first year playing fantasy baseball, have just played football and basketball in the past. in basketball season, it was common to see teams dumping a certain category in a H2H format.
my question: is this viable in 5x5 or custom leagues?
i'm only in two leagues this year, and was wondering if it were at all possible to somehow draft/trade for all leadoff hitters and/or players who hit for average on the offensive side, and mainly closers on the pitching side.
R, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, W, SV, K, ERA, WHIP : 6-4 in a 5x5 league.
R, H, HR, RBI, SB, BB, AVG, W, L, SV, K, ERA, WHIP : 9-4 in my custom 7x6 league.
or, possibly a variant of these two, with just relievers in the bullpen to concentrate on better hitting, while consistently (hoping its consistent) winning the majority of pitching categories.
in short, is this viable? it seems like a challenging strategy to pull off, and for my casual league with friends, i might just try it.
oh, and if tied 5-5 in the 5x5 league, the first three playoff tiebreakers are ERA, AVG, and WHIP, so this might also help.
anyways, thanks for reading : please reply!