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 Post subject: Re: Benchwarmer Baseball
PostPosted: May 4 17, 8:23 am 
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I have a fantasy team that has a team batting average of .197. Here are the guilty parties:

Kendrys Morales: .225
Dexter Fowler: .218
Aledmys Diaz: .218
Evan Longoria: .200
Mark Trumbo: .200
Russell Martin: .200
Rougned Odor: .194
Kyle Schwarber: .190
Tommy Joseph: .187
Danny Espinosa: .160

Schwarber, Longoria and Trumbo have to turn it around at some point, right?

If one of your starters sits out and you also don't have a sub that played that day that can cover that starter's position, then you get an 0 for 5 in your lineup in that spot. The average would probably be slightly over .200 but a couple of those brought it down lower.


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 Post subject: Re: Benchwarmer Baseball
PostPosted: May 15 17, 9:29 am 
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One of my teams is 8-20, despite having the best offense of any of my teams. It's mostly due to terrible luck.
1) The offense exploded in 2 games and scored like 17 runs each time. Take those 2 games away and the offense is pretty average. It's just bad luck that all that offense was combined into 2 games. All their players are on different teams, so it was just random.
2) They've drawn several ridiculous opposing pitcher performances. The latest was a CGSO by Scott Feldman. They also drew the CGSO by Ivan Nova. It's hard enough to win when the other teams' aces pitch like aces.
3) They've also lost 4 really close games, by less than 0.2 runs. Normally those are a coin flip, but all have broken against them.

We're not even talking about injury luck or anything like that. Just the randomness of the game and schedule has been incredibly unlucky. With an average amount of luck this team could easily be .500, maybe higher. This team *should* rebound but we'll see.


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