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Postby thegreatone3 » Sat Mar 08, 2003 2:46 pm

In a 5x5 league is the best pitching strategy to have more starters, more closers, or an even split? Thanks!
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Postby davegod2 » Sat Mar 08, 2003 11:07 pm

I try to make sure I have at least one established closer, a second tier closer, and maybe one prospect later in the draft (like Looper, Emree, or Williamson). Since a closer really only affects one category, starting pitchers are obviously much more valuable. So much so, in fact, that many experienced fantasy players choose to "punt" the saves category altogether. I personally disagree with that tactic, but if I find a huge run on closers has wiped out all of the good ones, I will just stick with the gameplan and draft the stud starters that fell to me as a result of the run and dominate the other 4 categories. Bottom line, every draft is different, and you have to be prepared for all contingencies, but try to draft at least one stud closer if possible....
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Postby HOOTIE » Sun Mar 09, 2003 12:25 am

In a standard roto with 9 pitchers on roster, i like a 7sp/2 closer split.
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Postby wrveres » Sun Mar 09, 2003 6:21 am

:-B It really depends.

If it's A Mixed league then two. One stud and one secure in his job.
If its League (AL,NL) then just one Stud and the rest starters.

Saves are almost worth punting but Dave is right, don't do it. The strategy above will guarantee you middle of the pack in saves and will give you one extra pitcher to build your lead in the wins and strikeouts column.

Closer=1 category
Starter=2 category at worst
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