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(I'll be drafting all catchers fwiw)

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Saturday, 23 March 2019 01:48 (six months ago) link

Pitch framing is not an available stat on yahoo, fyi.

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Saturday, 23 March 2019 02:52 (six months ago) link

...yet

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Saturday, 23 March 2019 03:14 (six months ago) link

So I just realized what that jpg is you shared.

Am 100% down for adding WAR, at the very least.

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Saturday, 23 March 2019 17:19 (six months ago) link

Come into my kitchen:

https://baseball.fantasysports.yahoo.com/b1/9455/12?stat1=ADVST

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Wednesday, 27 March 2019 05:07 (six months ago) link

i'm not even sue what all those things are.

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Wednesday, 27 March 2019 16:39 (six months ago) link

It's all on Yahoo's FAQ about Advanced Metrics:

HR/FB%* - Hit Reach/Facebook - how many of their good hits end up as viral videos on social media platforms.
GB/FB* - Good bloopers/Facebook - how many of their mistakes end up as viral videos on social media platforms.
BABIP* - Bad Ass Boys In Pyjamas - how often they accidentally wear their PJs to the game.
ISO* - Isometric. Basically a measurement of how similar their height is to their width and depth. Bartolo Colon has a high ISO; Billy Hamilton, not so much.
CT%* - Chrono Trigger% - how many endings they have completed of Squaresoft's seminal 1995 Japanese RPG Chrono Trigger.
wOBA* - Short for Wobble. Basically, how awkward their running looks. Good for telling if they are likely to attempt to steal second.
wRAA* - How many near-homers they hit, only to get caught at the warning track and make you yell WRAAAAAA.
RC* - Royal Crown - How much non-Pepsi, non-Coke cola they drink.
TOB* - Time on base - how many hours, minutes, and seconds they spend either safe on a base, or defending a base. Tends to be higher for infielders.
GB* - Good Boys - how many good boys they know.
GB%* - Good Boy Percentage - how many good boys they know, divided by how many good and bad boys they know.
FB* - Future Bank - how much money they have yet to earn.
FB%* - Future Bank % - how much money they have yet to earn, dividing by past bank + future bank. Good indicator of how satisfied vs. hungry they are
OPS+* - Occurences playing Sheeran's "+" - how many times the player has spun the triple platinum Ed Sheeran album from 2011.
P/PA* - Pen-Pineapple-Apple. A measure of how many second pens they are missing.
GDPR* - God Damn Power Rifles. A measure of their Lootscore in popular video game Destiny 2.
SL* - Sleazy lines. You know when you see a guy get a single and talk to the first basemen? Sometimes they're gross about it.
WAR* - what is it good for? Absolutely nothing.

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boo'd Up" (Will M.), Wednesday, 27 March 2019 17:22 (six months ago) link

ha!

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Wednesday, 27 March 2019 18:58 (six months ago) link

the disparity between my team's offensive and pitching points is truly inspiring

https://imgur.com/pjTghwP

na (NA), Monday, 1 April 2019 15:07 (six months ago) link

I probably asked this before, but remind me why there are categories for both SLG & XBH? Seems like double dipping into the same skill set for its own sake.

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Wednesday, 3 April 2019 02:24 (six months ago) link

(I guess I could do a regression and see how correlated they are, but I am not really feeling like doing yet another regression in my free time.)

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Wednesday, 3 April 2019 02:26 (six months ago) link

i think it's supposed to be double-dipping for power hitters (triple-dipping if you count homers), kinda like QS and W for SP?

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boot Edge Edge" (Will M.), Wednesday, 3 April 2019 14:27 (six months ago) link

Ah but QS and W are not correlated, as evidenced by Jake DeGrom last year (and my team, I was towards the top in QS but only midpack in W). QS is kind of an equalizer for good pitchers on low-scoring teams or with bad luck (or both, eg: DeGrom). Kind of a way to hack advanced stats using traditional stats.

I'll do a regression on SLG & XBH just to make my point. It seems to be pretty much double-counting power, with a little bit of a correlation with NSB.

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Wednesday, 3 April 2019 16:08 (six months ago) link

Yeah, having HR and SLG and XBH seems way too power-shifted, this isn't 1996-2002 anymore. Perhaps chicks dig WAR these days.

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Wednesday, 3 April 2019 16:10 (six months ago) link

we don't include defense at all right now, right? WAR would be at least a step towards that

na (NA), Wednesday, 3 April 2019 16:16 (six months ago) link

but more innings means higher likelihood of wins, no? and also qs is literally about more innings

i mean unless we have RPs out here throwing 160 innings a season

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boot Edge Edge" (Will M.), Wednesday, 3 April 2019 17:23 (six months ago) link

Exactly... Tampa's "openers" always get denied QS due to archaic scoresheet criteria.

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Wednesday, 3 April 2019 17:27 (six months ago) link

I mean, not the openers, but the followers who pitch the bulk of the game.

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Wednesday, 3 April 2019 17:27 (six months ago) link

> but more innings means higher likelihood of wins, no?

slightly, wins and QS only correlate 63% of the time. Not a dutiful correlation imho.

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Wednesday, 3 April 2019 17:42 (six months ago) link

with two outliers (kersh and degrom, who any other year wd probably have more), all of the 20+ QS guys have at least 12 and up to 20 wins. Of all of the 15+ wins guys, only one didn't post double-digit QS (yarborough, because rays). it might have a leaguewide correlation of 63% (which still seems... pretty high to me!), but don't we only care about the most valuable players? (i use "most" loosely here, like, top 100 pitchers or something)

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boot Edge Edge" (Will M.), Wednesday, 3 April 2019 17:53 (six months ago) link

if WAR is available next season i would definitely be open to replacing Wins and XBH with it. however – i'm not sure it will be. right now they have it viewable with a bunch of other advanced stats - but i don't see it as an option for actual scoring stats.

