bigmck wrote:I don't think you need to worry about a minimum IP. If some guy is going with all relievers, he is going to lose Wins and Strikeouts so I don't see the benefit.
Wrong. With the right lineup settings, I have easily gotten away with destroying
entire leagues (both H2H and roto) just based on using a good MR-strategy.
In a weekly H2H league with no minimum IP, it is definitely a viable strategy to punt Wins (not necessarily even punting strikeouts if you have the right closers and MR) and to consistently dominate ratio categories. It's risky, and you will end up with weeks where you blow up and lose all the pitching categories, but in the long-run I think it's definitely something that should be on a commish's radar when he's creating the league. When you add in another pitching category that doesn't benefit starters (like QS), it gets even more viable. If I'm in a league that using a negative
category (like Losses or ER), or a Holds league that benefits relievers, I'm even more encouraged to do it.
If you want someone to field an actual team
of pitchers, and intend for them to have at least
3 SP per week, an IP minimum of 20 is about right. If you want people to pitch full-staffs of 4+SP, 3+RPs, I may even go higher than that.