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Postby atuf » Tue Apr 27, 2004 11:11 am

DO you guys check splits for each player every day to decide who to start and what not?? I hate checking splits and then have some guy that bats .230 against left handed pitching then hit a 3-run Homerun. It is frustrating. Do you guys just ride the hot hand, bench those who are slumping, or check the splits...??? I need some help. I have a pretty solid core of OF's in Burrel, Gibbons, Giles, Hunter, Huff. I usually like to have Konerko as my Utility while SPezio holds down 1B. So what do you guys do in regards to who to start and what not...
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Postby JOEG » Tue Apr 27, 2004 11:14 am

I was getting ready to say every morning in the shower.........

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Postby JOEG » Tue Apr 27, 2004 11:19 am

But as far as checking splits, i really don't - especially this early in the season when the stat base is allready thin - spliting it makes it more misleading allready! PLus my leagues are weekly lineups
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Re: ohhh

Postby Pedantic » Tue Apr 27, 2004 11:29 am

JOEG wrote:I was getting ready to say every morning in the shower.........

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Dear God, I have to admit, I was thinking the same thing when I saw the title. :-D
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Postby Madison » Tue Apr 27, 2004 11:37 am

Pedantic wrote:
JOEG wrote:I was getting ready to say every morning in the shower.........

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Dear God, I have to admit, I was thinking the same thing when I saw the title. :-D


The title caught my attention as well. Glad to see that it's a baseball question. ;-D

As JOEG said above, it's a bit early for checking splits. If there's anything I use right now for splits it's how my pitchers have done in certain ballparks in their career. Hitters, I don't really worry about it. B-)
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Postby GotowarMissAgnes » Tue Apr 27, 2004 1:11 pm

NEVER rely on annual splits. They are simply too small of a sample size.

I do rely on 3 year splits, if there's enough sample.
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Postby paulpett » Tue Apr 27, 2004 1:43 pm

I do rely on splits. More based on pitching matchups than anything.

At the beginning of each month I will look at each team my players will be facing in the next month. ESPN has a great tool for this.

Scott Rolen vs all Arizona pitchers for example. I usually use 10 AB's against a partiular pitcher to be a decent enough sample size. I will make note of who shouldnt start against who and who hits who really well. I will make notes on this and keep those for a month.

It may sound like alot of work but it takes about an hour total.

It really sucks when you bench Trot Nixon against all lefties and then he hits a 3 run bomb BUT overall throughout the course of a season, playing the percentages will work in your favor.
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Postby atuf » Tue Apr 27, 2004 7:16 pm

What i meant to say was do you guys check splits from previous seasons and what not? Later in the season, do you guys start checking the splits more often????
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Postby sinicalypse » Tue Apr 27, 2004 7:25 pm

i don't use splits. i check stats and try to watch said player to see what they're doing right/wrong. splits are just against one team, maybe in a h2h league or something where time is not of the essence, then that comes into play (say burnitz or someone like that is at coors and has a staff he's had success against)

otherwise, if a split determines if you're making a move, you're prolly in a pinch that you need to get out of anyways.
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Postby Zito is God » Tue Apr 27, 2004 7:29 pm

I never rely on splits. :-t
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