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Pitching Strategy?

Postby JakeCreek » Mon Mar 28, 2011 4:53 pm

I just joined a fantasy baseball league with my friends for the first time and I have a question about pitching.

The scoring is head to head each category and the pitching categories are:
Wins
Strike Outs
Saves
ERA
WHIP
K/9

It seems to me like the last four pitching categories are stats that relief pitchers dominate, so I was wondering if I grab two good starting pitchers, and fill the rest with good relievers in order to dominate the last four categories and sacrifice the first two. It would be an almost garrunteed way to win the pitching side, also I could use less pitchers and get more batters.

Would this strategy work?
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Re: Pitching Strategy?

Postby fast dogs » Mon Mar 28, 2011 6:36 pm

when 1 of your 2 SP has a bad week you lose everything.
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Re: Pitching Strategy?

Postby bigmck » Sat Apr 02, 2011 10:16 pm

You are going to lose Wins and K's every week. The best you can do is 4-2 in pitching and if one of your starters gets bombed, you will lose Whip. Not a good idea to try that. == But then that is what Fast Dogs said.........
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Re: Pitching Strategy?

Postby CeeGee » Wed Apr 13, 2011 10:22 am

I run a keeper league, In our 10th year this season... A few years ago we switched from roto to head-to-head style scoring... Since the switch, the pitching strategy for most of the teams has shifted a bit...

we have 4SP, 3RP, 2P = 9 total pitchers...

Most teams, run with 12-13 pitchers on their 25 man roster now, and the emphasis is on Starting Pitchers... Most people have their 4SP, and then they use their 2P as SP as well... Along with 3 or 4 starters on their bench... So, 9 or 10 SP, and 3RP (closers) is pretty much what the league has shifted to...

Needless to say, this leads to some teams having a tremendous amount of K's during the week... If there was a MAX innings in Head-To-Head style scoring I would definitely institute that in my league, but, I don't have the option :(
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