Interesting coincidence

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Has anyone noticed that almost 100% of the time a DD team’s ERA is directly proportional to its BATTING AVERAGE?

If the average is super high, the ERA will also be super high. If the average is low, the ERA will be low too. Surely, this shouldn’t be the case for the best players in the world? Or should at least show some disparity, right? WRONG YOU ARE.

This “phenomenon” is demonstrated in the current lifetime Ranked Seasons ratings, as there is ONE player in the top 200 ranked players with an ERA under 4.

Interesting stuff.

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I mean, it makes sense, those that have high batting averages are going to make it pretty far in ranked seasons, so they will get matched up with other great hitters at that rank, therefore the ERAs will be terrible because they are facing other great hitters.

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@eatyum said in Interesting coincidence:

I mean, it makes sense, those that have high batting averages are going to make it pretty far in ranked seasons, so they will get matched up with other great hitters at that rank, therefore the ERAs will be terrible because they are facing other great hitters.

I would tend to agree, but try scoring 10 runs consistently on legend difficulty online (which is the difficulty top players play on most of the time in Ranked because they make WS so quickly). I just played a guy whose average is .260 and ERA is around 3.60 (great for online). I hit about .330 and my ERA is over 5. There were at least 7 balls I hit dead on just above center of PCI that just died. I would just bet you if I was playing someone with a higher ERA, some of those balls don’t die and instead leave the yard.

Just saying, LOTS going on behind the scenes in terms of programming and algorithms.

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@chuckuluck said in Interesting coincidence:

@eatyum said in Interesting coincidence:

I mean, it makes sense, those that have high batting averages are going to make it pretty far in ranked seasons, so they will get matched up with other great hitters at that rank, therefore the ERAs will be terrible because they are facing other great hitters.

I would tend to agree, but try scoring 10 runs consistently on legend difficulty online (which is the difficulty top players play on most of the time in Ranked because they make WS so quickly). I just played a guy whose average is .260 and ERA is around 3.60 (great for online). I hit about .330 and my ERA is over 5. There were at least 7 balls I hit dead on just above center of PCI that just died. I would just bet you if I was playing someone with a higher ERA, some of those balls don’t die and instead leave the yard.

Just saying, LOTS going on behind the scenes in terms of programming and algorithms.

Nope, you are just throwing out hypotheticals, you can't prove that if you were playing against someone with a higher ERA that the balls would leave, you're just surmising that it would with no actual facts to back it up,

Sometimes RNG is on your side, sometimes it isn't, but it has nothing to do with an opponents ERA, my explanation is correct on why top players have high ERAs, because they play other top players! It's really that simple.

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i agree but also 95% of people in ranked seasons use a full 9 of 99 rated players..... i hate it, use players 80-87, 1 95 and higher rankes i can still the upset but when you play 3..4...5. guys in a row and every player is a 99 theyll also have a high average as well

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@eatyum said in Interesting coincidence:

@chuckuluck said in Interesting coincidence:

@eatyum said in Interesting coincidence:

I mean, it makes sense, those that have high batting averages are going to make it pretty far in ranked seasons, so they will get matched up with other great hitters at that rank, therefore the ERAs will be terrible because they are facing other great hitters.

I would tend to agree, but try scoring 10 runs consistently on legend difficulty online (which is the difficulty top players play on most of the time in Ranked because they make WS so quickly). I just played a guy whose average is .260 and ERA is around 3.60 (great for online). I hit about .330 and my ERA is over 5. There were at least 7 balls I hit dead on just above center of PCI that just died. I would just bet you if I was playing someone with a higher ERA, some of those balls don’t die and instead leave the yard.

Just saying, LOTS going on behind the scenes in terms of programming and algorithms.

Nope, you are just throwing out hypotheticals, you can't prove that if you were playing against someone with a higher ERA that the balls would leave, you're just surmising that it would with no actual facts to back it up,

Sometimes RNG is on your side, sometimes it isn't, but it has nothing to do with an opponents ERA, my explanation is correct on why top players have high ERAs, because they play other top players! It's really that simple.

Though it is hypothetical, he does make a good point about how some parts of RNG may be at play. I mean it is a lil suspect that most guys who can't hit well have some of the lowest ERAs. As if the game is compensating for how bad a player hits to giving them more favorable outcomes on the pitching side. Something we will never know though as you said it's all just hypothetical. Interesting though

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I think this just shows that the people with low ERA’s are extremely effective at pitching and a lot of them may be better at pitching than hitting so their average is somewhat low, and then even for the best hitters in the world the game can be inconsistent with pitching. I've played some top players who were very good at pitching and then all of a sudden I put up 5+ runs in one inning when the game starts making balls hang on him, same thing will happen to me when pitching especially with everyone having to start on all star every season other than WS players, that will make you have a few games where your opponent could score 10+ and that'll hurt your lifetime era for a while.

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