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  • Managers wanted for serious Yahoo fantasy baseball league

    I am looking for 9 more serious baseball fans to form an ongoing 12 team yahoo fantasy baseball league. I want this to be a high quality league based on sabermetric scoring principles with keepers, etc. I also want members that will be dedicated and enthusiastic, not only this year, but in the coming years. Also, all suggestions for ways to improve the league (scoring, positions, etc.) are greatly appreciated and encouraged.

    If you are interested, please email me at [email protected]. The live draft will be on Mon Mar 31 7:00pm CDT. Below is some information about the league.

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    Positions : C, 1B, 2B, SS, 3B, LF, CF, RF, UTIL, SP, SP, SP, SP, SP, RP, RP, RP, RP, RP, 4 Bench spots

    Scoring (Offense)
    AB -1
    1B 4
    2B 6
    3B 8
    HR 10
    SB 2
    CS -3
    BB 2
    HBP 2

    Scoring (Pitching)
    IP 6
    BB -2
    HBP -2
    SB -2
    1BA -3
    2BA -5
    3BA -7
    HR -9
    QS 15

    After the first year, you can designate 3 keepers on your roster for the following year.

    The draft order will be random the first year, after that, it will be in reverse order of the previous year's finish.

    Trade reviews are by league vote.

    Thinking about offering engraved bobble head trophies for top 3 finishers.

  • #2
    Your hitting numbers are somewhat reasonable.

    Your pitching numbers, I'm not sure. Not sure that the balance is correct either. (Not to say that they are or are not.)

    I notice you don't have K numbers for pitchers, and closers don't get their due.

    I posted a relevant thread here, which some may find useful:
    http://www.insidethebook.com/ee/inde...eights_league/
    Author of THE BOOK -- Playing The Percentages In Baseball

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    • #3
      Point values

      >> Your hitting numbers are somewhat reasonable.

      Yeah, they are based on linear weights. I'm not using decimal points, however, I think I probably may change that. Yahoo doesn't give us outs for offense, so I have to use AB, which kinda sucks.




      >> Your pitching numbers, I'm not sure. Not sure that the balance is correct either.

      The pitching numbers are inverse of the hitting numbers, except with pitching they give us IP instead of ab, so that's why the values of the events are 1 less for pitching.



      >>closers don't get their due.

      I try to stay away from team dependant stats like saves, wins, and losses,etc. I forgot to mention that team IP is going to be limited to 1400 or 1500. Actually, I think the reliever points are fairly well distributed. Check out the point totals leaders below for hitters, starters, and releavers. (using 2007 data)




      >> I posted a relevant thread here, which some may find useful:

      I'm going to read through that thread tonight. I'm always tinkering with the points formulas. BTW, I bought "The Book" some time ago. I love it.


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      Player               AB        POINTS
      -------------------------------------
      Álex Rodríguez       583        803
      David Ortiz          549        730
      Matt Holliday        636        724
      Magglio Ordóñez      595        706
      David Wright         604        701
      Hanley Ramírez       639        681
      Prince Fielder       573        671
      Albert Pujols        565        645
      Jimmy Rollins        716        644
      Carlos Peña          490        628
      Chipper Jones        513        624
      Miguel Cabrera       588        621
      Ryan Howard          529        599
      Curtis Granderson    612        597
      Chase Utley          530        587
         
         
      Starting Pitchers       IP    Points
      ------------------------------------
      Jake Peavy            223.1     895
      Tim Hudson            224.1     764
      C.C. Sabathia         241.0     753
      Fausto Carmona        215.0     747
      Brandon Webb          236.1     743
      John Smoltz           205.2     714
      Brad Penny            208.0     705
      Dan Haren             222.2     700
      Erik Bedard           182.0     684
      John Lackey           224.0     671
      Johan Santana         219.0     662
      Roy Halladay          225.1     647
      Joe Blanton           230.0     638
      Matt Cain             200.0     635
      Aaron Harang          231.2     627
         
         
      
      Relief Pitchers         IP    Points
      ------------------------------------
      Heath Bell             93.2    262
      Rafael Betancourt      79.1    245
      J.J. Putz              71.2    235
      Takashi Saito          64.1    213
      Joakim Soria           69.0    198
      Bobby Jenks            65.0    195
      Peter Moylan           90.0    189
      Matt Capps             79.0    186
      Russ Springer          66.0    185
      Manny Corpas           78.0    183
      Jonathan Papelbon      58.1    174
      Matt Guerrier          88.0    173
      Jon Rauch              87.1    171
      Carlos Mármol          69.1    169
      Tony Peña              85.1    167
      Kevin Correia         101.2    167
      Hideki Okajima         69.0    166
      Last edited by ShaneMeredith; 03-21-2008, 03:05 PM.

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      • #4
        I'd be interested in that. Still available?
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        • #5
          What counts is the number of points above the last drafted player at each position (QALPAP, qualtus above last player at position).

          If you do that, where does Heath Bell (??) rank compared to the starters? And where does Peavy compare to ARod?
          Author of THE BOOK -- Playing The Percentages In Baseball

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          • #6
            >> What counts is the number of points above the last drafted
            >> player at each position (QALPAP, qualtus above last player at position).

            Yes, you are correct. Players like Chase Utley and Hanley Ramirez are very valuable to have.



            >> If you do that, where does Heath Bell (??) rank compared to the
            >> starters? And where does Peavy compare to ARod?

            Well, last year, Heath Bell had a very, very good year. He had a low whip, baa, and slga and also pitched a lot of innings (for a relief pitcher).

            For pitchers, you would want to look at points per inning pitched, and then see how much talent is available at that position. You have to take into account position scarcity when doing your draft.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by stejay View Post
              I'd be interested in that. Still available?
              I'll send you the league id and password tonight. I've already got two other diehard fans from work that will be signing up this weekend.

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              • #8
                Tango, I'd be very honored to have the author of "The Book" in our league.

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                • #9
                  One more score

                  I have used a (-1) for batters for a strike out.

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                  • #10
                    Follow the link below to join the league. Please only join if you will be dedicated.


                    http://baseball.fantasysports.yahoo....tmein&.scrumb=


                    --------------------
                    Shane

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                    • #11
                      When is the draft?
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                      • #12
                        The draft is Mar 31 5:00pm PDT

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                        • #13
                          Still need 6 more managers

                          We have 6 more spots open. Follow the link below to join the league. Please only join if you will be dedicated. The draft is Mar 31 5:00pm PDT. You must have a yahoo id to join. The league password is letmein.

                          http://baseball.fantasysports.yahoo....tmein&.scrumb=

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