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Postby Yanks Ruined It » Wed Mar 12, 2008 2:15 pm

I was in a live draft the other night and for some reason I did not get any of the STUD starters so what I did was target guys like Wang and Dk for the wins, and then loaded up on guys like Bettencourt and Sheilds and the like to offset the high era and whip, I thought they could be left in every day and play the sp as needed. So, is this a valid strategy or not? my offence is really good but nothing there to give up for sp help
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Postby Millhouse » Wed Mar 12, 2008 3:06 pm

Yanks Ruined It wrote:I was in a live draft the other night and for some reason I did not get any of the STUD starters so what I did was target guys like Wang and Dk for the wins, and then loaded up on guys like Bettencourt and Sheilds and the like to offset the high era and whip, I thought they could be left in every day and play the sp as needed. So, is this a valid strategy or not? my offence is really good but nothing there to give up for sp help


unless i'm mistaken, if your league has innings minimums for P's, that "middle relievers with kickass WHIP and ERA" strategy only goes so far.
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Postby DaShiz23 » Wed Mar 12, 2008 3:11 pm

I've done this before, and it actually worked. I dont try to do it, but when stuff hits the fan, you gotta do what ya gotta do.
The way I see it, you grab two set-up men with low ratios and K/In., and they each pitch 80-100 innings, then you got yourself a nice SP there. Obviously the problem with this is that relievers can be streaky by year, but I remember i had shields and otsuka two years ago, and dominated using them as a '5th SP'.
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Postby Nihil » Wed Mar 12, 2008 3:42 pm

I think the strategy can work. Dependent upon whether you have a maximum number of moves per season, you can find situational pitchers that can get you the wins as well.

As Dashiz23 stated, not how you would prefer to go about things, but you gotta do what you gotta do to stay competitive.
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Postby Russell James » Wed Mar 12, 2008 3:45 pm

Depends on the league.

In roto leagues I can see it working as long as you meet the inning requirements.

In H2H competition it would be great some weeks and absolutely horrible the next. If a reliever came in and gave up 3 runs you have a sweet 27.00 ERA with a nightmare WHIP. That is easy to get down if you can get a few good starts from your starters.

I will use the reliever heavy strategy when I am countering streamers in a particular league. I also only use this strategy on particular weeks when I am matched up against them and not as a full season strategy.

It could work though. Make sure to tell us if you are successful.
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Postby Yanks Ruined It » Wed Mar 12, 2008 4:20 pm

Sorry, I should have stated this is a standard 5x5 roto Yahoo, I read another post where the mgr got caught in the pitcher run, this is what happened with this draft and I just went for the best player and didnt get caught up in the run :~( maybe I should have followed
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Postby krunchyfrogg » Wed Mar 12, 2008 6:46 pm

Shields might surprise you. The Rays should be better this year.
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Postby Yanks Ruined It » Wed Mar 12, 2008 6:55 pm

krunchyfrogg wrote:Shields might surprise you. The Rays should be better this year.



Sorry again, sheilds fron the angels. I also think Tampa will improve this year
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Postby bellings » Wed Mar 12, 2008 9:45 pm

Yanks Ruined It wrote:Sorry, I should have stated this is a standard 5x5 roto Yahoo, I read another post where the mgr got caught in the pitcher run, this is what happened with this draft and I just went for the best player and didnt get caught up in the run :~( maybe I should have followed


I think that you're in trouble with 5x5 roto. I've tried this a couple times and I always got smoked in K's. Be prepared to put up a 1 in K's unless you make some moves or get lucky with the WW.
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Postby duckbillgates » Wed Mar 12, 2008 9:58 pm

Lack of top-tier pitchers in roto can be offset with good management. What you want to do is fill most of your bench spots with high-upside, middle-tier pitchers. Play matchups with them and manage your innings pitched carefully, and you should be fine.

Sometimes, quantity can overcome quality in pitching.
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