My league has IP as a category, which I don't really like, but offsets it with hits allowed and walks allowed as two separate (negative) categories, which I like as a counter to IP.
If you churn a bunch of mid-level or lame starters through, you'll win IP and maybe/maybe not snare wins, but you'll get crushed in the hits and walks. And probably toast your ERA as well.
I'll only go to spot-starting (and then only one start a week) if a regular hits the DL and I don't like the FA choices enough to keep one. With a 14-team league, it's a pretty grim FA selection.
My innings pitched league has a losses category to go along with wins, so WHIP ERA and Losses give people plenty of reasons to not roster churn.
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My H2H league counts IP, W, CG, K, ERA, L, SV, ER, H, BB for pitching. Instead of spot starting i use the opposite strategy. NO STARTERS! I have Smoltz, Foulke, Benitez, Lidge, and Guardado as my pitchers and a stacked offense. I win the last 6 categories listed almost every week. Its working so far...30.5 games ahead of 2nd place.
H2H was designed to be played one team vs another team. Not one team vs another team+the free agent pool.
It's a loophole to the system, and most leagues have an innings cap to eliminate the loophole. I'm sure eventually Yahoo, Sportsline, etc, will add an innings cap to their H2H rules.
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