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ayebatter wrote:for 2012 I'll take Strasburg +60 innings from any decent RP > IPK > the Bum from SF
J35J wrote:People under value those who may not get 200IP or even 170IP....if a player is going to give you 160 elite IP I'll take that every time because the stats don't just stop there...if the player gets hurt or gets shut down then you can fill in with a reliever, another starter or if you have a deep staff then just someone you were generally spot starting can fill in the remaining 30,40 or 50IP that your main guy isn't giving you....especially so in H2H leagues
There were reasons why guys like Harden/Bedard were still getting drafted even though they may only get you 100-120IP and thats because the IP they did give were elite or close to it and you could then mix in the needed spot start or reliever to fill the rest of the innings they weren't giving you.
bigh0rt wrote:Finally, people are very jaded on pitchers who have tremendous years like Kennedy did in 2012 'out of the blue', as many perceive it to be. His ERA dropped nearly a full run from 2010 to 2011 and his FIP dropped more than a full run. People don't want to fall prey to the outlier year and get bitten if he returns to being a mid-3 ERA guy in 2012, so they're cautious.
Urban Cohorts wrote:But what about more in depth leagues? Or leagues that use Holds or just SP/RP spots?
Urban Cohorts wrote:In these instances, it is going to be much harder to find a good RP to complement your lower IP starter.
Skin Blues wrote:For me it has nothing to do with age. Strasburg and Bumgarner are already better than Kennedy. ERA, and by extension Wins, randomly fluctuate a huge amount based on order of events, BABIP, luck, etc. To expect Kennedy to outperform his peripherals that significantly again is setting yourself up for disappointment. As for Strasburg, he's so dominant that he could probably be amongst the top pitchers in the league even with a 160 IP cap.
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