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  • Diesel Diesel Feb 8, 2011 2:30 AM Flag

    Preventing Abuse of Pitching Stats

    You should remove crap like CG, SHO, BSvs.. WHIP already takes into account BB's, so that's pointless too.

    Streaming is a tactic that people used unless it's prohibited in the league rules. You can limit spot starts per week, or implement a transaction limit (although that would hurt ppl who pick up hitters, too).

    I use a max of 3 spot starts per week and a innings pitched cap. If you use a spot start, you're limited to a hard capped innings number. If you dont, then you can go over (to accomodate really large pitching staffs).

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    • "You should remove crap like CG, SHO, BSvs.. WHIP already takes into account BB's, so that's pointless too."

      You are dead on, but then again it's pointless to point out such pointlessness to someone so pointless.

    • I use a 4 move weekly transition limit in all sports (except football, where you can only get one start per position per week). This system has worked well for 3 years without any complaints.

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      • I like the idea of stats preventing streaming. With your setup, L's offset the W stat, but there is nothing to offset the QS stat. Because the stats (W, L, K, BS) give streamers the upper hand, streaming is the smart play. If you change the settings to reflect percentages and averages (K/9IP, Winning Pct, QS%) it might help, but you'd have to raise (yes raise) the minimum IP to prevent sitters. (Sitters=opposite of streamers. Guys who have a good pitching day early in the week, then bench their staffs to win the week. Say CJ Wilson has a great pitching day then Neftali comes in, strikes out the side and gets a save. K/9, Ls, %, WHIP, and ERA would all be won by the "sitter")

        You have to find the middle ground to where it pays off to draft a solid pitching staff, and actually compete without streaming.