In 2014, we got up to 84 Razzball Commenter Leagues (1,008 teams). (Sign up for this year’s leagues here!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)
We appreciate all the participation and came up with a way to show it. I have all the 2014 RCL draft data + team stat totals (including # of moves) + final standings all loaded into a database.
Enter a theory you want me to test into the comments (or via twitter @rudygamble) and I will spit back the RCL results for it. Just remember this is 12-team MLB roto – if you want me to test NL-only auction $, you are SOL.
For example, below are the average team’s RCL standings points based on their 1st round pick. Anyone thinking “You CAN’T win with an SP as your 1st pick?” Stupendously wrong. Did teams selecting 1/2 have an advantage because Trout/Cabrera were such easy picks? Most likely, yes. What is the average points impact of selecting Carlos Gonzalez over Cano? About 13 standings points (note: might be a bit exaggerated because CarGo owners probably checked out early more often than Cano owners).
|Player||# of Teams||Avg 1st Rd Selection||Avg League Standing Pts|
Here’s another one. This is number of pitchers selected per team in the first 5 rounds. Basically, the hitter/pitcher mix in the first 5 rounds had no impact on team’s place in the final standings. You like drafting aces, cool. You like to wait on pitching, that is cool also. Those that paint one strategy as inherently better, uncool.
|# of Pitchers||Count||Avg Standing Pts|
Okay, your turn.