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2-Start Pitchers: Talent vs Matchups

Postby Leber » Mon May 15, 2006 9:16 pm

In a Head-to-Head Points League where there you set your lineup once at the start of each week, what do you guys think the best way to choose a 2-start pitcher is? Do you weigh the pitchers stats such as k/9, WHIP, ERA etc. or do you look at the team they pitch for; versus the two teams they will pitch against. Rarely there is a situation where you can find a pitcher with good stats going up vs weak teams on the waivers. A good example of this would be my 10 team league I'm in or CBS. My 2-starters that i have from waivers for this week are:

Tom Glavine (@STL , vs NYY)
Joe Blanton (vs SEA , vs SF)
Paul Byrd (vs KC , vs PIT)
Josh Johnson (@ ATL , @TB)

So it got me thinking, what kind of pitcher has the best chance to get me the most points for a given week? Should i rely more heavily on talent of the pitcher or the matchups of the pitcher?

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Thanks,
Leber

Edit: All 4 of these guys are starting for me this week. No need for discussion about whether i should start them or not(as the deadline has passed already) but the question of talent vs matchups in general.
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Postby TheYanks04 » Mon May 15, 2006 9:20 pm

Well Byrd and to a lesser extent Blanton have stunk so bad I can't see why you would even consider them againt a beer league squad let alone against major eleague teams.

Glavine has been lights out, so why wouldn't you start him?
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Postby pokeyjoe » Mon May 15, 2006 9:21 pm

Glavine does not look to have a good week. I would go with the match ups and try Blanton and Byrd. In general, though, you should try to weigh in both things.
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Postby Leber » Mon May 15, 2006 9:23 pm

thanks for the replys. I just gave those pitchers as an example. I was wondering about this in general, not these matchups only ;-D
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