I think 3 bench hitters is a little much, I try to have one or two. It's hard to switch in three bench players in a given week (unless of course you didn't draft well). Right now I got four closers and 7 SP. 1 bench player right now. Just regained first place, so everything's good...
"I think they out to get me, helpless was livin' sinful. If you was me all this pain I'm feelin would been done killed you"-- Nas
It depends on your league rules and scoring.. If you have NO INNINGS MAX. With typical 5x5 scoring.. w, saves, era, whip, ks... LOAD UP ON THE STARTERS. 1 bench hitter. If you have more catagories such as ER, Winning %, walks, etc. that would hurt you in the event you throw too many pitchers.. Well.. then go with more hitters.
3 private H2H leagues.
2nd in one
3rd in another
7th in another
This is my first year doing H2H and I'm winning the league by 15 games with a .671 winning percentage.
We have 5 total bench spots. I've got 2 bench hitters and 3 bench pitchers. 2 SP, 2 RP and 3 P spots. I have 5 SPs, 4 closers and 1 MR (we count holds). I generally am able to keep all the relievers in all the time and rotate the starters through the SP spots. I've found that with my one MR (Otsuka) I usually win holds, sometimes with only 1 since is such an inconsistent category. When I have 3 starters going on the same day, I'll bench the reliever that pitched the day before, or two days in a row if a couple have pitched the day before. Just trying to guess who won't get in. Tomorrow is a bit of an anomoly that I have 4 starters going, hopefully that doesn't happen often!
I have two bench hitters because my DL spots (2) are full and my 1Bs are Sweeney and Sexon. The way both of them get hurt, it's like having one! I also have two 2Bs because Vidro hasn't been good, but he's too good to drop.
If I had a solid lineup of consistent hitters, I'd have no bench hitters and have more low ERA/WHIP guys. But it hasn't worked out that way for me . . .yet.
I just did an autodraft yesterday for the first time playing H2H. My team came out to be great in batting but weak in pitching. Somehow, I got Beltran, Manny, and Maggs. Should I trade some of my hitters for pitching? I don't know anything about H2H because I've only played roto before. This is 12 team yahoo H2H 5x5.