After nearly three decades of pioneering serious fanalytic research in the annual Baseball Forecaster, at BaseballHQ.com and USA Today, Ron Shandler has built Shandler Park as his new home for creating, playing and talking about the game. Find out more....
By William Sperberg
Single Player Impact on Batting Categories
In showing the impact each player had on a single category, I used my leagues’ current 1st place total stats of 39 HR, 23 SB, .364 OBP and 258 RP and the current 7th place ‘winning’ totals of 33 HR, 18 SB, .347 OBP and 220 RP.
Stolen Bases was the batting category most impacted by single performers. Dee Gordon ($1) and Eric Young, Jr. ($15) have stolen 10 bases while Elvis Andrus ($21) and Emilio Bonafacio ($7) have stolen 9. If you drafted just one of these 4 players, he would have single-handedly accounted for approximately 40% of all the SB you needed for a 1st place finish and 50% of all the SB you need to finish in the top 7. That …
Innovative New Games!Over the past decade, Ron has been an innovator in designing challenging, new fantasy game formats. At BaseballHQ.com, he tested and launched games like Rotisserie500 and Quint-Inning. Here at Shandler Park, you will be able to play some of his creations. For 2014, the focus will be on one-month leagues.
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