B-Chad wrote:Neato Torpedo wrote:RAmst23 wrote:I'd want to know the league cats and rules before making too much of a judgement on this. If it's a typical 5x5 league, I'd worry that too many teams would try and punt categories. Why make a balanced team when I only need to win 6 categories each week? Draft a ton of hitting, punt closers, and get a bunch of medium tier starters to run out there each week.
No dude it's not even that. Draft a ton of hitting, five closers, and save your last 5 or 6 rounds for crap tier filler SPs on good teams.
Kind of my thinking... but honestly, if it's a 5x5 league... why wouldn't a team draft 5 top notch closers, and all hitters? Leave the other pitching spots open so not to blow up the ratios. Win saves, and have a great shot at winning ratios with elite relievers and then pound the other team into the ground in hitting categories. That leaves you with 3 pitching wins (likely anyways) and with a team of all hitting no pitching a likely lock at winning at least 3 of 5 hitting cats. This does not sound like a league format I'd have any interest in playing in.
I thought the same thing, but after trying it a few times, you can just as easily get screwed on a given week with that strategy.
A closer could get blown up (era and whip screwed), someone else can add a bunch of closers over the course of the year and just have a better closer week than you, your hitting has a bad week, their hitting has a great week. A combo of those.
I'm not sure I'll try it again.