NZ Eff wrote:
bigken117 wrote:this is why I don't carry bench hitters. Nothing worse than following the stats based matchups and leaving a home run on your bench.
No. What's worse is not carrying bench hitters. It makes absolutely zero sense not to.
Yeah sure you pull the wrong reign sometimes but overall luck will even out. I simply cannot fathom the mentality of not having depth (if your league allows it) in your hitting roster. There are very few negatives and plenty of positives.
It's a no brainer.
This is so genuinely bad advice, at least as some sort of blanket statement.
First, I've found pitching depth is significantly more important in weekly H2H leagues...it's a no-brainer if you will. In all of the daily H2H leagues I play in streaming pitchers is either against the rules or adjustments have been made to the league settings/scoring categories to inhibit it. In addition, the quality of SPs on the waiver wire in these leagues is pretty terrible. Having one solid OF replacement and decent utility guy is pretty much all you need for daily H2H leagues IMO...depending on the depth of the league, you may not even need that.
The only format where having extensive offensive depth is beneficial is a daily roto league, where in my experience it's true that there are more quality SPs available. Playing hitting matchups over the course of the season and maximizing the games played at each position is crucial...an argument could be made for it being valuable in a daily H2H league, but the settings would have to be non-standard (such as having a relatively low IP cap per week, which would devalue pitching depth...or maybe no DL spots).
Size or rosters/number of teams also makes a difference.