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Re: Little to No Saves 5x5 Strat

Postby The Mighty Men » Mon Mar 30, 2009 12:26 pm

Maris09 wrote:15 posts comin out strong!


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I read alot, but don't post much. :-)
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Re: Little to No Saves 5x5 Strat

Postby tiggis » Mon Mar 30, 2009 12:34 pm

I draft 1 safe closer somewhere around round 6 - 10 sacrificing performance for safety

Low injury risk/history
Good K/BB - low whips - (fastball/changeup/slider pitchers if I can help it)

Then I start grabbing backups and possibles near the end and usually finish in the top 5 in saves.


Works for me.
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Re: Little to No Saves 5x5 Strat

Postby chargerrich » Mon Mar 30, 2009 12:42 pm

Last year I was in 12 CBS leagues plus my local keeper league.

Results with this strat:

1 Double Diamond - 2nd (damn)
3 Diamonds - won 2, 4th in the 3rd
4 Platinums - won 2 also, 3rd and 5th
4 Golds - won 1, 2nd, 7th, 9th (got crazy with the cheap leagues trying out stuff)

Oh and I end up 5th in 14 team keeper, but I went for a lot of young guys, building, didnt expect to win.

So of the 12 CBS leagues with the little saves strat

5 wins (and almost hit the big boy) outta 12 (41%) but with golds being experimental, I feel good that I can hit well over 50% which equates to positive winnings.
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Re: Little to No Saves 5x5 Strat

Postby The Mighty Men » Mon Mar 30, 2009 1:00 pm

tiggis wrote:I draft 1 safe closer somewhere around round 6 - 10 sacrificing performance for safety

Low injury risk/history
Good K/BB - low whips - (fastball/changeup/slider pitchers if I can help it)

Then I start grabbing backups and possibles near the end and usually finish in the top 5 in saves.


Works for me.


Good strategy, and fantastic signature. ;-D Love the attitude!
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Re: Little to No Saves 5x5 Strat

Postby Inukchuk » Mon Mar 30, 2009 1:42 pm

The Mighty Men wrote:
Inukchuk wrote:
The Mighty Men wrote:
Serious question - do you win your leagues?

If you do, good for you and your strategy works.

If you do not, then I would remove the word "never" from your thinking.


Do you honestly think that starting the year in an 11 point hole is a successful strategy in roto? I'll second it: I never punt cats in roto.


Yes. Over the last 3 years, I have won almost 50% of the NFBC satellite leagues I have entered, oftentimes pretty much bagging saves. I will draft some late flyers of guys who could get saves, and I will work the waiver wire during the year and try to get some saves.


That's not punting saves. That's ignoring them on draft day and working the wire. I find this method totally acceptable... ;-D

By the way, it is a 14 point hole because of 15 teams.


I never said I was talking about your league. I was referring to a typical 12 teamer. Sorry for the confusion, I guess... :-?
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Re: Little to No Saves 5x5 Strat

Postby Ender » Mon Mar 30, 2009 1:45 pm

A couple years ago I played in a 12 team yahoo league where I punted HR/RBI completely and just went SP and AVG/SB. It is a terrible strategy and I still won the league. Just saying I've won my league using this or that strat does not make it a good one.
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Re: Little to No Saves 5x5 Strat

Postby tiggis » Mon Mar 30, 2009 1:54 pm

Ender wrote:A couple years ago I played in a 12 team yahoo league where I punted HR/RBI completely and just went SP and AVG/SB. It is a terrible strategy and I still won the league. Just saying I've won my league using this or that strat does not make it a good one.



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Re: Little to No Saves 5x5 Strat

Postby Regalus » Mon Mar 30, 2009 3:53 pm

Maris09 wrote:15 posts comin out strong!


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Too Funny :-D
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Re: Little to No Saves 5x5 Strat

Postby BitterDodgerFan » Mon Mar 30, 2009 4:00 pm

The Mighty Men wrote:I repeatedly see a couple guys who bag SP's and go all reliever. That is bagging TWO categories.

well then, if you're playing against people who are punting 2 cats, i guess you punting 1 cat ain't so bad. :-b

seriously, it can work in h2h but not roto. that is unless your league mates really punt more cats than you.
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