sandiego2010 wrote:Head-to-Head, Points Based System.
... that's probably all we needed to know to say yes.
But, I did use your points settings in the lastplayerpicked calculator, just to see where they came out (unfortunately, they don't include Holds or QS as a category, so I bumped Wins up a couple points to compensate for QS and assume MR are approximately equal to Closers).
They're giving closers a pretty solid edge here, with top-end closers getting 350-450 points, top-end SP getting 300-400 points. If you generally equate a Chris Carpenter level starter (top-20 SP guy) to a bottom-end closer (Chris Perez, say), and then figure you can also equate a good holds guy about the same (Gregerson, Bard).... it would be tough to go with just SP.
The extra QS, which I didn't really account for, would probably favor drafting a couple of top-end starters (Felix comes to mind), but doesn't make up for the easy
points it looks like you can get out of a MR who comes basically free at the end of the draft.
Tough to guage points leagues without all
of the details, other than to say "it depends" on how your points system is set up. It's entirely possible that all the pitchers we're talking about here are $10 values, while even bottom-tier hitters could be worth twice that (especially when we don't know if there's an IP limit each week
), in which case you'll be throwing out the whole SP strategy anyway and loading up on hitters for the entire first half of the draft.