IPR Strategy – Third Place Winner
My strategy is a simple one. I have identified areas of weakness in the Hall of Fame Buy Backs and Annual Bonuses and I look for guys that exploit those areas. In baseball I focus on hitters who have positive dWAR and that do not strike out much. Of course I want the big HR hitters but if they have the potential to strike out 150 times or they have a dWAR of -1 or worse I ignore them. When buying pitchers I look for low ERA/WHIP. I also focus on players with long term contracts with good teams or that I think will be on the same good team for many years. Similar methods can be used in NBA with TS% or looking for guys that don’t get a lot of flags in the NFL.
When I get to the valuation stage I look for similar players in history then enter their stats into the HOF calculator then divide that number by 3. Sometimes I will adjust a little depending on how badly I want the athlete but that seems like a good rule and I have only had one time that I didn’t win a bid. I have 92% of my portfolio that has been in the market for at least one season is in the green.
Things we liked about this one:
- It is easy to understand.
- It can be duplicated by any user with the information provided.
Things we felt were lacking:
- It is not precise enough
- While there are a lot of weight put on the categories mentioned they cannot stand alone and some athletes are just so good that they overcome these deficiencies.