RedSoxNation04 wrote:I've been in a H2H redraft league for several years now but we're anything but the standard. We do 11X11 broken down as such:
We're considering going to 12X12 this year by adding in OBP and Holds. It's not for everyone, but I love it. With this many categories, you're really trying to grab real-life value. I would assume if you're looking at a standard, it's the traditional 5X5 that DC and JimmyBball mentiond.
After having been in a 7x7 league for the first time last year, which included categories such as 3B, CG, SHO, etc... I'm curious as to how you feel all of these "rare" categories effect the strategy of the league.
I, and a few other more experienced members of our league, found that it really skewed the balance of positional value. With pitching categories like CG and SHO, where you'd be lucky to get 15 and 10 all season, it basically felt like these were non-categories. It was impossibly to stack your roster so you could "dominate" in them, and even in weeks where you did get a CGSHO it wasn't worth any more than beating your opponent by .01 in ERA and WHIP.
It got to the point where we felt we were playing in a league that was more like 6.5x5, giving everyday players a significant boost in value over pitchers (somewhere between 10-20% more value).
Of course, if I would have considered these things at the start of the year, it would have been far easier for me to exploit and I probably wouldn't have been as concerned about it... but I suppose I should be happy with a 3rd place finish.
Anyway, are these balance issues a problem in your league, or do you guys just roll without and not really care?
(I suppose money invested could also be a factor as to how seriously or casually you guys treat the league.)