Raise your hand if you have ever made a fart noise with your armpit. Now raise your other hand if you’ve ever laughed at someone else making fart noises with their armpit(s). Notice I made the word armpit potentially plural since there are many that can do this with both armpits. Not at the same time of course. These people are referred to as being “armpitfartidextrous”. If you currently do not have any hands raised, please close your browser because you are either not being honest or are not going to enjoy my flavor of humor. If you have never heard of an armpit fart, then technically you should have closed your browser and should not be reading this, but if you’ve ignored my instructions and are still here, then watch this dude.

So what does this nonsense have to do with fantasy baseball? Very little to be honest, but the intention was to give you a little insight into what to expect with respect to my level of maturity when it comes to writing. I promise to give you my best insight into fantasy baseball points leagues, but I can’t promise that it won’t be glittered with toilet humor. With that out of the way, let’s get to it.

So apparently I’m the points guy at Razzball. I guess after four full seasons of posts dedicated to points leagues I’ve earned the title. Either that or perhaps the lack of anyone else that gives enough of a shit about points leagues to write a weekly article on the subject. One way or another this is where we are at today. If you’ve been patient enough to support me all this time, thank you. If you’re new, welcome. You might be a one and done, but in the meantime, why not enjoy the ride.

It’s possible that I’ve been playing in points leagues longer than some of you have been alive. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy roto, but points leagues are just more interesting. However, if I’m being honest, I actually hate most points leagues. I’m not going to get into the details (I’ve done that in several posts over the years), but I will say that as much as I hate them, I could never give them up. It’s a love/hate relationship. I love winning and hate losing when I know I should have won.

Points leagues are are the black sheep of fantasy baseball. Speaking of black sheep, RIP Chris Farley. Seriously, points leagues get very little respect. If Rodney Dangerfield were still around he could be the spokesperson for points leagues. Have Farley and Dangerfield ever been in a movie together? I don’t think so, but I’m too lazy to ask Google. And that’s lazy considering I have a Google Home in every room of my house. It’s not like I have to switch tabs and type. All I have to do is open my mouth as ask. “Hey Google. Have Chris Farley and Rodney Dangerfield ever been in a movie together?” I even just typed it, but I’m still not asking Google. Ok fine, I’ll ask. Google Mini says it cannot help me because it does not have a screen. Google Hub just shows me some of the movies each have been in. It appears they have not been cast in the same movie.

“He (or she) that uses roto rankings at a H2H points league draft is like the jackass that brings a knife to a gunfight when he knows he’s headed to a gunfight.”  -malamoney

Here is the single most important thing to understand about points leagues. All leagues are not created equal. That might be a controversial thing to say in 2019, but it’s the truth. In 5×5 roto leagues rankings are generally universal, however, this is absolutely not the case for points leagues. League rankings are nearly entirely dependent on the league’s scoring system. League size and roster composition certainly factor into the mix, but it’s the scoring system that weighs the heaviest. Understanding this simple fact will give you an immediate leg up on your competition. Does your league penalize for strikeouts? If so, that really reasonably lowers the value of a  power hitter that strikes out a lot. This includes players such as Khris Davis, Giancarlo Stanton and Aaron Judge. All three of these guys are going to be ranked higher in roto leagues. They are also going to be ranked higher in points leagues that do not penalize for strikeouts. Ranking players in points leagues can be a daunting task, but luckily I will be here all season to help.

I’m going to paraphrase something I’ve said many times over the last four years. If you ask someone to rank a list of players or for advice on roster decisions in points leagues and they do not ask you for your league’s scoring system, then you should ask someone else. Either the question was just dumb in the first place (like asking if you should draft Vlad Jr. or Bryce Harper) or they are giving you a half-assed, uninformed response. Knowing the parameters of the points league is vital to being able to draw the bigger picture.

But enough of my meandering lecturing. Will 2019 finally be the year when Mike Trout leads all hitters in points? If I’m a betting man, and I am, I’m going with no. As good as he is, the odds are just stacked against him. Will he finish in the top ten? As long as he’s healthy he will always finish in the top ten. The key to winning points leagues is to find the players that will unexpectedly finish in the top twenty and have those players on your team. These are the players that can be drafted in the mid to later rounds and will have a tremendous return on their draft value. These are the difference makers. Last year Javier Baez, Matt Carpenter, Whit Merrifield, Trevor Story and Nick Markakis all fit the bill.

