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Postby yankeekd25 » Thu Feb 21, 2008 2:35 pm

I play H2H points league. 10 Team CBS league
Batting Category Point Value
Single 1 point
Double 2 points
Triple 3 points
Home Run 4 points
RBI 1 point
Run 1 point
Base on Balls 1 point
Stolen Base 2 points

Pitching Category Point Value
Win 10 points
Save 10 points
Complete Game 5 points
Strikeout 1 point
Base on Balls -0.5 points
Inning Pitched 2 points
Hits Allowed -0.5 points
Earned Runs -1 point

We have standard positions, and any combo of 7 SP/ RP. Would it be a good strategy to take all hitting first, and then have maybe one starter, and load up on closers? Since they have a chance of pitching 4-5 times a week, is this the strategy I should roll with?
10 Team H2H 6x6
C- B. Molina
1B- G. Jones (Berkman)
2B- Weeks (Kinsler)
3B- Arod
SS- Tejada
OF- Manny
OF- Ethier
OF- Magglio
Util- Matsui
BN- C Lee
DL- Beltran

SP- King Felix, Wainwright, Verlander, Santana, Hanson, Scherzer
RP- Fuentes, Cordero, Jenks
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Re: How's this strategy?

Postby Pogotheostrich » Thu Feb 21, 2008 2:40 pm

I don't think that is a good idead with IP being worth 2 points.
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Re: How's this strategy?

Postby Tavish » Thu Feb 21, 2008 2:57 pm

Run last year's numbers with those settings and look for the difference between a top tier player and what a mid tier player will produce.
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Re: How's this strategy?

Postby chipper » Thu Feb 21, 2008 3:05 pm

Do you have any limits on Innings Pitched per week?

Not sure how a H2H works with points instead of CAT's.
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Re: How's this strategy?

Postby yankeekd25 » Thu Feb 21, 2008 3:38 pm

chipper wrote:Do you have any limits on Innings Pitched per week?

Not sure how a H2H works with points instead of CAT's.


No limits. It's just like a fantasy football points league. You go up against someone, and whoever has the most points wins.
10 Team H2H 6x6
C- B. Molina
1B- G. Jones (Berkman)
2B- Weeks (Kinsler)
3B- Arod
SS- Tejada
OF- Manny
OF- Ethier
OF- Magglio
Util- Matsui
BN- C Lee
DL- Beltran

SP- King Felix, Wainwright, Verlander, Santana, Hanson, Scherzer
RP- Fuentes, Cordero, Jenks
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Re: How's this strategy?

Postby J35J » Thu Feb 21, 2008 3:43 pm

Tavish wrote:Run last year's numbers with those settings and look for the difference between a top tier player and what a mid tier player will produce.


I'm quite suprised why more people just don't do this from the start....it'll tell you the answer you seek if you just run the points through last years #'s!
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Re: How's this strategy?

Postby suckerpuncher » Thu Feb 21, 2008 4:49 pm

You don't even have to run it yourself. You can just go to the player pool of your league at CBS and it shows last years points.

All Batters: http://xxx.baseball.sportsline.com/stats/sortable/all:C:1B:2B:3B:SS:OF:U/2007:p/standard?&print_rows=9999

All Pitchers: http://xxx.baseball.sportsline.com/stats/sortable/all:SP:RP/2007:p/standard?&print_rows=9999

Just subsitute the xxx with whatever the name of your league is.
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Re: How's this strategy?

Postby hot4tx » Thu Feb 21, 2008 4:50 pm

I got into a redraft league a few years ago - my first in a CBS HTH league - I discovered that since Ws and SVs were both 10 points, closers might be pretty valuable. I ran the numbers and sure enough the middle-tier closers were about on par with the second-tier SPs (the one's just after the elite guys go). I ranked all pitchers together, tallied projected points, tiered and drafted from that.

It lowered SP value and bumped the middle-tier closers up a ton. I was drafting 5th-6th round value closers in the 9th-11th rounds. I think I ended up with 1 SP and 7-8 closers to fill 7 pitching spots.

I dominated.

The next season the league changed rules slightly in that there was a max/min on how many SPs and RPs you could start. :-D Hey at least they recognized the issue and adapted the rules to make it more fair (how you're supposed to handle it) instead of whining about it during my first year.
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Re: How's this strategy?

Postby chipper » Thu Feb 21, 2008 4:53 pm

yankeekd25 wrote:
chipper wrote:Do you have any limits on Innings Pitched per week?

Not sure how a H2H works with points instead of CAT's.


No limits. It's just like a fantasy football points league. You go up against someone, and whoever has the most points wins.


Well then I'd say the strategy won't work then. All someone has to do is pitch mad starters, and they would beat you heavily in Inning Pitched, Wins, Strikeouts, (complete games), etc.
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Re: How's this strategy?

Postby hot4tx » Thu Feb 21, 2008 5:02 pm

chipper wrote:
yankeekd25 wrote:
chipper wrote:Do you have any limits on Innings Pitched per week?

Not sure how a H2H works with points instead of CAT's.


No limits. It's just like a fantasy football points league. You go up against someone, and whoever has the most points wins.


Well then I'd say the strategy won't work then. All someone has to do is pitch mad starters, and they would beat you heavily in Inning Pitched, Wins, Strikeouts, (complete games), etc.


If it's daily lineup changes. Most CBS leagues are weekly (at least the one's I've played in), meaning the guy may end up with a ton of 2-start pitchers at best, but that should still only equal your pitching points and you'll own him in hitting.
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