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Postby Spike » Tue Mar 11, 2003 5:48 pm

For a game, how does the SP designation differ from RP?

If I have Tim Wakefield (a SP for Boston) in my lineup and he pitches in relief, does that negate his appearance?

What's to stop someone from having all SPs except for 1 or 2 RPs?
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Postby jonnyblack » Tue Mar 11, 2003 6:03 pm

A Pitcher can be in any starting slot (SP, RP, or P) and get the stats when he plays. Wakefield can go anywhere and still be a sp. In yahoo public leagues, there is a 1250 inning limit. This will limit you to four or five (possibly six) starting pitchers. After you pass the inning limit, further stats do no count. In my oppinion, here is what a good fantsy staff would look like in a yahoo public league.

Four Solid Starters (You can rotate them daily into the SP slots) and a fifth back up starter that usually sits the bench.

two (or three if you can grab them without giving up too much) solid closers, and two iffy closers. If the iffy closers are killing your era and whip, you can bench them unless you need the saves.

Reguarding era and whip - An iffy closer with a 4.00 era that only pitches 50 innings will hurt you a lot less that a starter that goes 190 innings with a 3.8 era. Some food for thought.
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Postby Spike » Tue Mar 11, 2003 6:23 pm

In the league I'm in, we start the following for pitchers:

SP, SP, SP, SP, RP, RP, RP, P, P

And the only innings setting that we use is a minimum of 10 per week.

So, since it appears I can go hog-wild with SPs, should I max out on the number of good ones I can get and use the minimum of RPs?
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Postby jonnyblack » Tue Mar 11, 2003 6:27 pm

Sounds good, but you might give up some saves or even some bats in a pitching heavy league. if there is a closer or a bat that is better than the best available SP, then abandon your stratefy for that round of the draft and revisit it, and re-evaluate it the next round.
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