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Postby Bwanna » Tue Apr 01, 2008 5:33 pm

I thought I'd give a CBS public money league a try for the first time, and I had a question about strategy. It's a 10-team, mixed, H2H, points system with the following scoring rules:

Scoring for Batting Categories
1B - Singles 1 point
2B - Doubles 2 points
3B - Triples 3 points
BB - Walks (Batters) 1 point
HR - Home Runs 4 points
R - Runs 1 point
RBI - Runs Batted In 1 point
SB - Stolen Bases 2 points

Scoring for Pitching Categories
BBI - Walks Issued (Pitchers) -0.5 points
CG - Complete Games 5 points
ER - Earned Runs -1 point
HA - Hits Allowed -0.5 points
INN - Innings 2 points
K - Strikeouts (Pitcher) 1 point
S - Saves 10 points
W - Wins 10 points


I've only competed in roto leagues, and in H2H leagues where cumulative totals were used, but given the points awarded it appears that for one closers are worth a bunch, considering that saves count the same as a win (10 points), and speedy batters (contributing extra bases and steals) may be worth as much as power hitters.

Can anyone give some strategy hints in this type of league?

I'm weirded out by the fact that some owners are dropping closers -- so far I've picked up Soria, Lidge, and Lyon was just dropped (for Johnny Damon :-?) -- so either they know something I don't, or... they don't know much. I'm hoping for the latter. Thoughts?
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Re: Question about strategy for this type of scoring...

Postby chipper » Tue Apr 01, 2008 5:47 pm

What are the roster spots? Especially the Pitcher spots?
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Re: Question about strategy for this type of scoring...

Postby Bwanna » Tue Apr 01, 2008 5:52 pm

chipper wrote:What are the roster spots? Especially the Pitcher spots?


7 Pitchers (7 general pitchers slots, no RP or SP designation)
9 Batters: C (1), 1B (1), 2B (1), SS (1), 3B (1), OF (3), UT (1)

Active Players: 5 min, 16 max
Reserve Players: 6
Injured Players: 0
Minors Players: 0
Total Players: 22
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Re: Question about strategy for this type of scoring...

Postby hot4tx » Tue Apr 01, 2008 5:58 pm

1) You have to have projections in this type of league that you feel comfortable with. Put them into an equation (excel or some spreadsheet) and get projected points for each player. Rank each position by projected points and tier them. You may be shocked at some normally great 5x5 players that suck or vice versa. If you want to draft off a list, use your tier position rankings and a draft list you like to kinda guide you in building a new list for this scoring.

2) If this is weekly change then move every non-elite SP down SUBSTANTIALLY. You need to get your offense and closers and 1-2 good SPs first. You can just add-drop to get the 2-start SPs each week and be better off than using middle of the road SPs every week. I'd advise looking a full week ahead for the best 2-start SPs. You're looking for likely wins even more than performance.

3) If there's only P spots (not SP and RP) check out the difference between the middle of the road closers and the SPs. A "good" closer that would normally go in the early teens probably can put up the same numbers as a #2 or even #1b SP. If this is the case, make sure you list and tier all pitchers together instead of splitting up SP and RP.
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Re: Question about strategy for this type of scoring...

Postby A Fleshner Fantasy » Tue Apr 01, 2008 6:03 pm

Draft solid SP very early. If you can get a couple elite SP, then you can have 350 points from just their wins alone, and they shouldn't lose you much because they won't be giving up nearly as many runs. After that, I would try to get some faster guys. It seems like with 2 pts for SB and doubles, and 3 for triples, a guy like Granderson would be gold.
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Re: Question about strategy for this type of scoring...

Postby Third Day » Wed Apr 02, 2008 9:25 am

If it's a weekly change league you need to really watch how many time a week a player plays and two start pitchers are really valuable. And believe it or not rain outs can play a huge role also.
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