If you are one of my eighteen readers you will be familiar with the concept of points per plate appearance. I know, eighteen readers is not impressive, but considering I had only four when I started four years ago, that’s a 350 percent increase. Not too shabby if I do say so myself. Points per plate appearance. How many points does a batter get every time he steps into the batters box. This stat is extremely useful when comparing players and you will find me coming back to it all season long.

Ok, so how about a little bit of useful information. Well since I am still working on my projections and rankings it’s hard for me to dish out solid insight, but I will throw out two names that I expect to talking about in more detail in the weeks leading up to the start of the season and beyond. Those names are David Dahl and Jameson Taillon. I’m not going to elaborate right now, but I’m pretty high on both of them.

Points are points. Sounds simple. That’s because it is. Have you ever heard the phrase “a walk is as good as a hit”? Well it’s not completely true, but from a pure “how many points does each get me” perspective, they are equal. In nearly all leagues both a walk and a single earn you one point. Even Steven. The reason I said it’s not completely true is because a single (hit) is more likely to also drive in a run than a walk. You’d need the bases loaded for a walk to earn you another point from an RBI. But with the bases empty, a single is no better than a base on balls in points leagues. You get the picture. Now just be sure to expand the idea to other point earning categories. Let’s say a home run is worth a minimum of six points (four the homer, one for the run and one for the RBI) and a stolen base is worth two points. Ignoring all other stats, what is the difference between a hitter that smacks 20 home runs and steals no bases and another that swipes 60 bags and hits no homers. The answer is nothing. There is no difference. Obviously there would be a difference once we factoring in the other counting stats, but for the sake of this discussion I think you get the point. Pun intended. I plan to use that one all season long. Might try and shoehorn it in to every single post.

Walks versus strikeouts. As I mentioned earlier most leagues award one point for a walk, but subtract one point for a strikeout. Players with a better K/BB ratio are generally going to be more valuable in points leagues than those with lesser K/BB ratios. And if you can find a hitter that walks more than he strikes out, then you’ve got an excellent option for your points league roster. There are not many of these such players each season. Last year there were only four players that fell into this category. Jose Ramires walked 26 more times than he struck out. Carlos Santana was a +17, Alex Bregman was a +11 and Joey Votto was +7. In 2017 there were five. Votto was +51 (unbelievable), Mike Trout was +4, Justin Turner was +3, Anthony Rendon was +2 and Anthony Rizzo was +1. I will be dedicating an entire post to this topic in the coming weeks.

Consistency is a very attractive feature. Boom or bust (think streaky players like Jay Bruce a few years ago) players can really set you up to fail on any given week. Sure they could also be the reason you win a particular week, I’d rather have a slow and steady bat that I know I can rely upon for about twenty something points each week. Remember winning by one point is the same as winning by two hundred. It might result in a more nerve racking Sunday, but the result on Monday morning is the same.

Expect to hear a lot more from over the coming weeks as I continue to ramp up. In the meantime, if you have questions, be sure to leave comments. If you have insults, be sure to leave comments.

  1. malamoney

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    Sorry to all for the unpolished post, but it was published before it was complete.

    • Grey

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      Fixed, sorry

      • malamoney

        malamoney says:
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        @Grey: All good. Always all good…

  2. Fungazi 2.0 says:
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    This gives me a good idea to pretend to make an armpit noise next time I accidentally pass gas in public.

    Any chance we get that batter3 contest back this year??

    • malamoney

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      @Fungazi 2.0: The problem is that armpit farts don’t smell like shit.

      Very doubtful Hey Batter3 returns this year. It was a lot of work. I was hoping to streamline the process, but that seems to be one more year away…

  3. I’m joining my first points league this year.

    Will you have rankings for this point set-up? Any advice on draft strategy with this would be appreciated!

