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Results Summary
Iterations to find optimal hitters: 5
Iterations to find optimal pitchers: 7
IP per team: 1,585.00
Hitting/Pitching Split: 63/37
Trojan Pony wrote:Matthias, I ran my settings through LPP and got this at the top of the results:Results Summary
Iterations to find optimal hitters: 5
Iterations to find optimal pitchers: 7
IP per team: 1,585.00
Hitting/Pitching Split: 63/37
How should I interpret those numbers?
Let’s examine this rule with regard to the Price Guide:
When the Price Guide assigns dollar values, it does so without respect to whether a player is a hitter or a pitcher. There is no set allocation between hitters and pitchers. All it does is look at the player’s value as a percentage of the total amount of value among all drafted players, and assigns that player the same percentage of the total draft dollars. It doesn’t matter if that player is a hitter or a pitcher.
So, using a method that doesn’t differentiate between hitters and pitchers, what does the split end up being? Fortunately, when the Price Guide displays its dollar values, it also displays how the money was distributed between hitters and pitchers. Based on the 2008 final stats, it will come up with these splits for standard rotisserie leagues:
Mixed rotisserie: 70/30
AL-only rotisserie: 72/28
NL-only rotisserie: 72/28
That looks to me like it passes the smell test. And remember, we arrived at those numbers without considering any of the other explanations for the 70/30 split (pitcher riskiness or anything else). We just distributed the dollars evenly to all players, and the numbers fall perfectly in line with what fantasy players expect.
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