For those not infected by the baseball stat virus, I imagine it is hard to determine what is a bigger waste of time – people spending countless hours obsessing over fantasy baseball versus those that pore through historical baseball statistics and debate things like Hall of Fame worthiness. ¬†It must be like a nutritionist determining the relative unhealthiness of fried foods vs. processed snacks.
Some quick basics:
- It includes every hitter and pitcher season since 1903.
- Based on 12-team MLB (C/1B/2B/SS/3B/5 OF/CI/MI/UTIL/9 P) with a $260 budget and 5×5 categories (R/HR/RBI/SB/AVG, W/SV/ERA/WHIP/K)
- All players are given a total $ value as well as a $ value per category (we will likely change all player raters to this going forward vs. showing Point Shares)
- Please check out the¬†extensive FAQ document¬†for any methodological questions (and post there with similar questions).
Below are the various reports you can pore through. ¬†Our data table allows for some cool filtering/sorting that will be familiar to anyone who uses our tools such as¬†Player Rater,¬†Stream-o-nator, or¬†Hitter-tron. ¬†There are quick instructions at the top of the table and more in-depth instructions below the report grid.Please, blog, may I have some more?