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fast dogs wrote:excuse the ignorance here, about all I know about points is most/all don't use ERA & Whip. As a guy who likes to win Roto with top notch starting pitching, the points leagues just never interested me. What are the advantages of points leagues?
daullaz wrote:In our league pitchers get one point per 1/3 inning pitched, -1 for a hit, -1.5 for a run, -1 for a walk, 0.5 per strikeout, and other point bonuses for quality starts, wins, shutouts and complete games, with point deductions for a loss. The best pitchers actually end up outscoring the best hitters. With five SPs starting every week, those top SPs are plenty valuable.
If you tend to value pitching and would like to be in a points-based league that values quality pitcher, you can play with the points awarded for each event till it follows your methodology. That's the beauty of points leagues: you can tweak till your heart's content.
apz wrote:My first fantasy league was categories and I didn't care for it, but I'd like to try it again. I only play points now. I like how just about every positive thing a player does gets some points for my team. A week in h2h points feels more like a 'real' game to me. I like when it's late on Sunday and there's only a few points separating the 2 teams. Every hit, walk, strikeout, stolen base, etc. matters. If I need 5 points, anyone on my team has a chance of getting that.
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