So as I said last week, the reason I was starting these polls was so that I could tweak the formula if I needed to before the regular season began, and that's exactly what has happened this week. The more data I accumulated, the more obvious it started to become that I was weighting at bats a bit too much.
As a result, guys having springs like Dayan Viciedo were ranked a lot higher than a lot others who were performing much better. So I made an adjustment and I think the new formula does a better job of representing the actual performance we've seen.
Of course, because I changed the formula, I won't include the difference in points this week, but I will show where each player was ranked last week.
|14||Alejandro De Aza||9||4||NA|
|20||Ken Williams Jr||6||22||NA|
So, as you can see, the new formula was good for Brent Lillibridge, Eduardo Escobar and Tyler Flowers -- their performances last week didn't hurt either -- and not as kind to Alejandro De Aza and Alexei Ramirez. Still, I think this is more accurate than the last formula, and the shifts in position this week won't mean as much as the ones we see next week.
Well, unless I change the formula again.