Addition of Houston to the AL

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Addition of Houston to the AL

#1 Post by aburt19 » December 23rd, 2012, 6:31 pm

I am in an AL only league that had 10 teams in 2012. We decided that with the addition of Houston to the AL, we would
expand to 11 teams. That increases the % of players drafted from 65.7% to 67.4%. I know that category targets are not
in favor anymore, but they have always worked well for me in the past. Normally I would think that with adding a team to the
AL and a team to our league, it would not have much of an effect. But Houston's team has a weak offense and that makes
me think that the effect might be greater than I originally thought.

Given the variables that are at work here, are there any way to figure what the effects might be?

Thanks for any insight you can offer.

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Re: Addition of Houston to the AL

#2 Post by Todd Zola » December 23rd, 2012, 7:25 pm

I personally think the impact will be minimal -- same old same old. When you spread out the difference over 12 teams, it gets masked in round off except a buck or so at the top.


Player 11 team 10 team
Trout, Mike $36 $35
Cabrera, Miguel $36 $35
Cano, Robinson $32 $31
Reyes, Jose $31 $29
Ellsbury, Jacoby $31 $29
Pujols, Albert $30 $29
Bautista, Jose $29 $28
Beltre, Adrian $28 $27
Cabrera, Melky $28 $26
Granderson, Curtis $27 $26
Fielder, Prince $26 $25
Pedroia, Dustin $26 $25
Encarnacion, Edwin $26 $25
Cespedes, Yoenis $25 $24
Rios, Alex $24 $23
Kinsler, Ian $24 $23
Crisp, Coco $24 $23
Longoria, Evan $24 $23
Jones, Adam $23 $22
Butler, Billy $23 $22

Player 11 team 10 team
Verlander, Justin $39 $38
Weaver, Jered $29 $28
Hernandez, Felix $25 $25
Darvish, Yu $24 $23
Price, David $24 $23
Sale, Chris $23 $22
Rivera, Mariano $21 $19
Sabathia, CC $19 $18
Fister, Doug $19 $18
Balfour, Grant $19 $17
Rodney, Fernando $19 $17
Nathan, Joe $18 $17
Dickey, R.A. $18 $17
Peavy, Jake $17 $17
Johnson, Jim $17 $16
Shields, James $17 $16
Johnson, Josh $17 $16
Holland, Greg $17 $15
Janssen, Casey $16 $15
Scherzer, Max $16 $15
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