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Tips for Managing Max IPs?

Postby garretterik » Tue Aug 07, 2012 11:44 pm

This is my first time playing ROTO. (Yahoo 5x5 standard redraft)
I am at 1007 IP, with a maximum of 1400. (at the half way point in the season I was 50 innings over). I am about 50 innings ahead of the next group of guys.
I was playing every match-up and streamed a few. I am starting to keep an eye on splits and hot teams and playing better matchups.
FYI - I just recovered first place today!
1st in Wins, 5th in saves, 3rd in Ks, 6th in ERA, 8th in WHIP

My team:
C Yadier Molina (StL - C)
1B Paul Goldsmith (Ari-1B)
2B Neil Walker (Pit-2B)
3B David Freese (StL - 3B)
SS Hanley Ramirez (Mia - SS, 3B)
OF Matt Kemp (LA - OF)
OF Michael Bourn (Atl - OF)
OF Yoenis Cespedes (Oak - OF)
Util Tony Rizzo (ChC-1B)
Util Jay Bruce (Cin - OF)
BN Ben Zobrist (TB - 2B,OF)
DL Troy Tulowitzki (Col - SS)
Pitchers
SP Johnny Cueto (Cin - SP)
SP Jake Peavy (CWS-SP)
RP Addison Reed (CWS - RP)
RP Tom Wilhemsen (Sea-RP)
P Casey Janssen (Tor-RP)
P Ryan Cook (Oak-RP)
P Mike Fiers (Mil-SP)
BN AJ Burnett (Pit-SP)
BN Ben Sheets (Atl-SP)
BN Matt Harvey (NYM-SP)
BN Ivan Nova (NYY-SP)
BN Madison Bumgarner (SF - SP)
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Re: Tips for Managing Max IPs?

Postby felixthecat011 » Wed Aug 08, 2012 10:16 am

I'd whittle it down to a list of your core starters and start from there. You want your innings to count, so figure out who your main starters are, and approximate how many innings they'll burn through. (You have to think about 6 starts a month for each - over the remainder of the season you're looking at 9 starts from each.)

Personally, I'd stick with Cueto, Peavy, Burner, and Bumgarner. So 36 starts from that group. If they average 7 innings a start, you're in the 250-inning range (you have about 400 yet to use). Then add another starter (maybe Sheets, though I'm not sold on him keeping it up), and re-crunch the numbers.

I'd trim the fat, where you can (I'm hearing Cook is on the outs in Oaktown, so you might want to replace him with a Doolittle or a solid middle man if you still need the saves, I see you're 5th in the category).

Use your starters to get you close to the limit, then use relievers (or just stream) down the stretch to take up any slack. Trick is when to use the starts, because don't forget, the September callups will be here soon, and there will be useful players there.

Thanks for your help on mine.
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