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Auction strategy for pitching???

Postby manmagoonbt » Fri Feb 17, 2012 12:49 pm

Hello

I am in a 15 team roto auction league. We have a $260 budget. The starting line up comes out of the budget and the bench is a serpentine draft.
The whole starting line up looks like this:

C C 1B 2B 3B SS CI MI OF OF OF OF OF UTIL P P P P P P P RP RP

We start 9 pitchers but 2 of them have to be relievers. I get to keep Adam Wainwright this year for $1.

What I am wondering is what amount of $260 would you put towards the other 8 spots?

If possible break down what amount you would target in each spot.

Thanks for the help. I will help in return if you leave a link,

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Re: Auction strategy for pitching???

Postby jbird669 » Fri Feb 17, 2012 1:06 pm

This is what I do. I essentially spend for a top starter and reliver and fill the gaps with high K-rate guys. Most of my other owners spend $100 on pitching; I got between *80-90. We have keepers so there is inflation I normally do this:

SP $25
CL $25
P $10
P $5
P $5
P $5
P $3
P $1
P $1

Now bear in mind this is a budget, I adjust as the auction goes. One thing to bear in mind: I have an in-season cap; our action values carry over into the season. YMMV.
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Re: Auction strategy for pitching???

Postby MaudDib » Fri Feb 17, 2012 1:35 pm

jbird669 wrote:This is what I do. I essentially spend for a top starter and reliver and fill the gaps with high K-rate guys. Most of my other owners spend $100 on pitching; I got between *80-90. We have keepers so there is inflation I normally do this:

SP $25
CL $25
P $10
P $5
P $5
P $5
P $3
P $1
P $1

Now bear in mind this is a budget, I adjust as the auction goes. One thing to bear in mind: I have an in-season cap; our action values carry over into the season. YMMV.
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This looks ok to me. So much depends on how the draft goes though. If the stud SP are going cheaper than they should, I would load up on them and get a bunch of $1 pitchers to fill in. Where as if the studs are going for too much then sit back and pick up the mid-tier guys for cheap.
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Re: Auction strategy for pitching???

Postby wilhouse » Fri Feb 17, 2012 1:39 pm

I like to use the stars and scrub approach. send big on a good star starter and closer and then $1-3 my way to fill in the rest of the lineup.
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Re: Auction strategy for pitching???

Postby etex211 » Fri Feb 17, 2012 6:03 pm

Remember, every pitcher in the league is always just one pitch away from being out for a year. Never devote too much of your budget to these guys.

$100 as the absolute top limit sounds reasonable to me, and I'd aim for it to be a lot less, maybe $70-$80.
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Re: Auction strategy for pitching???

Postby MadDog36 » Fri Feb 17, 2012 10:54 pm

50/60 get 1 quality starter for cheap, 2 good but affordable closers top MRP for minimum investment and fill the rest with rebound starters on the cheap (like Wainwright)
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Re: Auction strategy for pitching???

Postby Element » Sat Feb 18, 2012 1:04 am

MaudDib wrote:
jbird669 wrote:This is what I do. I essentially spend for a top starter and reliver and fill the gaps with high K-rate guys. Most of my other owners spend $100 on pitching; I got between *80-90. We have keepers so there is inflation I normally do this:

SP $25
CL $25
P $10
P $5
P $5
P $5
P $3
P $1
P $1

Now bear in mind this is a budget, I adjust as the auction goes. One thing to bear in mind: I have an in-season cap; our action values carry over into the season. YMMV.
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This looks ok to me. So much depends on how the draft goes though. If the stud SP are going cheaper than they should, I would load up on them and get a bunch of $1 pitchers to fill in. Where as if the studs are going for too much then sit back and pick up the mid-tier guys for cheap.


This. You never want to be dead set on a strategy heading into an auction. It all depends on the flow. You need to be flexible on the fly. With deeper starting rosters like this, going for the studs and scrubs approach isn't usually favorable. I am usually more inclined to spending big on offense and get 2-3 $10-15 starters and fill it out with the value form there on out. Pitching is deep.
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