GotowarMissAgnes wrote:Because that's not what you have. When Drew gets hurt, you have to replace him, regardless of who is on already your bench. That means you have to add someone from the waiver wire, which means your replacing his production with waiver wire production.
Please, let this be the last time you make this assumption.
GotowarMissAgnes wrote:Now, you can try to limit the effects of that by not using your WW pick-up and using the other guys already on your bench more, but then you are typically forced to play them in less desireable match-ups and you play with a short bench. For example, even if my draft includes a "green-like platoon partner", with Drew down I'm less able to spot start against lefties and lose some of that platoon advantage.
No, this is simply not true. Regardless of whether I have Drew or Green, there are ~50 games in which either is unavailable and I need to use one of the two lefty bats on my bench. The probability that one of these lefty bats has a favorable match-up is EXACTLY THE SAME whether it's one of the games that Drew misses or one of the games that Green misses. It's 50 games either way; whether they're spread randomly over a season or delivered in two-week chunks, you're not finding any greater or fewer good match-ups. And how are you playing with a shorter bench? When Green faces a lefty, he's not an option; when Drew is on the DL, he's also not an option. When Green is unavailable, you have 2 lefty bats to choose from; when Drew is unavailable, you have 2 lefty bats + waiver-wire lefty bat to choose from. Please, think about this; I feel like I've been repeating myself.