    1B Singles 1 point
    2B Doubles 2 points
    3B Triples 3 points
    BB Walks (Batters) 1 point
    CS Caught Stealing -1 point
    HP Hit by Pitch 1 point
    HR Home Runs 4 points
    KO Strikeouts (Batter) -.5 points
    R Runs 1 point
    RBI Runs Batted In 1 point

    BBI Walks Issued (Pitchers) -1 point
    BS Blown Saves -2 points
    ER Earned Runs -1 point
    HA Hits Allowed -1 point
    HB Hit Batsmen -1 point
    INN Innings 3 points
    K Strikeouts (Pitcher) .5 points
    L Losses -5 points
    S Saves 7 points
    W Wins 7 points

    • malamoney

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      @lingeron: Nothing for stolen bases?

        • @lingeron: I just looked at your spreadsheet. Amazing. Paired down or not, please let me know when it is live!

          Thanks again.

        • malamoney

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          @lingeron: Is this a CBS league?

            • @lingeron: Hello again. Do you have any thoughts on strategy to best draft using this scoring system? Any help is appreciated as I wait for your point rankings.

              • malamoney

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                @lingeron: My advice is almost always the same in every points league. Take the best player available that satisfies one of your team’s needs. If you only start one 2B and the best player available is a 2B, you should move on to the next position unless you can use the 2B at Util or DH or something. Best player is determined by your league’s scoring system and roster composition.

      • Tyler says:
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        @malamoney: saves are the same as wins means never draft a starter…lasts years wins leader was less than half of last years win leader,

        • @Tyler: So go heavy on closers and end game starters? We have to always start 5 starters and 3 RPs.

          • malamoney

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            @lingeron: I would not go heavy on closers. As I said earlier, you want to take the best player available when it is your turn. I like to take hitters in the first two rounds, but after that if the best player is an SP, you’ve got to consider it…

  4. MARK e Penn says:
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    It took me a good five minutes to concentrate enough to stop laughing to read the post. WELL DONE.

    • malamoney

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      @MARK e Penn: Thanks man. I’d suggest you go back a re-read it as I was able to re-post it with the missing content.

  5. Wiffleballl Al says:
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    Having a discussion on adding QS to our points league this year. 6 innings 3 er or 5 innings 2 er. whats your opinion on these 2 suggestions. I like your points pre plate experience rating system on players. Does points per inning work for pitchers also ? I’m officially your 19th reader.

    • malamoney

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      @Wiffleballl Al: I HATE the quality start stat. Here’s what I’ve said before.

      Can we change the quality start stat to be either 6IP and 2ER or 7IP and 3ER? Otherwise the stat is bullshit. Three earned runs in six innings is a 4.50 ERA. Does anyone consider that quality?

      Points per inning works, but I generally use points per start.

      Welcome aboard…

      • icefire1 says:
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        @malamoney: Do you give points for a W?

        If so, what about the starter who exits leading 10-9 and ends up getting the W?

        • malamoney

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          @icefire1: I do give points for a win, but I prefer only 5 points. In your scenario if the pitcher gave up 9 runs, all of those runs plus the hits and whatnot are going to drastically lower his total. It’s a cheap win, but you just got to figure the negatives should outweigh the positives. Leagues that give 10 points for a win really bail out such a pitcher and I don’t like that.

          Similar could be said about the pitcher that goes 8 or even 9 innings and loses 1-0. It all comes down to run support…

  6. Todd says:
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    Woo hooo! I was hoping for some points league content!

    I’ll have more specific questions later. For now, a very general question: Do you share Grey’s avoidance of top aces strategy when you’re looking at points leagues?

    Thanks!
    Todd.

    • malamoney

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      @Todd: It depends on the scoring system of the league…

  7. Skip Mcgillicuddy says:
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    For preseason points league rankings, i’ll download a projection excel sheet and punch in the formula ([@HR]*4+[@RBI]*2 etc etc with all the stats that count in your league. It will formulate the total points for you and sort as well. You can also apply that same thought process to find Replacement Level Difference, but that’s a little more complicated and league specific.

  8. icefire1 says:
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    It’s about time you showed up…..

    • malamoney

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      @icefire1: Better late than never…

  9. icefire1 says:
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    Our points league is enjoying it’s 15th year. We are auction keeper points league. Nothing better!

