No, I’d never switch from Statis Pro. In my opinion, it’s the greatest baseball board game.
With Statis Pro, pitchers are given a PB ranking. The ranks are 2-5 (really poor pitchers) 2-6, 2-7, 2-8, and 2-9 (really great pitchers). Basically, Avalon Hills states that these rankings are awarded as follows: Rank all pitchers by ERA; the top 5% are 2-9, next 10% are 2-8, next 40% are 2-7, next 30% are 2-6, and bottom 15% are 2-5. I’ve tweaked those numbers a bit with my fantasy fiction league.
With SP, the higher the PB ranking, the more the pitcher card controls the outcome of the play.
Anyway, a problem that I’ve had is that relievers and starters are lumped together in the ERA ranking, and, as a result, relievers make up a large percent of the higher-end pitchers.
What I’m really looking for is an alternative way of ranking pitchers, maybe even separating relievers and starters, that looks beyond just the ERA.
I know that there is a guy who creates seasonal cards and sells via ebay who ranks his pitchers by extra base hits given up. That doesn’t exactly thrill me. Several of his customers have complained that many pitchers have unrealistic performances.