Question by Robert: What is the best fantasy baseball stat to use for hitters?
For hitters, is it on-base %, slugging %, runs? They have to be on base to get runs, but on-base % is important too. I realize there are several important stats, but trying to figure which are the most important to look for.
I know for pitchers ERA and WHIP are probably most important. Thanks! And yes, I’m on a Yahoo league.
FYI I am fully aware of what those are. Apparently you aren’t aware the title says “Fantasy Baseball” and don’t fully understand the question. And “RC” isn’t any of the categories, not even in the extensive categories that Rotowire uses.
If you couldn’t offer an answer, why bother?
To help clarify, for hitters our league uses Runs, HR, RBIs, BA, stolen bases.
PItchers is W, L, ERA, WHIP, K’s.
I was trying to see if there were 1 or 2 catgegories to help pick the best players. We don’t use on-base or slugging %, but read that those were important when deciding an overall player.
One way I see it, is to get runs, you have to get on base somehow, but the Avg could be lower because of walks. And just because one gets runs doesn’t mean they don’t get a lot of RBIs. And a high Avg may be good, but if that’s it, then it doesn’t help a lot.
I’m lucky so far as I have people like Austin Jackson, Ike Davis, Longoria, Rios and others that seem to be doing well across the board.
I was just trying to make the research process easier.
Answer by LegFuJohnson
For a fantasy baseball game? Or to properly evaluate a performance?
For a fantasy game, why would you only use one stat?
If you are evaluating performance, then ERA isn’t good for pitchers, and OPS, or maybe Runs Created (RC) would be better for hitters…. and yes, I’m fully aware that you probably don’t know what those mean.
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