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No IP limit in 5x5 - change strategy?

Postby chadam189 » Mon Mar 08, 2010 7:24 pm

I'm in a 10-team 5x5 that starts the standard 13 bats and 9 P slots (no SP/RP designation). We have 6 bench spots and 3 DL slots, and there is no IP maximum for the season. I'm wondering if it would be best to weigh pitching a little more heavily in our upcoming draft to make sure I get a deep staff (say 8 of the top 50 SP's or so), and fill up my bench with SP's to swap in and out to rack up K's and W's. Thoughts?
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Re: No IP limit in 5x5 - change strategy?

Postby Grounded Polo » Mon Mar 08, 2010 7:36 pm

SPs are not reliable, do not change your draft strategy early. Do load up on SP high upside sleepers at the end of your draft and don't carry many bench hitters during the season.
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Re: No IP limit in 5x5 - change strategy?

Postby silverZ » Mon Mar 08, 2010 8:20 pm

If you don't have a move limit you should always be on the look out for really good matchups off the wire.
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Re: No IP limit in 5x5 - change strategy?

Postby kab21 » Tue Mar 09, 2010 12:34 am

Instead of loading up early I think it is better to load up in the middle of the draft with a lot of starters and load up with hitters early.

the reasoning is that the stud pitcher makes up a smaller portion of your total innings which gives him less value.
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Re: No IP limit in 5x5 - change strategy?

Postby jackie hayes » Tue Mar 09, 2010 12:50 am

kab21 wrote:Instead of loading up early I think it is better to load up in the middle of the draft with a lot of starters and load up with hitters early.

the reasoning is that the stud pitcher makes up a smaller portion of your total innings which gives him less value.


I like this approach. Start heavy with hitters, then go heavy with the pitchers midway through. It means you'll have enough good pitchers to keep your ratios solid, while still competing in the offensive cats.

K's and wins are just two cats, don't crush the rest of your team just to win those two.
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