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Welcome to the 3rd annual Razzball Reader survey! These results help us immensely in tailoring our posts and statistics to reflect our readers’ needs.

The survey should only take a couple minutes. I’ll share the results once we get enough responses.

To see the 2013 survey results, click here.

Thanks in advance!
Rudy

If the survey doesn’t appear below, you can also access it via this link.

  1. Dan says:
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    You guys are the best! Thank you!

  2. ashtray says:
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    I have no idea what that last questions means. Doesn’t that description fit all leagues?

    • Can you paste in the question you’re referring to?

      • ashtray says:
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        @Rudy Gamble: “Will you be competing in one or more ‘Roto-scoring’ leagues in 2014? *

        This includes standard and H2H formats – any league where scoring is based on how you rank vs. competitors ”

        Are there any leagues where scoring is NOT based on how you rank vs competitors?

        • This is as opposed to ‘Points’ leagues. Roto is where you get 12 points if you come in first in a 12-team league in a category or 1 point (vs 0) in a H2H matchup.

      • ashtray says:
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        @Rudy Gamble: Oh I think I see from looking at the results. Roto as opposed to points leagues. Never mind!

  3. PaulyOH says:
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    So how come ESPN and Yahoo leagues are listed as options, but not leagues at CBSsports.com? I have 3 leagues, and they all use that website. My guess is the large number of “other” answers is probably due to this not being listed as an option.

    • @PaulyOH: ESPN and CBS default formats are similar I thought. But if you’re playing anything other than C/1B/2B/SS/3B/5 OF/CI/MI/UTIL/9 P, you could note it in Other.

      The ‘Others’ are filled with tons of ‘custom’ iterations.

      • PaulyOH says:
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        @Rudy Gamble: Ah I see. Not sure what the default is for CBS, since all my leagues are custom setup there.

        • @PaulyOH: Yeah, I’ll probably rework this question next year. The more important part is knowing which categories your league(s) use.

  4. Al lydon says:
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    Good idea on taking a survey. You guys need insight to what we want from you and what we’re doing in the fanasty world. As always Razzball is trying to get better and making it fun along the way for us.

    • @Al lydon: Almost every new thing we come up w/ is based on commenter feedback/ideas. Stream-o-nator and Hitter-tron probably never happen without encouragement from Razzball Nation…

  5. Pefacommish says:
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    Rudy,

    I see that you read Joe Posnanski’s blog and are following along with his current list of the top 100 players of all time. Not only am I enjoying the writeups, but the comments (including yours) are often worthwhile.

    So when he’s done, what would you think about organizing a fantasy draft for a 10 team league based on the best players of all time, including anyone anywhere. And unlike Joe, we’ll leave fictional players out of the draft.

    Obviously we wouldn’t compete – it would just be a draft, but I think a really fun exercise and looking at the ending rosters would be very interesting.

    If you like the idea, just remember who you got it from when you are signing up drafters.

    • @Pefacommish: I’m a big fan of Joe Pos. Best baseball writer out there and no one is even close. I’m enjoying his Top 100 series – some real gems in there. Have you seen the Historical Player Rater I built this offseason – (http://razzball.com/playerrater-hitters-career) ? Whole bunch of fun things to play with – it goes back 1903!

      Have to pass on a historical fantasy draft. I OD’d on historical fantasy baseball on that project. Sticking w/ the present/future for now :)

  6. SwaggerJackers says:
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    Please get Grey to include OBP as part of his general player analysis rankings.

    I know OBP is included elsewhere on the site but his commentary on OBP when he’s identifying sleepers, rookies, etc would be helpful.

    • @SwaggerJackers: We definitely hear the need for OBP. Based on the first 400 responses, it looks like about 30% of Razzball Nation plays in leagues with OBP and I imagine a good percentage of those do not use AVG.

      OBP vs. AVG has a big impact on rankings and Grey’s rankings are such a big undertaking that it’s not feasible for him to do it both ways. But the pre-season (as well as season to date and rest of season) player raters I put together will cover 5×5 OBP (instead of AVG) as well as 6×6 (in addition to AVG).

      I’ll try to write up a post that highlights which players are impacted most when shifting from AVG to OBP to give some guidance on how one should shift Grey’s rankings.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @SwaggerJackers: Don’t forget, our very own Tom Jacks covers OPS leagues, and concentrates on the OBP cat a lot.

      • SwaggerJackers says:
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        @Jay: Yep, Tom Jacks is the man. Sadly his posts don’t cover the wide spectrum of OBP questions I have when prepping for the draft.

        • Tom Jacks

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          @SwaggerJackers: What are some things you would like to see covered regarding OBP? I wouldn’t mind doing an OBP-heavy post now and then, or digging into some relevant stats.

