I thought I'd give a CBS public money league a try for the first time, and I had a question about strategy. It's a 10-team, mixed, H2H, points system with the following scoring rules:Scoring for Batting Categories
1B - Singles 1 point
2B - Doubles 2 points
3B - Triples 3 points
BB - Walks (Batters) 1 point
HR - Home Runs 4 points
R - Runs 1 point
RBI - Runs Batted In 1 point
SB - Stolen Bases 2 points
Scoring for Pitching Categories
BBI - Walks Issued (Pitchers) -0.5 points
CG - Complete Games 5 points
ER - Earned Runs -1 point
HA - Hits Allowed -0.5 points
INN - Innings 2 points
K - Strikeouts (Pitcher) 1 point
S - Saves 10 points
W - Wins 10 points
I've only competed in roto leagues, and in H2H leagues where cumulative totals were used, but given the points awarded it appears that for one closers are worth a bunch, considering that saves count the same as a win (10 points), and speedy batters (contributing extra bases and steals) may be worth as much as power hitters.
Can anyone give some strategy hints in this type of league?
I'm weirded out by the fact that some owners are dropping closers -- so far I've picked up Soria, Lidge, and Lyon was just dropped (for Johnny Damon
) -- so either they know something I don't, or... they don't know much. I'm hoping for the latter. Thoughts?