*Note* this is a roster related question BUT I think the discussion could be used to apply to any teams, so I posted it in Leftovers
Ok guys bear with me on this one, I'm not a baseball guy but I want opinions about bench hitters in a H2H league. Are they really important or no? Right now I essentially have no bench hitters (1 guy who is on m y DL). I was thinking that it's better to use those roster spots for a pitcher because they would be contributing more to my weekly stats. My line of thinking is that a hitter on the bench is probably only going to play a game for me 1 or 2 times a week, and he'll get what, 1-2 runs or rbis at the most? He could have a good game with a HR...but I was thinking a pitcher would be more meaningful because they could give me Ks and Wins (or saves if it's a RP), but a good pitcher also affects two "calculation" stats in ERA and WHIP instead of just AVG that a hitter would get. That roster spot used for a pitcher means he has a good chance of starting every week, and if for some reason he doesn't start that week I have more SPs with his roster strategy anyway so I still have a better shot for Wins and Ks. Am I way off on this or do I have the right idea?
My team is posted below if it will help you explain why I may be right or wrong. I think it's a good idea but I am not positive, this is my first year really trying to do fantasy baseball. It's a 10 team league so the WW is decent, not great but not crappy either.
Standard 10-team 5x5 Daily H2H league, I'm near the top of the standings so I'm comfortable about making the playoffs.
SS - Carlos Guillen
Util - Adrian Beltre
Util - Francouer (hoping he turns it around)
DL - Ryan Church
SPs- Bedard, Jonathan Sanchez, Felix Hernandez, John Maine, John Danks, Ryan Dempster, Matt Garza, Zack Greinke, Shaun Marcum
RPs- Joakim Soria, Briwn Wilson.
Troy Percival is the only available RP who gets saves, the rest of the WW RPs are middle-reliever types.