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I don't know about this...

I knew I wasn't going to have the strongest team as I picked some of my favorites over best available (mostly with batters) but the pitching is what has me perplexed. I've got good pitching based on stats (WHIP, SO/9, etc.) but my starters are 0-5 and not one has gone longer than 3.2 innings giving up a combined 29 runs in those 16.2 innings. I'm still enjoying the site though.

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Sure, your SPs look great by themselves, but compare them to the pitchers on the top ERA team, not even close. You can see by rank you have fairly average SPs and the hitters in the league have insane stats since it’s the best of the last 50 years. Your RPs are really good and much better than your starters so you want them pitching as much as possible. Have your SPs pitch short, don’t set SU and CL, let Kimbrel and Gagne pitch as often as they can. Also, your best dwar OF should be in CF, not Anderson.

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Change Dykstra to his 1990 season !!! If you don't know how to do this, you go to roster, click on Dykstra and in the lower right hand side of the screen there are player options - click on change stats, highlight 1990 and click on it, then wait until the change is complete. He's actually better offensively and has a killer 3.13 dWAR. Play him in CF !!! This is the best thing you can do to improve your pitchers.

- The Sheik

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Thanks for the info and the tips! First time doing this and I went for pitchers with high SO/9.
I was losing track of the Rank when I was putting them on my draft list.

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Thanks! Didn't realize you could change seasons.
Thought you were stuck with the real stats from the draft rankings.
I assume you can do this with FA agent pickups as well?

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You can. And definitely don’t just go by rank, though for pitchers it is more helpful than hitters. Your pitchers WHIP are great for their time but not in this league. Some of them might be able to be changed to better season too. Best to check all your players.

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So the "dwar" sounds like a really important category?
Where does that stat come from as it seems to have a lot of impact on the simulation based on the Dykstra/Brady Anderson comparison.
Kinda odd too considering Anderson was one of the better defensive Center Fielders in baseball.

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Baseball-reference.com

Sadly, our eyes may have been fooled as Brady rates out poorly in CF, as if he didn't belong there.

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Like when you look at 1995 stats.. and realize Mo Vaughn as a -0.2 DWAR vs JT Snow who is a -2 DWAR...

Even with a leg amputated, and on its worst day... JT Snow was a far better fielder than MO Vaughn who was plain terrible...

Can we doubt a bit of the accuracy of that statistic...

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Prior to 2002, its based entirely from Total Zone Runs. So it's a little sketchy. Especially the further back you go...

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Maybe, just maybe, announcers and play by play guys over exaggerated certain traits of many players. I'm not saying Mo Vaughn is a superior defender to JT Snow, but it is quite possible JT Snow just wasn't as "great" as we were told non stop for the greater part of a decade.

Kinda like "Bob Gibson was so mean he threw at guys all the time," which is a total load of crap. Greg Maddux has basically an identical historical HBP rate, with far superior control. But you know, Gibson would knock down his grandmother if given the chance.

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I went through the same realization 10 years ago when I started playing SIM basketball. I always thought Pete Maravich was THE greatest point guard in history .... until I saw his historical stats ! All I had ever heard from play-by-play announcers was : " What a great passer ... " and " He's the one of the greatest shooters EVER !! " Apart from his 68 point game against the Knicks and his fancy passing and ball handling ; his shooting and assist percentages were kind of average for a shooting guard in that era. He's still my number 3 player all time ( behind Bird & " Downtown " Freddie Brown ) ; but , I understand now why Lou Hudson and Oscar Robertson didn't care for him much .... the money he was paid as a rookie was based purely on his "style".