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I like that system, because:

A) it's a large enough sample to not be influenced by a couple of players having unusually great years

B) it's still a small enough sample to contain only top players

C) it's proportional to league size, and therefore to opportunity

D) it doesn't discard any player-seasons as outliers

It's sort of an "adjusted points for superstars". The toughest issue to assess is change in talent pool and thus league quality. One could effectively double the talent pool overnight (let's say perfectly identical clones are suddenly introduced), yet there's really no way to capture that effect. That's why I sometimes compare players to "Canadian players only", just to get an idea of the magnitude of that effect.

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