Greetings, wise and intelligent Cafe members -
After tiring of the incompetence of many of the members of our larger roto league for the past three seasons, 8 of us decided to form our own, 8-team league, as we knew that every person involved was a good manager, would stay involved, etc. At first, we were going to do an NL-only league, but a handful of people complained so we decided to stretch it to a mixed league. To avoid the problem of everyone having teams stacked with all-stars, we decided to increase the roster size; and not just the bench, but the actual scoring positions. Right now, our rosters look like this:
C, 1B, 2B, SS, 3B, IF, LF, CF, RF, OF, OF, Util, P, P, P, P, RP, RP, RP, P, BN, BN, BN, BN, DL
That's a 24-man roster, with 20 positions that will be active. Is this too much? Too little? I figure in an 8-team league, that's 192 players that will be drafted. The #912 player rated by Yahoo last year was David DeJesus, so it seems to make sense, as he's exactly who I'd imagine someone's 5th OF to be.
In any case, I'd love some suggestions here as to whether or not to increase the positions, add another bench spot, whatever. It's the first time we've deviated from our usual "12 team, standard 5x5 roto" routine (we're also going with OBP instead of AVG and QS instead of W), so any advice is appreciated!