All Forums > SimLeague Baseball > SimLeague Baseball > Pitcher Performance History "Worst"
1/16/2013 1:41 PM
When I look at pitcher performance history I notice that players will have a pretty good line for their "best" seasons, but often times an unbelievably horrible "worst" season line.   Some of these guys are so far out past a normal assumed deviation that it makes you wonder how/why they had those seasons?  I'll look at my favorite cookies too and I know there is no way one of the best guys in the OL sim had a season of 25 IP, 40 HR's and and ERA over 10.  Are these results of a super-hitting theme league?  Do owners find the "cookie" guys and purposely tank a whose season through managerial settings to downplay their worth?
1/16/2013 4:49 PM
My theory is that these were pitchers on an abandonned team or the owner didn't draft enough IP and fatigue killed these players. I typically ignore the Worst for this reason.
1/16/2013 4:49 PM
Performance histories are Open Leagues only, afaik. And I doubt owners tank players for the performance history -- wasting 12.95 is not worth increasing your chances to win a team that costs 12.95...

 That said, put an OL team in Coors, get another handful of Coors/AFC/etc. teams in the league and watch the HRs crank up... bad seasons do happen, especially if pitchers start pitching fatigued...
1/16/2013 5:50 PM
Posted by frazzman80 on 1/16/2013 4:49:00 PM (view original):
My theory is that these were pitchers on an abandonned team or the owner didn't draft enough IP and fatigue killed these players. I typically ignore the Worst for this reason.
This is just one of the reasons I don't much a tremendous amount of stock in performance histories.
1/17/2013 10:35 AM
Posted by ncmusician_7 on 1/16/2013 5:50:00 PM (view original):
Posted by frazzman80 on 1/16/2013 4:49:00 PM (view original):
My theory is that these were pitchers on an abandonned team or the owner didn't draft enough IP and fatigue killed these players. I typically ignore the Worst for this reason.
This is just one of the reasons I don't much a tremendous amount of stock in performance histories.
I don't either, but some of these lines are incredible.
1/17/2013 10:06 PM
I actually put a large amount of stock in them. If you know how to read them, you can glean tons of useful information on how a player will perform.
1/17/2013 10:17 PM
Posted by just4me on 1/17/2013 10:06:00 PM (view original):
I actually put a large amount of stock in them. If you know how to read them, you can glean tons of useful information on how a player will perform.
The performance history goes back to 2008.  Since then, there have been sim engine changes, salary adjustments, changes in the minimum number of PA & IP, etc.
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