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Postby bandrus1 » Thu Feb 15, 2007 11:22 am

so i was thinking of punting saves and drafting the following people in late late rounds

duaner sanchez, joel zumya, R soriano


guys like those with like 6- 9 k's a week in the RP spot and low era's i will load up on bats early and then go all SP in the mid and late rounds


this proved a good way last year in H2h is the same true in roto? any opinions?
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Postby Pogotheostrich » Thu Feb 15, 2007 11:30 am

You can punt in H2H and still win but if you play in a good league there is no way to punt in roto and still win.
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Postby stumpak » Thu Feb 15, 2007 11:53 am

It is possible to win in roto punting a cat like saves, but you give up so many points that you need be both very good and very lucky across the rest of the board. In other words, it is not a wise strategy.

A better strategy is to underinvest in something like saves. This gives you a few points but preserves the option of okay in the cat if you wind up in position where a trade can move you up 3 or 4 places. In the middle of the season, it is often the case that adding an extra closer can result in some quick and easy points in saves. Even so, I am not really a big fanof this either unless your draft or auction plays out in a way were saves are really being overvalued.

Same logic could apply to SBs.
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Postby clarence worley » Thu Feb 15, 2007 2:47 pm

If you're in a competitive league, punting cats is the only way to consistently win in H2H.
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Postby BigKahuna83 » Thu Feb 15, 2007 3:53 pm

Punting is usually only effective if you load up or lock up different categories in H2H

Last year our league champ punted HR and RBI and loaded up on Hits and SB's

I was the regular season leader and punted SB's.
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Postby deerayfan072 » Thu Feb 15, 2007 4:27 pm

Pogotheostrich wrote:You can punt in H2H and still win but if you play in a good league there is no way to punt in roto and still win.


Exactly ;-D
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Postby Yoda » Thu Feb 15, 2007 4:32 pm

Speed and saves are easiest to punt. I rarely focus on those categories but I may draft a stud closer this year after last season's debacle.
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Postby The Loveable Losers » Thu Feb 15, 2007 4:36 pm

Just addressing your specific situation I would say that it depends a lot on how free agents are handled in your league. If it's first come-first serve and you're very confident in your ability to win the race to the new closer when a closer tears a ligament or just plain out sucks then I say go with it. You're not punting the category...you're just punting it until the price comes down. If it's h2h I'd leave it at that. In roto I'd still grab a closer or two if the price if right since a save in April is worth the same amount to your team as a save in September.
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Postby shmolex » Thu Feb 15, 2007 7:17 pm

BigKahuna83 wrote:Punting is usually only effective if you load up or lock up different categories in H2H

Last year our league champ punted HR and RBI and loaded up on Hits and SB's

I was the regular season leader and punted SB's.


That's exactly what I did last year and it worked like a charm. ;-D

Basically, for punting to work, you must lock up the same amount of categories you punt, while gaining an advantage in other categories.

For me, I punted HR and RBI, in exchange for locking up SB, K, and 3B, while gaining a slight advantage in AVG as well.
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Postby jfg » Thu Feb 15, 2007 8:02 pm

shmolex wrote:
BigKahuna83 wrote:Punting is usually only effective if you load up or lock up different categories in H2H

Last year our league champ punted HR and RBI and loaded up on Hits and SB's

I was the regular season leader and punted SB's.


That's exactly what I did last year and it worked like a charm. ;-D

Basically, for punting to work, you must lock up the same amount of categories you punt, while gaining an advantage in other categories.

For me, I punted HR and RBI, in exchange for locking up SB, K, and 3B, while gaining a slight advantage in AVG as well.


That seems a lot harder than punting speed. You can always find power in the late rounds but not so much for speed. I think you'd have to get a little bit lucky on draft day.
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