Scoring - New scoring categories and functionality
Requests for new scoring categories and general functionality.
Some of the most highly requested scoring categories are:
- Wins + Quality Starts
- Opponent OPS
- Net Wins
- Total Walks allowed + Total hits allowed
I like this and all for it.
I also think yahoo could be a bit creative (talking to you product managers) and come up with a variant on the QS. It's bs that if I have a pitcher go 8 innings deep and they give up 4 runs I lose the QS but someone who only goes 6 innings and give up 3 gets the QS. Here is one way of doing it that would be really interesting.
5ip 1er = QS
6ip 2er = QS
7ip 3er = QS
8-9ip 4er = QS
To answer some questions:
-Pitcher throws 5.2ip and gives up 2er they don't qualify for the QS.
-Pitcher gives up 3er in 6ip (does not qualify for a QS), but then throws a clean 7th inning (gets the QS)
-Pitcher gives up 1er in 5ip (gets the QS) then in the 6th inning gives up 2er (QS is taken away).
This would really allow the top pitchers to gain the value they deserve. It weeds out the good from the bad.
W+QS makes total sense, plus you already can do Hold+SV, so Yahoo, or just Y!, please make this happen. May the Yahoo God have mercy on our fantasy baseball hopes for this season.
marshall pearson commented
Would love to see this implemented this year
Great argument for it here:
AND other sites already have it.
Great option for the Wins vs. Quality Starts argument in a 6X6 league.
Add Wins + Quality Starts as a category.
Brett Isaacoff commented
any chance we can get this implemented for the 2016 season?
How many categories do ya'll want GEEEZ
How about K's to a lefty on a Full-Moon Tuesday?
Nash F Birnholz commented
I had this idea about a year ago and posted it (called the category "quality wins"). The idea I suggested was that a win be worth 1/2 and a quality start be worth 1/2, so if it's a quality win, they get the full point, if it's only one of the two, they just get 0.5, and if it's neither it's a zero.
I think the problem is that baseball simply doesn't track this. They track holds and saves as two separate categories, there's no overlap between the statistics there, so having a "saves+holds" category is doable since you get either one or the other. In this case the categories totally overlap and the system doesn't automatically differentiate. I think it's possible, and would be the best category ever (because I thought of it), but it would be a lot of work for the developers.
yeah i agree with this. also add Alex chi chi Gonzalez (TEX) to the player pool.
This might actually work. And i never agree to changes in 5x5 Roto. It seems to satisfy the "disgruntled" SP, from both sides, and without creating reactionary changes to other categories and player values. Meaning no other category is effected, and no SP gains QS value. This should reflect in 0 value changes. If you ran a simulation mock, there should not be significant value changes to SP. If that is true, then you can apply the new metric and squash that debate. Martian.
Brett Isaacoff commented
I'd originally posted a suggestion to add a QS+CG scoring, and now the link redirects to this...
IMO combining Quality Starts with Complete Games provides a more well-rounded stat for comparing Starting Pitchers, while QS+W still leaves room for RPs to contribute to the category...
Scott Maxey commented
If Holds + Saves is a possible category, then Quality Starts + Complete Games should be as well.
Devin Henson commented
Yea lets do it. Sounds great.
I can tell you now it's too late for this season.
kellen polan commented
A lot of managers in my Roto league last year were complaining about the inconsistency between their SP quality outings and their ability to record wins. I love the quality start category but it's always fun to root for your SP to win the game and not just post 6+IP <3 earned runs. QS + W would be a fun category because it would add wins as an added bonus making the Kershaw Wainright Scherzers a more valuable asset to your team. Hopefully this new category will be approved and implemented for the 2015 season. Thanks Yahoo!