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OPS

Postby bost0067 » Wed Mar 09, 2011 12:59 pm

i'm in a yahoo league with OPS as a category, and i can't say that's as easy as R,HR,RBI,AVG etc. to study up for

can somebody help me out and let me know what a good OPS is, middle of the road, and a number i should be staying away from etc.?
thanks for the help

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Re: OPS

Postby Oregon Nut Cups » Wed Mar 09, 2011 1:26 pm

I'm going to quote myself a bit:

http://razzball.com/forums/viewtopic.ph ... hilit=+OBP
OPS levels the playing field a bit in that average becomes a much smaller factor for valuation:

Ichiro/Mauer career OPS: .806/.888 (includes fluky 2009 year)

Uggla/Dunn career OPS: .837/.902


Never rely on average to determine the worth of a player. Ichiro could bat .310, he could bat .360 (just look at the last 3 years). Each player has a range of where they'll typically land BA wise but it's just like ERA for pitchers: once the ball hits the bat, unless it's a HR too many factors come into play. A .280 hitter one year can hit .320 the next. Chances are, they're a .300 hitter with upside and downside depending on their BABIP for the year.
.800 and above is what you want to see

So if Delmon Young only hits .275 this year you are going to see a .750~.780 OPS out of him. Not as useful unless he figures out how to take a walk and ups his OBP to approx .340.
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