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Postby babaoriley7 » Mon Feb 09, 2004 1:42 pm

What do you think about ignoring a catagory to be stronger in others. Such as not having any closers or SB?

i've usually had alright success with that.


Also who would you group odalis perez with?
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Postby tlef316 » Mon Feb 09, 2004 1:48 pm

punting a category makes it very dificult to win. you are already conceding around 5-6 points to anyone who even finishes in the middle of that category. i would never go into a draft knowing i was going to punt a cat.

as far as odalis perez, i have him ranked as the # 34 SP, puting him in the CC Sabathia and dontrelle willis range IMO
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Postby Erboes » Mon Feb 09, 2004 1:55 pm

babaoriley7 wrote:What do you think about ignoring a catagory to be stronger in others. Such as not having any closers or SB?

i've usually had alright success with that.


Also who would you group odalis perez with?


Punting a cat is, in most cases, suicidal.

I have Perez in the top 25 SP's and a very solid #3 on most staffs in mixed leagues, but I'd bet money that he's traded and his value will plummet.
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Postby kentx12 » Mon Feb 09, 2004 1:57 pm

tlef316 wrote:punting a category makes it very dificult to win. you are already conceding around 5-6 points to anyone who even finishes in the middle of that category. i would never go into a draft knowing i was going to punt a cat.

as far as odalis perez, i have him ranked as the # 34 SP, puting him in the CC Sabathia and dontrelle willis range IMO



I agree with tlef. If you dont want to waste early picks on a closer or someone to get you some steals at least try to pick up a couple of people who can help you in that category in the middle rounds.
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Postby Cornbread Maxwell » Mon Feb 09, 2004 2:08 pm

It depends on your league format. If its h2h or points based, then punting a catagory isnt as big a deal, and it actually might be the strongest way to go if done correctly.

In roto its suicide.
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Postby trevisc » Mon Feb 09, 2004 2:17 pm

babaoriley7 wrote:What do you think about ignoring a catagory to be stronger in others. Such as not having any closers or SB?

i've usually had alright success with that.


Also who would you group odalis perez with?


that strategy can work well in H2H but won't get you too far in ROTO.

I'd group Odalis with guys like Russ Ortiz, Harden, Contreras, Wade Miller or Hideo Nomo.

somewhere in that group.
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Postby Guest » Mon Feb 09, 2004 4:01 pm

Its possible to tank 2 categories...wins and k's, assuming you play 5x5 and there are no mininum inning limits. Draft closers and bats, ignore starting pitching. Make sure you draft a lot of potential closers to round out your staff. Your era, whip, and saves will be top notch. Offense, you have to get a lot of balanced guys. No risky injury picks either. I tried this twice and finished 2nd both times...only lost by 1 point each time. Its tough to win the league, but possible. You will most likely finish in the top 3-4 unless you make some bonehead moves.
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Postby jbird669 » Mon Feb 09, 2004 4:06 pm

I usually don't punt anything, but I would try and punt wins, since there are so many factors outside a pitcher's control that determine that (run support, defensive support, IP, etc, bullpen holding on to the lead), you can't always predict it. I'd go for the other 4 (or 3, if you do 4x4). But I personally don't punt anything. I may aim to finish in the middle of that pack, but never punt it.
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Postby Fumbler » Mon Feb 09, 2004 4:20 pm

Last year i played in a 16-team Roto league.

I had no closers to speak of...if i remember correctly the best i came up with was Matt Anderson and Franklyn German of the Tigers. I ended up picking Chris Reitsma from waivers when he took over the closers role.

I was stacked with a bunch of quality starters though and ended up winning the league by a slim margin.

So i guess anything is possible if you can make up for it in other areas.

Anyone know if the number of teams in a league would affect the likelihood of being able to punt a given category?
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Postby Arlo » Mon Feb 09, 2004 7:37 pm

Now where was that thread about punting four categories...? :-D
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