Syfo-Dyas wrote:Slim Charles wrote:Syfo-Dyas wrote:
To counter this strategy, anyone who drafts power hitters and enough closers, can stream the hell out of you.
You lose HR, RBI, OBP, Wins, Ks, and could lose RUNs and Saves.
So you can lose 3-7 easily.
If you look at my team, I'm not sure how anyone could draft enough closers or pitchers to beat me in Wins, K's, and Saves. Just my opinion, but I use this strategy based on getting quality arms. After looking at the rosters of the other teams during mocks, it will be difficult for anyone to consistently beat me in pitching.
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R: 1107, T-5th, 9 teams were from 1185-1097, so I am fairly pleased with this number.
SB: 323, 1st
K: 1427, 1st
W: 119, 1st
SV: 133, 1st
ERA: 3.14, 1st
WHIP: 1.17, 1st
1. Obviously you are not familiar with the concept of streaming.
You dont have to draft starters at all to win Wins and Ks. Your #1 rated staff has no chance to compete if I pick up 4-5 starters a day from the waivers.
2. You assume that you win Saves, based on the fact that you have 4 closers.
Well I got news for you. You dont need to draft 4 closers to win saves.
But you want as many closers as you can get, and streaming Starters allows you to draft dominant hitting, and 3-4 top 10 closers.
BTW what makes you think that that no one else will draft 4 closers?
What makes you think that your 4 will be better than other owners 4 closers on every given week? I use to have 4 closers and still lose sometimes to teams that have only 2 closers.
What makes you think that other teams wont be able to fill their teams with newly appointed closers during the season?
The problem is that you still thinkin roto.
But in H2H you need to put up numbers on a weekly basis, so theres a lot of luck involved.
You say you are T-5th in Runs with only 10 more than the 9th place team.
I fail to see the advantage of that. Basically everybody can beat you any given week.
And average can produce huge fluctuations from week to week. One week you'll have .220 and the next week .350
So probably what you'll win for sure is SB, ERA and WHIP.
Its far from the 7 cats you envisioned.
Now lets assume that I do not intend to stream, cause the min IP limit is low.
probably I have two good starters, so I can try to win ERA and WHIP by using the right matchup, and my closers. This can backfire if my starter or a closer blows up, but it can work (I used it successfully vs streamers), and the 3.17 ERA and 1.17 WHIP is not unbeatable.
As your opponent I can decide which strategy I want to use after Monday's starts. Or even Tuesday's.
So your assumption that you can take 7-3 every is flawed.
H2H is not Roto.
1. I understand what you are saying. However, my league has a cap of 4 pickups per week. Obviously, if you are comfortable picking up and dropping 4-5 starters the week you play me, so be it. I’m not sure everyone will have that ability.
2. I am still trying to figure out my closer situation. I need to value closers, and if you look at my last draft, I think I am getting close. I’ve got four decent ones, and hopefully I can close a couple more on the wire throughout the season.
3. Here’s the thing. You say I am thinking roto, but I really am not.
Think about this. Look at my last draft quickly. I have 6 out of the top 60 projected run producers in baseball. I like my odds on a weekly basis. Stolen bases speak for themselves, as I have four guys who are projected for 40+ steals. Also, average wise, my starting lineup from my last draft is .275. I will go to war with this number. It is competitive, and I think I have a good mix of guys who get on base and score runs.
Finally, my league has a 25 IP limit. I understand what you are saying if you have a 10 IP limit. You might be looking at a team who could throw 1 starter and a couple of spot relievers.
Listen, this isn’t a perfect process, but I realistically think I could take 7-3 categories on a weekly basis. If you don’t think so, just look at the numbers!