I posted this in the other fantasy baseball scoring thread.
There are 3 common types of scoring.
Points is very similar to football but isn't as popular in the fantasy baseball world.
Categories is usually head to head based where each matchup will start out 0-0-10. The basic 10 categories are Runs/HRs/RBIs/SB/AVG followed by Ks/Ws/Saves/ERA/WHIP. You want to win as many categories each week as possible.
Roto is the granddaddy of all of fantasy sports. You'll have 10 categories, similar to the ones mentioned previously and you will get points based off your ranking in each category. For example in a 10 team league if you have the most runs, you will get 10 points, 2nd most runs will get 9 points, and so on. Your goal is to have the most points overall.
Certain players carry different values across each type of league format as well. For example, JP Arencibia carries almost no value in a standard 10-team head to head 1 catcher league because of his inability to do anything but hit homeruns. But he does carry tremendous value in a roto 2 catcher league because of his ability to put 20-25+ balls in the stands over the span of the entire season from the C position.
This post was edited on 1/7 at 8:38 am