With Hitters. Just on the 10 points you get for each AB, It will take 50 AB's just to get to 500 PxP if you did not earn any other points from a BB, H, D, T, HR, RBI, RS or SB.
Therefore I ALWAYS look at how many AB's it took that card to reach 500 PxP to be a Phase 1. This lets me see easily who is producing very well or so-so or horrible for me. Any card that gets 500 PxP before getting to 25 AB's will show he is producing great for me. His swing caters to my personal play style & my swing timing. Any getting to 500 PxP within 25 to 35 AB's will show this card preforms for me so-so. Not bad, but not great either. If it takes him more 35 AB's & getting as close to the complete 50's AB's, Then this card is trash for me. It did hardly anything or close to nothing at all.
Using 2 MA cards as examples. It took me only 19 AB's to get Owen Miller to Phase 1. But it took me 44 AB's to get Taylor Ward to Phase 1. I just finished getting Dawson & Riizo at the same time 3 days ago. So far Rizzo is at 231 PxP & Dawson is at 243 PxP so far. The both each have 21 AB's & at this pace, it so far looks like it will take them 40 to 45 AB's to reach Phase 1 if neither of them 2 gets hot all of a sudden. This is very disapointing because looking at thier attribute & overall card rank. I was expecting for them to play better for me then what they been showing so far.
This is why I am very hesitant & cautious to buy cards off the market that sell for 150K & up. Eventually down the road I will buy them all for sake of collections. But I do NOT rush to buy them with intentions of using them & taking that gamble if they will play good for me or play badly for me.
Who else uses this method to evaluate a new card or will look it to trying it?