Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Wright World Power Rankings

. Wednesday, January 28, 2009
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1.Texas Rangers
2.Portland Rainmakers
3.Durham Wolverines
4.Pittsburgh Outlaws
5.Cincinnati Marauders
6.Santa Cruz Banana Slugs
7.San Diego Padres
8.Chicago Chargers
9.Toronto Trail of Tears
10.St. Louis Spirits
11.Chicago Crankers
12.Salem Bluejays
13.Los Angeles Silver Stars
14.Atlanta Fairfax
15.Burlington Coat Factory
16.Buffalo Buffalo Buffalo Buffalo
17.Dover Demons
18.Richmond Sons Of Virginia
19.Florida Villians
20.Pawtucket Knights
21.Jacksonville PnB's
22.Las Vegas Immortals
23.New York New York
24.San Antonio Sandbaggers
25.Minnesota Walleyes
26.Memphis Chickasaws
27.Tampa Bay Tic-Tacs
28.Houston Councils for Foreign Relation
29.Boise Land Sharks
30.Ottawa Primetimers
31.Iowa City Mad Hatters
32.Indianapolis Colt .45's

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Friday, January 23, 2009

Player Award FAQ's

. Friday, January 23, 2009
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Every wonder why your "elite" guy is never up for any awards? Well here is your answer but it might be a tough pill to swallow.

Q: What are the qualifications for awards?

A: For batting awards, players must average 3.1 plate appearances per team game or more in order to qualify. Pitchers must average one inning pitched per team game. Position players must appear in 50% of their team's innings played to qualify for fielding awards.

Cy Young: Innings Pitched, Earned Runs, Strikeouts, Saves, Shutouts, Wins, Losses, Team Records and Park Factor.

MVP: Runs Created, Good Plays, Poor Plays, Fielding percentage, Park Factor, Position Played (difficulty), Passed Balls (catchers only)

Fireman of the Year: Saves, Wins, Losses, and Blown Saves

Gold Glove: Fielding percentage, good plays, poor plays, Errors, and Range Factor

Silver Slugger: Runs created and park factor

In each case, there are weights assigned to the individual components for the award calculation. While real life awards are decided by writers using the core raw stats and their personal opinion of how good/valuable players are (despite numerous objections by other esteemed writers across the land), HBD can use more appropriate statistics and accuracy to determine the best of the best.

If you think you have a player that should be up for an award but he isn't listed, be sure to evaluate all the component pieces and compare them to the players ranked ahead of them. It's hard to take sometime (like when you have a player with 55 HR, 150 RBI and a .340 AVG not in the top then), but there are always reasons why they are ranked where they are. They could be playing 1B while those ahead are SS & CF. They could be playing half their games in a hitter's park while those ahead play in pitcher's parks. Many reasons, all put together, and the best are at the top of the pack.

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Awards: Week 4

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The Individual awards for week 4 are as follows

Player of the Week

1/15/2009 - 1/22/2009

is the Player of the Week. He went 34/75 for a batting average of .453 and hit 7 homeruns in 19 games. Jefferies also drove in 25 runs.

Pitcher of the Week
1/15/2009 - 1/22/2009
is the Pitcher of the Week. He gave up 4 earned run(s) in 30 innings for an ERA of 1.20. He went 4-0 over a span of 4 games. Paulson struck out 27 while only walking 10.

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