wingman3110 wrote:Skin Blues wrote:wingman3110 wrote:I was wondering this sort of thing the other night and tried my luck in mock draft. What my thinking was/is that in a 12 team 5x5 league I would need to win ALL the pitching categories. Which IMO is doable. Offensively my strategy was to win steals, be in the upper end for batting average, and score about 2-5 ROTO points in Runs. I would obviously take last in HR/RBI.
I drafted from the #11 spot and took Halladay, Verlander, and Hamels with my first 3 picks. I then added guys like Elvis Andrus, Michael Bourn, Ichiro, Brett Gardner, and Jemile Weeks. Those guys alone would basically win me the stolen base category and they all have a decent BA. I also drafted closers like Papelbon, Bell, Madson, and Thornton.
According to my projections and calculations my team would have scored around 85 points in a 12 team 5x5 league. Now by no means am I saying I will be doing this strategy this year but I can definitely seeing it working for some people.
You would get absolutely spanked if you drafted that team in a real league. Not even a chance.
Care to explain why you think that? Just curious is all. I personally think with the pitching that I drafted: Verlander, Halladay, Hamels, Strasburg, Bumgarner, Jaime Garcia, Zimmermann and then the closers of Papelbon, Bell, Madson, Thornton, and Capps that I would win all the pitching categories.
Depends what your minimum innings requirement is per week. ERA and WHIP can be a very fickle thing. If you have a low minimum innings requirement, someone could just throw their best starter and/or just throw closers or middle relievers at you, and try taking ERA and/or WHIP. Every pitchers gets blown up every now and then. If one of your studs happens to that week, I could see you not taking one or both of the ratio categories if your opponent comes at you with a strategy.