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2000 Max Innings Roto Question

Postby timgair » Sat Apr 21, 2012 9:56 pm

I'm currently playing in a 10 team roto league that has a max of 2000 innings pitched. Lineups are set weekly. I didn't even realize the max innings pitched was one of the settings otherwise I wouldn't have signed up for the league. That's ridiculously high. Now that I'm involved though, I was curious what others think should be the strategy when it comes to my pitchers each week. Is it wise to just load up on as many two start pitchers as I can in hopes of leading in the wins and strikeouts category? The pitching requirements are 2 starting pitchers, 2 relief pitchers and 5 of any other pitchers.

Here is what I have on my roster as of Saturday evening. I've also listed how many starts they're projected to have in week 3.

brandon beachy 1 start @ Dodgers
ubaldo jimenez 1 start vs Royals
ian kennedy 1 start @ Marlins
mike minor 1 start @ Dodgers
colby lewis 1 start vs Rays
kyle lohse 1 start vs Brewers
jake arrieta 1 start vs Athletics
brandon mccarthy 1 start @ Orioles

My relievers are Betancourt, League, Kimbrel & Motte.

Here are some of the waiver wire options...

bartolo colon ** 2 start vs White Sox, @ Orioles
gavin floyd ** 2 start @ Athletics, vs Red Sox
henderson alvarez ** 2 start @ Orioles, vs Mariners
ted lilly ** 1 start vs Braves
jair jurrjens ** 2 start @ Dodgers, vs Pirates
daniel bard ** 1 start @ White Sox (qualifies as relief pitcher, not starter)
trevor cahill ** 1 start vs Phillies
jonathan niese ** 1 start vs Marlins
edwin jackson ** 1 start @ Padres
lance lynn ** 1 start @ Cubs
vance worley ** 1 start @ Diamondbacks
mark buehrle ** 2 start @ Mets, vs Diamondbacks
chris capuano ** 2 start vs Braves, vs Nationals

Through the 1st two weeks I'm leading in ERA @ 1.93, Whip @ 1.03, 2nd in Ks @ 116, 2nd in Wins with 9 and 1st in saves with 13. I've had a total of 139.2 innings pitched so I'm still under pace for 2000.

Any thoughts on what I should do this week? I really don't have a stud pitchers on my team. Are there any of these guys that should not be dropped?
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Re: 2000 Max Innings Roto Question

Postby jcook3127 » Sun Apr 22, 2012 1:15 am

Ehh..I probably wouldn't go wrecking your league leading ERA/WHIP by being pressured to hit the 2000

Honestly, a limit like that pretty much means there is no limit..I mean, certainly, if you see a bunch of guys streaming the hell out of it trying to reach the 2000 and you're lagging behind Ks and Wins, then you'll probably have to do something

But I wouldn't make the first move...normally that approach means you punt ERA/WHIP and that probably won't bode well for you winning the league..especially with weekly lineups you won't want all of those 2 starters making their second start trust me

With you winning the skill stats right now I would hang tight and see if this inning cap becomes a problem..chances are everyone will just play their own gameplan and it won't be much of a factor...just stick to your strategy at least until after the all-star break...if your ratios are pretty much locked in by August, and you see some room for W/K streaming...then by all means take it..but I wouldn't go that route right now
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Re: 2000 Max Innings Roto Question

Postby timgair » Sun Apr 22, 2012 10:29 am

Thanks jcook. That was quite helpful. I think I'll take your advice and sit tight until the all star break.

So, would you make any waiver wire moves with the pitchers I have?
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Re: 2000 Max Innings Roto Question

Postby FBNUT31 » Sun Apr 22, 2012 1:32 pm

snatch up Worley and maybe even Cahill right now!?!!?! Worley is just as good as half your starters. I would rather have him on your team than Arrieta or Mccarthy any day.
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Re: 2000 Max Innings Roto Question

Postby jcook3127 » Sun Apr 22, 2012 8:51 pm

Yeah I agree that Worley is definitely worth a look, perhaps for Arrieta..

Henderson Alvarez might be worth a look too if one of your other starters begins to struggle..

Good luck man.
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Re: 2000 Max Innings Roto Question

Postby timgair » Sun Apr 22, 2012 9:22 pm

Thanks for all the advice.

I decided to drop Arrieta & McCarthy and quit while I'm ahead on those two. I added Worley & Henderson Alvarez today.
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