          • G Money says:
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            @Tom Jacks: Tom you do have great content and I always read it even though I am not in an OPS league. Although this year we combined avg + walks and now have OBP as a category to go 7×7 (got rid of CG’s on pitching side fucking hate that stupid category). So any info strictly on OBP would be greatly appreciated. sneaky OBP sleepers, dominate OBP guys, underrated OBP scarce positional players, safe OBP picks, OBP prospects who could get a call up etc. everyone on the site has great articles so if you could add a few strictly on OBP it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

            -G Money-

            • Tom Jacks

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              @G Money: Thanks G Money! Very helpful suggestions. I’ll make sure to work in some of those OBP topics in one of my next posts and over the course of the year.

          • Jeff in Southern Indiana says:
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            @Tom Jacks: How about a few articles that praise Joey Votto instead of calling him an underachiever?

            30% of us are in OBP leagues apparently.

            • Tom Jacks

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              @Jeff in Southern Indiana: I love Votto and his ever increasing walk rate. Pretty sure I praised him in at least a handful of articles last year, and don’t see why that would change this year.

  7. Mike G says:
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    Happy to oblige, Rudy.

    Do you know if Razzball is going to have that draft helper this year for baseball? It so kicked ass last year. I used shitey ESPN’s as a control and, needless to say, your guys’ just totally blew it away. I would pay $50 to use it again this year.

    • @Mike G: Thanks. Grey owns the War Room stuff – not sure if we’re doing it for 2014. (I’m a pacifist when it comes to war rooms).

  8. Mike says:
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    I am in a yahoo 4 outfielders league. Hold and OPS

  9. Wake Up says:
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    Do you think the standard Ks and WHIP cover K/BB pretty well?
    Another words, if you count total Ks and
    Walks + Hits/IP
    wouldn’t K/BB be redundant?
    or would you prefer Ks, WHIP + QS for a broader spectrum?
    Curious on your thoughts?

    • @Wake Up: I prefer the standard 5×5. K/BB does feel redundant to me. Not a fan of QS either but it’s fine as a replacement for Wins

      • Wake Up says:
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        @Rudy Gamble: Thanks…QS + W divided by 2…

        • That’s like getting 1/2 sex credit for touching a boob!

          • Wake Up says:
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            @Rudy Gamble: HA!
            2 boobs=full credit!
            You are a co median!
            I was known for my midrange jumper (in certain samples)…
            Billy’s not big…he’s just weighted mean!!!

  10. Curt says:
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    Done, and Thank you guys.

    • Curt says:
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      @Curt: I see OBP as being thrown out there, what about OPS(OBP + slugging)????

  11. TheNewGuy says:
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    Think theres a confusion between caught stealing and blown saves. Net saves isnt (SVs -CS)

    • That was a a test. You passed!

      (it’s been corrected)

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        @Rudy Gamble:
        Ha. As crazy as the tests in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory I see.

  12. Principle Blackman says:
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    Any news on whether or not the RCLs are going to make the (long-rumored) transition from ESPN over to Yahoo?

    • Principle Blackman says:
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      The answer to that question is a chimera, isn’t it?

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Rudy Gamble: for everyone’s sake, do NOT move to constant problems seldom solutions to said problems yahoo.

  13. RicoSuave says:
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    Hey guys, I’m pretty new to Fantasy Baseball and somehow I found razzball and now I’m very excited about this coming FB Season because I think this is what I needed to find to be able to be a big contender in my league.
    Thanks and keep up the excellent work

  14. TR says:
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    How do I join a RCL?

    • Wake Up says:
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      @TR: they are coming soon…stay tuned…

      • Brett says:
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        @Wake Up: Are their any keeper/dynasty format RCL’s? Any open spots if so?

        • Brett says:
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          @Brett: there*. Alabama schooling, sorry, and sorry again in advance.

        • @Brett: Nope, we only run ‘redraft leagues’.

  15. Busher says:
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    Rudy et al., – question about finding Keeper Leagues

    What’s the best way to find a good keeper league? How have you had success finding long-term leagues with committed owners?

    Sorry for the n00b question but I’ve been in way too many leagues not to have a Keeper League.

    Thanks

    • I’m not sure the best way to get in a keeper league as I don’t play in any. I find that redraft leagues work better for me as it exposes me to more players.

      I would try asking around in our forums. If that doesn’t work, I’d try Fantasy Baseball Cafe’s forums.

  16. Schlitzy says:
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    Love this comment someone put on the survey “You REALLY need to start making seperate rankings for H2H Points league. Nobody i know plays roto anymore”

    Survey says… Almost 75% of readers play roto.

    • But he doesn’t know them!

      Does H2H really change the rankings? I see how it can change the value of certain positions (need more SPs, RPs devalued) and lead to certain strategic choices (for H2H, I de-emphasize SBs).

      For h2h points leagues, there just isn’t a default format to rank against. But our Steamer-based projections can be converted into points…

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Rudy Gamble: i’ve never heard of anyone who actually preferred pts leagues to non-pts leagues.

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