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Monday, March 6, 2017

Maddie's Position Players



Maddie's Pitchers


Season Seven Top FA Pitchers

Using the same method as the position player post. SP's are those with stamina greater than 55 and durability greater than 20. RP's must have stamina over 15 and durability over 40.

Maddie's categorizes them as follows:

over 80 all-star
72-80 above average ML
68-72 average ML
60-68 below average ML
below 60 AAA
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Last Season's Cy Young winners, for reference:

NL - Carlos Jose - 100.91
AL - Kazuki Chang - 89.48

Starters
1. Hugh Wilkerson - 109.65
2. Cristobal Martinez - 90.91
3. Louie Gomez - 88.85
4. Kelvin Lavarnway - 84.19
5. Jimmie Rodriguez - 83.62

Last season's Fireman winners, for reference:
NL - Albert Harvey - 82.1
AL - Hector Nieves - 92.81

Relievers
1. Alex Manuel - 93.86
2. Victor Pinzon - 93.49
3. Johnnie Kaufman - 84.35
4. Marty Clifton - 83.85
5. Ray Matthews - 81.34

Season Seven Top Free Agents - Position Players

Maddie's Team Management, created by a Hardball Dynasty user some time ago,  is an excel spreadsheet that aims to rank pitchers and players based on their ratings in the related categories. I don't think you can find it available anymore, but I have kept a copy and use it quite a bit in the draft and free agency. It's not perfect (does not evaluate baserunning, for instance), but is nevertheless a good guide.

For position players, the spreadsheet measures batting, fielding, and overall ratings. Without further ado, here are the top FA's in each category:

Overall

The spreadsheet analyzes the current ratings and spits out a blended score. A score of 100 or above indicates an All-Star level player, 90-100 indicates an above average ML player, 80-90 indicates a replacement level player, and anything less is AAA. The overall rating is comprised of the batting rating plus the fielding rating, with fielding comprising roughly 25%. For reference, here are the ratings for last year's MVP's:

NL - Yunesky Benitez - 107.16
AL - Napoleon Starr - 103.35

This year's Top FA's, based on overall rating, are as follows:

1. Matthew Pacheco - 106.1
2. Chuck Truman - 105.23
3. Napoleon Starr - 103.35
4. Carlos Aramboles - 102.67
5. Paul Hudson - 101.34

Batting

The spreadsheet has a column that analyzes just the offensive prowess of a player. Much like overall rating, there is a scale; over 70 is all star, over 63 above average, over 60 average, and below 60 below average/AAA. Here are last year's Silver Slugger LF's, for your reference:
NL - Yunesky Benitez - 83.25
AL - Jacob Butera - 84.41

This year's Top FA sluggers as follows:
1. Napoleon Starr  - 85.75
2. Matthew Pacheco  - 79.93
3. Matthew Faulkner - 76.3
4. Magglio Delgado - 74.86
5. Yunesky Osuna - 74.77

Fielding

.As you would expect, SS's are rated the highest.  Rating categories as follows: gold glove more than 35, above average 30-35, replacement level  25-30, AAA level below 25. Last year's golden glove SS's, for your reference:

NL - Rafael Nieves - 38.29
AL - Von Walters - 39.94

Top FA Gloves
1. Curt Fleming - 38.32
2. Nolan Chatwood - 37.77
3. Jose Bennett - 37.34
4. Max Baerga - 36.92
5. Dee Lombard - 36.79

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Monday, December 9, 2013

Rankings - Part Deux

1. Salt Lake City Mormons
2. Durham Tar Heels
3. Boston Massacre
4. Pittsburgh Partymen
5. Houston Hangovers
6. Honolulu Tropics
7. Philadelphia Bacharach Giants
8. Helena Hustle
9. Kansas City
10. Vancouver Otters

Monday, November 25, 2013

Biweekly Rankings

Yes, biweekly means once every two weeks. But, of course, it also means twice per week. To make it clear, these rankings will appear once every two weeks, or, ahem, biweekly. Now that that is settled! For the newbs, the rankings are based on a combination of record, expected win percentage, and run differential. On to it!

1. Honolulu Tropics (29-12) - Owners of the best record, expected win percentage, and run differential in the league. 8-5 vs. the Top 10
2. Salt Lake City Mormons (27-14)  - The AL's top record, expected win percentage, and run differential. 7-6 vs. the Top 10
3. Houston Hangovers (29-12) - Tied with Honolulu for the best record in the majors, and 3rd in both expected win percentage and run differential. 8-6 vs. the Top 10
4. Pittsburgh Partymen (26-15) - Owners of the 4th best record in the majors. 5th in both expected win percentage and run differential. 6-7 vs. the Top 10
5. Boston Massacre (23-18) - 4th in both expected win percentage and run differential, but only 8th in overall record.  5-4 vs. the Top 10
6. Vancouver Otters (26-15) - The owners of the 4th best record in the league are playing above expectations. 6th in run differential and 7th in expected win percentage. 5-3 vs. the Top 10
7. Burlington Worm Burners (24-17) - The NL's 4th best team is 6th in expected win percentage, 7th in overall record, and 8th in run differential. 5-7 vs. the Top 10
8. Durham Tar Heels (22-19) - Lagging in overall record (10th), but 7th in run differential and 8th in expected win percentage. 6-9 vs the Top 10
9. Kansas City Evil Empire (25-16) - Playing above expectations - 6th in overall record, but 10th in both expected win percentage and run differential. 5-8 vs the Top 10
10. Montreal Garde Imperiale (23-18) - Our favorite French-Canadians are back, checking in at 8th in overall record and 9th in both expected win percentage and run differential. 5-6 vs. the Top 10

Just Missed
Toledo
Chicago
Helena