For about 6 years or so, I've been playing fantasy baseball. If you've never tried it, then don't. It'll change the way you watch baseball. You start worrying about points and two-start weeks. I can barely watch games without worrying about how many points I need from a starter to catch up to my opponent. But this addiction to fantasy baseball gave me an idea for something I want to try doing.
Starting today, I want to try to determine a series MVP for each completed series. I have created a point system which I already know might need some tinkering with. Batters, starters, and relievers will fall into different categories with different points for each.
|Single- 2 points per||Win- 10 points||Win- 5 points|
|Double- 4 points per||Loss- Minus 5 points||Loss- Minus 3 points|
|Triple- 6 points per||IP- 3 points per||IP-3 points per|
|Home Run- 8 points per||K- 3 points per||K- 3 points per|
|RBI- 2 points per||Hits- Minus 2 points per||Hits- Minus 2 points per|
|Run- 1 point per||BB- Minus 2 points per||BB- Minus 2 points per|
|Walk- 1 point per||ER- Minus 2 points per||ER- Minus 2 points per|
|SB- 1 point per||QS- 3 points||Hold/Save- 5 points|
|CS- Minus 1 point per|
|K- Minus 2 points per|
|GIDP- Minus 2 points per|
|Error- Minus 1 point per|
Using these points, I wanted to try and have a way to determine who would be the series MVP. Each player has an impact on the game and thought it would make it easier to come up with a MVP for each series. Below you will find the point values for each player who had at least 1 at-bat or threw a pitch during the recent series with the New York Mets.
|Batters||Game 1||Game 2||Game 3||Total||Starters||Game 1||Game 2||Game 3||Total|
|Gyorko||-2||2||0||0||Relievers||Game 1||Game 2||Game 3||Total|
As you could see by the tables, some players struggled while other put together solid games. Some players had good playing time while others had barely any.
Therefore, I want to leave it up to you to determine who should be the MVP for the series win over the Mets.
Should it go to Ian Kennedy who put the Padres back on course with 6 strong innings that included 8 strikeouts and gave the Padres their first win of the series? Does James Shields steal the MVP honors with 7 innings for his 7th win of the season to stay undefeated and give the Padres a much needed series win.
Should MVP honors go to Cory Spangenberg for his 3 for 3 game in Game 2 which included an RBI triple that gave him 14 points for the game? What about Will Venable and his 2 run triple in Game 2 that helped give him the most points overall in the series with 15? Or did the returning Yonder Alonso steal your vote with his 4 hits and 3 runs scored in the series?
The choice is yours. Vote below to determine this series' MVP