James018 wrote:The way I figure it is that batting, bowling and fielding is all likely to follow roughly the same distribution, whatever it may be. If it's what I suspect it is for batting (average usually correlates with current skill while potential is mostly random) then it's probably similar for bowling and fielding. And with enough data we could probably figure out how the averages of each compare (e.g. is a batsman who averages 50 better or worse than a bowler who averages 10).
I'd be perfectly happy with just batting data of course, but there's no reason not to collect all three as far as I'm concerned.
The way I see it.
-Like you say batting and bowling probably work similar so if you can find out the relationship between average and potential then it will probably cross-over. So in essence, you only need the one set of data, just batting will do
-Its less messing about if you just do batting so people are more likely to post hence a fuller dataset
-People should post every player so you should cover the full range. So even if you are looking for a bowler and scout someone with a very low batting average then you still post them
In response to Rtjs post about people just posting their good/bad scouts then maybe people should make one post and edit it. Then you can only include people in the dataset where they have posted every player they get - be easier to see who is posting reliably. So if someone just posts a couple of players with a gap then you disregard it as unreliable data.