Posted by pinotfan on 6/15/2012 5:02:00 PM (view original):
Posted by frazzman80 on 6/15/2012 3:02:00 PM (view original):I missed that iteration of the game, and while I don't think we should go back to that the CS% they're using now seems to be too high; it's not worth paying for high-SB deadballers because they get caught so much you can't set them to steal. The high CS rate is especially perplexing, since there are so few decent deadball-era catcher's arms. Odd, isn't it: there are only five A+ arms from 1885-1919 (minimum 500 PA/162), yet baserunners have such abysmal SB/SBA.
My favorite thing from the old sim days was the deadballers with 0 CS since the data didn't exist. You could steal 100s of bases with those guys and they never got caught. When they added in the CS based on whatever formula they did, I bet the usage of hitters from 1885-1919 dropped by about 90%.
Couldn't agree more. It's OK if SB% is factored into the hitters pircing like catchers arm is, but if you're paying for raw SB, you are hosed. That said, its ashamed to draft an all time steals leader like Honus Wagner and set him to 0 or 1 to steal. It was absurd when they stole at a 98% clip, but it's too far the other way in my mind.
I see a theme league coming on...back in the WIS heyday, this would be filled by Monday...now it won't get past 10 owners. Sad really.