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H2H strategy

Postby Hamiltond18 » Sat Apr 07, 2012 2:42 pm

League info - 12 team H2H (R,HR,RBI,SB,AVG)(W,K,SV,ERA,WHIP) are scored. 9 inning min. must be pitched every week

In a league like this how would you decide if a SP should be played or not? When is it a better idea to hold a SP back and when does it become a must to play as many as you can? What stats and sites are you looking at to figure this out?
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Re: H2H strategy

Postby bigh0rt » Sat Apr 07, 2012 5:58 pm

If the pitcher is a true Ace, you're going to start them every time out. The Greinkes, Lincecums, Halladays, Lees, Hernandezes, etc. of the world. After that you've got to look at a few things. The first of which is the quality of the opponent the pitcher is facing. If the opposing team's offense is powerful (Yankees, Red Sox, Rangers, Tigers, Angels, Rays types), you may want to consider sitting them, while you're going to want to start your pitchers against weaker offenses, especially in larger ball parks (the Padres at Petco, Dodgers at Dodger Stadium, possibly the Marlins at their new home park). Finally, as the week goes on, you want to pay attention to the pitching categories in your H2H match up. If you've got a nice lead in K and W, you may want to sit a guy to prevent the possibility of damaging your ERA and WHIP, because you stand less to gain in the counting categories.

One other thing I tend to do is check a sportsbook to see what Vegas thinks of particular match ups. If my pitcher is a heavy favorite, and the Total Run line is on the low side, I tend to have a better feeling about tossing a certain pitcher.
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Re: H2H strategy

Postby zeegr8one » Sat Apr 07, 2012 8:20 pm

Early in the week I start everyone. If I have a comfortable lead in the "volume" categories (wins, saves, K's) as the week nears its end, I might start benching guys to maintain leads in ERA/WHIP.

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