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Postby lambo1203 » Mon Feb 04, 2013 4:07 pm

Some quick background first: I'm the commissioner of an 8-team ESPN H2H points league with mostly the normal scoring system (a point each base, steal, RBI, etc. for batters and +/- 5 for W/L & +/-3 Save/BS for pitchers, added bonuses for CG, SO) but clearly pitchers can get you more/fewer points than a pos. player depending on their outing.

We start: C, 1B, 2B, SS, 3B, 3 OF, 2 Util, 5 SP, 2 RP and have 5 bench players and lineups are set weekly.

My question is which strategy works better for a draft? Loading up on strong positional players and just streaming pitchers each week or getting a bunch of aces and taking second/third tier pos. players to fill your roster.

I've seen both strategies be effective based on the specific manager's preference and managing style, but I've always gone with the strong position players and try to grab one ace. I've only won the league once in the past five years though.

Any help is appreciated! WHIR!
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Re: Best Points H2H Draft Strategy?

Postby MaudDib » Mon Feb 04, 2013 4:49 pm

I usually go the route you do. Fill up on hitters and stream pitchers. Always feel there are a ton of SP available so why spend on them early.
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Re: Best Points H2H Draft Strategy?

Postby rjforlife » Mon Feb 04, 2013 5:26 pm

As usual, Maud is right. It would be wise to not ignore pitching entirely, but your first 6-8 picks can easily be hitters and you'll still be able to assemble a decent staff during the draft and then work it out during the season. You have to stay on top of things during the year to be successful with this, but it generally works quite well.

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Re: Best Points H2H Draft Strategy?

Postby MadDog36 » Mon Feb 04, 2013 7:12 pm

rjforlife wrote:As usual, Maud is right. It would be wise to not ignore pitching entirely, but your first 6-8 picks can easily be hitters and you'll still be able to assemble a decent staff during the draft and then work it out during the season. You have to stay on top of things during the year to be successful with this, but it generally works quite well.

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Re: Best Points H2H Draft Strategy?

Postby kidsilk » Mon Feb 04, 2013 8:55 pm

I agree with Maudib as the others do. There is a ton of SP out there and you can easily stream some quality starters after you load up on big bats.

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