I'm in a 12-team H2H league, so I drafted a lot of sleeper SPs in my draft for the bench. Now I've got a solid, solid rotation of 7 SPs. However, my league, since it's just between e-bros, has a lot of crazy, esoteric stats - namely extra counting stats for pitching: H, R, BB and HR. This could negate my original strategy of a deep SP rotation, because if I send out 5-7 guys one week I'd be punting H, R, BB, and maybe HR simply due to more starts. It'd be winning 2 categories (wins and Ks) and giving up 4.
I found out this the hard way last week, where my opponent only started Jered Weaver and Kerry Wood and still won H, R, and HR en route to beating me 12-7-6, even though I racked up 5 wins with a 2.57 ERA and a 0.99 WHIP.
This week, my opponent is a guy who went ridiculously pitching-heavy in the draft, and has Halladay, Haren, Billingsley, Cain, Kershaw, and Harang.
Do you guys think the quality of my SP depth is still useful in a league like this? It seems like starting everyone I have isn't the most effective plan anymore. And maybe I should start limiting my starts besides Jake Peavy and Felix Hernandez and look for matchups instead. Judging from the scoring my league has, what do you think my pitching strategy should be going forward?
This is my rotation:
Yahoo 12 team H2H league, 12x13?
(R, HR, RBI, AVG, SB, OBP, BB, SB-CS, SB%, HBP, GIDP, SLAM x W, SV, K, ERA, WHIP, H, R, BB, HR, Wild Pitches, Shutouts, No-Hitters, Perfect Games)
SP - Jake Peavy
SP - Felix Hernandez
P - Zack Greinke
P - John Danks
P - Erik Bedard
P - Wandy Rodriguez
P - Gil Meche
P - Paul Maholm
RP - Jonathan Broxton
RP - Chad Qualls