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    Good thing if you ignored #$%$'s advice ...

    by TK from LA Sep 15, 2016 3:10 PM
    Crasstastic Crasstastic Sep 16, 2016 11:55 AM Flag

    No matter how many times TK's post is read, it still never states that no other SSs were ownable. Reading comprehension ftw. Only 4 SSs on your list are ranked ahead of Segura at this moment... so how does it invalidate TK's point? Pro tip: it doesn't.

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    Good thing if you ignored #$%$'s advice ...

    by TK from LA Sep 15, 2016 3:10 PM
    Crasstastic Crasstastic Sep 16, 2016 11:53 AM Flag

    Did someone say Stanton? Surely TK meant to type Stanton instead of Segura. Stanton.

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    Current MLB power/speed number leaders

    by Dick Strong Aug 24, 2016 2:57 PM
    Crasstastic Crasstastic Sep 14, 2016 8:50 AM Flag

    Gabriel,

    I don't think that those closers are on the list because of saves per se. Rather, With the exception of Jansen and Britton, they are the "inheritors". This just reinforces the fact that this list is most heavily influenced by outperforming your draft (or waiver) position.

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    Current MLB power/speed number leaders

    by Dick Strong Aug 24, 2016 2:57 PM
    Crasstastic Crasstastic Sep 13, 2016 9:04 PM Flag

    Strong,

    Upton is 1.81 standard deviations above the mean... but the mean of what? I'll tell you: he's 1.81 SDs above the mean of all of Major League Baseball. As in the mean of EVERYONE, from the brightest superstar to the lowliest bit player. But NEWSFLASH, GENIUS... unless you're in a 30 owner dynasty league (which you've repeatedly said you're not, though never asked), you aren't playing in a league where all of MLB is owned and started. No, you're in a league with 10-12 owners, basic position starters, and 1 (maybe 2) Util slots. From THAT universe of players... you know, the universe that you actually play fantasy baseball in? Upton is most certainly NOT 1.81 SDs above the mean of that smaller and higher-performing universe of players. In a typical fantasy league, therefore, Upton is NOT a plus 4-Cat performer.

    The fact that you (seemingly) fail to grasp the above, considering how basic and obvious it is, can only mean one of two things. The first, and most likely, is that despite your claims, your grasp of mathematics (and it's application) is tenuous at best. The second is that you understand the above, and that it renders your argument as utter garbage, but put it forth anyway hoping no one would see it for the sham it is.

    Strong, the king of touting math and logic, while misusing, abusing, or outright ignoring both.

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    Current MLB power/speed number leaders

    by Dick Strong Aug 24, 2016 2:57 PM
    Crasstastic Crasstastic Sep 12, 2016 7:57 PM Flag

    Strong, if one follows the thread of the conversation, Prado's mention made sense. Stanton has zero to do with anything apart from your obsession with him.

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    Current MLB power/speed number leaders

    by Dick Strong Aug 24, 2016 2:57 PM
    Crasstastic Crasstastic Sep 12, 2016 4:34 PM Flag

    What does Stanton have to do with this topic thread? You need help.

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    Current MLB power/speed number leaders

    by Dick Strong Aug 24, 2016 2:57 PM
    Crasstastic Crasstastic Sep 1, 2016 4:28 PM Flag

    Of course it's illogical to compare a run of the mill balanced player (Adam Eaton?) to Donaldson... unless the person you're talking to opens the door to making it relevant by making idiotic statement like you do. Then it's completely fair game.

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    Current MLB power/speed number leaders

    by Dick Strong Aug 24, 2016 2:57 PM
    Crasstastic Crasstastic Sep 1, 2016 4:25 PM Flag

    Strong,

    Of course this list is not a list of those who have outperformed their ADP. It is a list of those who are most likely to be found on the most successful teams. Rather, the most common REASON that the teams that own those players are successful is because they have acquired low cost players with high performance. Relievers, starters, catchers all flesh out this list, along with well-rounded players. Of the top 10, a whopping TWO of them fit the profile of the type of player you're claiming represents the entire list. Damn, you're dumb!

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    Current MLB power/speed number leaders

    by Dick Strong Aug 24, 2016 2:57 PM
    Crasstastic Crasstastic Sep 1, 2016 4:19 PM Flag

    Strong,

    If the list represents what you say it does, then again: how is it that 4 of the top 10 are CLOSERS of all things? The ultimate one trick pony. Not one or two relievers near the bottom of the list... 4 of the top 10!!! As long as you continue to dodge this fact, and how it dismantles your (erroneous) assertions, you will continue to be a joke.

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    Current MLB power/speed number leaders

    by Dick Strong Aug 24, 2016 2:57 PM
    Crasstastic Crasstastic Sep 1, 2016 8:50 AM Flag

    No one trick ponies? Does Trumbo qualify as a one trick pony? He's on the list. What about closers, who constitute 4 of the top 10 on that list, with another one just outside at #11? It's like you didn't even read the list before drawing your (erroneous) conclusions and commenting here. How... expected.

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    Current MLB power/speed number leaders

    by Dick Strong Aug 24, 2016 2:57 PM
    Crasstastic Crasstastic Aug 31, 2016 11:38 PM Flag

    Of course Mookie Betts is on the list. He's outperforming his draft position. Or was he drafted #1 overall in your league?

    Why are you lumping a top 10 player (Arenado) in with a guy who doesn't crack the top 200 (Stanton)? Absolutely bizarre.

