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exno
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Pitching Question

Postby exno » Fri Apr 15, 2011 8:54 pm

My league has 1300 max ip and I drafted 9 starting pitchers. Problem is now too many of them are turning out to be viable and I am getting hurt by benching them (like today with Chacin). Should I be trying to package them for big bats and aces, or just start them all and assume at least someone will inevitably break down? I would appreciate some different opinions on the matter, thanks.
11 Team Roto Points Re-Draft League

Roster ~ C: Matt Wieters 1B: Joey Votto 2B: Howie Kendrick 3B: Adrian Beltre SS: Emilio Binafacio OF: Carlos Gonzalez OF: Jay Bruce OF: BJ Upton UTIL: Kevin Youklis SP: Yovani Gallardo SP: Madison Bumgarner SP: Matt Latos SP: Jordon Zimmermann SP: Brandon Morrow RP: Kenley Jansen RP: Jason Motte BN: Jhoulys Chacin BN: Trevor Cahill BN: Jonathan Sanchez BN: Mike Minor BN: Danny Espinosa

Scoring ~ R: 1 1B: 1 2B: 2 3B: 3 HR: 4 RBI: 2 SB: 1.5 CS: -.5 BB: .5 K: -.5 CYC: 20 SLAM: 4, IP: 1 W: 4 L: -2 CG: 5 SHO: 5 SV: 4 ER: -.5 K: 1.5 GIDP: 2 NH: 15 PG: 25 MAXIP: 1300.

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Bourne
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Re: Pitching Question

Postby Bourne » Sat Apr 16, 2011 2:49 am

1300 is like 6.5 top SP (at 200IP)? 8 sounds like too much. You should move some depth for strength. You offense looks pretty solid (Desmond at the bottom) so if you can move up some 2 for 1 and get safer SP do it.
RCL Cracking the Whip: (5x5 ESPN roto)
C: Weiters
1B,3B,CI: Encarnacion, Wright, Alanso
2B,SS,MI: Getz, Kozma, Uggla
5xOF: Kemp, Holliday, Hunter, Soriano, Crisp
1xUtil: Markakis
Bn: Hill, Aybar
DL: Hart
SP: MadBum, Zimmermann, Morrow, Annibal Sanchez, Lynn, Anderson
RP: League, Parnell, Benoit, Hernandez

12 team F&F: (6x6 Yahoo! H2H with OPS and Losses)
C: Cervelli
1B,3B,CI: Gold, Zimmerman, Frazier
2B,SS,MI: Phillips, Ruthledge, Bonifacio
4xOF: Braun, Hamilton, Cruz, Hunter
2xUtil: Chris Davis, Span
SP: Latos, Moore, Zimmermann, Niese, Milone, Griffin, Miller, Cingrani, ~Streamer~
RP: Holland, Janssen, Perkins, Bailey, Valverde
2xNA: Straily, Grandal

PollardsVision
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Re: Pitching Question

Postby PollardsVision » Sat Apr 16, 2011 5:26 am

For now, yes, just keep starting them all as you normally would. Def. don't cut anyone (except for Beachy, if there's someone on the wire you like). I'd bench Beachy and Volquez until they turn it around.

It would be great to pull off a 2 for 1 pitching trade, but unless you are playing with idiots, that won't happen.

A top-10 type stud SP would be nice, but I don't think you are in dire straits either. You've got 3 guys that I think could turn in close to stud-type seasons (Max, Bills, Brett) and a bunch of guys that could turn in fantastic fantasy seasons.

So, I wouldn't be in a huge rush to make a trade. You've got 8 SP plus Beachy. A couple of them are major injury risks and almost all are very young. Penciling them in for 200 IP each would likely be a major miscalculation.

Definitely look for good trades, but don't rush it either.
10 team 5x5 ROTO (OBP), 11-player keeper, C/1B/2B/3B/SS/MI/CI/IF/5OF/UTIL/8SP/3RP

C: Castro, Montero
1B: Rizzo, Adams, Lind
2B: Kinsler, Kipnis
3B: M.Cabrera, Frazier, Reynolds
SS: Alcides
OF: Stanton, Trumbo, Choo, Marte, Rasmus, Blackmon, Bradley Jr.

SP: Gio, Scherzer, Ryu, Cashner, Kuroda, Lackey, Minor, Wood, Peralta
RP: Balfour, Perkins, Nathan, Frieri, Fields

exno
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Re: Pitching Question

Postby exno » Sat Apr 16, 2011 9:50 am

I really appreciate the advice. I think for now I will leave my roster in tact and start everyone but beachy regularly. The only problem with 2for1 trades is that there aren't any shiny players on the wire, but I will keep my options open and see if I can extort someone here.
11 Team Roto Points Re-Draft League

Roster ~ C: Matt Wieters 1B: Joey Votto 2B: Howie Kendrick 3B: Adrian Beltre SS: Emilio Binafacio OF: Carlos Gonzalez OF: Jay Bruce OF: BJ Upton UTIL: Kevin Youklis SP: Yovani Gallardo SP: Madison Bumgarner SP: Matt Latos SP: Jordon Zimmermann SP: Brandon Morrow RP: Kenley Jansen RP: Jason Motte BN: Jhoulys Chacin BN: Trevor Cahill BN: Jonathan Sanchez BN: Mike Minor BN: Danny Espinosa

Scoring ~ R: 1 1B: 1 2B: 2 3B: 3 HR: 4 RBI: 2 SB: 1.5 CS: -.5 BB: .5 K: -.5 CYC: 20 SLAM: 4, IP: 1 W: 4 L: -2 CG: 5 SHO: 5 SV: 4 ER: -.5 K: 1.5 GIDP: 2 NH: 15 PG: 25 MAXIP: 1300.


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