Monday, July 30, 2007

A Quick Peak at the New Ranking Cap Player Values

Probably the most confusing thing about our site is how the salary cap values are computed. It is based on the actual daily salary of the player. It is an interesting system, but obviously has it's weaknesses. We have been working on a new system based on ranking points that corrects a lot of the issues with the current salary cap system. Don't worry, we are not going to completely do away with the salary cap draft method. It will just be one of the many draft methods that we will offer. We have several other new draft methods in the works right now!

Development has been slower than we would like. I would like to give you a preview of the new rank cap values for baseball, as we put in place the final touches before roll out. It will work just like the Salary Cap method, but you will get 300-400 pts instead of $300-$400k. You get the picture. Let us know what you think.

Pitchers as of today

Position Players as of today


dnordquist said...

Are we really going to be spending more than half our cap on pitchers? The split looks unbalanced.

Blinders said...

The ranking is based on how many fantasy points players put up per game. Pitchers put up about 4x as many points/games as postion players in the current scoring system. So they should cost 4x as much in cap. At least thats how the logic goes. With the current cap you can pick up some solid rookie pitchers for 10k that put up 3-4x A-Rods numbers on average and he costs 170k. This will make things much more difficult and lead to a wider range of player selections as a result (we think).

TraumaPoker said...

I like it, basically every night you see the same 2 or 3 pitchers picked when you start seeing all the other box scores in your contest. At least now maybe people will have to look for value and not everyone will be picking Verlander, Beckett, and Penny.

Dave Potts said...

I think this would be a great system, in addition to the salary cap games you already have up. I would definitely play in more leagues with this setup.

ZeRat11 said...

I'm a few weeks late with this comment, but I think rather than making pitchers so expensive you should nerf them a bit. Correct me if I'm wrong but the scoring is based on traditional fantasy scoring which goes for a whole year. On a given day a pitcher gets 4x points than a position player, but then he doesn't play the next four days and it evens out.

Since these contests only take place over one day the pitchers account for too much of your score.

Rather than give them a point per out and negative one per run try a point per full inning pitched, and -2 for earned runs.

An idea for points values which may be rather difficult to code would have the player's value fluctuate based on how frequently they are picked. Start it based on salary then like Vegas odds makers adjust it based on popularity. I think ESPN does something similar with one of their fantasy football games.

Love the site. Can't wait for football season.

Anonymous said...

Should there be a Salary Cap in English Football?
Personally I think there should be! It’s just getting to be stupid money in football at the top of the premiership!
It’s always the same teams at the top proving that football success is based purely on money which ruins the idea of it being a sport! They’ve done it in rugby, basketball, hockey and American football and it makes the sports more competitive and better to watch!
I do a little Spread Betting from time to time and most matches don’t hold much surprise who is going to win, its boring! I want to see a team at the bottom pulling off an amazing season beating last seasons winners in a close fought battle!
Make things fair! It shouldn’t be about money!
All there is all that money in the premiership and barely any of it stays in the UK so it’s not even helping the economy!
From my Spread Betting, if I ever win big (which is never, I’m unlucky) it’s still nothing compared to the average premiership players weekly wage!
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