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Category changes in my H2H league....good or bad??

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Category changes in my H2H league....good or bad??

Postby Toomuchnv » Sun Feb 11, 2007 9:53 pm

First off let me start by giving you a few details of what the league was like 1 year ago. H2H league with 13 categories. Whoever won the most categories each week got a win. The categories were:

W, L, S, K, K/9, ERA, Whip for pitching
HR, RBI, SB, R, AVG, OPS for hitting.

It's a 12 team auction keeper league and to try and eliminate the strategy of loading up as many starts as you could during the week to win W and K's we had a starts limit of a minimum of 7 and a maximum of 12.

Being that it was on yahoo this was a tad difficult to enforce as owners could start as many as they want and there wasn't much the Commish could do about it.

So, this year I have made 2 changes in my league to stop the pile on starts strategy. Tell me what you think:

1. I switched to CBS sportsline to have more commissioner control.
2. Took out Wins as a category and replaced it with Quality Starts
3. Took out K/9 as a category and replaced it with Walks
4. because of these changes I also eliminated the rule for maximum of starts. Meaning an owner can start however many sp's as they want a week but must have a minimum of 7 starts during a week.

What do you guys think? With QS, L, K, BB, Sv, ERA and Whip as pitching categories does that effectively eliminate the pile on starts strategy??
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Suggested Yahoo format

Postby lifeform » Fri Feb 16, 2007 8:42 am

I've been using the following league format in my Yahoo H2H league for the past few years:

R, AVE, RBI, HR, SB / W, S, WHIP, ERA, K/9

Min IP = 25

The incentive to pile on the innings for Wins is balanced out by the potential damage to ERA, WHIP, and K/9, and the min IP can be enforced in Yahoo.

Hope this is helpful.
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