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Postby sixer03fan » Mon Feb 26, 2007 12:50 pm

yo guys, i'm the league manager this year and I want to have a good limit for minimum innings pitched.

the league is a 10 team, yahoo, h2h.
the pitching categories are:
wins, k's, era, whip, saves, and CG

there are 3 SP positions, 2 RP positions, 3 P positions, 5 bench spots, and 2 DL spots.

i was wondering what my minimum innings pitched limit should be with these stats/positions. i would like to make it slightly higher than usual because i don't want anyone trying that "all closer" crap to win certain categories and punt others. however, i don't wanna make it too high incase someone can't get the limit or if one of their pitchers gets injured during the week.

any opinions? thanks in advance and good luck this season!
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Postby Big Game JLo » Mon Feb 26, 2007 2:24 pm

First of all, get rid of the CG. That is a horrible stat to have, especially in H2H. If one person gets a CG, they will more than likely win that category. Under most circumstances, that category will end up a tie (0-0) every week!

As for minimum innings pitched, I always go with 30-35. It's definitely not too much. Think about it this way. If you start 5 SP's for the whole week and they go an average of 6 innings each, you already have 30 innings pitched! That doesn't even include RP's. 30-35 is high enough to make pitchers important, but not so much so that it removes the balance of the league.

By the way... this thread should be posted in the "Commissioners Corner".
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Postby j24jags » Mon Feb 26, 2007 6:01 pm

I'd say 25 is good. It forces 2 very good starts plus a bunch of relief innings (At least 7) so teams can't just rotate MRs/Closers to hit the minimum. You need 3 reliable starters with a 25 inning minimum.
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Postby hot4tx » Mon Feb 26, 2007 7:11 pm

Yeah we use 25.

20 is doable with RP only (since you can always find one or two that can be put in SP slots) and rotate others in/out depending on rest.

With 25 the player has to at least get 2 or so starts per game.

Not that there's anything wrong with all relievers... Oakland actually tried a similar system back in the mid 90's. Pulled each pitcher after 2-3 IP. B-)
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Postby TurdFerguson » Mon Feb 26, 2007 7:27 pm

My league uses 47inn...
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Postby Big Game JLo » Mon Feb 26, 2007 8:00 pm

hot4tx wrote:Yeah we use 25.

20 is doable with RP only (since you can always find one or two that can be put in SP slots) and rotate others in/out depending on rest.


If that's the case, then all you have to do is draft Johan Santana and then a bunch of RP's! You need more than 25 innings to balance that league out.
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