keeper league (6 total players). H2H 10 team. Pitching Cats: W, SV, K, ERA, WHIP, QS
using QS for the first time ever. Should I stack my roster w/ SP to insure QS victory, or is QS too unpredictable and it would be better to grab solid RP guys (like Motte) that are available?
Roster: (3 SP, 2 RP, 2 P) SP: Billingsley, Oswalt, Kazmir, Rich Harden, Scherzer, Morrow, Carpenter, R. Johnson RP: Capps, T. Hoffman, Devine
Assuming that Scherzer and Morrow remain SP, I am set w/ 8 SP. I'm thinking of dropping Randy J. for Motte (or maybe even Devine for Motte). Or maybe even dropping Randy J. for F. Carmona (who could put up a large amount of QS's if healthy). IDK, any advice?
Anyway. Other FA I'm watching: Duschr, Guthrie, Wolf, Arroyo, Oliver Perez, Carmona
My league does 9 points for a W and 5 for a QS and I tend to ignore QS to a certain extent. Always nice to have, but not really needed. I mostly look at a pitcher with high K, low ERA and WHIP. You know, what everybody else is looking for.
Just a quick look at 2008..hardly enough data to base a strategy on, but a look non the less.
Lastyear's Top 25 in QS 1. Santana, Johan SP NYM 2. Lincecum, Tim SP SF 3. Sabathia, CC SP NYY 4. Webb, Brandon SP ARI 5. Buehrle, Mark SP CHW 6. Halladay, Roy SP TOR 7. Haren, Dan SP ARI 8. Hamels, Cole SP PHI 9. Nolasco, Ricky SP FLA 10. Greinke, Zack SP KC 11. Lee, Cliff SP CLE 12. Santana, Ervin SP ANA 13. Oswalt, Roy SP HOU 14. Shields, James SP TB 15. Saunders, Joe SP ANA 16. Dempster, Ryan SP CHC 17. Cain, Matt SP SF 18. Lilly, Ted SP CHC 19. Meche, Gil SP KC 20. Mussina, Mike SP NYY 21. Lannan, John SP WAS 22. Volquez, Edinson SP CIN 23. Billingsley, Chad SP LA 24. Lester, Jon SP BOS 25. Lowe, Derek SP ATL
The difference between #1 and #25? 8 QS. - ERA generally 3.50 and below Disregarding the top 3, Johan, Tim and CC, the difference is cut in half at only 4 QS.
The difference between #26 and #60? 4 QS. - ERA generally 3.50 and above The difference between #61 and #90? 2 QS. - ERA generally 4.00 and above
If 6 QSs is going to separate #26 from #90, you are only looking at 30 points in a season. Averages out to barely over 1 point a week.
So, forget about chasing QS then as the two previous posters suggested.
F. Carmona R. Johnson J. Motte
who should I roll the dice on here? Currently holding Randy. Carmona will be the most "consistent" in terms of playing time. I'm seeing 180+ innings. Johnson will have a great K # and low ERA (3.75-4.0). Motte could be the best value for SV's. I'm holding Devine, Capps and Hoffman. However, in a 10 team league, SV's are always on WW.