Hey, I just got into a league at the last minute. Draft is tomorrow. League set-up is a little weird. It's H2H.
Scoring categories are: R HR RBI SB TB OBP
W SV K ERA WHIP
So we have OBP subbed in for AVG and Total Bases as a 6th offensive category. Obviously this gives hitters additional advantage over pitchers. But how much? I'd feel more comfortable if this was roto, but I'm not used to playing H2H. How much more should I value offense in this system? Any guys I specifically target?
well, i wouldn't forget about starting pitchers, b/c you still get points for wins. however, i would target hitters first. i'd consider taking a stud pitcher like lincecum in 3rd or 4th round (depending on how many teams are in the league), just to have a quality starter. other than that, i'd target hitters first.
help me please: Currently, I'm not feeling well... I've been drinking Alka-Seltzer all night... yuck. Hopefully, I'll feel better tomorrow, but if not, I probably won't make it. Just wanted someone to know.
OK, don't sweat the minimum innings rule, that's a throwback counter to the all-reliever strategy.
Although there is one more hitting category, it shouldn't change your overall strategy much at all, except some of the 'specialist' categories (SB and Saves) get downgraded slightly.
Biggiest thing though - and you need to jump on these fast - is that there are a class of Sluggers that take huge jumps in value when you replace AVG with OBP. The most notable is Adam Dunn, but others like Burrell and Cust get huge bumps.
I have to agree. There is little need for SP until Round 10, IMO. In fact, I would go all offense until Round 10, and then maybe get some closers, and then more offense, and then target middle relievers that will give good ratios, get a good number of K's, and might even vulture some wins for you. If you got about four solid middle relievers with your last four picks (and they normally are all still available at that point), then that could make two good starting pitchers. Throw in a couple of decent SP that are available in Round 13-16, and you would have a dominant pitching staff given the minimum innings pitched rule. And you'd have the best hitting you could possibly get.
LIMA would be a good approach - but it might depend on the number of teams. In 10/12 team mixed leagues, there appears to be good depth in SS (after the first three) and Catcher (guys like Iannetta and Bengie Molina are going late). If you don't score a first tier SS or C, you might want to sprinkle in an SP or two starting say, Rd 8 or 9.
Just entered the draft room and discovered I have 1st pick. Would you guys go Hanley or Pujols here? Albert had a lead of 24 in total bases and a lead of 62 in OBP...although Hanley's was a great OBP of .400. Just goes to show how great Albert was last year.
12 teams with standard positions. Normally I'd take Hanley but I'm thinking TB might be enough to swing it to Pujols. Although the positional scarcity of Hanley makes it hard for me to turn him down.