Commissioner Corner Message Board
I run a H2H weekly points league with weekly lineups with 5 SP and 3 RP. I'm looking for input on how to avoid the issue of teams loading up on starters who have the SP,RP classification and essentially getting 8+ starts each week and gaining an advantage over teams that use 5 starters and 3 relievers due to starters usually being more valuable due to more innings pitched and wins.
I would think a 'max starts' or 'max innings' setting would be useful but currently this does not seem to be an option.
Any other commissioners have this issue and have any advice on how they have figured out how to avoid this?
Also, does anyone know how Yahoo! determines the SP,RP classification for rookies/call-ups? It seemed like last year a number of guys would get called up and have the SP,RP classification automatically even though they were a starter from day one.
The website says "Pitchers need 3 Starts to gain SP eligibility, 5 Relief Appearances to gain RP eligibility".
The best solution isn't available (IP maximum), which is too bad since it would be so simple to implement. So you could try "punishing" guys who stream starters by adding some P cats that use negative points, like BB, Hits, HBP, etc That should hurt the guy with 70 IP a lot more than someone with 35 IP. If that still doesn't seem like enough to keep them in check then you could sweeten a few of the Batting cats enough to where managers will want to use their weekly adds on hitters over pitchers. Just some thoughts, I don't really play H2H but I can see where it may be difficult to balance things for scoring.
DennisV20, you must be aware that not all roto managers and leagues follow strict rules to limit streaming. I'm sure yours does, that's great. Again, all I'm saying here is different strokes for different folks, so please don't feel obliged to name call. It's understood you prefer a conservative approach and there are plenty of others who feel the same.
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