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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