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Postby mrfantasybaseball » Tue Apr 12, 2005 2:04 am

Tuesday to Tuesday league, would you ever bench Pedro (vs. FLA/Beckett) in favor of Webb (vs. COL/Chacon and @ WAS/Loaiza)?

Is this a viable game plan to pick up many pitchers and maxamize your # of starts, or is it always best to stick with your studs when their turn comes each week?
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Postby beltrans_boy » Tue Apr 12, 2005 2:13 am

I'd go with Pedro in this situation. He's been pitching too well to bench that kind of production. With Webb, you never know what you're gonna get. Pedro could possibly outproduce Webb this week, and his ratios are almost sure to be better.
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Postby TheYanks04 » Tue Apr 12, 2005 2:16 am

You always stick with your studs. No reason to not start a top tier pitcher for 2 starts from a crummy pitcher on a crummy team. Not even debateable imo.
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Postby wrveres » Tue Apr 12, 2005 2:17 am

mrfantasybaseball wrote:Tuesday to Tuesday league, would you ever bench Pedro (vs. FLA/Beckett) in favor of Webb (vs. COL/Chacon and @ WAS/Loaiza)?

Is this a viable game plan to pick up many pitchers and maxamize your # of starts, or is it always best to stick with your studs when their turn comes each week?


its a viable game plan yes, but I wouldn't bench Pedro.
I would make it my worst starting pitcher that doesn't go twice, or somebody with a bad match up this week. Pedro should never be Benched.
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Postby mrfantasybaseball » Tue Apr 12, 2005 2:22 am

You always stick with your studs. No reason to not start a top tier pitcher for 2 starts from a crummy pitcher on a crummy team. Not even debateable imo.


......But do you take into consideration when your stud is going against another stud, vs. your 2 start average pitcher going against 2 lesser schmucks? Still stick with your Ace?
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Postby mrfantasybaseball » Tue Apr 12, 2005 2:58 am

In a points league, even if your stud (pedro) picks up a win with 8 inn 10 K's and 1ER that's still only 23pts vs. if your 2 start average guy (webb) gets a win and a loss with 6 inn, 6 K's and 3ER in each game that is 17pts or with those same lesser stats and two wins 32pts.

Win (+10pts)
Loss (-5pts)
K (+1pt)
ER (-1pt)
IP (.5pt)

The upside just seems a little greater than the downside.
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Postby Pokeyouindaeye » Tue Apr 12, 2005 3:36 am

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Postby mrfantasybaseball » Tue Apr 12, 2005 10:10 am

No walks don't count. Any other opinions / suggestions ?
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Postby Dans » Tue Apr 12, 2005 10:20 am

Definitely always stick with your stud in this situation. It's unlikely that an average pitcher will have 2 strong outings in a row. I've gotten burned playing matchups too many times.
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Postby donny23 » Tue Apr 12, 2005 10:37 am

mrfantasybaseball wrote:No walks don't count. Any other opinions / suggestions ?


Don't you have a lesser option than Pedro with only 1 start?
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