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Slump Buster + On Fire


Slump Buster + On Fire

Here's the curious case of Yoan Moncada
https://www.pennantchase.com/lgPlay..
In this league, he's a modern day Adam Dunn. .201 average with .845 OPS. For reference, that's the 150th best OPS in the league of 20 teams and the third worst batting average.
Here are the 30 games pre slump buster with a home field of No Effect / No Effect

.216/.368/.504 = .872 OPS.
Pretty good!
Presumably because he's batting #1 and has a 21 On Fire
But now look at this...
29 games On Slump Buster and he's become Babe Ruth grafted onto Barry Bonds

.389/.575/.920 = 1.495 OPS!

I'm curious what exactly is happening with this slump buster, high on fire combo. I'm certainly not complaining, I just find it kind of fascinating and you can see from his lifetime stats that he's been an overwhelmingly productive player despite kinda strange numbers. With about a 40 game stint on SB last year he turned .906 real life OPS into a 1.216 season!

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That's where many of the no hitters come from too, fire. And the no hitters from weaker pitchers, fire plus buster.

As for Moncada, being switch hitter helps here too. He's killing righties.

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Slump buster can be a game changer for a player and their team. I have Hack Wilson in slump buster and the first game, he goes 3 for 4 with 2 hr’s. My team needs that bat in the worst way. Will keep him there for the full 30 days.

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Is there any way to tell when a pitcher is on fire?

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For pitchers, I just figure whenever I lose, they were on fire.

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LOL Yankee. I actually had the same question about knowing if a pitcher is on fire. Also, if you have a RP with very high fire (or a bench player or even worse a SP who is not starting), are they taking fire opportunity from your starters that game? Am I better off putting my high fire backup catcher in the minors so he’s not stealing fire from the bench? Just wondering...

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It seems like a team can have several batters on fire in the same game. That sort of implies that whether a particular batter is on fire is independent of other batters. If that’s true, then maybe you can steal thunder, but not fire.

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Only 1 batter or pitcher can be " On Fire" at any time in a game per team, there are countless times where 1 player will be on Fire and 1 or 2 other players have great games as well, nevertheless only 1 on fire at a time.

On Fire is determined at the start of the game and the SIM searches your ACTIVE lineup to determine if anyone is on fire- it starts with the Lead off hitter and works it's way down, so a High Fire guy on the bench does not effect the chances of a starter getting to be " On Fire"

Not sure about this BUT if you have a starter be on fire and he leaves the game, no other hitter will be end up getting Fire- I think it's only 1 hitter per game, per team, but could be wrong

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One hitter per game max. It goes down the lineup in order and once a player hits it stops checking. If no one in lineup is on fire it will check each additional hitter as they enter the game.

For pitchers, any pitcher who enters game can be on fire.

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I guess I stand corrected. Thought I had seen exceptions, but must have been confused.

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So one hitter and one pitcher can both be on fire for the same game or no?

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One hitter per team can be on fire per game.

Theoretically, multiple pitchers per team can be on fire in a game; an SP could be and an RP could be. Unknown if multiple RPs can be on fire since there isn't any indicator anywhere in box scores or game play that shows when a pitcher is on fire.

gbacci has, historically, been (intentionally?) vague about sussing out when pitchers are on fire. I like it that way because any great game needs some mystery.