Note: Besides providing advice and news on fantasy baseball, we at Razzball created and now sponsor a game where the goal is to manage a team and compile the worst stats. These Historical Spotlights honor those players who would’ve excelled in such a format.Please, blog, may I have some more?
Now that all talk of 2008 Player Raters are complete, it’s time to move on to 2009.
See below for links to our 2009 Projected Point Shares for MLB 10 team and 12 team leagues (they can also be accessed in the menu on top of the page):
These are based on the Marcel projection system which is considered a baseline by which other services compare themselves. If you want to read more on it and/or download the 2009 projections, click here. If you do download the stats, you’ll see that they are very conservative. Don’t worry about this in regards to Point Shares as our methodology adjusts for this (so in a conservative projection system, 30 HRs are going to be worth more than in an aggressive projection system).Please, blog, may I have some more?
As some of you know, we developed our own Player Rater methodology called Point Shares about a year ago. Since then, it’s been one big poontrain….zooming past Statgeek Station. Perhaps it’s because my hat and eyewear aren’t goofy enough?
Anyway, we’ve done some informal comparisons in the past w/ ESPN but – after having a prolonged, dorktastic debate – I decided to take it one step further. I created a test where I pitted our Point Shares against two other player raters: ESPN and RotoTimes.Please, blog, may I have some more?
It’s easy to look back at a league you just lost in and come up with several ‘What ifs’ that would’ve led your team to victory.
I’m going to take a look at one of my expert league teams that sucked it – coming in 8th out of 12 in a league set up by Brock for Broglio and co-won by Tim Dierkes of RotoAuthority and Tim McLeod of Rotorob. Rotonomics finished a disappointing 10th, obviously hobbled by their Timlessness.Please, blog, may I have some more?
Back in the pre-season, we launched a new player rater methodology called Point Shares to estimate fantasy baseball player value. There aren’t a lot of Player Raters to be found other than ESPN (Y! and CBSSports.com don’t have ones) but we feel ours is better because it factors in variables like a player’s position (e.g., Hanley Ramirez’s 33 HR is worth more than David Wright’s) and the point totals actually represent something.Please, blog, may I have some more?
While we at Razzball are content toiling within the modest confines of fantasy baseball blogdom, we occasionally like to flex our journalistic muscles and take on a challenging interview.
Our interview subject is the Republican Vice-President nominee – a politician whose gender, backstory, home state, interviewing talents, charisma, religious views, and ocular skills (wink vs.Please, blog, may I have some more?
The inaugural Razzball season has ended and – in a fitting conclusion – the two representatives from this blog finished 1-2 (Contributor Lou Poulas finished last but that’s because he’s too focused on all-stars). The final score: Rudy – 96, Grey – 94
(Quick aside for those who haven’t been following. Based on rules of our own invention, we played a full fantasy season where the goal was to field the worst team possible (click here for the genesis of it). While I had some doubts going into it, I’ve got to say that I had more fun in this league than my expert leagues and my cash league combined. Who knew rooting against players could be so fun?)
The season went down to the last day when Rudy’s team gained an extra point in ABs from tough competitor Aardvark Trading Co (5,238 to 5,220) and Grey lost a point after his crappy pitchers managed to best the staff of Mop Up Duty 772 to 770 Ks. Both teams set records that will be tough to duplicate in future years:
Rudy – 5238 ABs with only 75 HR and 499 RBIs. That translates to about 6 HR and 38 RBI per 403 ABs across the 13 hitting roster slots.Please, blog, may I have some more?
Razzball is hosting this week’s Fantasy Roundtable. Well, last week’s but I’m tardy in posting it. Scroll to the end for my post. Feel free to add your story in the comments.
THE TOPIC: Which player(s) did you deliberately not draft on any of your teams because you thought they were overrated and your assessment proved correct?Please, blog, may I have some more?
I’ve been remiss of late in posting some of the Fantasy Roundtables so this post is my chance to make amends.
First off, we’ve got the Baseball Geeks who ask:
With Jorge Posada looking like he is out for the season (and now out for the season at the time of this posting), and folks like heavily hyped Victor Martinez and J.R.Please, blog, may I have some more?