Bench hitters Vs. Bench pitchers? - Fantasy Baseball Cafe 2014 Fantasy Baseball Cafe
100% Deposit Bonus for Cafe Members!

Return to Baseball Leftovers

Bench hitters Vs. Bench pitchers?

Moderator: Baseball Moderators

Postby SweetAurillia » Wed Apr 11, 2007 4:57 pm

I assume this doesn't really apply to weekly rosters?
SweetAurillia
Minor League Mentor
Minor League Mentor

User avatar

Posts: 576
Joined: 12 Mar 2007
Home Cafe: Baseball

Postby hot4tx » Wed Apr 11, 2007 4:59 pm

bigh0rt wrote:Did a quick search for 'bench player strategies' in Leftovers.

Here's JT's explanation
Here's a discussion.
Bench value discussion.
A little off-topic, but still relevant...
What's wrong with batters on the bench?

That oughtta keep you busy awhile. ;-) ;-D



This may have been the single most helpfully yet concise post in the history of the cafe! ;-D
hot4tx
Major League Manager
Major League Manager

User avatar

Posts: 1933
(Past Year: 135)
Joined: 16 Feb 2007
Home Cafe: Baseball

Postby Doughhead » Wed Apr 11, 2007 5:56 pm

SweetAurillia wrote:I assume this doesn't really apply to weekly rosters?


Good point. I play in a weekly league and I don't think the stockpiling arms strategy holds water in this format. In a weekly league, your bench guys are locked on the bench for 7 days, so it doesn't really matter if they're pitchers or hitters 'cause you ain't getting there stats either way. In a league with daily changes, you can maximize your bench if you load it with pitchers since starting pitchers sit 4/5 days anyway.

In this case, I think it's advisable to go with the best player available, regardless of his position. Some would argue that you'd still rather have more arms in order to play match-ups, although I'm not sure I subscribe to that theory--seems like you can drive yourself crazy trying to play matchups and end up outsmarting yourself.
DOUGHHEAD
Doughhead
General Manager
General Manager

User avatar
Fantasy Expert
Posts: 4368
Joined: 6 Nov 2003
Home Cafe: Baseball

Previous

Return to Baseball Leftovers

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 9 guests

Forums Articles & Tips Sleepers Rankings Leagues


Today's Games
Tuesday, Sep. 30
(All times are EST, weather icons show forecast for game time)

Oakland at Kansas City
(8:07 pm)

  • Fantasy Baseball
  • Article Submissions
  • Privacy Statement
  • Site Survey 
  • Contact