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Postby HugoBrasky » Mon Mar 05, 2012 3:59 pm

What's a good number for pitching limits? I'm setting up a league and I'm thinking of doing 5 SP 4 RP with a 10 GS limit, is this good? Why do most leagues use the P starting spot as oppose to SP and RP only?
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Re: Pitching Limits

Postby Kimbos Beard » Tue Mar 06, 2012 9:17 am

I prefer the P. It adds flexibility.

If you aren't a holds league, I wouldn't want to be forced to carry 4 RP's, I would prefer to carry the additional SP's and go after wins and k's. However other teams may prefer to carry extra RP's and target ERA and WHIP, or perhaps try to hedge their bets on a closing tandem. I just prefer not to limit the strategy when it comes to pitching.
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Re: Pitching Limits

Postby HugoBrasky » Tue Mar 06, 2012 12:27 pm

I should have noted earlier, instead of saves I'm having saves+holds, which is the reason for 4 RP, although I do see your point. I guess having 9 P slots and allowing owners to fill it how they wish would allow for more strategy. Still unsure about what to do with pitching limits however.
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Re: Pitching Limits

Postby bigmck » Tue Mar 06, 2012 2:08 pm

Anywhere from 10 to 12 GS is good. I prefer 10 myself. If you have more than 12 GS, the limit does not mean anything.
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Re: Pitching Limits

Postby jitter12 » Tue Mar 13, 2012 11:01 am

Is this a points or roto scoring? I've seen roto leagues use just the P. Over a season, it is much harder to game. In points leagues though, it is much more common to designate SP/RP, depending on the scoring. With 10 points for wins, SP are dominant players in a points league, and can really affect the outcome. Many leagues will limit the GS to provide equity in the matchups for H2H.
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Re: Pitching Limits

Postby HugoBrasky » Tue Mar 13, 2012 2:40 pm

H2H each category scoring
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Re: Pitching Limits

Postby shawngee03 » Tue Mar 13, 2012 2:54 pm

im not a fan of all P spots persoanlly....no real reason, it just seems more realistic to have SP and RPs. my main league uses what you have, 5 SP, 4 RP, 10 max starts. it works out fine
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Re: Pitching Limits

Postby NickyEyes113 » Thu Mar 15, 2012 10:28 am

I do

5 SP
2 RP
and 2 P (SP or RP)

10 max starts per week.
50 transactions per year (which averages out to just two transactions a week to minimize pitcher pickups)
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Re: Pitching Limits

Postby Fantasy Sports Genie » Thu Mar 15, 2012 1:19 pm

My league used to use SP and RP. We switched because inevitably there would be a few guys who switched, and those guys became really valuable. When every team had one closer slot, but some guy effectively had two because Jose Jimenez moved from starter to closer (I think Jose Jimenez was actually the straw that broke this particular camel's back in my league), it was really disruptive. We switched to all P to say, "There. Everybody can pick their strategy and use 0-6 closers if they want, rather than one person getting a huge break because they had some otherwise irrelevant guy like Jose Jimenez."
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