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    All-Time Switch Hitters Draft

    I figure the All-Time Draft forum is the place for an idea like this:

    Each participant will create and name a "team" that will hold 13 players... nine switch-hitting position players and four pitchers (RH-starter, LH-starter, RH-reliever, LH-reliever). All pitchers will be fictional and considered league-average for all applicable adjusted stats. All park factors will be considered 100.

    We will hold a snake-ladder draft where each team drafts nine players; one for each field position (sans pitcher) and one that will serve as the DH. Draft order will be determined by online randomizer. Part-time switch hitters are eligible. Players will be rated by their career LH/RH splits.

    Hopefully, someone can do a simulation for several series of four games each (one for each starting pitcher matchup). Injuries would be set to "off". If we can't do that, we can discuss the lineups with polls.

    I'm looking for a max of eight, including me. If you like this idea please spread the word!

    LINKS:
    http://www.baseball-reference.com/play-index/ - find totals for combined seasons/careers, bats:both. Add your own filters after that.
    http://research.sabr.org/journals/ma...-switch-hitter - a lot of good names here who played prior to 1979

    TEAMS:
    - Doubleview Wallabies (JW) - g'day!
    - The Season of the Switch (The Commissioner) - in tribute to Donovan
    - (Erik Bedard)
    Last edited by J W; 02-24-2011 at 09:38 AM.

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    TEAM LINEUPS
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    draft results

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    Last edited by J W; 02-23-2011 at 12:17 PM.

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    I don't think there's enough switch hitters to do this. I have a feeling whoever picks Mantle will have the best team
    The Dark Knight is the best movie I've ever seen.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cDxgNjMTPIs

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wade8813 View Post
    I don't think there's enough switch hitters to do this. I have a feeling whoever picks Mantle will have the best team
    According to B-R, there have been 1080 switch hitters in baseball history. I'd say that's enough.

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    Enough to fill teams, but will they be able to compete against each other meaningfully?
    The Dark Knight is the best movie I've ever seen.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cDxgNjMTPIs

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    I'm game. This could be interesting. In tribute to Donovan, I'd like to be "The Season of the Switch".

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    Cool. I've added you Commish.

    EB: Yeah - if we have eight lineups that's the top 72 of 1080 players, albeit respective of position. Do you have a link for that particular page?

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    No, I just did a PI search from 1871-2010 and left everything default except I changed it to switch hitters.

    For each position, there are the following number of players with at least 400 games played:

    C: 27
    1B: 19
    2B: 55
    3B: 24
    SS: 49
    LF: 23
    CF: 36
    RF: 18

    I'm in, BTW.

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