Sp_Da_Man wrote:Not really asking specifics on who to start but just getting idea which way to go..starters or closers. Mamorris makes alot of sense though.
Scoring for Pitching Categories
BBI - Walks Issued (Pitchers) -.5 points
ER - Earned Runs -1 point
HA - Hits Allowed -.5 points
IBBI - Intentional Walks .5 points
INN - Innings 2 points
K - Strikeouts (Pitcher) 1 point
S - Saves 10 points
W - Wins 10 points
This is the exact same scoring we have had in our league for the last 4 years (actually, we recently changed the S to be 8 pts).
I would highly recommend you have starting pitchers in all of your slots instead of starting a closer unless you absolutely must. A "must" being that you are required to start a certain amount of RP, you don't have enough SP to fill all of the slots, or you have weak bottom tier pitching that doesn't have a good chance of getting a W.
The chances are you're going to get each closer in about two games where their team is winning and, depending on the team, you'll have 1 - 2 save opps so starting two closers will likely yield about 2 - 3 saves.
In your scoring system each save is going to probably net you somewhere between 11 and 13 pts. Following this you're going to get about 24 - 36 pts (max pts for a single one inning S is 15).
Your starting pitchers however can range greatly, anywhere from about 8 pts all the way to 30 pts or so (the max is actually like 60 pts, but I've only seen two pitchers hit 40 pts). If you replace those two closing spots with SP your range increases to about 16 - (let's be reasonable and say an avg. of 24 pts per W) 48.
In other words your mean for each is 30 for RP vs. 32 for SP. In these short weeks the extra points usually make the difference and that's what you're looking for.
I'm 4 - 0 on the short week, but then again maybe I'm just lucky.