My league is currently head to head and uses the following ten categories:
Runs, RBI, SB, Total Bases, OBP and Wins, ERA, WHIP, SV, k/9
The k/9 is there because it prevents someone from successfully churning their pitching staff. Total bases and OBP are used instead of HR and BA just because we like it that way.
Anyway, now that yahoo keeps track of head to head stats in a roto-style manner, I was wondering if anyone had explored the option of having a league that plays both h2h and roto. I believe that this would increase the amount of strategy involved (you can't afford to punt a category anymore, you wouldn't bench pitchers on sunday because you have a decent lead in saves or wins etc.) and would also hedge against the uncertainties invovled in h2h by rewarding the "best team" (roto) while still having the excitement of h2h.
Our league currently pays 50% for the regular season champ, and 50% for the playoff champ. This would be tweaked to reward the roto champ.
The primary disadvantage of this is that the roto stats would have to be calculated manually and are only updated at the end of each week. Additionally, there is no limit on innings pitched, but that is not as big of a deal because k/9 is used instead of number of strikeouts.
Does anyone have any thoughts on this?
Last edited by tms298 on Tue Sep 05, 2006 11:57 pm, edited 1 time in total.