My league actually uses K/9 as one of it's scoriing stats. I might as well post them all for better knowledge: - Innings Pitched - Wins - Loses - Saves - Holds - Quality Starts - Hits - Runs - Walks - Strikeouts - Batting AVG Against - ERA - WHIP - K/9 - Pitcher Team Win
A lot of these categories are tied into one another, which is why I ask for high strikeout and low WHIP. My strategy overall is to punt loses and essentially stream SP from my roster (low batter bench spots - high pitcher bench spots).
This year, I'm thinking about punting saves altogether and focus on only hold men. Why draft Papelbon at 55 when I can get Scot Shields at 190?
My thoughts come down to Shields or E. Santana as well. I'm thinking Shields as I stated above, but Santana has better strikeout abilities albeit for only one year, which makes me nervous.
I'm going Ervin Santana. You can argue that right now Santana is the better pitcher and has the higher ceiling. They will both put up similar WHIPs, Shields will probably edge him slightly, but Santana will greatly outproduce Shields in K's.
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