If you are at 9 starts and you have two more pitchers each with a start left (lets say a guy gets moved up from a Monday to Sunday). You declare to the Commissioner which start you want to count. If you don't, then the worst or the two starts count. Last Season I finished in first place, and I scored 52 points in pitching.
Here is how I scored the 52. Wins-10, IP-9, K's-9, ER-6, WHIP-7, Holds-2, Saves-9.
We keep 6 keepers and to win last year I traded Kemp, Castro (who would have been keepers) to get some pitching and big bats to win. So my keepers this year are David Wright, Prado, and then 4 SP's. David Price, Adam Wainwright, Kris Medlen, RA Dickey.
With all that in mind, I'm thinking if I can repeat what I did last year, 52 points is pretty good. Last year I started off with a balanced approach, buy my hold guys turned into closers and then I just gave up and went for Saves, and punted Holds. That wasn't until June though, and I was thinking if I did that from the start, then maybe I could score 10 in Saves, 1 in Holds which is the same 11, but instead of 9 points in IP and K's, I could score 10. I know my ER's might drop 1-2 points, but my WHIP should still be competitive since I have a good start to pitching. I plan on spending most of my Auction $$ on hittings, but If I can ensure I draft SP's and RP's with low WHIP, RP's that get a lot of K's, and go after another 1 or 2 RP's that start (Alexi Ogando, Josh Collmentor). And then get another 1-2 good SP's (Jordan Zimmerman, Kyle Loshe, Mike Minor all projected under 1.20). I could be ok. Last year, 8 poins in WHIP was 1.2006. With the keepers I have, if I draft smart, I could stay under 1.20 and still go for max starts per week.
What does anyone think?