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steveosan wrote:What you are referring to is commonly called "punting saves". It's a common strategy that rarely brings great success. It's problematic because you're automatically down one category before your matchups even start. Then you're really relying on your starters to be dominant to hopefully win you at least 3 out of 4 of the other pitching cats. In H2H you're dealing with such a small sample size (one week) that it's unrealistic to expect great numbers from your starting pitchers every week, sometimes you need your relievers to bail you out. As the other poster pointed out, RP's also help in ERA, WHIP, and K's - elite closers can rack up as many K's in a week as a decent starter. Also, the more SP's you have going, the more likely some of them just aren't that good and thus the greater the odds for an awful start or two that will really kill your numbers. I would advise that you try to get at least two solid closers so that you're at least competitive in Saves.
vincentvega722 wrote:I consider myself a beginner to fantasy baseball but in my 2 years playing roto and H2H you don't punt a stat. Do your best to be competitive in all stat categories. Depending on your league you can find some relief pitchers that can give you saves. Worry about the SP when they are going to play. For example leave your RP active everyday and when Cliff Lee, Edison Volquez, or any other one of your SP's are schedule to pitch plug them in, else bench them if their not. It gives you a much greater chance of winning since some RP play multiple games.
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