Dan Lambskin wrote:i've seen some pretty earth shattering revelations in this thread...the fantasy world may never be the same.
Glad I could contribute to the progression of fantasy sports. My next 2 topics will be dedicated to the unknown Rays prospect, David Price and why League Veto's should be banned.
Matthias I love your examples, although I really don't know much about bonds.
I should probably point out I am primarily talking about H2H leagues, there is more strategy involved with these leagues on a week to week basis. Roto is a different ballgame and I can see a Johan going for Markakis in that type of league.
I see your point about Johan's production vs. Greinke's production, but unlike football I can overcome that production with sheer volume of pitchers, at least in counting stats
What do you think about this scenario?
A Standard 12 Team H2H league(No streaming). 2 of the 12 teams draft 6 starting pitchers in the first 7 rounds. Their strategy is to dominate the pitching categories and try and steal one or 2 of the offensive categories each week. Their strategy will disrupt the value of pitchers during the draft and possibly cause others to reach for middle-tier pitchers and at the very least cause some very good offensive players to drop. They will have a great pitching staff with a below average offense. Assuming that their pitchers perform as expected and during the season their depth at pitching allows them to try and make some trades for top 20 hitters; How many pitchers can they trade to try and compensate for their lack of production on offense, yet not lose their significant advantage in the pitching categories.
That is where the problem is for me. I don't think they can do it, unless they punt HRs. Maybe I am wrong on that, but I don't believe a pitchers trade value will ever exceed the trade value of an elite offensive player. I believe it rarely exceeds the trade value of a Nick Markakis or Manny Ramirez who were both drafted in the 3rd or 4th respectively.