7/31/2013 10:02 PM
Here is a breakdown of the AVG and ERA selections in the 80M theme.  I included the pre-season ranking (modified from original, since hurricane86 replaced sgsmith)...

Rank__ Owner_____ League AVG___ ERA___
1 brianjw 2-B 0.294 2.16
2 alleyviper 2-C 0.301 2.06
3 discodemo 2-D 0.310 1.82
4 tjefferson 2-A 0.301 1.83
5 dougpalm 2-D 0.312 2.89
6 schwarze 2-A 0.289 2.20
7 mildnhazy 2-D 0.277 2.51
8 buddhagamer 2-B 0.324 2.16
9 Contracted 2-B 0.300 2.39
10 ybjsports 2-C 0.289 2.06
11 mensu1954 2-C 0.301 2.24
12 bigmc 2-A 0.289 1.69
13 shaybee 2-A 0.302 2.16
14 profcake 2-C 0.287 2.20
15 bighooze 2-D 0.277 1.65
16 ryan_horner 2-D 0.289 2.72
17 jbohrman 2-B 0.324 2.06
18 rbow923 2-C 0.320 1.82
19 bardin 2-C 0.301 1.91
20 yankeeso7 2-B 0.319 2.16
21 pedrocerrano 2-A 0.317 2.10
22 jfranco77 2-A 0.289 2.10
23 wetwillytwo 2-D 0.312 1.88
24 crystalao 2-B 0.305 1.83
25 cubbies84 2-C 0.290 2.20
26 batandball 2-A 0.304 2.17
27 newarkwilder 2-A 0.289 2.06
28 cmolli 2-B 0.323 2.16
29 The Taint 2-B 0.301 2.39
30 mpitt76 2-A 0.324 2.00
31 calhoop 2-B 0.301 1.83
32 odalisgagne 2-D 0.287 2.82
33 tulsaslide 2-C 0.276 2.10
34 contrarian23 2-D 0.287 2.24
35 jjgreen14 2-D 0.287 2.24
36 elonsmitty 2-C 0.267 1.82
37 cstrohmier 2-B 0.287 1.83
38 mllama54 2-C 0.295 2.17
39 slainte 2-D 0.289 2.60
40 besterateam 2-B 0.301 2.24
41 Relkcirts 2-C 0.301 1.88
42 njbigwig 2-B 0.294 3.00
43 ejstockman 2-C 0.291 2.47
44 markeking 2-D 0.286 1.91
45 hacker7 2-A 0.300 1.77
46 Donburgh 2-A 0.269 2.74
47 justinlee_24 2-A 0.320 1.82
48 national 2-D 0.302 2.38
49 daronb 2-A 0.270 1.93
50 koyunlu 2-A 0.324 2.01
51 marlowe 2-D 0.305 1.93
52 blackmink18 2-C 0.303 2.42
53 fooolishfool 2-D 0.309 2.16
54 sford 2-D 0.309 1.65
55 footballmm11 2-B 0.251 3.00
56 beauchamp 2-B 0.277 2.48
57 rmdriskill 2-B 0.305 2.59
58 oskies 2-C 0.302 2.39
59 dlchow 2-C 0.280 2.51
60 kyleb63 2-A 0.281 3.27
61 devomac 2-B 0.291 2.06
62 halo23 2-C 0.301 3.00
63 2chair 2-A 0.285 1.83
64 Jtpsops 2-C 0.290 3.20
65 trd3 2-A 0.302 2.03
66 gorbyruss 2-D 0.313 2.06
67 ncih 2-B 0.300 3.00
68 toddcommish 2-A 0.302 2.54
69 Chisock 2-B 0.301 2.94
70 shysters3 2-D 0.291 3.30
71 Jdh34 2-C 0.320 2.20
72 thejuice6 2-D 0.300 2.17
73 just4me 2-D 0.292 2.02
74 DarthDurron 2-C 0.269 2.94
75 zephyr1949 2-B 0.297 2.34
76 EasyE7273 2-D 0.267 3.02
77 gigrant 2-B 0.257 2.06
78 zlionsfan 2-A 0.264 3.42
79 Dalefan1 2-D 0.296 2.28
80 famous_dad 2-A 0.321 2.24
81 Poddy 2-B 0.273 2.60
82 dodgebob 2-A 0.293 2.34
83 bigsteve12 2-C 0.305 2.26
84 tridentric 2-C 0.297 2.12
85 thebubbaq 2-C 0.287 2.87
86 maddog162 2-D 0.300 3.00
87 bbondsmvp 2-A 0.302 2.49
88 dvorr80 2-C 0.300 3.50
89 leeelci 2-A 0.314 3.14
90 evil_twin 2-B 0.299 4.00
91 rickysdad44 2-C 0.320 1.82
92 scthallfan 2-D 0.309 2.97
93 Tucker T's 2-D 0.290 3.05
94 hurricane86 2-B 0.300 2.82
95 elvisgump 2-B 0.270 2.89
96 shadoworkcat 2-A 0.280 2.92


7/31/2013 10:07 PM
Here is a distribution of the 41 different AVG's taken.  I included the average ranking for each average.  It's interesting to note that for averages taken more than once, .312 and .289 were popular among the higher-ranked owners...

