Thread: Patton $ Online

A discussion about what your dollars get you.

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Don't know why, but Tommie Agee isn't showing up in the full player database.

He should.

Peter Kreutzer Rotoman
May 27 '16

Also (same sales pitch, just moving it to the top of the page), for dynasty leagues...

PR1 = Baseball Prospectus top 50 prospects

PR2 = Baseball America top 50 prospects

And tons of other great stuff, batting orders, pitching rotations, injury status, contract status... too much to mention, really. Here's the complete pitch, the very last.

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Alex Patton Alex
Apr 8 '16

Last sales pitch (I promise): our awesome sleeper picks under Memo. I added Preston Tucker and Chasen Shreve as AP sleepers before the game in the Bronx yesterday.

Alex Patton Alex
Apr 8 '16

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Peter Kreutzer Rotoman
Apr 7 '16

I appreciate the "...no math formula that wins." part.  I've been amazed in recent years how much seemingly random events or luck now influence final standings.  The math does help, though.  Great site.  Very sharp people here.

bill fries diehard
Apr 2 '16

Peter's process is fairly similar to mine. You definitely want more $1 players at the bottom than you would in a deep league, since there is more variability, and you want to at a minimum keep the dollars at the top constant.

Mike Gianella MikeG
Apr 2 '16

Uh, when I agreed to join this site, I was told explicitly that there would be no math.

Just kidding, interesting read.

Keith Prosseda andypro
Apr 2 '16

Here's what I say on this issue. I have to say that there is no math formula that wins, especially in shallow leagues. But math helps you win. 

Here is a conversion methodology.

Peter Kreutzer Rotoman
Apr 2 '16

Mike,

Thanks for responding.  Makes total sense.  I should have mentioned previously that there is also a 10 man Reserve selection done after the main auction in a snake format.  This serves as a natural base for roster depth and also deepens player pool penetration.  Nonetheless, I see your main point.  Add more resources early in the auction on top players even though the inflation effect is at its peak. 

bill fries diehard
Apr 2 '16

Hi diehard,

The main thing to remember is that the shallower the league's player pool, (1) the higher the quality of dollar players, and therefore (2) you want to allocate more money to the very best players. Might seem a little counter-intuitive, but the better the average player is (and the better the replacement level is), the more the value of being above that average.

mike fenger mike
Apr 1 '16