground in Runs (ie you get an RBI when your player drives in a player on your opponent's team) or gaining ground in Runs while losing ground in RBIs (ie your player scored when he is driven in by player on your opponent's team) you're gaining ground in both Runs and RBIs by having both players that scored the run and the RBI.
Come on people, there's tons of fantasy baseball veterans in here, I can't be the only one who sees the possible value here.
I still think it doesn't make sense. Every day there is a number of stats that get added to your league and it is independent of individual players. You aren't somehow gaining value by keeping one lineups stats going to just your team because the other players stats are still being generated regardless. A R isn't more valuable because someone on your team got an RBI, that just makes no mathematical sense.