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Postby kcuber » Fri Mar 19, 2010 1:46 pm

I am a commissioner in a Head to Head points league.

There are certain pitchers who are available at SP and RP. (Such as J.A. Happ) How do you deter owners from using him at the RP position knowing they are going to get more points using him there without starting a RP each week.

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Re: Question for Commissioners

Postby rails80 » Fri Mar 19, 2010 2:34 pm

I'm not a commissioner but I'd say ... "you don't". Part of fantasy sports is utilizing those dual-eligible players. Take a guy like Ben Zobrist who may be 2B and OF eligible. Are you going to tell his owner that he can only play him in the OF?
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Re: Question for Commissioners

Postby oleredb » Fri Mar 19, 2010 3:04 pm

Set a max limit on innings pitched or games started. It keeps managers from loading up on pitchers to boost the pont total for the contest.
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Re: Question for Commissioners

Postby RDD15 » Fri Mar 19, 2010 4:04 pm

Set up your scoring the right way by making RP points worth enough to not give the SP/RP eligible guys too much of an advantage.
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Re: Question for Commissioners

Postby Matthias » Fri Mar 19, 2010 4:42 pm

RDD15 wrote:Set up your scoring the right way by making RP points worth enough to not give the SP/RP eligible guys too much of an advantage.

Or just eliminate SPs and RPs and just let people start Ps.

Problem solved.
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Re: Question for Commissioners

Postby Matthias » Fri Mar 19, 2010 4:43 pm

rails80 wrote:I'm not a commissioner but I'd say ... "you don't". Part of fantasy sports is utilizing those dual-eligible players. Take a guy like Ben Zobrist who may be 2B and OF eligible. Are you going to tell his owner that he can only play him in the OF?

If OFers played 3 games to every 2Bs 1, which is basically what happens in SPs versus RPs when you compare innings pitched then yes, I would tell him that.
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Re: Question for Commissioners

Postby lsommerer » Sat Mar 20, 2010 9:40 am

We've had this problem because of our point system (which we like) and the way that CBSSportsline handled their default eligibility. We found that making the games played at x position requirement tougher we got rid of most of the issue.

It also means that you might bench someone for the first week or two until they are eligible where you want to play them this season.

Not a great solution, but it worked.
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Re: Question for Commissioners

Postby bigmck » Sat Mar 20, 2010 10:34 am

The simple solution is to eliminate SP and RP and just use P.
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Re: Question for Commissioners

Postby mkultra » Fri Mar 26, 2010 12:22 pm

The "cleanest" solution is to just use P slots if you're not willing to just roll with it.

In one of my leagues, we have a "house rule" that pitchers with dual eligibility don't score when they play outside their slot (a start for RP, a relief appearance for SP). It requires a bit more cooperation among managers and the occasional "hotfix" from the commish when it happens, but most sites give you the ability to nullify a player's scoring.
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Re: Question for Commissioners

Postby oscarsf » Fri Mar 26, 2010 10:32 pm

In our H2H league you have to start five starting pitchers, three relief pitchers, and three "pitchers". You update your roster once per week. The stats are Quality Starts, Strikeouts, WHIP, ERA, Holds, Saves. If an owner wants to draft a starting pitcher who is eligible as either a starter or reliever it's not a big deal. These players are a little more valuable because of their flexibility but they certainly don't unbalance the league. That can certainly change if you have daily roster changes...
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