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5 or 6 Man SP? Which Do You Like Better

Postby ldmariodl28 » Thu Jun 26, 2008 9:26 pm

5 or 6 SP on your team? I can not make up my mind. Right now this is my pitching staff. It helps that we keep hold stats. You can keep your ERA & WHIP down with a MR instead of a 6th SP, but obviously you lose out on Wins & K's. In my situation I am going to be adding either a MR or SP.

In general what do you prefer?

SP - Hudson, Volquez, Chamberlan, Floyed, Vazquez
MR - Bell
CP - Percival, Ryan, Soria
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Re: 5 or 6 Man SP? Which Do You Like Better

Postby Grounded Polo » Thu Jun 26, 2008 9:35 pm

When it's 1250 IP, I go with 6 because I don't trust all 5 of my starters to be worth starting each week. With 6, I can at least filter one guy out if he's playing poorly and maintain the proper innings pace.
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Re: 5 or 6 Man SP? Which Do You Like Better

Postby Field » Thu Jun 26, 2008 10:38 pm

I usually like to go with 7 starters and 4 closers.
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Re: 5 or 6 Man SP? Which Do You Like Better

Postby AussieDodger » Thu Jun 26, 2008 11:32 pm

I usually go with 5 SP and a rotational spot that can be SP or RP, depending on the week's situation (H2H).
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Re: 5 or 6 Man SP? Which Do You Like Better

Postby RyeWhiskey » Fri Jun 27, 2008 1:24 pm

Think of it this way:
Hitters play everyday, and you start them (your starters at least) everyday. Hence there's 9 roster spots locked each day. You may need one bench hitter, that slow starter or young guy you're waiting on, but that's about it. You should be able to lock down each starting hitter without trouble.
Pitchers start once every five days on average. Hence you can rotate them and maximize statistics unlike hitters who start everyday.

The logic then runs to have about 2-3 closers, 2 mid-relievers or so, and the rest SPs. This should pan out to anywhere between 6-10 starters depending upon the size of your league and your choice of closers/MRs. I like 6-7 SPs as it allows for resting a guy in a bad matchup, streaming if necessary, and holding on young guys.

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Re: 5 or 6 Man SP? Which Do You Like Better

Postby shawngee03 » Fri Jun 27, 2008 1:44 pm

similar to teh above poster, in H2H my group of guys ive been playing w have all gone to filling up all the RP and P spots up w RPs, having no bench hitters(or maybe 1), and the rest SP. we all hate streaming, have rules in place to stop it, but then all of us have like 10 SP that we throw out there every chance we can. its pretty funny. kind of devalues teh stud SP when you're racking up 60-80 IP a week

but i would assume this thread was geared towards roto...so ignore all i just wrote :-D
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