ESPN has all the information you need to start playing fantasy baseball. There are cheat sheets, rankings, salary caps, and cheat sheet for rotisserie, head to head categories, seasonal points leagues, as well as cheat sheets. What happens if the league you are playing in has a different setting than the one most commonly offered?
This sabermetric age is not uncommon to see a league that uses the on-base percent instead of the batting average. It may also include quality starts in lieu of wins or as many as 10 categories. There is no easier way to create a custom format than ESPN's. Fantasy Baseball Custom Value Generator.
Let's take the rotisserie 6×6 format I've discussed many times here and illustrate it. To keep the sabermetric times in sync, I have taken the traditional 5×5 categories, added six on the pitching and hitting sides, and made categorical adjustments. To take an example, batting average has been replaced in this format by on-base percent, stolen bases have been replaced by net stolen base, with slugging added as the sixth hitting category. Qualitative starts and strikeouts have been replaced. In the sixth category, innings pitched has been added.
You can quickly generate rankings for the 6×6 format by selecting your settings from the Generator and hitting submit. This is the 12-team league I run. I calculate the values using a $260 salary limit and using cents. 68% seems to be the optimal percentage for hitting. You can adjust the percentage of your league that invests in pitching or hitting to suit your needs.
As you can see, these are the three most important players in 6×6 scoring. Juan Soto ($44.35), Bryce Harper($39.82) Jose RamirezWith ($37.72) Corbin Burnes($33.12), the highest-rated pitcher, and eighth-highest-valued overall. This is a marked departure from the traditional 5×5 format that uses the same 12 teams as the 68% hitting split. Fernando Tatis Jr. These three players are the most valuable: Ramirez ($36.89), Soto ($35.35), and Burnes ($37.52). Burnes (£30.11) again is the No. 1 pitcher.
Please note that this is a different order from the one listed in the head-to-head categories rankingsEric Karabell published it, and it would differ from mine. It highlights an important aspect of the Generator: OnlyRotowire.com's formula for valuing players uses ESPN projections to rate them. It doesn't consider the opinions of the author, nor does it calculate a player’s statistical ceiling or floor, or his median projected value from either. It simply uses the numbers.
How can someone adapt the Generator's output to reflect their player opinions quickly?
For easy adjustments, I run my league's specifications through the Generator. You can do this by clicking the “Print” button on the pages for the pitchers and hitters, and then copy and paste the data to your spreadsheet. Next, copy and paste the data into your spreadsheet for traditional 5×5 rankings. Eric's roto categories can be used in this instance. top-300 rankings. Next, use a series VLOOKUP and SUMIF formulas to compare the valuations between 5×5 or your chosen format.
The following are the top players who have benefited the most from the switch from 5×5 scoring to 6×6 scoring Mike Trout(+$9.16), Soto (+$9.00), Robbie Ray (+$7.68), Harper (+$7.14), Yasmani Grandal (+$7.12), Joey Gallo (+$5.35), Dylan Cease(+$5.23) Brandon Belt (+$4.94). The following are the most affected by the largest drop in value: Emmanuel Clase (-$7.48), Blake Treinen (-$7.22), Adolis Garcia (-$7.15), Javier Baez (-$6.67), Ryan Pressly (-$6.64), Ryan Yarbrough (-$5.25), Eddie Rosario(-$5.03) Tim Anderson (-$4.94). Naturally, walkers and arms with high strikeout are the most fortunate, while speedters with low slugging percentages, closers, and slower runners are the worst off.
You can use these value comparisons to easily adjust your ranking to take into account the new scoring system. To see how the 6×6 comparisons affected mine, jump to column's bottom. top-150 overall playersFor 6×6 formats.
Let's now take a look at two common formats that benefit players:
Instead of the batting mean, use the on-base percentageTout Wars has adopted this format as its primary format. It now rewards hitters for taking walks, which was a problem in the old 5×5 scoring system. The switch was made because of the greater top-to-bottom range in on-base percentage relative to batting average. Major-league leader had an OBP of.465 in 2021, while the trailer's was.265. The gap in batting average was.328 for the leader and.198 for the trailer. In other words, those hitters who have higher on-base percentages tend to see a greater boost.
Sure enough, Soto (+$16.77), Trout (+$9.88), Grandal (+$9.81), Harper (+$8.96), Gallo (+$7.62), Brandon Nimmo (+$6.64), Carlos Santana(+$6.13) Alex Bregman(+$5.97), enjoy the largest boost in this format. Note that these numbers reflect 12-team comparisons with batting average and on-base percentage. Garcia (-$8.66), Adalberto Mondesi (-$7.15), Baez (-$7.07), Salvador Perez (-$6.79), Rosario (-$5.74), Anderson (-$5.55), Jonathan Schoop(-$5.51) Randal GrichukThese hitters, which are worth -$5.17, lose the most value when they switch these two hitting categories.
The sixth category is Holds, where on-base percentages and slugging percent replace the batting average in a 6×6.This format is most beneficial to middle relievers and hold-getting people, as well as some names that are boosted by the 6×6, such Trout, Grandal, and Gallo. Tyler Rogers (+$22.25), Luke Jackson (+$17.47), Tyler Matzek (+$16.49), Genesis Cabrera(+$14.70) Devin WilliamsThese five players are the most highly rated overall (+$14.67).
Try setting up your own league settings! There are 21 categories for pitching and 23 categories for hitting, so almost any combination you use is possible.