Welcome to the newest addition to the Cougar Bait website,Star Power . Star Power is intended to give players and fans a mathematical breakdown of the strengths andweaknesses of every Baiter on the roster, both on the offensive and defensive side of the ball heading into each and every new season of play. Players are judged inrelation to others on the team according to a points system for virtually every facetof the game we all love.In terms of Offensiveoutput, the categories included for the Star Power ratingsystem break down strategically into Batting Average, On Base Percentage, SluggingPercentage, On Base+Slugging Percentage, Homerun Power, Additional Extra BasePower (3B/2B), Total Hits, Run Production, Runs Scored, Walks, Speed, BaseRunning, and Contact.On theDefensiveend, players are judged according to their relative levels of Versatility, Speed (depending on position), Arm Strength, Glove/Hands, Accuracy,Range, and Overall Decision Making.A third category is included for all qualifiedPitcherswhich includesControl/Command, Strikeout Ability, Limitations of Walks, and Total Defense on theMound (Double Play Ability, Accuracy, Decision Making, Leadership)All categories are rated on a 1-10 star scale, 10 being the highest denomination. Allplayers will receive different points for every category according to their skill set.
Heading into the 2013 season all players will be rated according to the “average”
offensive and defensive output of the 2012 roster.Here are the average stats of all 11 starters from 2012
.492 BA/ .514 OBP/ .692 SLG/ 1.206 OPS 43 hits, 2.6 HR, 23.5 RBI, 22 R, 8.2 additional XBH, 3.7 BB