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Charly 2 posts  |  Last Activity: Aug 1, 2016 7:33 PM Member since: May 2, 2008
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    rankings messed up?

    by Ice Jul 18, 2016 10:01 AM
    Charly Charly Aug 1, 2016 7:33 PM Flag

    Yes, I am in a customized scoring league so ranks I see will differ from the standard Y! league. I understand that. It still doesn't explain why Yahoo has Altuve ranked so much worse than Russell for the timeframe indicated (last 7 days). I pointed out exactly which stats differed between the two (for that timeframe). If those differences explain why Russell is ranked 250 spots higher than Altuve then I contend the ranking algorithm is #$%$ and (more importantly) is utterly useless. Does hitting a granslam outweigh BAVG so much? It would be useful as a manager to know how each of these criteria are weighted -- if they are indeed weighted differently, as it seems. We don't even know! And I think Yahoo! should tell us.

    This contention was still relevant 10 days after the original post, and it still is today (as Russell still outranks Altuve, but by "only" ~160 spots).

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    rankings messed up?

    by Ice Jul 18, 2016 10:01 AM
    Charly Charly Jul 28, 2016 6:52 PM Flag

    I do not agree. I use only the web version, and I don't understand how Altuve's Rank (Last 7 Days) is 283 whereas A. Russell is ranked 23!

    Russell: .263, 1 HR, 2 R, 5 RBI, 1 SB, 3 BB, 3 K, 2 XBH, 1 SLAM
    Altuve: .360, 2 HR, 2 R, 6 RBI, 1 CS, 3 K, 2 XBH

    How does Yahoo Sports explain Russell being ranked 260 places higher than Altuve? Russell gains rank bec he has a SLAM, 3 more BB, 1 more SB, 1 less CS... but Altuve beats him with 100 pts better AVG, 1 more HR, and 1 more RBI.

    Yahoo -- if your "Ranks" are going to be so useless, then just get rid of them!! Like you should do with the utter waste of space that is Pre-Season Ranks? What value do they have after the season starts (other than to confuse less savvy opponents in your league)?

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