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Dear RotoRob: Sticks or Arms?

March 28, 2008 | By RotoRob | comment on this post
Don't make this mistake.
Don’t have a Jack Daniels blackout moment and draft pitchers too early in a league weighted towards hitters.

Dear RotoRob,

I think very highly of your insight. I am in a H2H, points league for the first time. We start three outfielders with two Utilities and two SPs, two RPs with three open pitching spots. The settings are as follows:

R (1), 1B (1), 2B (2), 3B (3), HR (4), RBI (1), SB (3), BB (.5)

IP (1.5), W (8), SHO (10), SV (8), ER (-1), BB (-.25), K (1)

I think there is a clear advantage for hitters. Do you agree?

Thank you for your input. I appreciate it!

Ben

Ben,

Yes, this league is clearly heavy for hitters. Based on the settings I see here, you could wait five or six rounds before taking your first pitcher and be just fine. You go get someone like Prince Fielder for the homers, Curtis Granderson for the triples and, say, Juan Pierre for the steals and you are sitting pretty when people think you are dumb.

If it were me, I’d lock up home runs, triples and steals then go for a pitcher. But, I’d have like two of each of the batting stats before I took my first pitcher. Wins and saves are the money settings. Sure, shutouts are 10 points, but Brandon Webb was the MLB leader and he had three last season. That stat is impossible to predict.

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