Just wanted to post an update to our league. Changes a bunch of the settings around and I am going to post them here. Any feedback would be great. We have 13 teams (3 slots are open) and the draft is this Sunday evening at 8:15.
Below the fold are the changes that I made.
First, changed us to 16 teams, though, it might not matter since we have 13 right now.
Second, changed us to a points league. Of course, that meant I needed to break out the spreadsheet and try to figure out what would be the best point values. Here is the list and my (kinda) resaoning.
AB: -.3 (see hits)
Hits: .3 (this basically makes all "non-productive outs" a -.3 for the hitter.)
Runs: .5 (one half of a run scored)
RBI: .5 (the other half)
Singles: 1 (1 point per base)
Doubles: 2 (see Singles)
Triples: 3 (see Doubles)
Homeruns: 4 (see Triples)
Sac Hits (not flys): 1 (throwing a bone to the bunters out there)
Stolen Bases: 1
Caught Stealing: -1.5
Walks: 1 (see Homeruns)
Hit By Pitch: (see Walks)
Strikeouts: 0 (originally had like -.1, but figured that they now get added into the "non-productive" outs, which was the last thing I calculated)
GIDP: -3 (1 for your out, 1 for the runner's out and 1 for the base that the runner lost)
Total Bases: .2 (a little extra to those who hit the ball hard or often)
I calculated the season points for Utley, Rollins, Burrell and Howard. This is how they came to be:
I think that is a decent representation of how much they performed last year. Any suggestions are welcomed.
Wins: 5 (yeah, I know, whatever)
Losses: -5 (see Wins)
Saves: 2 (throw relievers a bone)
Outs: 1 (really the buly of their points added)
Hits: -1 (opposite of an out)
Earned Runs: -1 (Like RBI and Runs, undervalued compared to other stats)
Home Runs: -1 (worse than regular runs)
Walks: -1 (see Hits)
Hit Batters: -1 (see Walks)
Strikeouts: .5 (Makes them .5 more valuable than a regular out)
Batter GIDP: 3 (same as for hitters)
Holds: 1 (more bones for relievers)
Relief Appearances: .5 (more bones thrown)
Inherited Runner Scored: -1 (I giveth bones and I taketh bones away)
Blown Saves: -2 (offset saves)
I calculated Hamels, Moyer and Myers. I acutally used Hamels and Myer's 162 game average just for S&Gs. It only had Myers going like 165 innings (as a starter, did not calculate saves or holds), but here were the results.
That puts Hamels in Howard's realm of scoring if he didn't sit a month and about twice as valuable as Moyer. Myers at 165 innings is pretty good and would probably be around 370-380 points at 200 innings, roughly a little more valuable than Burrell last year.
Let me know if you think anything should be changed and why. I presume most will be ok with this, but I like a little bit of controversy. I am debating making strikeouts 1 point, but that really makes them worth 2 points with outs being 1 point.