Melo255 wrote:KULCAT wrote:slomo007 wrote:KULCAT wrote:slomo007 wrote:Another aspect that nobody has mentioned yet is bullpens. Mulder has Rhodes trying to protect his leads Meanwhile, Moose has this dude named Rivera?
That explains the complete games
Complete games mean almost nothing in a standard 5x5 roto league. I don't frankly care if my pitcher goes 7 IP or 9 IP as long as they get the win. Actually, if they only pitch 7 IP, that is more innings I can use later.
Actually if a an SP goes 7 and allows 3er, 6h and 3bb his ERA and WHIP will be worse than if he had pitched 9 so it does mean something specially with a guy like Mulder who despite not playing August had 9cg
Hate to jump into my own post but I couldn't resist. I think Slomo has a good point. For simplicity let's say one pitcher goes 7 innings 0er 7ks and a win while another goes 9 innings 0 er 9ks and the win and this is fairly consistent with their performances year round I'd take the 7 inning pitcher for one reason, more wins. The 9ip guy is great but he is also using up 2 extra innings an outing and over the course of a season the 7 ip guy will give you lets say 5-6 extra starts if you have an IP limit and with era and k per ip being equal the 7 ip guy will then add on a few more wins. Very unscientific I know but based on everything else being equal less innings pitched per win seems more beneficial in a standard league with and innings pitched limit.
Its a good theory but I think it just means you get 2 quality innings over the guy who pitches 7. Wich means somebody else sits those 2 innings wich coulve been terrible for both your ERA and WHIP.
If another of your SP´s gets hammered the 9 inning guy reduces your team ERA and WHIP in a more drastic way that 7 inning guy so you get better in 2 categories and maybe lose a couple of wins.