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  • Jeff Jeff Jun 11, 2012 9:49 PM Flag

    Advice: non-closing RPs?

    Yes, I'm new to this.

    Is there any sense to bringing on non-closing relievers to help with WHIP, K's, or ERA? Guys like Scott Atchison, Sergio Romo, Tim Collins are putting up numbers that look good, but are you wasting pitching spots for these guys?

    10 team h2h league. I'm doing ok on saves, K's, WHIP, but not so much on ERA

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    • In a roto league with IP limits, those types of guys are efficient at boosting some stats (ratios and K's). Since you have an entire season (up to the cap) to gain stats, when you gain them doesn't really matter. In a H2H league though, they have less of an impact because they have less time to actually make an impact. At most, they'll pitch 3 or 4 days a week. So best case scenario, if you have 3 of them, they all pitch 4 days, they all get 1 K per outing, and they give up no runs, you're looking at 12 IP and 12 K's. 1 starter that goes 7 shutout innings might get 6 K's or so. Add in another starter or two, and you can see that 3 starters is a more efficient way of getting similar stats.

      I'm not saying that they're pointless. With the right league settings, they can be useful. But the big drawback to them is that on a week to week basis, they have little impact on your numbers. For them to actually make an impact, you have to have a lot of them, and that's a waste of roster space.

    • I like romo, very solid ERA and could be the closer if casilla struggles, i wouldnt add one unless he is a very good middle relievers/SU men or he has a chance of becoming a closer or starter or unless you are in a holds league, which it doesnt seem like you are


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