    • malamoney

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      @icefire1: Agreed. I’m a big fan of auctions over snakes…

    • Marmot says:
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      @icefire1: Same and just about as long. We play every opponent in the league (10 teams) each week for a more complete tale of the tape, to mix metaphors. We do the following:

      Hitters

      1B- 1
      2b-2
      3b-3
      HR-4
      SB-2
      CS-(1)
      R-1
      RBI-1
      SF-1
      SH-1
      BB-1
      K-(1)
      .325 avg for the week or better garners +7
      CYC – 10
      Errors – (1)
      GDP – (1)
      GSHR – 8

      Pitchers

      App-1
      Inn – 1
      K- 1
      BBI – (.5)
      H – (.33)
      ER – (.5)
      HRA – (1)
      BS – (2)
      CG – 8
      SO – 8
      W- 8
      L- (3)
      NH – 10
      PKO – 2
      Saves- 3
      WHIP bonus:
      0- 1.00 – 8
      1.00 – 1.25 – 5

      Plus- as a hitter you can gain bonuses for more than 6 singles, 3 doubles, 2 triples and 4 HR in a week. Strange, I know. So imagine trying to get proper valuation for this mess.

      • malamoney

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        @Marmot: There’s a couple things I don’t like here.

        I think the negative points for a caught stealing should be equal to the positive points for a stolen base. The batting average thing is hokey. If you are going to give a bonus for a cycle it should be more than ten points considering how rare a cycle is. Same for no hitters. Is a grand slam 8 points on top of the 4 for a home run (plus the RBIs and run)? So is a grand slam really 17 points? Why such difference between a win (+8) and a loss (-3). Such disparity leads to little repercussion for throwing out as many two-start pitchers and you grab. Running an iffy two-start streamer out there in hopes of bunching up some points should come with a bigger risk of that player giving little to no, or even negative, points.

        Don’t meant to rip apart your scoring system, but I’m not a fan…

  10. jasonmorgan says:
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    Welcome back Malamoney. I was hoping you didn’t jump ship. Love your posts. Not a lot of regular points league stuff out there.

    • malamoney

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      @jasonmorgan: What’s up Mr. Morgan. Always good to hear from you. Jump ship? Never…

  11. Bitter Beerface says:
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    Yeah man, you nailed it with the Trout comments. First pick in a H2H snake draft is a killer. I hate it. You know Trout is going to not perform to expectations. He’ll give you the same production as any other stud bat. But by the time the pick comes back around, all the aces are gone! I’d much rather have a late pick to get a stud bat and an ace with the first two picks.

    I love the H2H posts, can’t wait for the spreadsheet you make. Drafts coming up! Thanks malamoney.

    • malamoney

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      @Bitter Beerface: Right on. That’s another reason I hate snake drafts. Much prefer auctions…

  12. DoubleHeaders says:
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    Thanks for all of your work Malamoney. It’s great to have this Points league content here, keep it up please!

    • malamoney

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      @DoubleHeaders: You are welcome. Looking forward to getting back into the groove…

  13. Joe says:
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    Your the guy I’ve been waiting for really enjoy your Points League articles just wish there were more of them ..

    • malamoney

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      @Joe: The wait is over buddy. Any specific topics on points leagues you’d like me to write about?

  14. icefire1 says:
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    Auction drafts rule! Snake drafts suck!

    • malamoney

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      @icefire1: San Dimas High School Football rules!

  15. Ante Galic says:
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    Malamoney!!

    Great post. Thanks a million, very much enjoyed.

    a. In a standard CBS, mixed, H2H, points league, weekly lineup would you drop any of the following for Robles?

    1. Laureano
    2. Voit
    3. VGJ

    I’m leaning ‘b’ (Voit).

    b. This is my team. Would appreciate your analysis. Any major areas of concern?

    C Grandal
    1B E5
    2B Villar
    3B Suarez
    SS Turner
    OF Conforto, Soto and Stanton
    U Laureano
    Bench VGJ, Voit

    SP Flaherty, Heaney, Snell, Taillon, DeGrom
    RP LeClerc, Glasnow
    Bench Kikuchi, Marquez, Castillo

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • malamoney

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      @Ante Galic: Thanks. I would probably not drop any of those guys for Robles. What are the keeper rules?

      Pretty good team. I’m not a fan of Villar, but he has potential. Hopefully Conforto continues on the positive trend. Looks like you might need a closer, but your starters are rock solid.

      Cheers!

