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Balancing Starters/Relievers in a Points League

Postby ipswich » Mon Mar 12, 2012 4:12 pm

My first season in a fantasy league, I'm participating in a points league and I'm not sure how to balance my starters and relievers. 1400 inning maximum for the season, and we have 2 starter slots, 2 reliever slots, and 5 slots for either. Our scoring system is below. Should I go heavy on starters? Or is there a way to rotate relievers/closers to maximize my points? Any advice is greatly appreciated!!!

-Fantasy baseball newbie :)

Wins (W)10
Losses (L)-10
Complete Games (CG)10
Shutouts (SHO)10
Saves (SV)10
Blown Saves (BSV)-10
Outs (OUT)1
Hits (H)-1
Earned Runs (ER)-1
Walks (BB)-1
Intentional Walks (IBB)-1
Hit Batters (HBP)-1
Strikeouts (K)1
Holds (HLD)5
Pickoffs (PICK)2
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Re: Balancing Starters/Relievers in a Points League

Postby Remotethumb » Mon Mar 12, 2012 5:29 pm

Alright, let's think about this.

First thing that pops out at me is a SAVE is 10 pts., a BLOWN SAVE -10, a WIN is 10 pts., and a LOSS is -10 pts.?

Right away I figure elite RPs are WAY more valuable than any starter.
Top SP Verlander - 24 wins (240 pts) 5 losses (-50)
Top RP Kimbrel - 46 saves (460 pts) 8 Blown Svs (-80)

I also wouldn't concentrate on shutouts or complete games, those are now considered "fluky."
The wlks/strikeouts ratio is considered already in every fantasy ranking procedure so you can ignore that. (In other words, you already want high strikeout, low walk guys, we all do)

And then holds are 5 pts. so you need to go to specific web sites that show you "HOLDS' rankings.

Also, remember that after you go high on the elite RPs, you need to settle down and bump up SPs who play on good teams (WINS being +10 and all) Also, I would LOAD, and I mean, LOAD my bench with great middle men who have a chance to become closers.

And guys like Farnsworth (all RPS) need to be bumped up in your rankings.

Of course, the importance of pitchers as a whole group may pale .... I have no idea what your hitting settings are.
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Re: Balancing Starters/Relievers in a Points League

Postby ipswich » Mon Mar 12, 2012 8:22 pm

Thanks, I thought that relievers would dominate this league as well but since I haven't done this before the second opinion was very helpful. Hopefully will pick up some monster relievers early and get a ton of points there. Thanks!
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