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Roto- SP vs. RP at the end

Postby jfg » Mon Mar 11, 2013 6:37 pm

It's the end of the draft or you're down to spending a dollar or two on your final pitching spots. Do you look at non-closer relievers at all? There's a few nice options out there to give you at least a full point better in ERA than the best available starter at that time and probably around .2 better when it comes to WHIP. They may get a few vulture saves. They'll cost you 5-6 wins and about 50-70 K's. Are they worth it or do you take the starter with a 3.9+ ERA every time?
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Re: Roto- SP vs. RP at the end

Postby Ender » Mon Mar 11, 2013 6:56 pm

Definitely. I almost never walk out of a draft/auction in roto without at least 1 elite setup guy and usually 2. Closer is really volatile early so having those guys is nice. April stats are erratic in general so I don't like going with low end SP unless I have to. As the year goes on I'm probably streaming some good matchups through my last 1 or 2 roster spots anyway so I know I'll be cutting at least 2 players at some point so why take some mediocre SP and pray he has a strong April.
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Re: Roto- SP vs. RP at the end

Postby J35J » Mon Mar 11, 2013 8:28 pm

Ender wrote:Definitely. I almost never walk out of a draft/auction in roto without at least 1 elite setup guy and usually 2. Closer is really volatile early so having those guys is nice. April stats are erratic in general so I don't like going with low end SP unless I have to. As the year goes on I'm probably streaming some good matchups through my last 1 or 2 roster spots anyway so I know I'll be cutting at least 2 players at some point so why take some mediocre SP and pray he has a strong April.


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Re: Roto- SP vs. RP at the end

Postby Element » Mon Mar 11, 2013 9:07 pm

J35J wrote:
Ender wrote:Definitely. I almost never walk out of a draft/auction in roto without at least 1 elite setup guy and usually 2. Closer is really volatile early so having those guys is nice. April stats are erratic in general so I don't like going with low end SP unless I have to. As the year goes on I'm probably streaming some good matchups through my last 1 or 2 roster spots anyway so I know I'll be cutting at least 2 players at some point so why take some mediocre SP and pray he has a strong April.


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It's not easy to find a closer mid season in more competitive leagues when everyone is stashing all rumored possibilities.
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Re: Roto- SP vs. RP at the end

Postby kaiser » Fri Mar 15, 2013 8:48 pm

Agree.

I like David Robertson and Kenley Jansen.
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