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HOW TO: Build a Fantasy Points Scoring System
by Pat Luft

This is a work in Progress at this time.  Keep checking back.

Fantasy Points scoring systems can be made-up in a variety of different ways depending on what your league wants to emphasize.    This can be anything from a few simple stats to virtually every offensive and defensive category.  Each way is affective in its own way but some may be more fun then others.

One of the best tools available to aide in defining a scoring system is the DraftHelp.com Draft Sheet tool using the online demo version.  This tool uses the previous years stats and your scoring system and ranks the players based on that system.  By doing this you will be able to see where your scoring system may be overvalued and undervalued.  Give it a try.

Here is a couple of scoring systems that I have used and some Pros and Cons to each. 
 


 
Style #1
-  I designed this league and will implement this in a couple of my 2002 leagues and am still currently using this one.
Hitters Points Pitchers Points
Each At Bat -0.5 Games Won 4
Each Run 1 Games Saved 4
Each RBI 1 Each Inning Pitched 3
Each Single 1.5 Strikeout 1
Each Double 2.5 Hit Given Up -1
Each Triple 3.5 Walk Given Up -1
Each Home Run 4.5 Earned Run Given Up -3
Walks 1 Home Run Allowed -2
Strikeouts -1 Complete Game 3
Stolen Bases 4 Shutout 5


 


 
Style #2
-  I designed this league and will implement this in a couple of my 2001 leagues
Hitters Points Pitchers Points
Each At Bat -0.5 Games Won 6
Each Run 2 Games Saved 6
Each RBI 2 Each Inning Pitched 6
Each Single 1.5 Strikeout 0.5
Each Double 2.5 Hit Given Up -1
Each Triple 3.5 Walk Given Up -1
Each Home Run 4.5 Earned Run Given Up -1
Walks 1 Home Run Allowed -2
Strikeouts -1 Complete Game 3
Stolen Bases 4 Shutout 5
Caught Stealing -1
Fielding Error -1

This league will be played in a head to head format with a 20 week seasons and averaged about 12 teams.  I will evaluate this once the 2001 season is complete.

2001 Evaluation: 
Scoring system was very well received and well balanced.  We had 10 teams not 12 (but will expand to 12 in 2002).   The only big draw back to using this system was the number of players for starting players. 
We had a normal (C-1B-2B-SS-3B-OF-OF-OF-DH) for hitters but went with 3 SP and 3 RP.   In theory it sounded good to start the season but as we discovered it would have worked better to use 4 SP and 2 RP (2002 Rule adoption).  The main complaint was the need to find and pick up a middle relief guy since ALL the closers were gone.    The only other complaint was to remove the negative numbers (still up for debate).  I personally really like the negative values as it truly represents the play of a individual on any given night. 

Conclusion:  We adopted Style #1 as a go forward scoring system.
 


Style #3 -  I designed this league and will implement it for one of my 2001 leagues.

Hitters Points Pitchers Points
Hits (all hits) 1 Games Won 7
Home Runs 1 Games Lost -3
Runs Scored 1 Games Saved 4
Runs Batted In 1 Blown Saves -1
At Bats -0.5 Innings Pitched 2
Walks 0.5 Earned Runs -1
Stolen Bases 2 Strikeouts 1
Caught Stealing -1

 Evaluation:  This system just wasn't as fun as Style #2 and was dropped after 1 season.


Style #4 - I used this simple calculation for my leagues from 1992-2000.   I helped in the develop of this league and works great if you are keeping your own stats but found that calculations across teams isn't functionality provided by many stat services.  Calculations are made in two parts:

1)
Calculate each hitters totals for the week.  The is done by taking the average of each hitters Runs + RBIs + HRs + SBs and add up your team Batting.
2)
Take the opposing pitchers Earned Runs given up and subtract that from your total. With what is left, divide by 2 and add back the Earned Runs by the opposing Pitcher.
EX:

 
Your team batting totals 13.5 fantasy points.  Your oppositions pitchers gives up 3 earned runs.  Subtract the 3 from the 13.5 to get 10.5 and divide that by 2 giving you 5.25 and last add back the 3 to get a final score of 8.25. 

This league was played in a head to head format with a 20 week seasons and averaged about 18 teams.  We will be  moving to the Style #2 scoring system because I was tired of keeping score for 18 teams and wanted to use a stat service.



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