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Postby RynMan » Mon Feb 16, 2004 7:39 pm

When drafting for a roto league, do you generally try and balance your team out by getting guys to up in different categories? or do you go for guys that can help out most categories regardless.

If this is so, why wouldnt you take a bunch of quality closers and relievers, and forget about starters. Relievers give you saves, usually a decent ERA and a decent WHIP. Starters give you wins and K's and are usually higher in ERA and WHIP. Would it not make sense to grab the guys that help you more in 3 categories (relievers) than just two?
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Postby Sox FANatic001 » Mon Feb 16, 2004 7:53 pm

you need a well balanced teqam. say for instance, you get all closers and win WHIP and ERA and Saves, and for the sake of argument, you win all batting catigories too. You, however, dont get any staters, Punting Wins and K.

this gives you 12*8+1*2=98 points, which would usually be enough to win. This is assuming you win all batting catirogies. Lets say you get third in all batting catigories, so 3*12+5*9+2*1=83 points. This is still assuming a high finish in all other categories. 83 points is probably gonna get you a 3-4 place fginish. If you want to go a best player available approach, then trade to fill weaknesses, fine, but a balanced team entering the season is a must!
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Postby BigLebowski » Mon Feb 16, 2004 7:57 pm

As discussed in many other posts here in the forum, a balanced team usually wins. If you are going for the gimmick win(example...punting category's) then you are just asking for trouble. Sure a gimmick team will win, but it is usually a well balanced team that takes the money. ;-D
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Re: A well balanced team?

Postby kentx12 » Mon Feb 16, 2004 8:10 pm

RynMan wrote:
If this is so, why wouldnt you take a bunch of quality closers and relievers, and forget about starters. Relievers give you saves, usually a decent ERA and a decent WHIP. Starters give you wins and K's and are usually higher in ERA and WHIP. Would it not make sense to grab the guys that help you more in 3 categories (relievers) than just two?



If you do this you will get no points for wins and very few for saves and will not win your league unless you are at the top of every other category. In roto you have to be well balanced to win.
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