AVG____ Count AvgRank
0.301 10 30.8
0.300 7 65.9
0.289 7 18.9
0.302 6 56.5
0.287 6 39.5
0.324 4 26.3
0.320 4 56.8
0.305 4 53.8
0.309 3 66.3
0.291 3 58.0
0.290 3 60.7
0.277 3 26.0
0.312 2 14.0
0.297 2 79.5
0.294 2 21.5
0.280 2 77.5
0.270 2 72.0
0.269 2 60.0
0.267 2 56.0
0.323 1 28.0
0.321 1 80.0
0.319 1 20.0
0.317 1 21.0
0.314 1 89.0
0.313 1 66.0
0.310 1 3.0
0.304 1 26.0
0.303 1 52.0
0.299 1 90.0
0.296 1 79.0
0.295 1 38.0
0.293 1 82.0
0.292 1 73.0
0.286 1 44.0
0.285 1 63.0
0.281 1 60.0
0.276 1 33.0
0.273 1 81.0
0.264 1 78.0
0.257 1 77.0
0.251 1 55.0


7/31/2013 10:10 PM
Here is the distribution of the 50 different ERA's taken.  Of the ERA's taken more than once, 2.16 and 2.10 were popular among the higher ranked owners...

ERA___ Count AvgRank
2.06 7 37.1
2.16 6 20.5
1.82 5 39.0
1.83 5 31.8
2.24 5 40.0
3.00 5 62.4
2.20 4 29.0
2.10 3 25.3
2.17 3 45.3
2.39 3 32.0
1.65 2 34.5
1.88 2 32.0
1.91 2 31.5
1.93 2 50.0
2.34 2 78.5
2.51 2 33.0
2.60 2 60.0
2.82 2 63.0
2.89 2 50.0
2.94 2 71.5
1.69 1 12.0
1.77 1 45.0
2.00 1 30.0
2.01 1 50.0
2.02 1 73.0
2.03 1 65.0
2.12 1 84.0
2.26 1 83.0
2.28 1 79.0
2.38 1 48.0
2.42 1 52.0
2.47 1 43.0
2.48 1 56.0
2.49 1 87.0
2.54 1 68.0
2.59 1 57.0
2.72 1 16.0
2.74 1 46.0
2.87 1 85.0
2.92 1 96.0
2.97 1 92.0
3.02 1 76.0
3.05 1 93.0
3.14 1 89.0
3.20 1 64.0
3.27 1 60.0
3.30 1 70.0
3.42 1 78.0
3.50 1 88.0
4.00 1 90.0
7/31/2013 10:12 PM

There were very few duplicate AVG/ERA combinations. 

Taken by three owners
.320 / 1.82

Taken by two owners
.301 / 1.83
.301 / 2.24
.289 / 2.06
.287 / 2.24

All other combinations were unique.

7/31/2013 10:15 PM
And just for fun, here are the league averages for each of the four leagues.

League AVG___ ERA___
2-A 0.2971 2.283
2-B 0.2956 2.458
2-C 0.2955 2.340
2-D 0.2957 2.386
7/31/2013 10:49 PM
I'm curious to see some of these teams. I'm guessing owners with low ERAs and .300+ BAs took a lot of low walk, low power hitters, or have a lot of scrub pitchers to back up 400 IP guys. I really tried hard to find that "gem" ERA, where guys performed really well, but gave up a high percentage of runs - didn't really find one.
7/31/2013 11:18 PM
Interesting that I had both the most frequently used ERA and AVG but I'm the only one who used both.
8/1/2013 7:24 AM
Nothing like being 30 points below the mean BA and 3/4 above the average ERA. I'm done for...
8/1/2013 8:41 AM
Keep in mind, that this doesn't factor in normalization, power, defense, speed.  I also think that some of the teams near the extremes at both stats (low ERA, high AVG) may have cut corners in innings.
8/1/2013 10:51 AM
Lovely, I'm in 2A... the league with the lowest ERA and the highest BA.

Sigh, looks like another year without a Round Two.
8/1/2013 12:55 PM
I thought .294 and .295 were the best BAs, and the average has come in around there. 

I wouldn't worry too much about how high or low your own BA/ERA is compared to the rest. A BA of .340 in this league would be disasterous; not enough players to choose from, and spending so much on BA alone that you don't have money for defence, power, walks, etc. I'd tentatively bet the correlation between BA and wins overall will be negative.
8/2/2013 7:37 AM
Since my BA is .285, I hope you're right.

I agree completely that with BAs that high, you have trouble getting power, SBs, defense, etc. of course, I'm a newbie and ranked 63rd.
8/2/2013 7:37 AM
Since my BA is .285, I hope you're right.

I agree completely that with BAs that high, you have trouble getting power, SBs, defense, etc. of course, I'm a newbie and ranked 63rd.
8/2/2013 12:17 PM
Far and away the highest ERA here, but plenty of IP....and a reeeeally big $10M bat with a 1.220 OPS...
8/2/2013 12:48 PM
wow, pretty interesting that the league average for 3 out of the 4 leagues is alomst identical. And the 4 isn't that far off.
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