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Postby CRob44 » Wed Mar 30, 2011 6:02 pm

ive been a roto player for 9 years now , can't believe its been that long. Time passes by so quick. Ive been a roto player for years. Never done a head to head league.

I am in a head to head points league tonight. So if i win against my opponent , i'll either be
1-0 or 0-1,

Espn private league

We have no, CI or MI postion
1st, 2nd, ss, 3rd, four outfield, 2 utility
4 sp, 2 rp, 2 any p

total bases 1 point
runs scored 1 point
stolen base 1 point
caught stealing -2
walk 1 point
rbi 1 point
strikeout -1

Innings pitched 3 points
wins 10 points
saves 5
strikeout 1
walk -1
complete game 3
earned run -2
loss -5
hits allowed -1
hit batsman-1
blown save -3

Ok now my big question.
Why no homeruns? He says total bases make up for it
I assume i should stay away from guys that strikeout alot
and get dominate pitchers in this setup along with closers.

This league setup stumps me, but someone paid my way into the league
so i couldn't pass it up with my online friends.

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Re: Veteran needs help with a league

Postby fast dogs » Wed Mar 30, 2011 6:12 pm

I think you are on the right track, stay away from K & sb guys(at least that sb% isn't real good) get closers that are real good or pass. SP that qualify as RP might be a good way to go
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Re: Veteran needs help with a league

Postby johnchezy » Sun Apr 03, 2011 7:33 am

H2H is a blast but there seems to be a divide among H2H and Roto---not in a bad way, but in a "Im definitely one over the other type of owner" kind of way, so if you find you don't like it, then you just must be a roto guy.
That said, the competition of H2H games is great versus just an accumulation of stats which then ranks you in the standings.
I've tried roto and it just doesn't float my boat.

Hopefully you'll enjoy it, but at least it was free for you.

The total bases would take care of the HR.
We have 1 point for singles, 2 points for doubles... etc, which is basically the same thing.
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Re: Veteran needs help with a league

Postby bigmck » Sun Apr 03, 2011 11:26 am

I had been in Roto leagues for 20 years. Last year i tried a H2H. It definately is more fun. You have a result each week instead of a year long marathon as in Roto. I still play Roto, but also play H2H. Each has its own special qualties.
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Re: Veteran needs help with a league

Postby mkultra » Mon Apr 04, 2011 11:44 am

TB instead of HR is common in points leagues- it works out the same.

Definitely be careful with high-K batters, especially since you don't get a +1 for taking a walk (common in points leagues).

I might avoid "pure speed" guys altogether. -2 for CS vs. only 1 for a successful steal can really, really hurt you, especially in an H2H league.

As far as pitching goes, you want high-K pitchers. Elite pitchers with 2 starts can pretty much carry your team.
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