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What are the best settings for a roto league?

Postby RJ24VC15 » Wed Jan 03, 2007 10:55 pm

It is 5x5, but I am wondering what the best settings aas far as rosters, maximum innings pitched and such should be.


Should there be maximum player acquisitions?

Does the standard roster of Yahoo work well? 1B, 2B, 3B, SS, C, OF, OF, OF UTIL, SP, SP, RP, RP, P, P, P

How about the maximum innings pitched per team at 1250?

I'm running a roto league for the first time and want to make sure It runs well, so help from people with expirience would be appreciated.
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Postby abrunn11 » Thu Jan 04, 2007 10:39 am

Personally, I think 1800 innings is ideal for pitching. By doing 1800 innings, you make pitchers and hitters closer to the same value per inning played. If you do 1250, a single pitcher could account for 1/5 to 1/6 of all of your innings, when a hitter will only account for 1/9 of the total innings. If you did 1250, someone like Santana would be the most valuable player in the league, whereas if you did 1800, he would barely be a first round pick.

This is my opinion, I may be an idiot!
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Postby joacosole » Thu Jan 04, 2007 6:42 pm

I would say that in Roto you should have a MINIMUM of innings pitched. Only having a maximum could lead to people staffing MR and winning ERA and WHIP. Have a free agent acquisition budget, this way they can't be adding and droping pitchers everyday and rackup in SO and W but his ERA and WHIP will go the opposite way.

What positional players is up to you as this will determine the depth of your league.

I play 12 team NL Only, 23 positional players(14b & 9p) with no bench.

You should join a couple of free yahoo leagues and see what you like best.
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Postby soxfan364 » Fri Jan 05, 2007 1:42 pm

Yahoo doesn't let you do a minimum IP, only a maximum. I think you should have a mix of starters and relievers, by mixing the position types. I used 1250 last year, but I'm open to suggestions too!
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Postby converge241 » Thu Jan 11, 2007 10:03 am

I am a fan of player aquisition limit to prevent people from streaming

max innings does the same thing for pitchers but you can stream a lot of hitters in leagues just as bad if you dont click the maximum games limit as well (to prevent people from loading up on those short Mondays and Thursdays)

one league im in has an interesting rule but its a PAIN for commish to watch 1 pitcher per day so people cant hoard pitchers
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Postby ayebatter » Fri Jan 12, 2007 2:06 am

minimum innings pitched 1250 / go to 9 pitchers and a team will have to have a good mix of starters and Closers to reach the 1250 innings and still have good overall numbers in all 5 cats.
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Postby ukrneal » Fri Jan 12, 2007 3:00 am

1250 in a 5x5 12 team league is not enough in my opinion. There will still be quality pitchers on FA. I would up it to at lest 1500 with a thought to 1800.
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Postby ayebatter » Fri Jan 12, 2007 3:18 pm

1250 innings are enough. in one of my 15 team roto leagues 9 pitchers, i ran 27 different pitchers in and out of my lineups and totaled 1342 innings, and scored 48 out of 60 points (4x4). 1250 is enough for most leagues.
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