Originally written December 30, 2012 on Baseball Professor:
If you’ve ever found yourself saying, “I really wish my fantasy baseball league reflected reality more,” then you should join a points league. The great thing about the points system is that you can pick and choose which stats are the most valuable (in your mind) by assigning each of them different point values. Another major difference in points leagues is that each player has an actual numeric value attached to his name. It’s like ESPN’s Player Rater or our PSR ratings, but these points actually go towards you winning your league. We’ve already covered how roto and head-to-head leagues require different strategies and those don’t change when you’re in a points format. What I am going to cover in this article is how to figure out which types of players you should target to get you the most points. Obviously points systems vary between leagues, but I will be using the one I think is most common. For batters: Total Base = 1 point; R = 1 pt; RBI = 1 pt; BB = 1 pt; K= -1 pt; SB = 2 pts...
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