I spent a lot of time during the
preseason identifying hitters that were more valuable in points
leagues than in traditional Rotisserie leagues. With Rotisserie
being the more popular, and more talked about format, I believe
that there is a Roto bias
in which Fantasy players
are naturally drawn to the 5 x 5 stats. By doing this, they are
discounting stats that factor into points leagues.
Three big stats that get overlooked are walks, doubles and
strikeouts. While they may tie into the big five Roto stats, they
do not have a direct impact on the results like they do in points
leagues. In many point leagues, players are rewarded two points for
a double, one for a walk and -0.5 for every hitter strikeout.
Heading into the season I identified hitters who hit 30 doubles,
had a walk rate greater than 10 percent, and a strikeout rate lower
than 15 percent. I decided to revisit those numbers, using players
with the same rates and six or more doubles, putting them on pace
to reach 30.
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