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    Current MLB power/speed number leaders

    by Dick Strong Aug 24, 2016 2:57 PM
    Crasstastic Crasstastic Aug 31, 2016 11:26 PM Flag

    Numbers... not Strong's um... strong suit. Really no way around saying that twice.

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    Current MLB power/speed number leaders

    by Dick Strong Aug 24, 2016 2:57 PM
    Crasstastic Crasstastic Aug 31, 2016 3:05 PM Flag

    Strong,

    My numbers are rock solid, and invalidate your argument. A player that outscores another player isn't, and can't, be less valuable.

    If being "balanced" had anything to with the Fantasy MVP list, then we wouldn't see Seung Hwan as #3 on the list, while the posterboy for multi cat goodness is #15. In fact, we wouldn't see any closers on the list whatsoever. This completely discredits your argument. The only way Hwan ranks top 3 on that list is due to profit.

    Sorry to bring a little reality into your life, cupcake. You can get back to your delusions now.

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    Current MLB power/speed number leaders

    by Dick Strong Aug 24, 2016 2:57 PM
    Crasstastic Crasstastic Aug 31, 2016 1:43 PM Flag

    Strong... if math doesn't lie, then why is it you are ignoring the numbers I posted above?

    To repeat:

    Arenado beats Desmond in 3 out of 5 cats... and two of them he wins badly. Desmond wins just one category (SB of course), while BA is essentially a tie (.291 vs. .292).

    Desmond beats Hamilton 4 cats out of 5, losing only on SB.

    So in essence, Arenado outperforms Desmond in much the same way that Desmond outperforms Hamilton. Yet astoundingly, you think that Desmond is better than both. Being 50% right is better than nothing, I guess.

    Again, as has been pointed out so many times in the past, a team full of Arenados beats a team full of Desmonds.

    Don't cry when the numbers don't support you, cupcake.

    The reason players like Villar appear on that list and not Arenado is because of the profits being reaped relative to draft position (which most influences team performance), not based on pure value relative to each other. Did you take even a single second to think about this before you posted it?

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    Current MLB power/speed number leaders

    by Dick Strong Aug 24, 2016 2:57 PM
    Crasstastic Crasstastic Aug 29, 2016 3:15 PM Flag

    LMFAO!!!

    Arenado beats Desmond in 3 out of 5 cats... and two of them he wins badly. Desmond wins just one category (SB of course), while BA is essentially a tie (.291 vs. .292).

    Desmond beats Hamilton 4 cats out of 5, losing only on SB.

    So in essence, Arenado outperforms Desmond in much the same way that Desmond outperforms Hamilton. Yet astoundingly, you think that Desmond is better than both. Being 50% right is better than nothing, I guess.

    Again, as has been pointed out so many times in the past, a team full of Arenados beats a team full of Desmonds.

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    Current MLB power/speed number leaders

    by Dick Strong Aug 24, 2016 2:57 PM
    Crasstastic Crasstastic Aug 26, 2016 8:45 PM Flag

    Strong,

    Is short term memory a problem of yours? If it is... will you remember five minutes from now that I've asked you the question?

    I guess we both find something funny. I FIND IT FUNNY that you now refer to Arenado as an extreme example, when in the past you've stated that you would draft players like Cain, Rosario, Wong (WONG!), Eaton, and D. Peralta ahead of him. And now he's TOO EXTREME an example? LMAO!!!

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    Current MLB power/speed number leaders

    by Dick Strong Aug 24, 2016 2:57 PM
    Crasstastic Crasstastic Aug 26, 2016 4:33 PM Flag

    If the league only counts HR and SB, then balance is valid. But most leagues count Runs, RBI, and BA as well. When the Arenado's of the world gain in HR, lose in SB, but then tack on huge Run and RBI totals over and above what many/most of the balanced players do, it makes it less cut and dry.

    Put it this way... an extremely balanced butter knife is likely to fare poorly in a melee against a broadsword.

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    Current MLB power/speed number leaders

    by Dick Strong Aug 24, 2016 2:57 PM
    Crasstastic Crasstastic Aug 25, 2016 6:47 PM Flag

    That's not my logic. You yourself have said that you would take "balanced player A" over "MVP-level player B" in this forum, repeatedly. I would never have made that assumption if I had not witnessed you employing it yourself.

    Ok, then, who are you taking, Marte or Donaldson? If you like, we can substitute Arenado for Donaldson in the example.

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    Current MLB power/speed number leaders

    by Dick Strong Aug 24, 2016 2:57 PM
    Crasstastic Crasstastic Aug 25, 2016 4:23 PM Flag

    Tim,

    The logic only works if you don't look at it too deeply. Looking at 2015 as a for instance, would you really choose (as a for instance) Marte over Donaldson? Using DS' logic, and only looking at HR/SB, perhaps you would... but what about the 38 Run gap between them? Or the 42 RBI gap? AND a .010 BA gap? All three? What is the potential for injuries worth to you? It can't possibly be that high.

    Let's examine your claim that one can find a 15/15 guy with relative ease. There's one guy available in my league right now that confirms that: Leonys Martin. That's 53-14-38-16-.248 Leonys Martin, for you fans scoring at home. Yuck. Meanwhile, Carter is available with his 63-30-71-5-.223. So not exactly impossible to replace a power guy lost due to injury. The power replacement may have major warts, but then so does the power/speed injury replacement.

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    Geez Us...

    by Dick Strong Jul 29, 2016 6:23 PM
    Crasstastic Crasstastic Aug 2, 2016 8:45 PM Flag

    Well that's true. So why would I want to guess any further, when you could just answer? And again, why prevaricate?

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