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How's my scoring looking? ESPN League

Postby RyneSandberg » Mon Mar 02, 2009 7:33 pm

I didn't like the default scoring system my ESPN league had so I customized it, hows it look? Any suggestions?


Hits (H) 1
Home Runs (HR) 4
Walks (BB) 1
Runs Scored (R) 1
Runs Batted In (RBI) 2
Game Winning RBI (GWRBI) 4
Stolen Bases (SB) 1
Caught Stealing (CS) -1
Strikeouts (K) -1
Hitting for the Cycle (CYC) 10


Innings Pitched (IP) 0.5
Walks Issued (BB) -1
Earned Runs (ER) -1
Strikeouts (K) 1
Wins (W) 5
Losses (L) -5
Saves (SV) 2
Blown Saves (BS) -2
Complete Games (CG) 5
No Hitters (NH) 10
Perfect Games (PG) 30
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Re: How's my scoring looking? ESPN League

Postby Big Game JLo » Tue Mar 03, 2009 3:34 pm

It looks unbalanced. It seems to heavily favor HR hitters. A solo HR counts for 8 points!

HR + Hit + RBI + Run = 8 total points

You put a couple of guys on base then that one hit can become as much as 14 points!

Let me illustrate. According to your current rules, Albert Pujols last year would have accrued the following:

- 187 hits
- 37 HR
- 116 RBI
- 54 K
- 104 BB
- 100 R
- 7 SB
- 3 CS
Total: 721 points

Compare that to Jose Reyes:
204 hits
16 HR
68 RBI
82 K
66 BB
113 R
56 SB
15 CS
Total: 542 points

Albert Pujols on average is picked with the #3 overall pick. Jose Reyes is on average picked with the #4 overall pick. Yet, 179 points separate the two! And that doesn't even account for "Game winning RBI (GWRBI)" or "Hitting for cycle (CYC)" stats, with GWRBI definitely favoring the big hitters again!
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