I am in a weekly H2H points only league. We have no requirements on max innings or types of pitchers, just 8 pitching slots. I am beginning to wonder if it is better to draft all offense in the first rounds then pick up solid closers after your Offense is loaded and sprinkle in say 5-2 start pitchers every week. Our Points are awarded in the following manner:
Hitting: Doubles (2B) 2 Triples (3B) 3
Home Runs (HR) 4 Singles (1B) 1
Walks (BB) 1 Intentional Walks (IBB) 1
Hit by Pitch (HBP) 1 Sacrifices (SAC) 0.5
Runs Scored (R) 1 Runs Batted In (RBI) 1
Stolen Bases (SB) 2 Strikeouts (K) -1
Team Win (BTW) 3
Pitching Innings Pitched (IP) 3 Hits Allowed (H) -1
Walks Issued (BB) -0.5 Earned Runs (ER) -1
Strikeouts (K) 1 Wins (W) 10
Losses (L) -3 Saves (SV) 10
Complete Games (CG) 5 Quality Starts (QS) 3
Shutouts (SO) 5 No Hitters (NH) 10
Perfect Games (PG) 15
A 2 start pitcher is going to rack up the innings pitched and is in line for more oppourtunities to get QS and W's, but also Losses as well. I figure a stud pitcher is going to have to W and get the QS to egual the production of a 2-start Pitcher who just goes the minimum to get the QS for both starts. If he gets a W in one of them then he outscores the Stud by 10 points and if he can win both starts then he does by 20.
A good reliever will average about 30 points per week, if his team gets him into the game.
So what way would you all go if you were playing in this league? Load up on Offense and top Relievers and then get a few decent #3 pitchers and play the wire for 2 start pitchers or just approach it a normal way and draft a few top stud pitchers and fill in with decent other guys and take your chances that they will do well?
C- Hundley, Iannetta
3b- J. Lopez
CO- G. Sanchez
OF- Bay, Hart, Pagan, Smith, Francisco, Ankiel
U- C. Ross(DL), Cantu
P- Carpent, Billings, Volquez, Marcum, Norris, J. Vazquez, Westbrook, Wolf, E Rogers