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What do you consider while deciding grab for SP stream?

Postby kickureface » Sat Apr 18, 2009 1:56 am

in my case im in a h2h yahoo 5x5 4man league >:[

im lacking in experience in baseball in general so i need some tips

what things should i consider and look at?

if this helps to explain to me, heres a list of FA's and my roster.

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1B: Teix
2B: Roberts
3B: Longoria
SS: Nishioka
LF: Holliday
CF: Rios
RF: Bruce
OF: Pence
IF: Kila
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Re: What do you consider while deciding grab for SP stream?

Postby AcidRock23 » Sat Apr 18, 2009 10:50 am

Wow, that's quite a list? I would say Greinke and Kazmir off of that list, more gut long term preseason feelings though. If it's just for a one time deal, I will check the matchups and if they are playing a team that Ks a lot and try to leverage a couple extra K that way. I hardly ever do that though, much to my detriment. I like playing w/ the guys I drafted.
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Re: What do you consider while deciding grab for SP stream?

Postby Ender » Sat Apr 18, 2009 11:23 am

4 team league? Seriously?

I can't give advice for something like that because it is so absurd.
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Re: What do you consider while deciding grab for SP stream?

Postby Old_Style » Sat Apr 18, 2009 11:29 am

Ender wrote:4 team league? Seriously?

I can't give advice for something like that because it is so absurd.



im lacking in experience in baseball in general so i need some tips


From the sounds of it, he's new to the game. Give the guy a break.
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Re: What do you consider while deciding grab for SP stream?

Postby Grounded Polo » Sat Apr 18, 2009 11:32 am

Well normally, you want to look at the team and pitcher they are facing but in your case, half of the FAs are #2 starters on normal teams so they aren't streamers and when you basically have all first rounders on your team, any negatives from streaming can be easily fixed.
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Re: What do you consider while deciding grab for SP stream?

Postby Ender » Sat Apr 18, 2009 12:08 pm

Old_Style wrote:
From the sounds of it, he's new to the game. Give the guy a break.


I was quite serious about my response though. The entire idea of a 4 team league is so absurd that I have no idea what kind of advice to offer. When you are streaming Grienke, Kazmir and Gallardo you are to the point that you are just picking up all stars at random and hoping they have great starts instead of just good ones.
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Re: What do you consider while deciding grab for SP stream?

Postby John Bonzo » Sat Apr 18, 2009 12:20 pm

Well, I think the first and most obvious thing to consider is who the pitcher is facing and if they are at home. Pitchers tend to do better at home, and you would obviously want to avoid the bad matchups like @TEX and @ COL.

I would think that in a smaller league h2h league like this, streaming pitchers would be even more important in order to maximize the number of starts without hurting the ratios too much (due to the quality of starters being streamed).
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Re: What do you consider while deciding grab for SP stream?

Postby CadensDad » Sat Apr 18, 2009 12:26 pm

Ender wrote:
Old_Style wrote:
From the sounds of it, he's new to the game. Give the guy a break.


I was quite serious about my response though. The entire idea of a 4 team league is so absurd that I have no idea what kind of advice to offer. When you are streaming Grienke, Kazmir and Gallardo you are to the point that you are just picking up all stars at random and hoping they have great starts instead of just good ones.



Well why bother posting at all in this thread? The guy says he is new and it's most likely a league with his brothers/ and family or some of the guys from work. He's trying to get some advice, not some comments telling him you don't know what to do to help him.
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Re: What do you consider while deciding grab for SP stream?

Postby kickureface » Sat Apr 18, 2009 4:37 pm

Grounded Polo wrote:Well normally, you want to look at the team and pitcher they are facing but in your case, half of the FAs are #2 starters on normal teams so they aren't streamers and when you basically have all first rounders on your team, any negatives from streaming can be easily fixed.

what do you mean negatives from streaming can be fixed? i recently tried moving in SPs and that just popped up my whip/era.

'Well, I think the first and most obvious thing to consider is who the pitcher is facing and if they are at home. Pitchers tend to do better at home, and you would obviously want to avoid the bad matchups like @TEX and @ COL.

I would think that in a smaller league h2h league like this, streaming pitchers would be even more important in order to maximize the number of starts without hurting the ratios too much (due to the quality of starters being streamed).'

thanks. why does who the other pitcher is matter if the pitcher i am considering grabbing pitches only to the batters? i'll check the home stat more often, as i never even considered that :P
and is there a list of good/bad matchups? im getting to know more players but as to what team they are on, it's still kind of fuzzy. why are tex and colorado bad anyways--i was streaming based off of which opposing team had crap records :)
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Keep: 1IF, 1OF, 1SP, 1RP
R, HR, RBI, AVG, SB, BB, K, 1B, 2B, (3B, E, GS)
W, SV, K, ERA, WHIP, BB, HLD, IP, QS, (L, BS, CG)

C: Montero
1B: Teix
2B: Roberts
3B: Longoria
SS: Nishioka
LF: Holliday
CF: Rios
RF: Bruce
OF: Pence
IF: Kila
Util: Raburn
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