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3 and 3 h2h strategy

Postby eftda » Sat Mar 18, 2006 3:58 pm

The idea is to use 3 great starting pitchers and 3 great closers in h2h.

Example:

1. Pedro Martinez
2. Johan Santana
3. Jake Peavy

1. M. Rivera
2. B. Lidge
3. Krod


JUST AN EXAMPLE (I know it would be impossible to own all 6)

Has anyone used this strategy in h2h? I was in the league last year where the winning team just had 6 pitchers (3SP, 3RP) and won it because he traded the rest of his pitchers for hitters. Any comments on this strategy? Has anyone failed or successfully used this type of play before?
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Postby FantasyGURU802 » Sat Mar 18, 2006 4:01 pm

I have never tried this or every seen anyone try this... It may work... Depends on how your draft goes and how injuries go down...
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Postby Dan Charette » Sat Mar 18, 2006 4:13 pm

If you get 6 pitchers that good , then your hitting will surely be weak. In The drafts I've been in so far, most of the teams take 7 or 8 batters in the first 10 rounds, because of the depth at starting pitching.
I guess it would depend on what the categories of the league are, to be able to discuss this in depth.

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Re: 3 and 3 h2h strategy

Postby eftda » Sat Mar 18, 2006 4:15 pm

eftda wrote:JUST AN EXAMPLE (I know it would be impossible to own all 6)


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Postby Dan Charette » Sat Mar 18, 2006 4:15 pm

If you get 6 pitchers that good , then your hitting will surely be weak. In The drafts I've been in so far, most of the teams take 7 or 8 batters in the first 10 rounds, because of the depth at starting pitching.
I guess it would depend on what the categories of the league are, to be able to discuss this in depth.

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Postby eftda » Sat Mar 18, 2006 4:18 pm

you'd be surprised at who've I seen go in rounds 8-12. Homers also help team get quality pitching. I'm doing this type and I have a great 6 pitchers and above average hitting.
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Postby intense » Sat Mar 18, 2006 6:07 pm

eftda wrote:you'd be surprised at who've I seen go in rounds 8-12. Homers also help team get quality pitching. I'm doing this type and I have a great 6 pitchers and above average hitting.



Could you post your roster?
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Postby eftda » Sat Mar 18, 2006 7:03 pm

intense wrote:
eftda wrote:you'd be surprised at who've I seen go in rounds 8-12. Homers also help team get quality pitching. I'm doing this type and I have a great 6 pitchers and above average hitting.



Could you post your roster?


If I did then this thread would be moved or locked. I guess no one has tried this.
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Postby Madison » Sat Mar 18, 2006 11:47 pm

I don't see it working and here's why.

#1. With only 3 starters, you will lose wins.

#2. Even with those six guys, you'll still lose K's.

#3. Pitching is amazingly deep this year. In past years, this type of strategy might have worked, but pitching is just too deep this season.

#4. By losing 2 of 5 pitching cats, you'd have to win at least 2 hitting cats to win the week.


The only way I could see this working is if you loaded up on speedsters and could win steals and runs. Maybe you'll get lucky and win average, but your team would be far from dominant. You'd wind up just above middle of the pack for the season and then have to face the toughest teams in the playoffs.

I wouldn't try it this season simply due to the depth at SP. Good luck if you do try it though.
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Postby Half Massed » Sun Mar 19, 2006 4:23 am

This generally doesn't work unless everything else falls right. I accidently fell into this strategy part way into the season. I had strong pitching and weak hitting and traded a lot of my pitching for hitting. I ended up with a small number of good starters and closers and strong hitting, but it wasn't enough to succeed.
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