kab21 wrote:cs3 wrote:kab21 wrote:
I think leadoff SB specialists are already overrated in the standard 5x5 format and this will only make it worse (esp because of H's).
do you mean because leadoff hitters get so many more ABs so they have more opportunities to accumulate hits?
i thought including OBP contrasted nicely with that fact.
im not sure how replacing AVG with 2 categories, hits and OBP, could make things "worse".
Without running the numbers through a value calculator (like rototimes) I'm guessing that ichiro would be a top 10 pick in this format.
The reason is that OBP is probably only slightly devalues leadoff hitters compared to avg but hits are a major advantage imo.
And like I said earlier in the thread when you want to make changes like this you should plug the changes into a value calculator and see if it does actually show the improvement that you intended. Or if it's just a change for the sake of making changes and makes everything worse.
by "running the numbers" do you mean that you can input your categories and the website will spit out a list of players ranked based on the parameters you chose? this would be pretty cool and i will look into the site you mentioned...
however, im not sure how this would tell you if you the "new" categories were better or worse.
who is to say that the resutls of the standard 5x5 cats rank players most closely to their actual MLB value?
I mean is there a consensus ranking of real life player values that we can compare each output to?