Looks like he's just punting wins (some owners punt saves as a cat), Im not a huge fan of ever intentionally punting a category before a draft, sometime i get forced into it, but wins is definitely not one Id consider (normally saves or SB's are the most common 2)
My one question, is with you saying 5SP and 4RP slots, does that mean you HAVE to start nine pitchers a week? Or that you just can?
Do you have a minimum innings pitched? If so, he's screwed. If not, Id think into it.
IF this is H2H, this is a very real strategy. That is, if the minimum innings pitched isn't that high. In one of the leagues I'm in, the minimum is around 10 innings, so I'm starting to stack up on relief while the other owners start roster churning SP. They win Wins and K's, I end up winning ERA, WHIP, and Saves..
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I did this last year in my H2H league and blew away the league. I drafted all closers and a stacked offensive team (Beltran, Arod, Sheff, Crawford, Soriano, Helton, Chavez). I ended up losing only one week the entire year. But im not sure how well this will work in a 5x5 roto. Seems a little strange to me to give up 1/5 of the categories.
This is a fascinating strategy, albeit a risky one. I suppose the advantages are that while everyone is drafting starters at the top of the draft you would have the opportunity to load up on bats and get your entire pitching staff towards the bottom half of the draft. I can see a situation where you would have the best lineup and deepest bullpen. This is a winning strategy if your lineup is so good that it carries the hitting categories every week and tries to get 3/5 of the pitching categories (Saves, WHIP, ERA). I guess you could use spot starts with a player on your bench and try to sniper K's every week too. I think this is a great strategy if you end up with a diesel lineup and probably a fun team to manage. I may even try it in a league one time. I'm interested to see how this team does...
just to clarify this is a rotis with daily change.
well i have it going in two other leagues full season ones, and this is my batting in one of them.
C V. Martínez (Cle - C) CBench
1B M. Teixeira (Tex - 1B) 1BIFBench
2B B. Hall (Mil - 2B,3B,SS) 2B3BSSIFBench NYY 1:05 am
3B D. McPherson (LAA - 3B) 3BIFBench @Atl 12:35 am
SS J. Rollins (Phi - SS) SSIFBench Ari 6:05 pm
IF C. Barmes (Col - 2B,SS) 2BSSIFBench CWS 2:05 am
OF J. Drew (LAD - OF) OFBench Det 3:10 am
OF D. Ward (Pit - 1B,OF) 1BIFOFBench Bal 12:05 am
OF --empty-- -/- - - - - -
OF --empty-- -/- - - - - -
BN J. Damon (Bos - OF) OFBench @StL 1:10 am
BN R. Freel (Cin - 2B,3B,OF) 2B3BIFOFBench
BN C. Delgado (Fla - 1B) 1BIFBench
BN M. Alou (SF - OF) OFBench
BN K. Mench (Tex - OF) OFBench
BN J. Guillén (Was - OF) OFBench
BN C. Jones (Atl - 3B,OF) 3BIFOFBench LAA 12:35 am
BN M. Cameron (NYM - OF) OFBench
BN D. Dellucci (Tex - OF) OFBench
BN C. Beltrán (NYM - OF) OFBench
BN A. Béltre (Sea - 3B) 3BIFBench
DL J. LópezDL (Bal - C) CBenchDL
DL M. LorettaDL (SD - 2B) 2BIFBenchDL
I have 4 rp's as well Hermanson Lidge nathan and reitsma
and will pick up any sp's who have a good match up. I am top of the league at the moment with loads if innings in hand. this is a 5x5 roto as well.
I am going to try a similar strategy in my second-half H2H league. I love the fact that Dempster, Hermanson, Turnbow, and Batista have SP eligibility making this a legit strategy option. I'll probably load up on Bats/Wheels, get the top closers when I think they're worth the pick in the draft and get 2 of these 4 guys and at the end of the draft pick up 2-3 starters and use them as rotation guys to take K's and Wins each week since the league I'm doing has no maximum IP limit. I think this has the potential to be a fun way to manage a team as well as a potentially dominant strategy in a thin league with quality starters available in FA at all times.