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2/6/2013 10:45 PM
Posted by calhoop on 2/6/2013 6:49:00 PM (view original):
.400 hitting Outfielders

min batting avg    .400
position OF
minimum games at position 0

exactly 24 players
I was originally going to go with .400 hitters.  Love this category... A clear dropoff between pick 18 and pick 19 in this category.
2/7/2013 12:00 AM (edited)
Power Speed:
96-100 Speed
HR/100AB# 2-999
25 Players

[Edited to add: I'm very willing to change to this to a pitching category or another category without so many OF (in fact, I have a similar IF version of this same idea, but I liked the distribution of talent in this better than that) if we need one...]



2/6/2013 11:58 PM
Some good categories so far.
2/7/2013 2:53 AM
How about a catcher category: Power but only an OK Bat:

Min Games at C 0
Include Secondary Positions
PA/162 550-9999
Avg# 0-.3
HR 30-99

25 Players, if I'm not mistaken.
2/7/2013 3:18 AM
Instead of the other category, lets go 1998 Astros....
2/7/2013 8:46 AM
Since we're short of pitching, I'll change my category to:
Pitchers from 1930 to 1959 whose WHIP was 0.99 or lower.
That's 28 total pitching seasons.
     
2/7/2013 9:44 AM
Thanks nocomm999...

No more hitting categories, please.  We're at 14.5 hitting categories.  We still never really got any third baseman categories. 
2/7/2013 10:08 AM
OK, I am going to submit my 2nd categorynow since I know we're going to need pitching and I can almost guarantee this category will get some nice bid $'s...

Obscenely Low ERAs
Pos = P (Min games 0)
ERA = 1.00 to 1.20
Total Player Seasons = 30
2/7/2013 12:19 PM
I would like to change out "Hide 'em in the Corner" for "Hot Potato Corner" to help the cause at 3B and lighten the OF jam. Nice spread of value in this search.

Min Games at 3B 20
Min PA/162: 100
Min OBP: .380
Min SLG: .450
Max Field: C
Max Range: C

27 players
2/7/2013 12:43 PM
changing out the Power Speed to get more IP and less OF:

Hitting Pitchers:
Min Games Played: 0
Hitting OBP: .38-1
Hitting SLG: .45-4
26 Players
2/7/2013 1:36 PM
Thanks guys!
2/7/2013 2:44 PM
Posted by just4me on 2/7/2013 12:43:00 PM (view original):
changing out the Power Speed to get more IP and less OF:

Hitting Pitchers:
Min Games Played: 0
Hitting OBP: .38-1
Hitting SLG: .45-4
26 Players
I was expecting to see more than just 1 pitching Babe Ruth for this category.  I gotta admit, I'm a little disappointed
2/7/2013 2:46 PM
Posted by schwarze on 2/7/2013 10:08:00 AM (view original):
OK, I am going to submit my 2nd categorynow since I know we're going to need pitching and I can almost guarantee this category will get some nice bid $'s...

Obscenely Low ERAs
Pos = P (Min games 0)
ERA = 1.00 to 1.20
Total Player Seasons = 30
Greatest. Category. EVER!!!
2/7/2013 3:50 PM (edited)
I miss the age of beanballers, so I am picking a category that combines a high frequency of hit batters with a low frequency of walks. Since these pitchers have good control, some of these hit batters must have been intentional. To comply with Schwarze's suggestion for more RP, I have changed this category to apply only to RP.

Beanballer RP:
Minimum games at = RP
HBP/100PA = 0.70-100
BB/9 = 0-1.25
Yields 26 players
2/7/2013 3:08 PM
Posted by DCSquires on 2/7/2013 2:46:00 PM (view original):
Posted by schwarze on 2/7/2013 10:08:00 AM (view original):
OK, I am going to submit my 2nd categorynow since I know we're going to need pitching and I can almost guarantee this category will get some nice bid $'s...

Obscenely Low ERAs
Pos = P (Min games 0)
ERA = 1.00 to 1.20
Total Player Seasons = 30
Greatest. Category. EVER!!!
Thanks...  I love categories with multiple studs and also a huge droppoff.  (I was sad to see the 1922 St. Louis hitters get replaced)

I'd hate to be the guy bidding $175 only to find out that bid got me a 50-inning reliever.  Based on cumulative bid dollars, this category is almost guaranteed to be scheduled for day #1.  Then again, if people get scared off because of the high risk, then maybe a reasonable bid could sneak into the stud SP range.
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