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StoneColdBrown wrote:I run a 6x6 with OPS and holds as the other two categories. While not perfect, OPS helps solve your issue with OBP. The IBBs won't mean as much due to the differing arithmetic between OBP and SLG.
mudman63 wrote:For offense, we added a category of GAP (doubles plus triples). I know the popular additional category is either OBP or OPS but I can't help but feel you're double dipping with either of those since they are based, at least partially, on categories that are already counted separately. High average guys almost always have a high OBP. Big HR hitters almost always have a high OPS. There are exceptions but not too many.
Using doubles plus triples improves the value of often overlooked players who might hit only 10 to 15 HRs but stroke extra-base hits all over the park. Guys like Alex Gordon, Angel Pagan, Martin Prado, Daniel Murphy, Span and Jose Reyes. It also helps separate the slap hitting speed guys from the ones who actually take a swing. Extra base hits are valuable in baseball (puts you into scoring position immediately and helps drive in runs) but we in fantasy baseball don't include this in our scoring except as part of OPS which, as I noted, unfairly tilts the scoring toward HR hitters.
If you want to try something a little different, add a Doubles plus Triples category. You might be surprised at some of the values you can find in the middle to late rounds and how it impacts your rankings. If you add OPS, my guess is your rankings will change very little and all you accomplish is increasing the gap between your top ranked players and the middle and lower ranked guys but you didn't really change anything.
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