  16. Joe says:
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    I would like to see a article about draft strategy from different draft positions in a 12 team league …beginning,middle & end snake draft

    • malamoney

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      @Joe: Ok, let me think about that…

  17. PTS2019 says:
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    Yay, the points league write is back!

    Your spreadsheet last year was great and definitely was why I drafted an all star team. It had nothing to do with me….

    Looking forward to your articles.

    • malamoney

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      @PTS2019: Yay, I’m back!

      Thanks for the support…

  18. David Bishop says:
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    Great to see you post Malamoney! I’ve been anxiously awaiting your return. Your spreadsheet has been a big part of my winning 4 straight championships in my league. I’m worried about this year though…

    Our draft is set for March 10th. Usually, you have your spreadsheet done “somewhere” around that time. Do you think that you will have it posted before the 10th this year? Please! Pretty please! LOL! :)

    • malamoney

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      @David Bishop: Great to be back!

      Glad that I’ve contributed to your win. Bad news is the spreadsheet is expected to be released between March 12 and 15. All depends on my schedule. I won’t be earlier than that. At least very unlikely. I will have my projections done before then and those will be out, but the functionality on top of it won’t be there. Sorry…

      • David Bishop says:
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        @malamoney: I’m having a tough time deciding on my 1st round pick. My points league is standard ESPN scoring. I have the 4th pick. 1 & 2 are going to Trout and Betts. The guy who has the third pick takes a pitcher in the first round every year.

        I’m torn: Ramirez at 4? He was on my team last year and I loved him. But, his 2nd half scares me a little. Arenado? Yelich? J.D.?

        Do you have any projections done yet? Will they be out before Sunday?

        thanks for all you do!

        • malamoney

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          @David Bishop: The numbers say Jose Ramirez. That’s who I’d go with, but if you are not feeling it, then it’s Bregman or Arenado.

          I should be releasing rankings in the next few days, but the spreadsheet won’t be ready until mid next week. It’s a lot of work to get it done…

  19. Carl Winslow says:
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    I was beginning to think there was no more points league posts, it’s been a long time.
    I’m pumped to see this post and look forward to more content.
    Your spreadsheets have helped me to 3 straight championships in my H2H Points Keeper League (Auction). Thanks!

    • malamoney

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      @Carl Winslow: We’ve got you covered…

  20. Jeremy says:
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    While I’m waiting for the spreadsheet, could I get some keeper advice? Scoring for hits is your basic point per base, points each for runs/rbi/walks. 2 for steals. -.5 for K’s. League uses 3 OF, no MI/CI spots. I’ve got Trout-Altuve-Verlander locked for rounds 1-3, and Mondesi in round 25.

    Where I have to make a decision is between Stanton and Rendon for my last one (round 4). Even with Stanton’s insane ’17, Rendon has averaged more points per year over the last 3. But he also hasn’t had a year where he finished #2 overall like the big guy. I can’t *really* go wrong, but I’d like to be *more right,* you know?

    What do you think, oh fearless points league sage?

    • malamoney

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      @Jeremy: Sorry for the delay. Rendon over Stanton…

  21. T Cole Anderson says:
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    @malamoney so happy to see this post and read comments. This will be my leagues 17th H2H year. We have changed some rules over the years but pretty much been a 12 team league the entire time. Flamed out in the playoffs last year but your spread sheet helped me draft a really good team. Had I not been such an idiot I would have most likely won the league. Looking forward to the spread sheet once again.

    ON to my question. We can keep 2 keepers every year with no limit on the amount of time you keep a certain player. What we do to try to limit someone who keeps really good players every year is we take last years finishing rank (batter or pitcher) and add that to this years projected season totals (batter or pitcher) and divide by 2. The highest number drafts first and so on. Snake draft. Here is a list of my potential keepers, I can keep 2
    Rizzo
    Bregman
    Yelich
    Bryant
    Nola

    Roster
    1 at each infield position
    4 OFers
    1 DH
    5SP 2 RP
    6 man bench
    2 dl spots
    1 Minor league spot

    scoring batters
    1B=1 and so on HR=4
    run=1
    RBI=1
    SB=1
    BB=1
    SO=-1
    CS=-1
    GDP=-2 (hate this one, trying to get removed)
    OF assit=2
    HBP, SH, SF all = 1
    Pitching
    Win=10
    Loss=-5
    save=8
    BS=-5
    Inn=1
    SO=1
    ER=-1
    QS=1
    we have points for CG, Shut out and no hitters

    Which 2 would you keep? Leaning towards Bregman and either Bryant or Yelich.

