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May 25, 2006

Funky Stats Fantasy Baseball?:
I was noticing that there are some pretty obscure stats that could be used to set up a 5x5 (or whatever XxX desired) that would have nothing like home runs but rather outfield assists, sacrifices, balks and other offbeat stats to play.

Anyone interested?


posted by fenriq to fantasy at 12:29 AM - 17 comments

Heck yes. But is it too late to start a league?

posted by DrJohnEvans at 11:49 AM on May 25

Here are some stats I'd like to see used: * Bunt RBIs, cause they're the most spectacular play in baseball, especially if the runner or batter is a pitcher * For catchers, successful outs after having been barrelled down by the runner * And of course, hit by pitch.

posted by qbert72 at 12:31 PM on May 25

Sounds kinky. Count me in. For catchers, successful outs after having been barrelled down by the runner And don't forget percentage of runners thrown out and foul ball putouts!

posted by The_Black_Hand at 01:56 PM on May 25

But is it too late to start a league? yahoo leagues have half-season options. How about: - intentional walks - wild pitches for pitchers/passed balls for catchers - defensive indifference (it would be a stolen base, but for defensive indifference) - errors

posted by Toxteth O'Grady at 03:04 PM on May 25

I'm down. I like the strange and unusual, but this because I myself am strang and unusual.

posted by HATER 187 at 03:06 PM on May 25

Other suggestions: - outfielder double-plays (fly ball out and then gunning out a runner) - catcher double-plays (strike'em out, throw'em out kinds) - batting average for balls in play = (hits - HR)/(AB) (for hitters OR pitchers) - hit by pitch

posted by grum@work at 03:44 PM on May 25

Someone should be on "Who (Or What) Has Greg Maddux Beaten To A Pulp Today?" duty.

posted by chicobangs at 04:55 PM on May 25

Okay! Hot dog! So there are two lists of stats to choose from on Yahoo's Fantasy Baseball. Batters: Games Played (GP) Games Started (GS) At Bats (AB) Runs (R) Hits (H) Singles (1B) Doubles (2B) Triples (3B) Home Runs (HR) Runs Batted In (RBI) Sacrifice Hits (SH) Sacrifice Flys (SF) Stolen Bases (SB) Caught Stealing (CS) Walks (BB) Intentional Walks (IBB) Hit By Pitch (HBP) Strikeouts (K) Ground Into Double Play (GIDP) Total Bases (TB) Putouts (PO) Assists (A) Errors (E) Fielding Percentage (FPCT) Batting Average (AVG) On-base Percentage (OBP) Slugging Percentage (SLG) On-base + Slugging Percentage (OPS) And Pitchers Pitching Appearances (APP) Games Started (GS) Innings Pitched (IP) Wins (W) Losses (L) Complete Games (CG) Shutouts (SHO) Saves (SV) Outs (OUT) Hits (H) Total Batters Faced (TBF) Runs (R) Earned Runs (ER) Home Runs (HR) Walks (BB) Intentional Walks (IBB) Hit Batters (HBP) Strikeouts (K) Wild Pitches (WP) Balks (BLK) Stolen Bases Allowed (SB) Batters Grounded Into Double Plays (GIDP) Save Chances (SVOP) Holds (HLD) Total Bases Allowed (TB) Earned Run Average (ERA) (Walks + Hits)/ Innings Pitched (WHIP) Strikeouts per Walk Ratio (K/BB) Strikeouts per Nine Innings (K/9) Next comment will have my suggestions for league stats.

posted by fenriq at 06:19 PM on May 25

Batters: Hit by pitch (Biggio anyone?), GIDP (shame Marquis Grissom retired), Errors, Sacrifice Flys and At Bats (but Putouts might be cooler) Pitchers: Outs, Wild Pitches (no more Ankiel makes this a tough one), Balks, Save Chances and Hit Batters (though Holds or Total Bases Allowed might be fun too). The league's go up to 12 teams so let's get 'er going once we've arrived at a consensus of stats to use.

posted by fenriq at 06:22 PM on May 25

I wouldn't mind playing. It would be interesting to see who would be the best players with these more obscure stats.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 07:20 PM on May 25

These are my favourites: Games Started (GS) Triples (3B) Sacrifice Hits (SH) Caught Stealing (CS) Hit By Pitch (HBP) Ground Into Double Play (GIDP) Putouts (PO) Outs (OUT) Runs (R) Hit Batters (HBP) Wild Pitches (WP) Balks (BLK) Stolen Bases Allowed (SB) Batters Grounded Into Double Plays (GIDP) Holds (HLD) Total Bases Allowed (TB)

posted by DrJohnEvans at 07:53 PM on May 25

I think Yahoo! will not let you count a stat the "wrong" way. For example, you could win the Caught Stealing category by having only guys who never attempt to steal a base on your team.

posted by qbert72 at 09:03 PM on May 25

I'm in. What about quality starts for a pitcher, also? How about a smashed-into-unpadded-post-and-crack-your-face-open-but-made-the-out? Or maybe a snapped-your-wrist-but-still-made-the-throw?

posted by wingnut4life at 10:05 PM on May 25

Catcher's interference?

posted by ajaffe at 10:28 PM on May 25

Okay, so far its a 6x6 with the stats being: Batters: Games Started, Triples, Sacrifice Flys, Hit by Pitch, Ground into Double Play and Putouts. Pitchers: Total Batters Faced, Home Runs, Hit Batters, Balks, Holds and Total Bases Allowed. Sound good? I'll finalize the league and post the link and password, first 11 other teams to get in are in.

posted by fenriq at 10:59 PM on May 26

Damn, I did want errors in there. 7x7 with Stolen Bases Allowed too?

posted by fenriq at 11:36 PM on May 26

SpoFi Funky Stats League ID#: 382505 Password: spofi The league homepage is here. Eleven teams left now, once the league fills, we can finalize stat choices and draft style.

posted by fenriq at 11:57 PM on May 26

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