Monday, May 10, 2010

rotating league name week 4 update

Here's a couple of things for ya:

First up, how would your team being doing in a roto league:
Congrats to the Ninjas on their earned run-less week.

Also congrats to the Frauds for having the most wins this week.

Here's the link to the full standings:

Not a lot of surprises (to me at least). The JayHeys would take the biggest tumble in the rankings, but that seems to be due in part to a strategy that seems to focus on dominating a few categories and just being competitive in several others (to pick off wins in weeks where the opponent is also weak in a stat). Correct me if I'm wrong there VH2.

Also interesting is that the 4 highest rankings from pitching come from closer heavy, starter heavy and balanced teams.

Since Shane is still kicking butt and taking names, here's his requested running best and worst total:

Notice we set 3 best's this week, but also 5 worsts (on top of tying the 0 saves mark again). Also notice I purposely show the record as Labia Skull and another as Brown Fang.

brew plop week 4

Here's the number of wins each team had after the first 4 weeks each season:

Here's some caveats first: For those who don't know, the first year of this league, we had 16 teams. We redrafted completely from year 1 to 2 and dropped 6 teams, so there's no comparables for the newly managed teams. Obviously, the two teams with new owners (marked in gray) won't have the same strategies as the teams they took over.

I adjusted for # of win inflation since we're not working on a system based on 12 categories/wins instead of 10. I also ignored losses/ties for simplicity.

Here are my initial thoughts on the through 4 weeks records:
1) The team with the best record after 4 weeks also had the best record at the end of the season
1a) but in previous two seasons, the team with the best record after four weeks was well ahead of the 2nd place team, which does not appear to be the case this year
2) The Lefties have made slow starts an annual occurence
2a) they've also made the playoffs every year
3) The Bulls are better when they don't draft the best (remaining) Indians from 1997 in 2008
4) Hopslayer is off to his best start ever, by far
5) The Dunbars are not off to their best start ever
6) I can't decide whether to refer to a team as a group (plural) or as a singular entity
7) my start to last season was pretty darned good (8-2 for 3 weeks, then a 5-5)

Still more to follow (at least the video).

Update: No more to come, here's the video recap:

Hoopslayer. Classic