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Postby theplayer11 » Sun Feb 15, 2009 9:13 am

My second year playing, ROTO 5x5 last year, this year we are going with 6x6 adding OBP and innings pitched. Pitching also changed in that we now must have 6 starters and 3 relievers in active line-up(last year was any combo). This basically eliminates the set up role I assume...as you would obviously want 6 starters any 3 closers active at all times.
We also have 2 utility players(any pos but pitcher), last year we had MI and CI.
Just wanted opinions on any obvious strategies that I should be using during the draft taking into account the new rules.
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Re: Help with Draft Strategy

Postby TheRock » Sun Feb 15, 2009 5:55 pm

Wow, adding IP as a category? Prepare to spend your season streaming pitchers.
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Re: Help with Draft Strategy

Postby ayebatter » Sun Feb 15, 2009 6:14 pm

Daily or Weekly lineups ?
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Re: Help with Draft Strategy

Postby RAmst23 » Sun Feb 15, 2009 6:22 pm

I don't get it, out of all the 6th cat choices for pitching why go with IP? So I'm guessing no max limit for the season either, is there a min? How many players are in this league? My guess is every team is going to be drafting SPs left and right, since the IP cat will give them more value and you have the option of starting 6 on your roster.

OBP as a cat favors the sluggers more, as they're the one's who tend to lead this category. Just watch out on drafting high BA players with low OBP (Pedroia, Ichiro etc). They lose some value in this format.
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Re: Help with Draft Strategy

Postby theplayer11 » Mon Feb 16, 2009 6:34 pm

daily line-ups, 12 team league..5 transactions a week

I normally wait until the middle rounds for pitching, should I be picking starters earlier now?
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Re: Help with Draft Strategy

Postby TheRock » Mon Feb 16, 2009 7:42 pm

theplayer11 wrote:daily line-ups, 12 team league..5 transactions a week

I normally wait until the middle rounds for pitching, should I be picking starters earlier now?


I think what will ultimately be the fatal in this design is that it rewards streaming to chase W's, K's, and IP. So to stay competitive in those cats you would need to spend all 5 transactions a week on pitching. Just doesn't sound like fun. It's not in any way a performance-related cat, why use it? It would be like plate appearances as a cat for hitters.
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