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Best 6th pitching cat to use??

Postby Slow Pitch » Tue Feb 19, 2008 8:16 pm

We are going from 5x5 to 6x6...roto style

Kinda stuck on what the 6th cat should be for pitching. We use the standard 5: W, K's, ERA, WHIP & Saves.

For some reason Holds is not an appealing option to my league. Any suggestions as to what direction to go?
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Re: Best 6th pitching cat to use??

Postby Yoda » Tue Feb 19, 2008 8:20 pm

Holds, IP? QS?
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Re: Best 6th pitching cat to use??

Postby SirDunkALot » Tue Feb 19, 2008 8:22 pm

QS probably.
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Re: Best 6th pitching cat to use??

Postby EricF » Tue Feb 19, 2008 8:26 pm

I personally like holds. Our league is 7x7, and coming up with 7 pitching categories is a challenge. For our league we have used HR allowed for a few years, but it is often disheartening to see a HR given up in an otherwise well-pitched game. This year we are changing to total bases allowed, which will be a better indicator of whether a pitcher can avoid getting knocked around much.
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Re: Best 6th pitching cat to use??

Postby swyck » Tue Feb 19, 2008 8:34 pm

Slow Pitch wrote:We are going from 5x5 to 6x6...roto style

Kinda stuck on what the 6th cat should be for pitching. We use the standard 5: W, K's, ERA, WHIP & Saves.

For some reason Holds is not an appealing option to my league. Any suggestions as to what direction to go?


IMO the next cats for pitching would be one of QS, holds, K/9 or HR. If you dont like holds then I suggest either QS or K/9.
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Re: Best 6th pitching cat to use??

Postby Big Pimpin » Tue Feb 19, 2008 8:44 pm

I actually like losses, but that's just me. For some reason I like the negative categories, as I also like Ks for hitters.
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Re: Best 6th pitching cat to use??

Postby MasterX1918 » Tue Feb 19, 2008 8:45 pm

win% or losses
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Re: Best 6th pitching cat to use??

Postby Ender » Tue Feb 19, 2008 9:03 pm

Probably QS since it pumps up SP value which is important.
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Re: Best 6th pitching cat to use??

Postby Giambis » Tue Feb 19, 2008 9:04 pm

Total bases allowed is a possibility. It's essentially slugging percentage against. It takes into account a pitcher's home run and extra base hit propensities, and is actually somewhat trackable from year to year.
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Re: Best 6th pitching cat to use??

Postby The G.O.A.T. » Tue Feb 19, 2008 9:06 pm

I've been trying to find a site that would have OPS against as a category, but still haven't found one. Using BAA right now in my league and really not a fan at all.
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