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Postby Fort » Thu Feb 26, 2004 3:55 pm

How heavily do you guys weigh a SP's division when creating a cheat sheet? As much as I'd love to have Pedro, Moose, Halliday, Schill, Vazq, etc... doesn't the prospect of having to face these opposing lineups so often hurt their numbers? I guess a stud is a stud and they'll shut down even the best hitters... but maybe more so for the average starters on these teams? I know the AL East, for example, also has Tampa Bay.... but I think you get where I'm going with this.

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Postby MikeeDee » Thu Feb 26, 2004 4:06 pm

Yes, a stud's a stud. It's middle of the road starters where this becomes an issue though. Darrel May (KC) is a nice young pitcher. he had some good numbers last year. he plays most of his games in the AL Central. Would I have him on my team, hell on my bench if he played for the Orioles? No! But in a 12-team league, playing for KC I'll take him as a 5th or 6th pitcher. Just an example.
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Re: Division Effect

Postby wrveres » Fri Feb 27, 2004 3:46 am

Fort wrote:How heavily do you guys weigh a SP's division when creating a cheat sheet? As much as I'd love to have Pedro, Moose, Halliday, Schill, Vazq, etc... doesn't the prospect of having to face these opposing lineups so often hurt their numbers? I guess a stud is a stud and they'll shut down even the best hitters... but maybe more so for the average starters on these teams? I know the AL East, for example, also has Tampa Bay.... but I think you get where I'm going with this.

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generally I try and target NL pitchers vs AL, and pitchers hame parks are also of great concern. As far as the stud pitchers go, it only has a little effect.
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Postby Fort » Fri Feb 27, 2004 12:05 pm

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Postby djacks » Fri Feb 27, 2004 1:11 pm

I wouldn't worry about the stud pitchers you mentioned...it will actually help their stikeout totals since "power" lineups tend to strikeout more often...and it will have little effect on win total, era, and whip...

but I do agree about being cautious with the middle of the rotation guys...or that caliber of pitcher...I would be hesitant to draft Ponson this year as he will be facing Halladay, Pedro, Schilling, Vazquez, Brown, Moose, etc...

But I would draft any of those other guys and not think twice about it. Great pitching usually beats great hitting.
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