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Beginner's ROTO pitching questions.

Postby boma » Mon Apr 06, 2009 1:43 am

First time playing roto this year and would like some help.
I read all the posts regarding roto pitching management but still confused.
The league I am in has 9 pitcher slots and has a 198 game max cap. So 22 games for each slot.
I separated the 5 bench spots we have in to 3 batters and 2 pitchers (no max games cap on batters).
So out of 11 pitchers I have 9 are SPs and 2 are RPs.

My questions are the following:
Do I start every SPs whenever they have a game? Even my low level pitchers like Maholm of PIT?
Do I always have my RPs in the starting slots?
Should I get more pitchers?
Is two RPs enough?

Lot of questions but answers will be greatly appreciated.
Thanks.
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Re: Beginner's ROTO pitching questions.

Postby Amazinz » Mon Apr 06, 2009 8:54 am

Normally Roto leagues use IP caps not G caps. I've never actually played in one like this but assume they should be similar.

boma wrote:Do I start every SPs whenever they have a game? Even my low level pitchers like Maholm of PIT?

To begin the season, I would start your pitchers most of the time. I would spot start off the WW whenever I saw an attractive match-up. I would still bench my pitchers for match-ups I wasn't comfortable with. Continue along like that until the AS break and at that point you will have a good idea of what your pace is. Often you'll have to become more selective in the second half, unless you've had injuries or what not.

boma wrote:Do I always have my RPs in the starting slots?

boma wrote:Is two RPs enough?

Well if each RP appearance chews up a game, this skews RP value down. I would not be starting any RP in this league other than bonafide closers and even then I would only be seeking enouhg SV to get me to the middle of the pack.

boma wrote:Should I get more pitchers?


I think you have enough for now especially if you spot start. I wouldn't worry about it until the AS break.
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Re: Beginner's ROTO pitching questions.

Postby boma » Mon Apr 06, 2009 4:55 pm

Thank you!
Your wisdom is enlightening ;-D
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