fantasyfiend wrote:I'm a purist, I want 5x5 roto, im just tired of a lot of the lucky categories that are currently standard.
I don't expect the system to be perfect, and some "realism" might need to be excluded in the interest of keeping things balanced from a fun/competitive fantasy baseball standpoint.
I'm not really going for realism, as much as I'm going for a fantasy league that requires more skill than luck.
If that is your goal, then you're certainly not going to want Runs as one of your categories, as they are as flawed as RBI, which you eliminated.
Many leagues replace Wins with QS to eliminate a portion of luck there, but then your RP lose their value of vulture Wins. Replacing K with K/9 can help bump their value, but then low-K SP get downgraded. Again, the (SV + HLD) category is a nice replacement for SV to counteract this, as well, with at least the Net Saves being preferable over the generic Saves. Same goes for Net SB over SB.
Using SLG as well as OBP counts AVG twice in your 5x5, when your goal was to eliminate it, since you don't like the luck that is factored into it. You could try using BB and TB instead, but those have their flaws as well.
There is no perfect system. Find what works for you and your league, and have at it.
I recommend again, checking out points leagues, as you can tailor them very specifically to cater to how you want your league set up.