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  • Alex Alex Mar 23, 2013 11:54 PM Flag

    Drop hitter for pitcher?

    I just drafted and have 3 bench hitters. I feel that I should drop/trade at least one for pitching. Considering A. Simmons, S. Marte, Ruggiano...
    I could get the interim closer Boggs for STL or many SPs
    I just hate having hitters on the bench not getting me stats

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    • Head to Head, sorry

    • You don't mention H2H or Roto......

      In H2H I would agree with Jason that you want as many points as possible. However, if you're in a roto league with Innings limits, consider stacking your rotation with 5-6 good starters and then having a strong bench in position players that you could rotate in and out as match ups permit.

      Admittedly, I've forgotten to move a pitcher in on occasion when I've had extra and missed a good performance.

    • Dude the answer is YES YES YES.... Having bench hitter is stupid stategically speaking as they get you no points.
      Having a rotation of pitchers however guarantees you something to contribute to a pitching stat night after night.
      MY personal draft stategy is to use the first 5 to 6 rounds getting mega hitters. Then come round 7 or 8 (while everyone else is getting starting pitchers or hitters) I am getting 4 to 5 of the best closers in the game. The I just fill up with pitchers that either getting tons of wins (Yankees or Tigers pitching) or high Ks.
      I am not kidding here but I join about 6 ot 8 leagues a year and win about 3 to 4 championships every year.
      Trust me... dump the batters for the pitchers.... Try to pull a trade first but if unsuccessful go and get that guy from Atlanta who just struck out 10 in 6 innings.Hee is the #5 pitcher on that team and has strong upside.


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