The Miner Part 2 wrote:all depends on how your league is ran.
exactly. in a h2h i generally go with mostly pitchers on the bench and one or at most two batters. but it really depends on
a)the rules of the league
b)what the other teams in the league are doing
c)what the free agent pool looks like
d)what your roster looks like
a)if the stats are geared toward quality (like k/9 instead of k) then generally fewer pitchers are warranted
b)if other teams in the league have lots of pitchers then you may need to have more starters to keep up with them
c)if there are guys that are either batters or pitchers that are so good that they shouldnt be free agents then pick them up and sort out the mess later through trades or when one of your guys gets injured
d)if you have a small number of good pitchers and struggling batters you may need to keep some offense on the bench. conversely if you have strong batters and some weak pitchers you may need to add more pitchers to compensate.
remember, head to head is all about how you match up against the other teams in your league. you need to structure your roster based on the situations prevailing in your league.