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Postby fortune cookies » Sun Feb 25, 2007 5:23 pm

If you are in a standard 12-team roto (1250 inning max) how many starters do you go with. My team is going to try to run a 4 starters but I want to know if I should go with another.
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Postby United_I_Stand » Sun Feb 25, 2007 5:32 pm

Depends whether you mean in the draft, or to run with all season, plus your pitching strategy.

Obviously you want to use all 1250 innings, so with 4 starters, even with 4 stud pitchers who stay healthy and log 220 innings each, you would probaly find yourself coming up short. (880 innings leaves 370, meaning you'd need at least 5 and maybe 6 releivers to meet your quota)

If you're going for a middle releiver strategy (which i do) then you could just about make it with 4 starters, but you'd probally be best off with 5 so you can be a bit more selective over matchups, and have cover for the inevitable missed time.

If you're being more orthodox, you'll need at least 5 starters, and 6 wouldn't hurt, but 4's not a bad number to draft, just as long as you aim to pick some up in season through trades or pick ups.
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