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Postby albanese » Sun Mar 25, 2007 12:09 pm

i drafted best overall hitters n top low era n whip closers first. bareley touchd starting pitchers to say the least. the cats are innning pitched- wins- losses-saves -strikeouts-era - whip.. now my plans are trying to take the best era n whip, if i do so i'll win the pitching 4 to 3. i have papelbon, rivera, ryan, n saito as my closers, thinking about filling in other pitching positons with guys like neshek/wheeler, other low era n whip guys. there are 3 other teams in my leauge that are doing what im doing but opposite, they are using all starting pitchers to dominate the other cats that i would lose. but my question is, what do ya think of this strategy. my 4 closing pitchers up there, every week verse a johan santana, carpnter, halliday, i'll still win my whip n era. right? all other cats push, it comes down to era n whip? i know i'll blow up some weeks, but the average is, these closer have overall lower era n whip. what ya think? sorry for such a long post.
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Postby teddy ballgame » Sun Mar 25, 2007 12:29 pm

IP - L
W - L
L - W
K - L
ERA - W
WHIP - W

If I'm understanding this correctly, you'll win 3 cats and lose 3 cats in a good week. In a bad week where a closer might get slammed and a loss you might lose more than 3 cats. Not a very sound strategy in my book (although I feel like I'm missing something).
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Postby albanese » Sun Mar 25, 2007 12:36 pm

yeah, missing saves, that would be another win for me. now by me doing this i also have a kick ass offense due to this style of drafting.
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Postby pokerplaya » Sun Mar 25, 2007 12:49 pm

Well...the title of the post says you've used this strategy for the past few years...how well has it worked in the past?

Personally, I just like drafting for balance.
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Postby bceagles04 » Sun Mar 25, 2007 12:57 pm

well, he could end up winning K's.

Maybe IP too...

If he has nearly 7-8 RP's goin for a whole week...they could each go maybe 4 innings or so...maybe it could work.

What I would do is get one STUD ace, then a few young SP's that could bust out.
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Postby albanese » Sun Mar 25, 2007 12:58 pm

last year i finished first, thanx to a homerun by ichiro in the finals, but used starters more often than what im thinking about doing, going full tilt closers low era whip guys. i always had 4 closrs, but they weren't of the likes of rivera, ryan, saito, n papelbons stats. closers have lower era n whips, im going for the kill n whip n era thats all.
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Postby albanese » Sun Mar 25, 2007 1:00 pm

that was my first idea, i knew there would b alot of good pitchers that would pop up, ex, last year verlander landed n hamels, starting pitching is the deepest. worst come to worst pick up someone going against a team.
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Postby ttwarrior1 » Sun Mar 25, 2007 3:45 pm

sometimes closers get wins and sometimes when they pitch 2 innings they can even get more strikeouts than a starting pitcher.
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Postby Oliver1212 » Sun Mar 25, 2007 8:43 pm

I am also trying this strategy. Cat's are W, S, ERA, WHIP, and K.


SP - Ben Sheets
SP - Matt Cain
RP - Francisco Rodríguez
RP - Joe Nathan
P - B.J. Ryan
P - Huston Street
P - Chad Cordero
BN - A.J. Burnett
BN - Mike Gonzalez


Albanese, How many teams and what place did you finish in the regular season when you used this strategy?
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Postby sixer03fan » Sun Mar 25, 2007 8:53 pm

people try this strategy every year, and I'd say it backfires every 4 out of 5 times. but good luck to you
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