Originally Posted by Pronkytonk
I am currently experimenting with a very low development modifier (to keep cup-of-coffee-guys from having HOF careers)
Pronk, you probably already do some of this, but I'm doing a couple of things in our league to prevent the "cup-of-coffee curse" from changing the face of the league:
1. Erasing those guys from our draft pool. To make our draft pool, you have to have had a certain amount of AB's or IP. (It changes depending on how badly I need to round out the draft pool, but this gets rid of a lot of guys.) This prevents the guys who had 2 HR's in 8 career AB's from becoming Babe Ruth.
2. The initial adjust/weaken import settings seem to help with this as well. I've turned them up a fair amount- this prevents the guys like Shane Spencer (10 HR's in 73 AB's in rookie season) from being rated like the Babe for that one season, then being rated accordingly (i.e. a scrub) for the rest of his career.