observations:

a. in a h2h format, you only need to score ONE more "x" (hr, rbi, 2b, 3b, etc) in order to win the category. This makes Pierre's (and others) steals less valuable as you exceed the threshold needed to post the win. If you only need 9 steals for the week, 34 is wasted production.

b. Pitching is much more variable year-to-year than hitting- not only in cumulative totals, but also start to start. It's hard (i said hard, not impossible) to base a successful h2h team solely on pitching. you may get 15 saves and 10 wins in a week, and then post 0'fers in the next two consecutive.

c. If you DO decide to go pitching heavy in your draft, you will return MUCH higher value for your picks if you take the production hitters and then trade them for quality pitching. You would ideally want to draft hitters for the first two rounds, and then be the first person to take a pitcher in round 3.

d. If you DO decide to go pitching heavy in your draft, you must adjust your formulation to account for what I call the "feast vs. famine effect". If you have the top X pitchers and top X stealers on your team, you will require a lower number to assure victory. The other teams will not have those players their teams, and therefore, will not be as competitive in those areas. ALSO, you must account for the fact that some teams will then have Pujols, Longoria, Utley, etc. on the same roster, which elevates your required production in order to win the counting stats.

e. I do not recommend the pitching dominant strategy, as it is much easier to find high-production pitchers on the waiver wire throughout the year (think Daniel Hudson, Brandon Morrow, or a plethora of Saves). What would then happen is teams with high-caliber offenses would pick these guys up (since you wouldn't be) and your advantage in these categories is then diminished or negated.