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5 SPs going today - which to start?

Postby FantasySportsMaven » Fri Jul 27, 2012 5:11 pm

16 team H2H points league in which just about everything is scored including both positive and negative points.

If an SP can make it to at least 5 innings and not give up more than 4 runs, he will generally have a low but positive point total. But, when pitchers blow up in the first 2-3 innings and get pulled, they can end up with negative 15-18 point scores....

Considering that any positive points are good worth starting, Which of these guys should I start today?

Niese at Arizona
Karstens at Houston
Sheets vs Phila
Villaneuva vs Det
Detweiler at Mil

In place of any of these guys who I would not start, I could play RP Frieri vs TB.
I also have Heath Bell or egad Cordero on my bench...

Which starters would you start today?

Leave a link and I will help you in return.
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Re: 5 SPs going today - which to start? 100% WHIR

Postby sigriffey » Fri Jul 27, 2012 5:58 pm

I would be afraid of the Tigers right now

Karstens makes sense
Niese can hold his own
Philly seems to be hitting better so that's iffy
Detweiler could do ok
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Re: 5 SPs going today - which to start? 100% WHIR

Postby FantasySportsMaven » Fri Jul 27, 2012 6:03 pm

Thanks sigriffey! You are always a dependable WHIR-er and I really appreciate it as do I'd guess so many others here on the Cafe. ;-D

Villanueva has a very good history both at home and against Detroit. ERA's under 3, Whips under 1.3 and BAA's under 220. He won his last two games at home without allowing a run... so I am hoping he can keep up that trend?

Thanks again!
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Re: 5 SPs going today - which to start? 100% WHIR

Postby CubsFan4Life23 » Fri Jul 27, 2012 6:05 pm

I'd go with Karstens, then Sheets and Niese are a toss up...

Houston has little offense at this point, so that may be the best way to go

I posted my team, if you want to give me some more advice...thanks
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Re: 5 SPs going today - which to start?

Postby FantasySportsMaven » Fri Jul 27, 2012 6:13 pm

Thanks Cubsfan4life!
I posted again with my opinion after seeing your roster info... hope it helps.

I guess I'll just start em all and hope for 3 of them to return big points and 2 of them to at least not go negative on me.... :)
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