Thursday, March 24, 2011
Daily Fantasy Baseball - What You Need to Know About Base Percentage (OBP)
If you are a lover of daily fantasy baseball then you might find this article useful. As you would have noticed in the past twenty years, America has become all about customization. In fact, the fast food chains of good old Uncle Sam say you can have it your way. Automobiles are customized, phones are customized, and even LA starlets have their faces customized. This need for customization has reached the fantasy sports industry, more so in daily fantasy baseball. Now, daily fantasy baseball sites and big sports news sources offer thousands of custom daily fantasy baseball set ups aside from the traditional roto and head-to-head formats that the daily fantasy baseball has been known for. One change brought about by this need for customization in daily fantasy baseball is the new base percentage system.
There are about two actions that the leagues can utilize so they can use the base percentage system as a category. The first thing is to eliminate or cancel the batting average as a category. It will then obviously be replaced by the base percentage. Another method in incorporating base percentage is by making the batting average as the sole category which usually works as well. On any case, the base percentage is responsible for a significant change in the values of particular players and their value in correlation to the fantasy baseball world.
So, who are the five most valuable players in the base percentage fantasy league?
First, there is David Ortiz of DH Boston. He gets an average draft position of around the value of 17.8. Then, there is Mr. Adam Dunn of OF Cincinnati and he has an average draft position of 43.11. He should be going in the 30th mark and is just right before players Aramis Ramirez and Alex Rios. Fantasy baseball pundits tell me that the Dunn game play is a batting average killer, and it places as a steal of a pick in the OBP count.
Baseball player Brad Hawpe hails from Colorado. He has the draft position of 79.55 and he is heading towards the 61st overall, which is ahead of co-players Gary Sheffield and Cory Hard. He is a left hander and though this statistically may be a con, Hawpe is a mash pitcher in the league with an impressive .387 base percentage. He is a good man to have when the scoring is OBP.
There is also Nick Swisher of the OF Chicago White Sox. His position is 103 but he is climbing up to 86th place. Swisher has fully recovered and his performance is getting better at least on a base percentage scoring stand point.