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League MVP Candidates / Spring 2018

Post by sixofdiamonds » Tue Jul 10, 2018 7:31 am

League MVP candidates for the spring season are now posted on the Softball America website. You can click here...

League MVP Candidates/Spring 2018

...or use the 'League Statistics' drop-down box on the Softball America home page.

To qualify as a candidate for offensive MVP, a minimum of 21 plate appearances (at-bats + walks + sac flies) is required by core and all-stars --18 for male and female eddies.

MVP candidates are chosen by statistical formula. The formula takes into account runs scored, runs batted in, total hits, singles, doubles, triples, home runs, bases on balls, and batting average. Offensive MVPs will be awarded in both A and B Divisions.

Team and league leaders throughout the year are sorted (for simplicity's sake) by batting average. While your name may be in the upper echelon in league or team leaders throughout a given season that does not necessarily mean you will be nominated as a candidate for MVP. One must look at all relevant categories when measuring their performance against others - not just batting average.



MVP winners will be first announced in the Softball America Year In Review magazine. The magazine will be posted and available for download at some point in January.

Certificates for MVP winners will be awarded upon request only. In years past I would print out certificates for each and every MVP winner - a daunting task when you consider the total number and variety of MVP winners. Most times less than half the MVPs cared to claim their cert. Now I make certificates available upon request only. If a league certificate is important enough to a league member to request it, it is important enough for me to put it together, list the stat line that produced the MVP, and laminate it.

Congrats to all MVP candidates.

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Re: League MVP Candidates / Spring 2018

Post by sixofdiamonds » Thu Jul 12, 2018 11:44 am

To qualify as a candidate for offensive MVP, a minimum of 21 plate appearances (at-bats + walks + sac flies) is required by core and all-stars --18 for male and female eddies.
Some league members are expressing their displeasure because they have 18, 19, or 20 ABs and didn't qualify for the list. As far as I'm concerned, if you show up for less than 3/4 of your games, you're not much of an MVP to me or to your team.

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Re: League MVP Candidates / Spring 2018

Post by jstepo32 » Thu Jul 12, 2018 5:07 pm

agreed.... One could say the same about the league leaders pages...Frustrating when you bat 700+ in 8 games and someone is ahead of you at 1.000 and they are 2 for 2 in 1 game or 4-4 in 2 games haha.

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Re: League MVP Candidates / Spring 2018

Post by sixofdiamonds » Fri Jul 13, 2018 6:39 am

League statisticians are supposed to delete any player on the league leader list the would or could not qualify for an offensive award (18/21 ABs) after the final week of the season. I hope this acts as a reminder to them to make that happen.

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Re: League MVP Candidates / Spring 2018

Post by jlp42885 » Mon Jul 16, 2018 12:33 pm

When I 1st started doing the league statistics I was told to remove Eddies with less than 15 plate appearances and Core players with less than 18 plate appearances from the final week's League Leader Board. Hope that helps Jack.
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Re: League MVP Candidates / Spring 2018

Post by jstepo32 » Tue Jul 17, 2018 5:33 pm

Oh sorry... i wasn't trying to make a big deal about it at all. Thanks though guys.

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Re: League MVP Candidates / Spring 2018

Post by blouderback » Wed Jul 18, 2018 11:54 am

Somewhat related: What does the asterisk mean next to a TEAM NAME in the stats pages?

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Re: League MVP Candidates / Spring 2018

Post by wdshipe » Wed Jul 18, 2018 12:12 pm

Bob -
A regular season statistician can probably provide a more certain answer than me (I do post-season stats), but I suspect that the asterisks indicate how many forfeited games a team was involved in. This has implications on the calculation of average runs against per game, which is used as a standings tiebreaker to determine playoff seeding.

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Re: League MVP Candidates / Spring 2018

Post by blouderback » Wed Jul 18, 2018 4:16 pm

Oooooohhhh.... OK.

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Re: League MVP Candidates / Spring 2018

Post by jlp42885 » Thu Jul 19, 2018 9:12 am

Bill is correct. a * next to the team name indicates forfeited games. The winner and the loser of each forfeited game gets a *.

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