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Postby XTSilver » Thu Feb 01, 2007 5:23 pm

We are an 18 team H2H league with 30 roster spots (10 hitters, 10 pitchers, and 10 bench.) We field 3 SP, 3 RP, and 4 P and can change lineup daily. Our categories are W, S, HD, ERA, WHIP, K, K/9. What is the best max and min innings pitch limit and do we need one?
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Postby commence8 » Fri Feb 02, 2007 12:31 pm

I don't see why you need a max, but definately use a min. Without a min, people will take advantage of things...for example, ERA and WHIP would be 0 if you didn't use any pitchers.

A minimum configuration to me would look like this: If a team had 3 starters and 7 relievers...they should get at least:

4 IP / SP * 3
3 IP / RP * 7

That leaves 12 IP + 21 IP.

I'd say a nice round number would be 30 IP, minimum. My league uses :

2 SP, 2 RP, 3 P...and the minimum is 20.
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Postby The Loveable Losers » Fri Feb 02, 2007 2:36 pm

I'd probably go a bit higher than the suggested 30ip. We also have a 2sp, 2rp, 3p league but went to 30ip in that setup. I was able to seriously take advantage for era/whip using one absolute ace SP (Carpenter) and 5 relief aces (Shields, Linebrink, Rincon, Duchscherer and Soriano). With that configuration I would hit 20ip on a regular basis (our minimum was 16 that year).
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Postby commence8 » Fri Feb 02, 2007 3:01 pm

I agree with you that 20 is on the low end, but that's why it's called a minimum.

I'd hate to see a team lose b/c both of his starters get rocked early or gets injured.

Closers can go a week without an appearance if their team doesn't have save opportunities.

With 20 for 7 pitchers and 30 for 10 pitchers, you can overcome this.

I'm assuming you don't have daily transactions, if you did, I'd recommend something closer to 40 IP.
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Postby The Loveable Losers » Fri Feb 02, 2007 3:22 pm

commence8 wrote:I agree with you that 20 is on the low end, but that's why it's called a minimum.

I'd hate to see a team lose b/c both of his starters get rocked early or gets injured.

Closers can go a week without an appearance if their team doesn't have save opportunities.

With 20 for 7 pitchers and 30 for 10 pitchers, you can overcome this.

I'm assuming you don't have daily transactions, if you did, I'd recommend something closer to 40 IP.


He did have daily transactions and your suggestion of about 40ip sounds just right for that league setup.
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Postby commence8 » Fri Feb 02, 2007 3:26 pm

OK, I missed that part of the message...is there a way to set up Min innings pitched on Sportsline? I never found it.
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Postby The Loveable Losers » Fri Feb 02, 2007 3:28 pm

commence8 wrote:OK, I missed that part of the message...is there a way to set up Min innings pitched on Sportsline? I never found it.


I'm a strictly Yahoo guy so you've got me on that one.
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