wrveres wrote: NZF wrote:
I enjoy using holds because you're required to utilize baseball players otherwise owned in 0% of leagues, which in turn, forces more quality starters and closers into Free Agency. It also takes skill in finding not only the pen arms who will give you hold opportunities, but ones who will help your ratios as well.
All in all, I like the hold for fantasy just as much as I do the Win or Save.
Since it is such a big crapshoot to get holds and it wastes roster space to do it, why not just punt them like I am?
You guys may be interested to know that I actually own Turnbow in this H2H league and I'm likely to win holds this week now even though my opponent has 2 MR's and I've got zilch. Go figure.
odds are you wont win ..
checkback at the end of the week, and let us know please..
who are his releivers ?
Yeah, if 1 hold is winning it for you, then I imagine a lot of your league is punting them and not just you. On an 11 man staff with no bench, I go with 5/3/3 for Starters/Closers/Setup Men, with most of my league going 6/3/2 or 5/4/2. I never punt categories, especially in H2H. On average, 3 holds should put you in line for at least a tie in the category in a given week, but 1 should almost never, ever win it for you.
With Farnsworth, Rincon, and Soriano, so far this week I have 1, last week had 3 (5 Saves), week before I had 3 (5 saves again), and the week prior to that I had 5 holds (4 saves).
As always, to each their own, but I like what it brings to a league, and the strategy it forces owners to use, where they otherwise wouldn't have had to.