Posted by greeny9 on 9/22/2013 7:27:00 AM (view original):
Hardball Dynasty – Fantasy Baseball Sim Games - Player Profile: Clem Foxx
I dont think I quite agree with Dedelman when it comes to Starks ability to bat the ball against lefties. If you take a look at Clemms numbers (pre injury that just happened) his contact and power ratings are nearly identical to Stark, but with a fraction of Starks VSL Clemm has an overall OBP of .289 and .499 SLG with vastly worse VS numbers then Starks VSL. Id say you could add at least 30-40 pts to Starks OBP and a further 70-80 to his SLG. Minimum to his VSL numbers. ID be very happy to have a 1B that can OPS in the .950 range even if he is only vsL. But especially so when he is league minimum forever because his overall is crap, and he will never have more then 250-300 ABs per season.
I used my standard formula to estimate performance, which I have found kind of breaks down around very high and very low ratings. So you are probably partially right... but I don't think it's OBP my formula missed, it's his SLG. Stark has an EYE of 13, which will negate the difference in VsL as far as OBP goes. But with the very high split I didn't account for doubles adequately in estimating the SLG... maybe .280/.300/.560 is more likely.
I still think that's not worth carrying given the OBP, but I get why someone would.