joeblow53 wrote:right now I have 2 bench spots but I could add 2 more. yes it's h2h.
Well, we're completely hijacking this thread right now, but since the original poster isn't responding, I guess I'll help you out.
You'll get a lot of different strategies from cafe members when it comes to H2H, so what I'm about to say isn't necessarily the absolute way to go.
In H2H I like to either put a strong emphasis on my starters, or a strong emphasis on my relievers. But not both. I'm usually never balanced on the pitching side like I would be in roto.
Another factor in H2H would be if there are any innings limitations that your league has. Do you have any?
With 8 P slots, I would consider 2 hold guys sufficient, but no more. I doubt anyone in your league will have more than 2. That leaves 6 starting P slots remaining, plus 2 bench slots.
If it's a 12 team league, I would like to have 2-3 closers. If it's a 10 team league, I would want 3-4 closers. You really want to be targeting relievers with good ratios. If you think those closer counts are too high or if you find that closers are going too early, then put more emphasis on holds. Either way, don't take a closer earlier than you normally would because some guy started an early run on them. Make sure you get your closers at good value. If you're not getting good value, then just wait and grab a bat. You can always load up on holds later on and just punt saves.
In a H2H league, holds are just as important as saves as each are their own category. Closers go much earlier in the draft than middler relievers like Sheilds and Linebrink. Be aware of this.