    Thanks again and keep it up. You are the best H2H advice out there.

    • malamoney

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      @T Cole Anderson: Thanks man. Bregman and Yelich. Love those two…

  22. Shuttlecocks says:
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    Won the league last year and I’m picking 12 in a snake draft, and then not again until 24. It’s a 4-team keeper league and my rock-solid trio is Trout, J.D. Martinez and Trea Turner. I also have Sale and Realmuto. Am I crazy to not protect Sale and keep Realmuto with the change to Philly?

    Look forward to your spread sheet, it was invaluable last year.

    • malamoney

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      @Shuttlecocks: You’ve got to keep Sale over Realmuto…

  23. Steve says:
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    final keeper decision in points league with -0.5 for a batter strikeout.

    Bregman in early 4th or Conforto in late 15th?

    • Grey

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      Bregman

    • malamoney

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      @Steve: Bregman for sure…

      • Steve says:
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        @malamoney:

        How about Taillon in late 7th or Conforto in late 15th. Taillon increases in value as ~20 of the top 40 pitchers will be kept and I would have none going into draft.

        • malamoney

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          @Steve: Taillon. Especially considering how many top arms will be kept…

          • malamoney

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            @malamoney: But not over Bregman…

            • Steve says:
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              @malamoney: cool thanks.

              • malamoney

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                @Steve: Any time…

                • Steve says:
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                  @malamoney:

                  I can trade Taillon for about a 5 pick bump in rounds 3 and 7 and about 20 picks in the 10th round area.

                  If I did that, then I could keep Conforto in the late 15th round.

                  Am I better off making that trade or just keeping Taillon and tossing Conforto back?

                  • malamoney

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                    @Steve: What does that even mean?

                    • Steve says:
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                      @malamoney:

                      I can trade Taillon to another owner. In return we would swap draft slots in the 3rd and 7th rounds. I would move up 5 spots in each round. In addition that owner would send me his 9th round pick for my 11th round pick, which moves me up about 24 picks.

                      If I make this trade, now instead of keeping Taillon with my 7th round pick, I would keep Conforto with my 15th round pick.

                    • malamoney

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                      @malamoney: I’d rather have Taillon. Swapping spots in the same round is not much of a gain. Maybe if it were the first round, but after the first few rounds, it’s not that great. How about you give him your fifth and he gives you his third. That gives you two third round picks. Moves like that are beneficial. But in this case I’m going with the “bird in the hand” rule can keeping Taillon as what he’s offering isn’t all that tantalizing. Look as past years results and look at the difference in players based on the proposed draft position switches. I’m guess you’ll find it not to be that enticing…

  24. johnnyhobbes says:
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    Hey – I hope to see many post from you this year… I have one points league and its also a modified keeper league…. one bat and one arm. I am debating about my pitcher keeper- Taillon or Treinen? The points leagues is saves and holds as well as wins and QS league. 5 for win and saves. -5 for losses -3 for blown saves and 3 for holds.

    Initially I felt this was easily Treinen….. not so sure recently. I think there is a ton of options of pitchers for saves and holds or even to simply take sp, rp eligible guys like Glasnow (but not Carlos Martinez anymore) .

    Anyways, thanks for your thoughts on this.

    • malamoney

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      @johnnyhobbes: Taillon for sure. As you’ve said, there are a lot of options for saves and holds. I like Treinen, but I’m not keeping him over Taillon and potential top ten arm. Aside from the few top top closers, closers come and go…

      • johnnyhobbes says:
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        @malamoney: thank you… Just needed to hear it.

  25. Malamoney! You’re back! By far my favorite Razzball commentator; however, Grey is still my favourite. Love the first post of the year.
    I was wondering if you’re putting out another points league spreadsheet like last years. That was amazing! Please, please!!!
    Thanks,
    Charlie H.

    • malamoney

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      @CharlieHustle: Thanks man. Good to be back.

