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Can you win by punting ERA/WHIP?

Postby soxfan57 » Mon Mar 02, 2009 2:53 pm

Basically, pick all superstar hitters including some that will steal a Mod Edit: bunch of bases...which wud effectively guarantee u a spot in top 2 on all hitting categories in 12 team league.

then, draft all starting pitchers which get decent strikeouts in the last rounds and get the bottom tier of 4-5 closers in middle to last rounds. So you'd come in top 2 in saves and top 2 in K's.

Last in WHIP AND ERA.



This a very bad strategy?
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Re: Can you win by punting ERA/WHIP?

Postby HasteTheDay » Mon Mar 02, 2009 3:04 pm

IMHO punting any category is a bad strategy... god forbid 2 of them.

I also don't like the idea of relying on the bottom tier of closers. Everyone knows how the closer job can fluctuate over the coarse of the season, and putting all your eggs in that basket has bad news written all over. If you punt ERA, WHIP, and your closers don't preform up to your high expectations, your season could be over within the first couple months.

Kudos for thinking out of the box, but I can't see that possibly working.
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Re: Can you win by punting ERA/WHIP?

Postby Yoda » Mon Mar 02, 2009 3:07 pm

Depends on the league set up but I wouldn't recommend punting two categories because I'm unsure how you can build the rest of your team to dominate the other stats in a 5x5.
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Re: Can you win by punting ERA/WHIP?

Postby Pogotheostrich » Mon Mar 02, 2009 3:10 pm

Anything is possible but I doubt you could make that dominate of an offense even focusing completly on hitting. Punting is typically a bad idea. Punting two cats is a recipe for disaster.
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Re: Can you win by punting ERA/WHIP?

Postby woodson_28 » Mon Mar 02, 2009 3:15 pm

the only 2 cats that I have ever "punted" were SB and SV (though not in the same league).

Punting 2 stats in one league is a little crazy
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Re: Can you win by punting ERA/WHIP?

Postby horatio » Mon Mar 02, 2009 3:24 pm

Punt kittens not cats.
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Re: Can you win by punting ERA/WHIP?

Postby bigh0rt » Mon Mar 02, 2009 3:48 pm

Yoda wrote:Depends on the league set up but I wouldn't recommend punting two categories because I'm unsure how you can build the rest of your team to dominate the other stats in a 5x5.

What he said.
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Re: Can you win by punting ERA/WHIP?

Postby swyck » Mon Mar 02, 2009 9:13 pm

which wud effectively guarantee u a spot in top 2 on all hitting categories in 12 team league


There are no guarantees. This could work sometimes, probably not most of the time. :^
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Re: Can you win by punting ERA/WHIP?

Postby BitterDodgerFan » Mon Mar 02, 2009 9:22 pm

i've seen in mock drafts H2H players drafting mainly elite SPs/RPs and cheap base stealers for offense. they claim they will take all pitching categories every week and winning SB will give them the win. anyone see this and is this a sound strategy?
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