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I'm currently playing in a standard 5x5 roto league where the scoring categories are: HR,RBI,Runs,Batting Average, Stolen Bases - Wins, Strikeouts, Saves, WHIP, ERA.

We've used this system for about 7 years, and I'd really like to replace some of them (particularly ERA, WHIP, and Batting Average) with categories that better represent the value of a player, and are just more fun. Has anyone experimented with unconventional scoring categories? What has worked best in your league?

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My current head-to-head league has settled on the following categorical breakdown after a few years of tweaking:
R, H, 2B, 3B, HR, RBI, SB, BB, K, FPCT, AVG, OPS

We require 36 innings per week to qualify for Pitching stats and would love to have a minimum Plate Appearance requirement as well for offensive stats, but haven't had luck finding a provider that does it.

This is a head-to-head league and awards 1 point for a win at the end of the week. This helps offset the proliferation of stat categories so that someone who plays a dead team and wins 18-1 doesn't get a huge advantage over someone who slogs out an 8-7 win. I find that having so many categories allows for some fun strategizing to eek out a win and the inclusion of fielding percentage at least give marginal value to defensive abilities.

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I like adding FPCT into the hitting category. I also like the Quality Start and Complete Game stats for pitching. Thanks for sharing this! –  Will Cole May 23 '12 at 22:09

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