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How do you start/sit probable SP?

Postby sKooch » Tue Apr 06, 2010 6:35 pm

Home vs. Road performance? vs. team performance? Gut feeling?

What are your key indicators when deciding when to start or sit a SP against a certain team?
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Re: How do you start/sit probable SP?

Postby mweir145 » Tue Apr 06, 2010 6:40 pm

Today I'm starting AJ Burnett in Fenway against my intuition, mostly because I hate the Red Sox so much and I hope to be entertained. So there's that.
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Re: How do you start/sit probable SP?

Postby thejusman1 » Tue Apr 06, 2010 6:53 pm

Guys I have question marks about in the back-end of my rotation, I'll usually sit against potent offenses (NYY, BOS, PHI, TEX, etc.)

If someone has a pretty extreme home/away split, I'll take that into consideration, especially if ballpark factors play a big role (think Chris Young, Padres).

I'm never benching an ace, and I'll usually always start my SP2/3 unless they have been on a brutal streak and are facing a tough lineup.

AJ Burnett against the Sox? Might get bit, but I am throwing him out there 100% of the time.
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Re: How do you start/sit probable SP?

Postby AussieDodger » Tue Apr 06, 2010 7:17 pm

This year I'm only benching my SPs against NYY or PHI. They are the only line ups that seem lethal and not worth it to me.
Boston's offense definitely wasn't what it once was, they might not even make the top 5 for runs scored. Colorado are good, but they are still not quite the finished product.

I am targeting KC, NYM (in April), OAK, SD.
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Re: How do you start/sit probable SP?

Postby boredguy » Tue Apr 06, 2010 7:19 pm

In h2h i usually start pretty much everyone at the start of the week, depending on how that goes i'll look at match ups later in the week.
In roto i'll always play my stronger pitchers while looking at match ups with my weaker pitchers.
I usually base those decisions based on home/away splits, what ballpark it'll be in and strength of opponent's hitting mixed with a bit of a gut feeling.
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Re: How do you start/sit probable SP?

Postby mblax10 » Tue Apr 06, 2010 7:22 pm

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Re: How do you start/sit probable SP?

Postby mweir145 » Tue Apr 06, 2010 7:33 pm

thejusman1 wrote:AJ Burnett against the Sox? Might get bit, but I am throwing him out there 100% of the time.

Do you know what his stats were in Fenway last year? Not good...to say the least.
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Re: How do you start/sit probable SP?

Postby DaSh 1s » Tue Apr 06, 2010 8:06 pm

mweir145 wrote:
thejusman1 wrote:AJ Burnett against the Sox? Might get bit, but I am throwing him out there 100% of the time.

Do you know what his stats were in Fenway last year? Not good...to say the least.


And do you remember how dominant against AL East teams he was in 2008?
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Re: How do you start/sit probable SP?

Postby mweir145 » Tue Apr 06, 2010 8:28 pm

DaSh 1s wrote:
mweir145 wrote:
thejusman1 wrote:AJ Burnett against the Sox? Might get bit, but I am throwing him out there 100% of the time.

Do you know what his stats were in Fenway last year? Not good...to say the least.


And do you remember how dominant against AL East teams he was in 2008?

Not really, no.

Either way, I think his career numbers at Fenway would be enough to deter me under normal circumstances.
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