Re-evaluating the 69/31 Hitter/Pitcher Split in Auction Leagues
Whether one agrees with the practice or not, people in most standard 5 x 5 auction leagues in which I've participated or known about, spend a good deal more on hitting than pitching. This is odd on its face as pitchers count for just as many standings points as hitters - after all it's 5 x 5, not 7 x 3 which would be more in line with the distribution of dollars.
In years past, I used to assume more money was spent on hitting because it was more reliable. Pitchers seemed to get hurt more easily, and their performance seemed to fluctuate more drastically, making them less sound investments. But is that still the case?
Eno Sarris weighed in on the topic
, arguing while top-100 ADP pitchers actually finished in the top-100 at year end at a slightly higher rate than hitters in that group last You've reached the end of our free article preview.
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