I posted my response before seeing your comments! Although the initial 6 players for each contestant were randomly selected, it was never the intent to have NL pitchers “double dip” with both Game Scores.
Don’t mean to ruffle any feathers, but let’s limit a player’s primary Game Score to their primary position.
Thank heavens that Ohtani isn’t playing. haha
Another question. Is there a tie breaker that ESPN uses for the 30th spot on the batting list if 2 or more players are tied in points?
Corey Seager had 61.25 points on 10/8. Eloy Jimenez also had 61.25 points that day. However, Seager is not on the MLB top 30 batting list, but Eloy Jimenez is and holds the 30th spot. Comparing other players tied for various ranks, best I can tell is that they're in order of their game time that day.
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There are league filters on the Game Score page: MLB, AL, and NL. So, by going through dates only looking at NL players, I accidentally discovered that he was tied for 30th that day. Then I did manually calculate both of their scores to ensure there wasn't a "thousandths" number that was dropped through rounding. I like math.This is truly an outstanding question, and I applaud your commitment to the discussing the game’s unintended nuances!
I am not aware of any method ESPN uses to break a tie for 30th place other than the possible game start time.
As you know, all higher ranked ties are included, but there is a hard cut off at #30.
Ties are certainly not broken alphabetically. It also isn’t consistently the next stat column if the previous one was a tie.
Ie; if H/AB is a tie, then go to the HR column. If still a tie, go to the Run column, etc…
May I ask how you know Seager scored 61.25 on the 8th? I cannot find any hitter game scores in the main box score or their individual game log page.
Are you manually calculating your players using the formula?
ESPN* 59 + H + R + .25*BB + .25*HitByPitch + TB + .25*SB - .25*CaughtStealing + .25*SacFlies + .25*SacHits + RBI - .25*K - .25*Outs
If so, bravo. Very impressed.
This brings me to the following point: unless there is a place to quickly and easily verify any player’s Game Score outside the daily top 30, they will not count if they are not shown in the daily leaders page.
This is an unfortunate coincidence if you happened to have a player tied for 30th on a given day, but they did not appear on the list.
However, it would be too cumbersome to expect everyone to manually calculate all of their fringe player’s Game Score each and every time.
Ultimately, The Game Score notes in the OP will stand:
Only the top hitter Game Scores are shown, so if your player does not appear on the list for that day, they earn zero points.
If I could award some bonus points for your keen observation, I would, but alas, all I can extend is a virtual high five! haha
Hope you understand!
There are league filters on the Game Score page: MLB, AL, and NL. So, by going through dates only looking at NL players, I accidentally discovered that he was tied for 30th that day. Then I did manually calculate both of their scores to ensure there wasn't a "thousandths" number that was dropped through rounding. I like math.
You could put the onus on each participant to file a formal appeal (i.e. posting in this thread) if they happen to find a similar situation on their team. I'm cool with however you rule it, though...
Good catch, Alex! Sorry about that. It will be added to the next update.
It takes a village, right? ha