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Rate my squad - Should I try to move Braun for an ace?

Postby rowmacks » Sun Apr 15, 2012 3:00 am

Hi, this is my first year playing. Doing a Head to Head CBSSports league since it is the closest thing to fantasy football. Anyhow, what I have noticed is that the way our league is set up having at least one or 2 very strong starting pitchers is a must. I think i'm lacking in this department so far. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Batters:
C - Matt Wieters
1B - Michael Young
2B - Dan Uggla
3B - Kevin Youkilis
SS - Elvis Andrus
OF - Matt Kemp
OF - Ryan Braun
OF - Alex Gordon
U - Zack Cozart

BN - Ryan Howard
BN - Austin Jackson
BN - Mat Gamel

Pitchers:
SP - David Price
SP - James Shields
SP - Derek Holland
SP - Trevor Cahill
SP - Mat Latos
RP - Craig Kimbrel
RP - Jeff Samardzija

BN - Aroldis Chapmin (RP)
BN - Rick Porcello (SP)

Scoring:

Scoring System
Scoring for Batting Categories
1B Singles 1 point
2B Doubles 2 points
3B Triples 3 points
BB Walks (Batters) 1 point
CS Caught Stealing -1 point
HP Hit by Pitch 1 point
HR Home Runs 4 points
KO Strikeouts (Batter) -0.5 points
R Runs 1 point
RBI Runs Batted In 1 point
SB Stolen Bases 2 points

Scoring for Pitching Categories
BBI Walks Issued (Pitchers) -1 point
ER Earned Runs -1 point
HA Hits Allowed -1 point
HB Hit Batsmen -1 point
INN Innings 3 points
K Strikeouts (Pitcher) .5 points
L Losses -5 points
QS Quality Starts 3 points
S Saves 7 points
W Wins 7 points
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Re: Rate my squad - Should I try to move Braun for an ace?

Postby aerrico » Sun Apr 15, 2012 3:17 am

This is hard to say without seeing the league scoring... I'm assuming it is H2H points if it is CBS...

If you post the league scoring system it will be a bit easier to see whether moving offense for an ace is plausible

Usually my advice to new fantasy players is to wait on pitching because stacking up on offense is more important, but sometimes in points H2H leagues, pitchers are extremely valuable with the amount of points they provide you, whereas in "categories" they only provide you with 4 out of the 5 categories, with wins not being a lock.
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Re: Rate my squad - Should I try to move Braun for an ace?

Postby BigDix33 » Wed Mar 27, 2013 9:05 pm

I don't. It looks to me like hitters are safer to have than pitchers in that league. Braun is as good as they get, and I wouldn't trade him for any pitcher in any format.

Can you take a look at my post? viewtopic.php?t=457275
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