I am thinking of punting saves and drafting alot of MR's. My thinking is that since people dont pay attention to HLDS i can dominate the category. MR's also get more W, K, and IP's than closers. Is this a good strategy?
Don't punt saves. Draft one closer.
Then add MR's that have a good K/BB ratio. Also take a gamble on some of these who I feel will take over if an injury occurs. While they are waiting in the wings for an injury they can get you some Holds. Obviously some of these guys wont get you loads of Holds, or benefit you in the K department, but you get the point.
Sprinkle in a few other quality relief arms and you should have a possible late in the season Closer gain. Watch the closer alert here and your srategy will probably work. I had Lidge last season and snagged Todd-Jones, Tyler Walker and Valverde. I ended up going from 5th in saves to leading the league.
This straegy works if you have at least two STUD starting pitchers.
Broncmet724 wrote:kinda hard to find good MRs. Tends to change year to year a lot
This is a pretty accurate assessment.
WIth that many categories, closers lose a significant amount of value since most of their value is tied up in one category. I would probably tank saves at the draft only and vulture your waivers, grab a couple potential closer guys once the season starts.
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Do not punt saves! Tried it the past 2 years...hasn't worked, if you don't really care about saves just draft a couple of MacDougal or Ray type closers, which you can get in the later rounds, just so later in the season when you realize you need saves to win, you won't be that far behind.
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buminabox wrote:I dont think most of you are realizing this is a Head to Head league. Why would i draft a bad closer just to lose the cat most weeks, when instead i can draft good MR's and win Holds every week.
I got the sense it was a h2h, since punting catagories is almost suicide in roto. But you did not state it was a h2h league, so you can't blame people for not auto-assuming h2h.