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#50425 Forum >> Help >> Extreme differences in Home vs Road Averages dsz071 06/23/2017 9:05:54 am
Well, I'll be.... Thanks, Rock. You really do learn something new every day.
#50426 Forum >> Help >> What's wrong with my team? robinsmd 06/23/2017 9:58:04 am
Would anybody be willing to take a look at my team and help me understanding why we're performing so poorly? I feel like we should be rolling through my current league. Any advice would be appreciated regarding what changes I should make!

#50427 Forum >> Discussions >> 2032 Draft Round 7 BrianV 06/23/2017 10:07:12 am
I had three 'above average' prospects with 'Never be a decent hitter' reports, the rest had no potential scouting report. I took the only pitcher without 'Wild', and got a 9-POT. Catch and release.

Three keepers in seven rounds this year following 3/10 last year. The draft hasn't been kind the last few seasons, although I've been at it long enough my farm is consistently getting stronger.
#50428 Forum >> Help >> Inherited Runners?? RDailey1948 06/23/2017 12:24:40 pm
I think this (inherited runners scored percentage with counts) would be quite helpful when evaluating Relief Pitchers.

Thanks for looking. RD

Updated Friday, June 23 2017 @ 12:25:57 pm PDT
#50429 Forum >> Discussions >> 2032 Draft Round 7 AssumedPseudonym 06/23/2017 12:51:14 pm
 My draft season has been somewhat disappointing, though I will readily admit that my view there is somewhat skewed by my first two seasons each producing a Rookie of the Year, one of whom took the MVP last season, plus a 15 POT besides those two (who, true, won’t ever reach that lofty number, but still). Even so, I wasn’t expecting to find anyone particularly worthwhile in the seventh round, so Dirk Ricci was a pleasant surprise.
#50430 Forum >> Off Topic >> Other sports simulations/online games... nobodyjones 06/23/2017 12:57:14 pm
OOTP 18 is on sale 'til July 5th on Steam. I had OOTP 16, the last version before they created a 3D game engine.
#50431 Forum >> Help >> What's wrong with my team? RDailey1948 06/23/2017 1:09:50 pm
I'm pretty much a Rookie but I looked since you asked.
Potential issues I saw were:
1) .255 BA vs RH pitchers. I looked and you have 4 LH and 2 S hitters at MLB. As most pitchers are RH this puts one in a hole.

2) Your Pitcher FIP vs ERA is about the same. To me this may indicate an improvement in Defensive skills might help. See below, this is an incorrect statement by me.

Also you are on the low end of DPs which might indicate the same.
Looking at INF players, Kelly and Esparza look very good to me. 3B Rocha's Arm at 9 might be an issue.
Outfield Range and Arms need addressed. I think I'd look for a couple LH hitting corner OF with better Range/Arm profiles.

3) The top 5 teams in your division are still contenders in my opinion. Leader has the edge but just under half the total games are yet to be played.

Good Luck!
Hope this outside look helped a little.

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#50432 Forum >> Help >> What's wrong with my team? wickersty 06/23/2017 1:46:48 pm
Hey RD,

For FIP, i know it's meant to be a alternative to ERA that removes your fielder's performance from the rating --- but does that mean, for example, that if his team ERA is 4.52 and his team FIP is 4.53 that basically, his defense is not causing any real harm to his pitcher's performance?

And further, if my team ERA is 3.62 but my team FIP is 4.43, doesn't that basically mean that my team's defense is bad and it's causing nearly a full run per game extra?

Trying to understand how to read and process FIP compared to ERA.


Updated Friday, June 23 2017 @ 2:17:45 pm PDT
#50433 Forum >> Help >> What's wrong with my team? brentswagger 06/23/2017 1:55:56 pm
I'm not sure there is much wrong with your team. You are hovering around .500 and have a slightly positive run differential on the season. You are in the hunt and you have a good team so I don't know if you were expecting to blow away your competition or what? In looking at your pitching your setup guys have pretty high ERA so that might have cost you a few games. You are close and still in the race. It's probably about evaluating each spot and determining if you have players slumping that may come around or if you have a big hole to fill. I think if you could get a hot setup man that might help in closing out a few games.

Also, interesting take on FIP. I always thought if your FIP was higher that the pitches was being helped out by the defense and if it was lower than ERA than the defense was bailing the pitcher out.
#50434 Forum >> Help >> What's wrong with my team? RDailey1948 06/23/2017 2:14:11 pm
I did a quick calc on my team, 88 (ouch) errors and you are correct wickersty!

My team ERA is 3.39 and FIP is 4.24 based on Earned and Total Runs per 9 innings pitched.

Equal would mean no detriment due to errors. I misinterpreted the FIP - ERA difference.

However, lack of range/arm would not show as errors just extra hits/bases for balls not reached and late throws.

Thanks for the clarification of my statement.


Updated Friday, June 23 2017 @ 2:15:31 pm PDT

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