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Auction strategy re allocation of salary$

Postby Iggy » Wed Feb 02, 2005 6:53 pm

I have only been in one auction (5x5 roto) and I did not follow a strategy regarding allocation of salary $ between hitters and pitchers. However, an article I read recently suggested it is a good strategy to spend a large %, ie 80%, of your salary cap on hitters, do not spend more than $15 on any pitcher and dump saves. The implication in the article is that pitchers are more unpredictable and more valuable pitchers can be acquired by way of the free agent wire. Although I agree with a lot of comments in the article I would feel uncomfortable spending only $52 (20% of $260) on pitchers, most of which would be starters. What strategy, if any, are others following?
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Postby jaybud » Wed Feb 02, 2005 7:05 pm

Do you have a link to the article you're talking about? While I follow the 80% rule, I've never heard of spending no more than $15 on a pitcher and dumping saves, even if the rationale behind it is because pitchers are volitile.
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Postby LBJackal » Wed Feb 02, 2005 7:12 pm

The most I've heard to use, for a normal auction, is 70% on hitters. Usually it's around 67/33 from what I've seen. And don't spend more than $15 on a pitcher :-? never heard that. Don't overspend for them but if a stud is sitting there at $20 don't be hesitant to bid. As for closers... I almost always go for the cheap ones, whether it's an auction or draft.

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