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- Dick Strong Dick Strong Sep 8, 2015 11:11 AM Flag
Well...I don't like Cueto...never have...but if having bad starts for a month makes him not worth owning then Max Scherzer is not worth owning either.
- Dick Strong Dick Strong Sep 6, 2015 1:54 PM Flag
181 posts in nearly five years, Jeff? What a useful and productive member of these forums you are NOT.
I have owned both Gomez and Betts both this year and last year. Additionally, I have owned Gomez for 3 out of the past 4 seasons...I can assure you that this is not even close. Gomez has contact issues, skates on his athletic ability, and does not really understand the game or make adjustments. Betts has the highest baseball IQ I have witnessed with the possible exceptions of Joe Torre, Earl Weaver, and Bruce Bochy...AND he does not have contact issues and has at least as much athletic ability as Gomez.
- Dick Strong Dick Strong Sep 6, 2015 12:50 PM Flag
Abreu, Rendon, Frazier, Correa, McCutchen, Betts
That gives you viable starters across all the important hitting slots and allows you to draft the best bats available regardless of position next year. This also gives you four bats with .280/20/20/80/80 potential. Doing it any other way is foolish.
- Dick Strong Dick Strong Sep 4, 2015 4:53 PM Flag
You're in a dynasty league and holding on to a 36 year old "catcher" that hasn't spent any meaningful time at catcher in four years...hasn't spent meaningful time in a fielding position in 5 years...missed an entire season due to injuries within those 5 years...and is currently batting .235 with 9 HR in 100 games this season?
I don't know what to tell you...but I think he has at least another 5 good years left.
- Dick Strong Dick Strong Sep 4, 2015 12:05 PM Flag
I am not sure I could/would trust Stroman.
I can see trusting the Blue Jays' bats if I need wins but I can't see trusting Stroman's arm if I need good pitching ratios.
- Dick Strong Dick Strong Sep 4, 2015 4:38 AM Flag
Harry...you own Jim Johnson both two months early AND two months late and brag about it all while in 10th place!
You can play in a private league all you like and if the managers include guys that think like you and John then I would trounce you like I trounce everybody else.
Harry, you clearly do not understand standard deviation. You can see just how much each player contributes in each category relative to league average. This is a relatively new feature for Yahoo! that has only been around for the past two seasons. Folks have asked for this because other sources like Baseball Monster and The Baseball Cube offer standard deviation comparison tools which are a lot more useful than Yahoo's proprietary and subjective rankings.
Speed most certainly is not expendable. That is why owning Donaldson over Pollock is a fool's play. You must tally in SB to win stolen bases. Donaldson is less likely to tally in SB than Pollock is to tally in HR (as can easily be determined by standard deviation). You ignorance of this fact is exactly why you don't understand the mathematics of fantasy baseball and why your team is in 10th place.
You may continue being willfully ignorant at your own peril.
- Dick Strong Dick Strong Sep 4, 2015 4:32 AM Flag
The league doesn't matter at all. The mathematics, logic, and rationale are the same.
Again...you may continue to be willfully ignorant at your own peril.
I am not the one begging for help in these forums. YOU are the one that tends to seek help.
- Dick Strong Dick Strong Sep 4, 2015 12:36 AM Flag
It does not matter what kind of league I play in. The immutable laws of physics...er...statistics are in my favor.
You may continue to be willfully ignorant at your own peril.
- Dick Strong Dick Strong Sep 4, 2015 12:35 AM Flag
Wrong again, Harry.
I am using stats that make common sense.
If you are playing fantasy baseball you are not pitting Donaldson vs Pollock. You are building a team where your hitters must fill 5 statistical categories better than you opponent. Pollock does that better. That is not debatable.
You may feel free to continue to be willfully ignorant at your own peril.
Remember...there is a reason why you are in 10th place in your league and why I clinched a playoff spot two weeks ago in my league.
- Dick Strong Dick Strong Sep 3, 2015 7:12 PM Flag
Harry..."pretty ignorant" is not understanding standard deviation.
In standard deviation Donaldson is currently the 2nd overall hitter at 14.73 and Pollock is currently the 3rd overall hitter at 14.61.
However, Pollock is the more well-rounded player having his lowest standard deviation in any category at 0.36 in batting average (to Donaldson's 0.27) and having the higher high standard deviation in any category of 6.60 in stolen bases (compared to Donaldson's highest standard deviation in any category of 5.15 in HR). Having a higher high and a higher low makes Pollock the better pick.
Pollock's average week across all 5 standard scoring categories (multiplied by 10 players) could/would easily win you all 5 standard hitting categories. Donaldson's average week across all 5 standard scoring categories (multiplied by 10 players) would typically only win you 4 standard scoring categories.
You may continue to be willfully ignorant of the mathematics and logic involved in fantasy baseball at your own peril. For myself...I currently own and start 3 of the top 10 batters in standard deviation. Similarly, those same three players are in the MLB top 10 in power/speed number. This is not by accident.
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