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Starting a League- need some input

Posted: Sun May 31, 2009 8:36 pm
by Beane Disciple
Alright so I'm starting a "degenerate" (waaay to into Fantasy Baseball) league that'll start mid-season. Trying to move around categories, etc. Need some input.

Hitting:
Runs
HR
RBI
OBP
NS (net steals)

I think OBP is a lot better than batting average because you get some credit for plate discipline. Also if you've got a guy who gets pitched around a lot you get credit for that. I think Net Steals is better because if a guy gets caught that should count against him.


Pitching:
K
ERA
WHIP
QS (Quality Starts)
NS (net saves)

Pretty basic here. Put Quality Starts in there instead of Wins (the worst category of all time). Again went with the Net Saves here because I think it should count against you if you blow a Save.


Alright so what do you guys think about these Categories?



I have a question also about Keepers. I set this up as a Yahoo League. Do I have to customize the settings somehow to make it a Keeper League or what? Thanks for the input guys.

Re: Starting a League- need some input

Posted: Sun May 31, 2009 10:38 pm
by Grey
Those categories are fine, but when you start messing with categories (Net Saves/Steals) you end up limiting the amount of information you can gleam from somewhere. For instance, you can't read a box score and see immediately what someone's done. No idea on the Y! question.

Re: Starting a League- need some input

Posted: Mon Jun 01, 2009 9:06 am
by Atomic
I am in a keeper league that uses Yahoo, and we draft offline and the commish enters the results manually. I don't know about auto drafting.

Re: Starting a League- need some input

Posted: Tue Aug 25, 2009 7:05 am
by papasmurf
I don’t like the net saves thing (I assume it’s saves minus blown saves). It adds an extra wrinkle but doesn’t make the game any fairer. Some guy who always only pitches one inning is gonna be at a great advantage to guys who are asked to get 4,5 out saves. If a guy is called in with 1st and 3rd, one out in the 8th in a one run game and gives up a flyball, he gets a blown save. Plus elite setup men get extra chances to be liabilities. They get charged with BS but have few chances to actually get a save.