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  • Bryan Bryan Jul 10, 2014 11:07 PM Flag

    Playing SP and RP

    I know there are a lot of different theories on this, so I was curious how you guys play your SP and RP or what you find to be effective. My league does saves and holds w/ 3 SP, 2 RP, and 3 P slots. Currently I have Rodriquez, Janssen, and Cishek for saves. I also have Will Smith and Neshek in the other 2 P slots to grab some holds, and occasionally a W.

    So I am curious do a lot of you just take a wash on saves/holds and use the extra slots to carry more SPs? I am debating if I should drop this approach and just go after more starting pitching (jeff Locke, McHugh are in FA, possibly trading for SP) or dropping and adding a young guy like Ken Giles for dynasty purposes.

    Any thoughts or what do you find effective? Thanks

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    • any other suggestions or strategies

      • 1 Reply to Bryan
      • I am completely punting SP in one holds league (also a dynasty) that counts K/9. With my strategy, getting multiple SP eligible RPs is critical; I have Wade Davis, Zach Britton, Carlos Carrasco, and Dustin McGowan for my SP slots. This strategy means you usually win the ratio categories (unless you get a couple blowups) while taking holds and saves. It also frees up roster positions because you don't carry any SP and allows you to get a loaded offense. The strategy has taken me to 2nd place out of 12 teams currently.

    • Hey man, this is my first year playing fantasy baseball and the pitching has, by far, been the most frustrating part. When romo blew his last save I kicked my ottoman across the living room. Pretty much my strategy has been go for the wins, saves and k categories, or go for the whip and era category. I find unless you have a real good week one can usually not win all the pitching stats categories.


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