tinfoilxtouch wrote:H2H leagues don't see much value from these guys, as they just fill roster spots and reduce the max IP you can get if you're trying to catchup in K's during the week
Even in HTH leagues with no IP max, a couple quality MRPs tend to stabilize your ratios. An 80 IP guy will average just over 3 IP per week. Two of those guys gives you one good 5-7 IP start per week that can help make up for bad starts or push your ratios over the edge when it's close. Plus most of these MRPs get at most 1-2 less K's per week than a #5+ starter and 0.25 less Ws per week and they also have chances for vulture saves or to become the closer at some point.
So even in most HTH they are valuable vs #5/6 (or worse) starters as they only slightly under perform in Ks and Ws and greatly outperform in Whip and ERA plus many have the built in closer-in-waiting value.