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What does it take to win various roto league categories?

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What does it take to win various roto league categories?

Postby Ehlana » Wed Mar 24, 2004 11:47 pm

Also known as how good does my team really have to be? This is the first year i've done roto scoring. I'm projecting my lineup to do something in the neighbourhood of 235 homers and 150 or so steals. is that too much power and not enough speed? What about average, runs, rbis, and the pitching categories?

Based on 1250 innings I'd allocate it ~200 for 3 RP to get me ~100 save which leaves 1000 or so innings for 5 SP to put up 90 wins? 80? 100?

It's a 12 yahoo public league, starting line up

C/1B/2B/3B/SS/3 OF/Util
2 SP/2 RP/3 P

21 man rosters.
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Postby quickfingerz » Thu Mar 25, 2004 3:43 am

I've have always said that Yahoo leagues significantly favor upper-end pitchers. Last year, in leagues where I focued on pitching, I finished in the upper 1/4 in all of them.

When I looked for balance, I finished tied for 4th-UGH!

I generally go:
1st round (offense unless it's a late round pick)
2nd round (SP)
3rd round (SP or Gagne, if available)
4th round (SP)

so in some cases my first 4 picks are starting pitchers. After the 6th round or so, elitism becomes very very rare.
Look at last years top pitchers they were all sub-6th round draft picks (besides Loiaza)
Look at some top-30 hitters:
Sexon (avg 11th rd.)
Delgado (avg 7th rd.)
Wells (avg 12th rd.)

Many good hitters are found in later rounds. Fewer good pitchers are found in the later rounds.
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Postby xeifrank » Thu Mar 25, 2004 5:31 am

Try running a few mock drafts, with Yahoo default settings.

2004 Mock Draft Software

... instructions are at the site, download is free.


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