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Wednesday, 3 April 2019 18:38 (six months ago) link

Right, and reminder it's Will that's hung up on QS/W correlation, it is I who thinks XBH+HR+SLG seems superfluous towards power.

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Wednesday, 3 April 2019 19:25 (six months ago) link

idk if i'd say i'm hung up on it, just kinda wondering out loud about it. i'm happy w/ how the league is!

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boot Edge Edge" (Will M.), Wednesday, 3 April 2019 19:55 (six months ago) link

THAT IS NICE TO HEAR! seriously. could do with more positive feedback.

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Wednesday, 3 April 2019 20:23 (six months ago) link

oh geez! sorry if i don't say it enough but i look forward to this league every year! in fact this yera i dropped out of a couple of leagues because i wanted to pay attention to the only ones i care about this one, my good irl friends one and this one. i dig how totally different it is from everything else, it kinda makes you focus on good players vs. "good fantasy players" (or adapt your meaning of "good fantasy players" with STATS.XLS) and the age gated thing is a thing of beauty that i have ripped off for other-sport leagues over the past few years. it's great, you're great, i kiss u

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boot Edge Edge" (Will M.), Wednesday, 3 April 2019 20:29 (six months ago) link

i care about0 this one, my good irl friends one and this one.

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boot Edge Edge" (Will M.), Wednesday, 3 April 2019 20:30 (six months ago) link

i promise to be more positive (once I win).

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Thursday, 4 April 2019 00:51 (six months ago) link

I'm in first place, so I'm very positive about our league right now!

NoTimeBeforeTime, Thursday, 4 April 2019 06:17 (six months ago) link

i'm so incredibly in last place right now i almost wonder if my season is over on april 4. still a good league!

for real tho i saw my score today and almost threw my phone out the window. NOBODY IS HITTING NOBODY IS PITCHING

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boot Edge Edge" (Will M.), Thursday, 4 April 2019 15:16 (six months ago) link

You should have used my spreadsheet.

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Thursday, 4 April 2019 16:10 (six months ago) link

My crew of sluggers are still slugging behind their obp

francisF, Thursday, 4 April 2019 16:52 (six months ago) link

well shit

omar little, Sunday, 14 April 2019 22:32 (six months ago) link

Boys of March!

Andy K, Monday, 15 April 2019 00:09 (six months ago) link

team ERA: 6.52
team WHIP: 1.64

omar little, Monday, 15 April 2019 00:42 (six months ago) link

My team's first time in 3rd since early September 2018.

...and with that post, I have cursed my team to a freefall into the cellar.

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Monday, 15 April 2019 03:19 (six months ago) link

Need six IL slots — maybe a dozen by the end of the week.

Andy K, Wednesday, 17 April 2019 20:29 (five months ago) link

was thinking next year, with the short IL (DL) we might should add a 3rd slot.

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Friday, 19 April 2019 05:57 (five months ago) link

https://media.giphy.com/media/joV1k1sNOT5xC/giphy.gif

omar little, Monday, 22 April 2019 20:16 (five months ago) link

https://marquetteeducator.files.wordpress.com/2011/05/snail.jpg

omar little, Tuesday, 23 April 2019 16:03 (five months ago) link

jesus i took a bath last night - dropped from middle of the pack to 12th. not quite Corrosion Of Conforto territory, but still not good.

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Wednesday, 24 April 2019 14:38 (five months ago) link

at least i have a very good OBP

omar little, Wednesday, 24 April 2019 15:31 (five months ago) link

it is astonishing, i'm not sure what happened. everything is terrible.

omar little, Wednesday, 24 April 2019 15:32 (five months ago) link

I’m impressed really.

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Wednesday, 24 April 2019 16:35 (five months ago) link

you ready for tomorrow Barry? 1.25 seasons of waiting!

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Friday, 26 April 2019 03:51 (five months ago) link

Hell yes dude, I'm not sure if I'm more excited for the fantasy or real life Vlad era.

NoTimeBeforeTime, Friday, 26 April 2019 04:48 (five months ago) link

Virtually the only good thing I’ve done this year is draft Tatis Jr, the poor man’s Vlad Jr.

omar little, Friday, 26 April 2019 05:30 (five months ago) link

I had a dream nightmare last night my roster was replaced with the Detroit Tigers

francisF, Friday, 26 April 2019 13:46 (five months ago) link

Every morning I wake up and check the standings like

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=bLJM5lHwql0

omar little, Sunday, 28 April 2019 20:12 (five months ago) link

three weeks pass...

two problems you might be able to help me with:

1) i have tim anderson and paul dejong, i don't need both. would trade one for a 2B, or maybe 1B, or maybe pitcher of some variety.
2) my potential keepers for 2020 include four 27-29 studs (arenado, judge, castillo, betts -- all 27 next year except arenado who will be 28) but my under 27 crop is (comparatively) weak (buxton, robles, wander franco, mcmahon). i'm definitely listening if someone finds themselves in the opposite situation, looking to shore up their mid-age keepers.

deus ex majima (Will M.), Wednesday, 22 May 2019 16:09 (four months ago) link

Not bad for a getaway day, I'm sniffing top 3 for the first time in 5 weeks:

https://i.imgur.com/JHHB6xS.png

Also massive thank you to whomever dropped Josh Bell.

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Thursday, 23 May 2019 23:21 (four months ago) link


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