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How many pitchers from the same team is too many?

Postby sliders51 » Thu Mar 20, 2008 12:43 am

I have Tim Lincecum and Matt Cain as two of my 10 keepers in a 16 team league.
Almost every starting pitcher in the majors is owned in the league.
Jonathan Sanchez was one of my minor leaguers and I drafted Correia late.

Now I'm stuck with 4 giants pitchers! Giants!?!?

I don't like the idea of having 4 pitchers from the same team, specially a team like the Giants.

As of right now Lincecum is my 3 and Cain is my 4 (K heavy league). Correia/Sanchez are my 8th. We start 8 pitchers weekly.

I guess it would be good if Cain and Lincecum both got double starts against WAS and FLA :-D


So has anyone else been in a situation where they drafted more than 3 starting pitchers from the same team?? How did it turn out?
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Re: How many pitchers from the same team is too many?

Postby fezzik » Thu Mar 20, 2008 12:49 am

Well, look on the bright side...they get to pitch in AT&T park...also frequently in Chavez Ravine and PETCO Park. ;-)

As long as they are good pitchers I see no reason to avoid them...Webb, Haren, RJ...if I drafted them when I felt they had value I'd have no problem doing so. ;-D
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Re: How many pitchers from the same team is too many?

Postby jwinter228 » Thu Mar 20, 2008 1:46 am

one guy in my league reached for joba early, ended up with him, hughes, kennedy, and pettitte...that's a little extreme for me. weird thing is that he won our league last year.
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Re: How many pitchers from the same team is too many?

Postby activechamp2006 » Thu Mar 20, 2008 3:47 am

It really deppends who the pitchers are.
For instance if it's Bedard and Felix Hernandez I wouldn't mind :-) (though I'm not very high on bedard)
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Re: How many pitchers from the same team is too many?

Postby Snakes Gould » Thu Mar 20, 2008 4:10 am

considering sanchez and correia wont have that much effect on your team, i dont think its that big of deal, but you couldnt have picked a worse team for run support :-b
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Re: How many pitchers from the same team is too many?

Postby mak1277 » Thu Mar 20, 2008 10:46 am

I don't think it matters too much, especially in a roto league (as opposed to Head-to-Head). You're just looking for composite stats over the year, so having the entire rotation for a team isn't a problem if they are really the best available guys.
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Re: How many pitchers from the same team is too many?

Postby josebach » Thu Mar 20, 2008 10:58 am

Normally, I would say it doesn't matter how many pitchers are on the same team, but when that team is the Giants and they're likely not going to have much run support, they won't be raking in too many wins. Last year, the Giants scored the 2nd fewest runs in all of baseball... and that was with Bonds. :-o

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Re: How many pitchers from the same team is too many?

Postby garf112 » Thu Mar 20, 2008 11:53 am

I have Shields and Kazmir and took a late flyer on Sonnanstine. I figure on two things (1) Shields and Kazmir are studs so their numbers will come out pretty good (2) the Rays have a better bullpen than years past and should be a very improved team.

I'd say having Lincecum and Cain as your 3-4 isn't terrible. The other two are rough, but if they are your eight starter, you should be OK. It depends on the makeup of the rest of your staff and the setup of the league. If you can get wins elsewhere, you'll be OK.
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Re: How many pitchers from the same team is too many?

Postby Snacks » Thu Mar 20, 2008 2:14 pm

I agree that if it's a rotisserie league it shouldn't be a problem, although Wins is gonna be tough, but I would be a little more leery in an H2H league. BUT since you said that the league is K heavy I'm assuming it's not 5 X 5 which definitely works in your favor as the more pitching stats you have, Like K/9... the value of wins lessens. And if they're 3 and 4 you should be just fine.
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