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Player Of The Year Candidates / 2020

Post by sixofdiamonds » Wed Dec 16, 2020 8:30 am

Player Of The Year Candidates / 2020

Players Of The Year for 2020 have been formulated and are now posted on the league website.

POTY candidates are listed alphabetically (by first name) in each of the categories listed below. These files can be accessed by clicking the link(s) below, or from the Softball America home page (left side menu) League Statistics.

Men's League Player Of The Year
Male Coed (Core) Player Of The Year
Female Eddie Player Of The Year
Male Eddie Player Of The Year

To qualify for consideration in POTY categories, a core/all-star player must have a minimum of 48 (down from 72*) plate appearances (ABs + BBs) for the year while male/female eddies are required to have not less than 36 (reduced from 54*) plate appearances. Games played as subs are not considered. *Plate appearances were adjusted downward to reflect COVID-19 shortened season.

The candidates have been determined objectively by statistical formula employing 6 offensive categories. On every POTY page there is a link labeled Legend. The Legend contains a detailed explanation of each category and heading.

Offensive Categories

AB (at-bats), R% (runs scored per at-bat), RBI% (runs batted in per at-bat), Avg (batting average), Slg (slugging %)*, BB (bases on balls)

*slugging % is the total of singles (1 pt), doubles (2 pts), triples (3 pts), and home runs (4 pts) divided by total at-bats x 1000. A player with 1 single, 1 double, 1 triple, and 1 home run in 8 at-bats earns a slugging % of 1250 (1+2+3+4=10), divided by total at-bats [8] = 1.25 x 1000 = 1250.

Formula Calculations

Percentages are used instead of raw numbers because the number of games played among members varies greatly. A greater number of ABs will, however, reward a player for his/her ability to maintain good production over an extended period of time.

R%, RBI%, Avg, Slg and BB% carry the most weight in the formula while the total number of AB's carries the least weight.

Congratulations to all the candidates listed. Winners will be announced in the Softball America Year In Review Magazine, slated to be posted online in January. Trophies will be awarded to all winners at some point after the 2020 season commences. The final point totals will be posted on the website at some point after the winners are announced.



Playoff Player Of The Year Candidates / 2020

Playoff Players of the Year for 2020 have been formulated and are now posted on the league website.

PPOTY candidates are listed alphabetically (by first name) in each of the categories listed below. These files can be accessed by clicking the link(s) below, or from the Softball America home page (left side menu) League Statistics.

Men's League Playoff Player Of The Year
Male Coed (Core) Playoff Player Of The Year
Female Eddie Playoff Player Of The Year
Male Eddie Playoff Player Of The Year

To qualify for consideration in PPOTY categories, a core/all-star player must have a minimum of 18 (down from 27*) plate appearances (ABs + BBs) for the year while male/female eddies are required to have not less than 16 (down from 24*) plate appearances. *Plate appearances were adjusted downward to reflect COVID-19 shortened season.

The candidates have been determined objectively by statistical formula employing 6 offensive categories. On every PPOTY page there is a link labeled Legend. The Legend contains a detailed explanation of each category and heading.

Offensive Categories

AB (at-bats), R% (runs scored per at-bat), RBI% (runs batted in per at-bat), Avg (batting average), Slg (slugging %)*, BB (bases on balls)

*slugging % is the total of singles (1 pt), doubles (2 pts), triples (3 pts), and home runs (4 pts) divided by total at-bats x 1000. A player with 1 single, 1 double, 1 triple, and 1 home run in 8 at-bats earns a slugging % of 1250 (1+2+3+4=10), divided by total at-bats [8] = 1.25 x 1000 = 1250.

Formula Calculations

Percentages are used instead of raw numbers because the number of games played among members varies greatly. A greater number of ABs will, however, reward a player for his/her ability to maintain good production over an extended period of time.

R%, RBI%, Avg, Slg and BB% carry the most weight in the formula while the total number of ABs carries the least weight.

Congratulations to all the candidates listed. Winners will be announced in the Softball America Year In Review Magazine, slated to be posted online in January. Plaques will be awarded to all winners at some point after the 2020 season commences. The final point totals will be posted on the website at some point after the winners are announced.

I put forth painstaking effort to ensure accuracy. Should you notice an error or an omission, please notify the league office at your earliest convenience.

Thank you,
Les Greenstein

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