In order to prepare for the upcoming season, we need some important information from last year. In this post, I’ll share with you the average standings for 12- and 15-team NFBC leagues, and the average ERA, WHIP, and batting average in those leagues. With this information, you should have everything you need to get started on your SGP rankings for the 2018 season.
Where Do I Get This Data From?
The last several years, I’ve participated in the NFBC’s Draft Champions competition. By participating in such a league, a user gets access to see the standings to all the various NFBC competitions.
As far as I can tell, it seems like you need to be a registered NFBC user to see the standings data. If you happen to be one (and you’re logged into the NFBC site), you can see standings data for the various contests at these links:
- Main Event (15-team, in season moves)
- Online Championship (12-team)
- Draft Championship (15-team, draft and hold, no in season moves)
I take this data and manipulate it in Excel to calculate average standings across all the leagues using the process I describe here.
If you are not an NFBC user, you can see some of the historic analysis I’ve compiled from 2012 through 2016 here.
With that in mind, let’s take a look at the 2017 results.
12-team League Average Standings
Across the 149 Online Championship leagues hosted by NFBC, the average standings for first through twelfth are shown below. Note, the 1,156 RBI is the average of all teams that finished in first place in RBI. It is NOT the average of what league winners averaged in the RBI category. The league winner in RBI could have finished in 7th place overall, but is included in the 1,156 average figure.
12-team League SGP Factors
Using the information from the league average standings, the raw and relative SGP factors are as follows:
Historic Online Championship (12-team League) SGP Factors
Here are the Online Championship hitting categories:
Here are the Online Championship pitching categories:
15-team League Average Standings
The NFBC offers two different types of 15-team leagues. The “Main Event” is a closer approximation to your typical home league, in that it allows for in season player pickups from the waiver wire. The Draft Championship does NOT allow in-season moves, but you do draft a 50-player team in order to build a deeper roster that might get you through the season without the ability to add anyone.