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Postby kalibernc » Mon Mar 01, 2004 10:34 am

Being new to fantasy baseball... in Yahoo FB league settings there is "Minimum innings pitched". What does this mean exactly?
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Postby Arlo » Mon Mar 01, 2004 10:41 am

Minimum IP limits are used to prevent people from using all-reliever strategies (sweeping categories such as saves, era, and whip while ignoring w, k, and the like). If a team doesn't reach the IP minium, it automatically receives the lowest number of points in all pitching categories.
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Postby kalibernc » Mon Mar 01, 2004 10:43 am

So... my relievers should reach at least the minimum IP each week?
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Postby johnnie2130 » Mon Mar 01, 2004 10:45 am

If the minimum innings pitched is set to 7, what does that mean? Does each pitcher on my roster have to pitch 7 innings a week? I'm new to this too. Thanks.
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Postby Mighty Monks » Mon Mar 01, 2004 10:52 am

all your pitchers innings in a week added together need to add to 7, if you only have a couple closers going, and dont start any starters, and get only 5 innings for example, but have a great era and whip, you wont get those stats. ALl your pitchers innings added together need to be more than 7 which is not that many anyways.
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Postby Arlo » Mon Mar 01, 2004 10:53 am

kalibernc wrote:So... my relievers should reach at least the minimum IP each week?

If you're in a weekly head-to-head league, yes. Otherwise, teams could stock up on hitting, add a closer, and have a good chance of winning 8 of 10 categories (in 5x5 scoring) each week.

johnnie2130 wrote:If the minimum innings pitched is set to 7, what does that mean? Does each pitcher on my roster have to pitch 7 innings a week? I'm new to this too. Thanks.

The minimum is usually for the entire pitching staff (otherwise, a closer who throws an inning or two would be worthless). Always check your league's exact rules though. :-)
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Postby kalibernc » Mon Mar 01, 2004 11:01 am

"Head-to-Head Leagues
In all Public Leagues, the active members of a pitching staff must throw at least seven (7) total innings each week. Should a staff fail to meet this requirement, that team will automatically lose all five of the pitching matchups."
This is from Yahoo.
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Postby kalibernc » Mon Mar 01, 2004 11:02 am

so each pitcher has to throw for whatever the IP minimum is set to
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Postby Mighty Monks » Mon Mar 01, 2004 11:05 am

it is not a requirement for each pitcher but the whole staff. as long as your staff throws the minimum, you are fine, every guy doesnt need to throw the minimum
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Postby kalibernc » Mon Mar 01, 2004 11:10 am

No wait!!! hahahaha I'm wrong.. they all should total the minimum. sheesh.
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