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Pitching staff--four and five starters help

Postby ToddDodger » Mon Mar 07, 2011 2:34 pm

I'm in a 12-team points league with the following scoring for pitchers:

Innings Pitched (IP) 3 Earned Runs (ER) -1 Wins (W) 5 Losses (L) -5 Saves (SV) 7 Blown Saves (BS) -2 Strikeouts (K) 1 Hits Allowed (H) -1 Walks Issued (BB) -1 Hit Batsmen (HB) -1 Home Runs Allowed (HR) -1 Wild Pitches (WP) -1 Balks (B) -1 Quality Starts (QS) 5


My top three pitchers are Halladay, Lester, and Kershaw. The following are available:

R Wolf, H Kuroda, R Romero, D Hudson, B Anderson, B Matusz, T Cahill, G Gonzalez, M Bumgarner, E Jackson, J Zimmermann, J Lackey

Who should I target from those to fill out my staff?

(My hitters so fare are: B Posey, J Votto, R Cano, T Tulo, A Ethier, Ichiro, H Pence)

thanks.
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Re: Pitching staff--four and five starters help

Postby HueyntheNews » Mon Mar 07, 2011 2:49 pm

Your league offers strikeouts at +1 instead of +.5 like mine like it used to be, thats great. In that case, especially with Wins being downgraded from 7 to 5, I'd have to go with K pitchers. These 5 are best your options in my opinion. In this order:
Kuroda- hes top notch and mostly overlooked, hes on a team that gets wins and he has great control. His reliable consistency is what makes him my #1 pick.
Anderson- this guy's a rising star despite his team. He's a star in the making and if he's traded to a contender you win monumentally.
Hudson- i only place him behind anderson because he's not a strikeout guy.
Romero- Ive had ricky for two years in a points league and I'm sold on him, he's the next TOR ace. He can be drafted as a #4 and perform like a #2 or 3 a lot of weeks
Bumgarner- might even be able to be ranked ahead of ricky, he's going to be facing a lot of bad starters being a #4 pitcher. Same as the cole hamels effect. with Tim Lincecum, Matt Cain, and Jonathan Sanchez before him, Maddy will be facing some weak pitching opponents and should rack up the wins with his K abilities, he just needs to get his control down. If you draft him like I did, expect some wildly pitched games.

Opinions on mine? its a points league too
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Bench: Teixeira, Infante, J.Hamilton
Pitchers: Cole, Haren, Samardzija, Weaver, Zimmermann, Chavez, Wood, Sabathia, D.Robertson
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Re: Pitching staff--four and five starters help

Postby Pogotheostrich » Mon Mar 07, 2011 2:55 pm

I'd target Anderson and Hudson.
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Re: Pitching staff--four and five starters help

Postby avsfan4ever33 » Mon Mar 07, 2011 3:55 pm

Pogotheostrich wrote:I'd target Anderson and Hudson.


Yep. ;-D Gotta love young starters with upside.
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Re: Pitching staff--four and five starters help

Postby HOOTIE » Mon Mar 07, 2011 4:34 pm

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Re: Pitching staff--four and five starters help

Postby MadDog36 » Mon Mar 07, 2011 7:35 pm

Brett Anderson 1st
Madison Bumgarner 2nd (the guy was a beast - I've seen him pitch personally several times) - remember I am from NC :)
Daniel Hudson 3rd
Hiroki Kuroda 4th
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