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What is a Good Max Innings Pitched Limit in Yahoo?

Postby phorts » Sun Aug 09, 2009 10:37 am

For the past 5 years i've been running a 12 Team Yahoo 5x5 H2H league and have not installed an Innings Pitched Limit. Last year people were just running out an SP or 2 and then shutting down for the week to lock in ERA/WHIP, so i put in an 18 IP min. This year it seems that people are stocked with SP and just running out the entire farm every week to try to lock in K's/Wins.

I know, good for them if they lock in 2 stats i'll take the other 2 or 3 (maybe)....but i feel that you're not really playing the game at that point, you're exploiting the rules.

So, does anyone use a Max IP Limit? If so, what have you found is a good number?

This week (excluding Sunday) people are anywhere between 35 and 65 IP's, with most people around the 45-50 range (the one with 65 has 2 more SP's to go today and is of course killing in Wins and K's....

If i had to take a guess at it i'd say 50 or 55 is a good number. What does everyone else think?
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Re: What is a Good Max Innings Pitched Limit in Yahoo?

Postby RedSoxNation04 » Wed Aug 12, 2009 10:18 am

We've traditionally used 30 in our 12-team head to head league. We have 3 SP spots, 2 RP and 1 P. Typically each team is in the 30-40 range with the occasioanl spike over 50 when one team is losing badly enough and is trying to grab saves, wins, holds or k's. We also score 11x11 so we have more cats than most leagues.
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Re: What is a Good Max Innings Pitched Limit in Yahoo?

Postby Phantom » Mon Aug 17, 2009 10:36 am

You have several other options besides installing a clunky innings limit. You have two stats that favor streaming in pitchers (Wins and K's) and two that punish streaming (ERA and WHIP). To prevent streaming you can:

- Make everyone's bench deeper. This will reduce the quality of pitchers on the wire, and thus limit the benifit of streaming.
- Change K's to K/BB. This replaces a counting stat with a ratio stat.
- Only allow roster add/drops at certain times. Once or twice a week perhaps.

If you do want to go with an innings limit, 30-40 sounds pretty good.
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