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Postby William Shea » Tue Dec 30, 2008 11:22 am

Hey guys,

i play in a 7x7 H2H league. Do you think it would work out focus on a really strong pitchting staff and just 2 offensive categories (preferebly 2B & SB, because most guys focus on HR,RBI and OPS) to suceed?
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Re: Strategic question for the upcoming season in a H2H League

Postby WyldStallyn » Tue Dec 30, 2008 11:34 am

in a word, no.
pitching is far more volatile than hitting, which is why people focus on hr, rbi, and ops.
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Re: Strategic question for the upcoming season in a H2H League

Postby noseeum » Tue Dec 30, 2008 12:40 pm

Ignore SB almost completely in H2H. It's impossible to predict what you'll get from your players in steals over a one week period. You'll pay for steals and then some guy will beat you in a week with one stolen base from Jason Giambi while Reyes gets none. Then other weeks Reyes will get 10 SBs and the other owner only gets 1, so you've wasted 8 SBs.

Not worth paying for. And it's a nice advantage to know this because someone will still draft Reyes in the top 5. Don't let it be you.
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Re: Strategic question for the upcoming season in a H2H League

Postby William Shea » Wed Dec 31, 2008 8:11 am

thanks for your replies!
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Re: Strategic question for the upcoming season in a H2H League

Postby northjersey78 » Wed Dec 31, 2008 3:57 pm

I normally go for balanced guys on offense- people that will contribute in all categories. Generally speaking, hitting will be more valuable to load up on early for the reasons mentioned above. But I have won 3 of the last 5 championships in H2H by focusing on solid pitchers in mid-rounds and loading up on closers.
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Re: Strategic question for the upcoming season in a H2H League

Postby The Artful Dodger » Wed Dec 31, 2008 4:08 pm

Generally, I don't think much about SB and saves in H2H. My intention isn't to punt them per se, but I find I'm not really comfortable taking in a speedster or closer unless it's for a bargain that's tolerable enough.
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Re: Strategic question for the upcoming season in a H2H League

Postby Neato Torpedo » Thu Jan 01, 2009 11:18 pm

The Artful Dodger wrote:Generally, I don't think much about SB and saves in H2H. My intention isn't to punt them per se, but I find I'm not really comfortable taking in a speedster or closer unless it's for a bargain that's tolerable enough.

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Re: Strategic question for the upcoming season in a H2H League

Postby ayebatter » Fri Jan 02, 2009 1:28 am

Neato Torpedo wrote:
The Artful Dodger wrote:Generally, I don't think much about SB and saves in H2H. My intention isn't to punt them per se, but I find I'm not really comfortable taking in a speedster or closer unless it's for a bargain that's tolerable enough.

Taveras in the 20th round, along with Upton, Beltran, and the April WW pickup Kemp led me to a cool 20-1-1 record in steals during my first-place run in '08. ;-D


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Re: Strategic question for the upcoming season in a H2H League

Postby OneLoveBoomer » Fri Jan 02, 2009 1:35 am

noseeum wrote:Ignore SB almost completely in H2H. It's impossible to predict what you'll get from your players in steals over a one week period. You'll pay for steals and then some guy will beat you in a week with one stolen base from Jason Giambi while Reyes gets none. Then other weeks Reyes will get 10 SBs and the other owner only gets 1, so you've wasted 8 SBs.

Not worth paying for. And it's a nice advantage to know this because someone will still draft Reyes in the top 5. Don't let it be you.



I agree with the scenario you're talking about -- it happens all too often. BUT, I definitely don't ignore SB in H2H. I find that if you have several 20-20 type guys throughout your lineup, the likelihood that they'll take the category down for you each week is much higher. I.e., instead of going for a Reyes type, go for Phillips, Wright, Milledge, Aviles, C.B. Young, etc. They can all contribute every week, but they're not SB-only type guys. They're also trying to win the HR, RBI categories week-to-week too.
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Re: Strategic question for the upcoming season in a H2H League

Postby DbacksRback » Fri Jan 02, 2009 2:06 am

productive pitchers are more available than hitters on the ww. I usually take stong hitters with 1/2 stud pitchers then go with some with a lot of upside or are usually solid. I agree with sb, They're not too good to target since they can be so unpredictable. But if you draft some players that u konw will get 15+ sb all over your team it makes more sense in a H2H.
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