### Adding Prospects

Quick Question, when prospects are added to an Upcoming Free Agent draft, in an already running League, their stats are averaged in with other players in the League to show their Rank, which makes sense, however, even though these prospects are not able to be used in the season already being played, their additions can effect the Rank of Players already in the Pool who ARE active, almost always in a negative manner.

So an 88 Ranked Pitcher could become an 85 Ranked Pitcher if a few pitchers were added as prospects, whose Whip, 9/H, or K/9 stats numbers were unique to the Player Pool, causing the tier to change. IE: the existing Pool of Pitchers has a 6.8 H/9 and a 7.1 H/9 and a 6.9 H/9 and a 7.0 H/9 get added the 7.1 H/9 guy drops at least 2 Rank points - I don't know the actual formula for determining Pitcher rank, With hitters it appears to be add all 3 (AVG, OBP, OPS and divide by 3 but with pitchers it's not the same, one or 2 off the numbers used are given a higher percentage and I haven't been able to determine what it is, but I'm no math major.

I understand that it's needed to see what these players additions to the pool will EVENTUALLY cause to happen to the Pool, but why should they cause any change to active players when the Prospects cannot possibly have any effect this season?

It really does not effect superstars much but turning a 73 RP into a 69 RP (and I have seen it happen) is huge - And all that talk of

"Rank doesn't matter" - DOES matter when it comes to pitchers - Their rank is unencumbered by Defense not being included, it's pure stat numbers and over the course of a season that lower Rank DOES make a difference.

It would be nice if this could be done.

So an 88 Ranked Pitcher could become an 85 Ranked Pitcher if a few pitchers were added as prospects, whose Whip, 9/H, or K/9 stats numbers were unique to the Player Pool, causing the tier to change. IE: the existing Pool of Pitchers has a 6.8 H/9 and a 7.1 H/9 and a 6.9 H/9 and a 7.0 H/9 get added the 7.1 H/9 guy drops at least 2 Rank points - I don't know the actual formula for determining Pitcher rank, With hitters it appears to be add all 3 (AVG, OBP, OPS and divide by 3 but with pitchers it's not the same, one or 2 off the numbers used are given a higher percentage and I haven't been able to determine what it is, but I'm no math major.

I understand that it's needed to see what these players additions to the pool will EVENTUALLY cause to happen to the Pool, but why should they cause any change to active players when the Prospects cannot possibly have any effect this season?

It really does not effect superstars much but turning a 73 RP into a 69 RP (and I have seen it happen) is huge - And all that talk of

"Rank doesn't matter" - DOES matter when it comes to pitchers - Their rank is unencumbered by Defense not being included, it's pure stat numbers and over the course of a season that lower Rank DOES make a difference.

It would be nice if this could be done.