This forum is the last one I will try to get some advice about fantasy baseball. Others have pretty much ignored my questions... I'm assuming because this is my first year participating and I have no clue about fantasy baseball. I don't think there is a dumb question that can be asked.
Anyway, I am in two leagues at Yahoo. One of the leagues has already had the draft and I think I stunk that up pretty good hahaha. I have another draft coming up next week. Both leagues are H2H. From what I have read and observed offense is what I should load up on in H2H. As far as pitchers is concerned RP, ML seem to be the best way to go. Any advice I can get about H2H would be great.
The pitching stat categories for the upcoming draft in the second league I'm in are: IP, W, SV, ER, K. Now... this one has me stuck as far as going with more SP's than RP's or vice versa. I am leaning more towards RP's in light of the SV, ER, K stats.
One note: I'm not asking anyone to draft my team. I'm doing my own player research.
I think with IP as a category (and only cumulative categories, at that), I'd stock up on starting pitchers. The key questions, though, are how many active pitching slots you have (and how they're divided into SP/RP/P), and above all, whether you use daily or weekly lineups.
Interesting scenario - depending on your league's exact rules, there may not be one clear optimal strategy here...
Oh my! Daily lineups! You would be in for a rude surprise if you didn't come here for advice first! Go you!
You're in for a full season of streaming pitchers everyday. Since 4 of the 5 pitching cats are cumulative and one of them being IP (!!!) the goal is to use as many SP's per week as possible. This means picking up pitchers out of FA for a day, using them, and dropping them the next day. Then rinse, repeat, rinse, repeat for 180 or so days.
So when you draft, be ready for this and draft ONLY hitters and closers. Don't worry about the last two rounds of the draft, since those spots will be used to stream pitchers anyways.
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Wow, this is a tough league to figure out a good strategy. The 25 min inn pitched nullifies the strategy of using just a couple elite closers to take 3/5 categories in pitching. The 40 transactions prevent churning the ww.
By the way, which category does the walks belong to, batting or pitching?
Anyway, mathematically speaking I'd agree with bleach.... you have 6 (or7) offensive scoring categories and you will have 11 players on offense contributing daily. I'd probably draft closers and middle relievers and at least shoot for taking the saves and hopefully era category to add to your hitting prowess. I'd wait on the SP. You won't probably get any #1 starters but #2, #3 and even #4 starters are still good enough if they play in weak divisions.