      Working on the spreadsheet as we speak. It’s a lot of work, so I don’t expect it to be ready until Wednesday. Hopefully your draft is after Wednesday…

  26. Keith Sandy says:
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    Hello,
    Ive been in this league for 4 years now and can’t seem to take the next step. It has an odd setup that I can’t seem to master.
    $40 bankroll
    Roster Breakdown
    2C
    3B/1B/CI
    2B/SS/MI
    5 OF
    6 SP
    2 RP

    Then we draft farm teams which gives you ownership of all players from that team who were not drafted.

    Scoring is as follows:
    Offensive
    Runs/RBI are only offensive stats

    Pitching
    1 pt for every inning of a pitching win. Ex. 5ip=5pts
    3 pts for save

    I’ve mainly drafted offense and spent majority of my money there, but can’t seem to get over the jump at the end of the season. Would
    You have any suggestions as to maybe a different strategy? Any help is greatly Appreciated.
    Thanks,

    Keith Sandy

    • malamoney

      malamoney says:
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      @Keith Sandy: I’ve got to digest this a bit more. What’s the $40 bankroll for? Is it an auction?

      I need a better understanding of this league.

      • Keith sandy says:
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        @malamoney: yes auction league

        • malamoney

          malamoney says:
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          @Keith sandy: $40 to fill a roster???

  27. T Cole Anderson says:
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    MALA of course I am drafting this Sunday opposed to after your spreadsheet comes out so I am attempting to build a modified version for myself.

    So far, I have all of my position spread sheets built with my scoring included in the formulas along with a rankings page but I can’t remember how you use FVARz and Z-score. Can you explain what those 2 numbers give you and also if I could use your calculations from last years spread sheet to come up with those numbers for 2019?

    How do you reduce pitcher weight? do you just reduce total points by a percentage?

    I understand if this is part of your recipe and you do not want to share.

    as always, thanks for the help and for what you do for us H2H players

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      @T Cole Anderson:
      never mind the FVarz and z-score explanation as I found it online.

  28. Shivdaddy says:
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    I am glad you are back!!!! I am ready for some FVARz and Z-Score action baby!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • malamoney

      malamoney says:
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      @Shivdaddy: It’s coming. Just like winter!

  29. T Cole Anderson says:
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    1 more thing, I have tried to use your formulas on my spead sheet and I want to make sure my FVARz is calculating properly especially with pitchers. When I sort on my page it appears that Starters and Relievers are positioned high on my ranking tab and I am worried I have not weighted correctly.

    Each position has a separate sheet and the position FVARz are calculated there. On my ranking page, I have done separate VLOOKUP’s for batters SP and RP. My formula for each range is as follows

    =IF(AND(‘scoring rules’!$B$28=”yes”,OR(C2=”SP”,C2=”RP”,C2=”P”,C2=”SP/RP”)),VLOOKUP(B2,batters,4,FALSE)*0.9,VLOOKUP(B2,batters,4,FALSE))

    =IF(AND(‘scoring rules’!$B$28=”yes”,OR(C4=”SP”,C4=”RP”,C4=”P”,C4=”SP/RP”)),VLOOKUP(B4,STARTERS,4,FALSE)*0.9,VLOOKUP(B4,STARTERS,4,FALSE))

    =IF(AND(‘scoring rules’!$B$28=”yes”,OR(C8=”SP”,C8=”RP”,C8=”P”,C8=”SP/RP”)),VLOOKUP(B8,RELIEVERS,4,FALSE)*0.9,VLOOKUP(B8,RELIEVERS,4,FALSE))

    Can I do it like this and am I representing the pitcher weighting correctly?

    Thank you very much.

    • malamoney

      malamoney says:
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      @T Cole Anderson: Hey man. Sorry if this comes off wrong, but I can’t really get into debugging your formulas, etc. As for what I use, I keep all that info private. Hence the locked spreadsheet.

      I’m deep into my spreadsheet and hope to get a chunk done tonight, but unlikely I get it by Sunday. I will try my man.

      Thanks for your support…

      • T Cole Anderson says:
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        @malamoney:

        No worries, I completely understand. I think everything is working now, so I will go with what i have.

        Thanks again and keep up the awesome work!!!

  30. Monokin says:
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    Just wanted to throw out another thanks for the spreadsheet last year, which was essential in my CBS points league. Luckily my draft is two weeks away, so I’ll get to take advantage of this year’s spreadsheet, too. Appreciate all your hard work!

    • malamoney

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      @Monokin: You’re welcome. New spreadsheet is coming along…

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