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Am I supposed to rotate starters? Closers?

Am I supposed to rotate starters? Closers?

Postby Plus1Plus1 » Sat Apr 04, 2009 5:07 pm

I'm playing my first ever baseball draft. 5x5 roto. 162 game limit for each offensive slot, and a 1275 inning limit for all pitching combined. We can update lineups each day.

So I'm assuming I waste a game played with a guy on my bench if my team is all healthy. But should I rotate one closer out for another when their team isn't playing? I can't think of any reason not to, but just want to double check to see if this makes sense...
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Re: Am I supposed to rotate starters? Closers?

Postby Rance Mulliniks » Sat Apr 04, 2009 5:16 pm

Right, if on CL isn't playing and you have extra RPs on your bench, rotate one in.

Same with starters - you only need them in your lineup when they're actually starting.

If you have a Yahoo-type set-up (with 2 SP, 2 RP and 3 generic P slots), you should try to have pitchers who are actually playing in your open P slots. No need to have starters in there if they aren't starting. So best to have more than 2 RPs (with the extras playing in the P slot) to pick up saves (and potentially pick up wins, help your Ks and ratios, etc.).

With pitching, near the end of the season, just monitor your innings (if you're no where near the limit, you can pick up some more starters from the waiver wire, if you're over the limit, trade extra starters or use them selectively with good matchups).

Hope this helps a bit.

Good luck!
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Re: Am I supposed to rotate starters? Closers?

Postby Plus1Plus1 » Sat Apr 04, 2009 5:53 pm

Yes, that help a whole ton. Thanks so much for the reply. I am indeed in a yahoo league with that setup.

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