The Loveable Losers wrote:I do this quite often in roto leagues with a max ip. If there's not a SP that I'm comfortable using I'll pick up a guy from the following list:
Shields, Wainwright, Betancourt, Soriano, Linebrink, Rincon.
I've looked carefully at all 6 of those guys and their ratios (all at least close to a 3-1 k/bb ratio if not better with k/9 at least in the ballpark of 8 if not better with at least a decent hr/9) and am comfortable sending them out there in any league I need the quality ip.
That's a very nice list, LL. If you need to look quite a bit deeper, where most of the setup men will likely be taken, there's also Ramon Ramirez, John Hancock, and Chad Bradford (the K/9 isn't there, but he allowed 1 free pass in the past month and will keep give you ratio help). Most of these guys aren't going to get you more than 2-3 holds on the season, but the bulk of them will help lend a hand to your standard ratios, and give you nice K/BB and K/9 if you count them.