jskidder wrote:k/9 to k for sure. that will eliminate some of the favor to relievers. also, i would combine obp & slg to ops and add bb as a category. and drop holds because it suddenly makes a middle releiver almost as valuable as a closer and we all know that ain't right.
I agree with everyone else that K/9 should just be changed to K to put weight back on the starters.
I disagree with the comments about holds. I've gotten on my soapbox several times on this, so search the archives, but here's the Cliff Notes version:
Holds are no more or less arbitrary a pitching category than Wins or Saves.
Middle relievers who collect holds actually save MORE runs and and are more valuable than closers. This is because "holders" come in more often with runners on base, while closers often start an inning with no one on base. Getting one or two guys out with the bases loaded in the 7th or 8th is more critical than getting the last three outs in the 9th.
Holds add a neat dimension to fantasy strategy, from draft day through the end of the season, by bringing set-up guys into the mix. It also makes managers think about pitchers in a way closer to real baseball.
I was definitely against holds when my league started using them. Now that I understand them more, I wouldn't ever drop them.