Having LOSSES count will also devalue many pitchers. Many AL East pitchers will be worthless. AL Central SP are a crapshoot. Rangers...see ya! Mets and Expos drop. The NL Central will be a war. And the NL West ia another crapshoot.
I hate Ls.
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Y's Guy: Personally, I like Losses as a category. Last year I had Barry Zito, who didn't win a ton of games but helped my ERA and WHIP so much that I was able to put in Beckett for strikeouts. So, I had actually some movement in three categories.
Plus it helped keep people from just throwing any old pitcher in.
Well, that's probably not the best way to explain what I mean, but you get the idea.
Losses do suck, i'll say that. But I'm in a league that has your same picthing categories, plus innings pitched, to help in case someone tried with that relief pitcher strategy just mentioned. And the Hitting stats are: runs, walks, k's, sb's, avg., homers, and rbi's.
Just like your Ks on offsense, help out the singles and leadoff type hitters against the power guys with another stat in their favor, BBs on the pitching side will help the control/junk pitchers against the power pitchers.
That seems to fit your goal of more players in the "worth something" pool to me.
Add Holds and SB's. Not having SB's makes A LOT of players drop value and it just confuses the league and your cheat sheet has to be completely altered. Holds help out as each manager will definetly be drafting at least one set up man and if its a big league its even better sinse the number of the set ups aren't many.
Sean Tracey has my apologies, we all know Ozzie Guillen is an idiot. I'm rooting for you!