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Is rank all that important?


Is rank all that important?

I've owned 6 teams this summer, and the best I've finished with any is 6 games above .500. I switch line ups a lot, mostly every 2 games because I like getting all my players stats. I'm curious if all of the higher ranked players should be every day starters and perhaps I'd win more?

Re: Is rank all that important?

The better players should be in all the time. Not necessarily by rank, which is just a guideline, but when you see who’s being successful, don’t bench them so the other players don’t feel bad. Numbers don’t have emotions :)

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that is incorrect...

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George Costanza's from Seinfeld's friend named his son 7 after Mickey Mantle- I'm pretty sure Seven has feelings...

Sorry, but with the reference to "The Mick" and numbers not having feelings, I couldn't resist LOL

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I think the Sheik means to not ignore defense, compare these two OF's using their BEST season from Best of the 1980's

https://www.pennantchase.com/lgPlay..
https://www.pennantchase.com/lgPlay..

Tartabull is an 87 ranked player - but his defense (-2.95) is BAD

Dawson is a 71 ranked Offensive Player with a +2.13 Defense

That means that Tartabull has about a 12% chance to turn an out batted in his direction into a Hit.

Dawson has about a 9% chance to turn a HIT in his direction into an out.

That's a pretty big advantage defensively versus only a smallish offensive deficit - PLUS Dawson only played 103 games so the 10 less HR's hit than Tartabull will probably be made up with Full Time playing, plus he's faster and strikes out less.

So relying simply on Rank is a bad idea unless you only care about offensive output.

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i dont even look at rank i look at past seasons and stats. i use the best off players my 1st 6 batters. thin i fill in the rest with guys with a lot of range and fielding % but range 1st. i just think if they are not going to hit they may as well be good at def. and go with power more thin avg because the power hitters seam to carry a better avg

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'Range' hahaha.
Stop living in the past. ;)

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I was going to ask where you found RANGE on a players stats these days... It's kind of tough to find fault with the system if you are not using up to date rules.

I don't know if it was in response to my post but, I was advising to not worry about Rank so much because it only covers a portion of a players abilities. Good luck

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sorry guys i am talking about Def War or .dw i guess it replaced Range