Building a pitching staff

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Building a pitching staff

Postby Hebrew Hammer » Sun Jan 25, 2009 7:06 pm

One of my favorite things about fantasy baseball is building a winning pitching staff unconventionally.

Loading up on offense is obviously the way to go, and if you are reading great websites like this one you already understand that.

My question is...

in my auction league with a standard 260$ budget and 9 pitcher spots do you think a rotation of the following is good enough to get it done.

p- Ervin Santana (have kept already)
p- Ricky Nolasco (have kept already)
p--BUY ONE PITCHER FROM THE Harang/Wainwright/Slowey tier
p--Sleeper $1 flier Anthony Reyes
p--Sleeper $1 flier David Purcey
p--Sleeper $1 flier Yusmeiro Petit
p--Cheap closer from the Lindstrom/Francisco tier
p--Joey Devine
p--either another cheap closer or another solid starter like Scott Baker depending on how much money left over from offense.

BOTTOM LINE: is this team's staff good enough to win a 12 team league assuming its offense is loaded for bear?

Also, what do you think of the $1 flier SPs? What under the radar starters do you like? Please share. Thanks
C- C Santana
C- Norris
1b- Encarnacion
2b- Altuve
3b- Donaldson
SS- Crawford
CI- Belt
Mi- Dozier
Of- A Jones
OF- C Gomez
OF- M Brantley
OF- J Pederson
OF- J Marisnick
U- K Bryant

P- F Hernandez
P- J Zimmermann
P- J DeGrom
P- Quintana
P- Buchholz
P- S Greene
P- Chapman
P- Gregerson
P- AJ Ramos

Bench
Castellanos
Ender Inciarte
Carlos Beltran
Doolittle
Stroman
Colby Lewis
J Nelson
Alex Colome

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Grey
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Re: Building a pitching staff

Postby Grey » Sun Jan 25, 2009 10:52 pm

Hebrew Hammer wrote:One of my favorite things about fantasy baseball is building a winning pitching staff unconventionally.

Loading up on offense is obviously the way to go, and if you are reading great websites like this one you already understand that.

My question is...

in my auction league with a standard 260$ budget and 9 pitcher spots do you think a rotation of the following is good enough to get it done.

p- Ervin Santana (have kept already)
p- Ricky Nolasco (have kept already)
p--BUY ONE PITCHER FROM THE Harang/Wainwright/Slowey tier
p--Sleeper $1 flier Anthony Reyes
p--Sleeper $1 flier David Purcey
p--Sleeper $1 flier Yusmeiro Petit
p--Cheap closer from the Lindstrom/Francisco tier
p--Joey Devine
p--either another cheap closer or another solid starter like Scott Baker depending on how much money left over from offense.

BOTTOM LINE: is this team's staff good enough to win a 12 team league assuming its offense is loaded for bear?

Also, what do you think of the $1 flier SPs? What under the radar starters do you like? Please share. Thanks


Hey, Hammer, good to see you again. Wainwright, Ervin and Nolasco is absolutely plenty to git r done. This is exactly the reason why you should stock up on hitters first. Out of $260, I try not to spend more than $80 on my entire pitching staff. Other $1 possibilites are Wandy, Buehrle, Guthrie, Ubaldo, Litsch and Chris Young.
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Have you given me all the info I need to judge your team? The number of teams in the league is a good start for the big overall questions.
Is your league H2H? Roto?
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If you only have one team, post your team in your signature with the league parameters.
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Re: Building a pitching staff

Postby Hebrew Hammer » Mon Jan 26, 2009 8:06 am

Thanks Grey.

I'm guessing this means you like Wainwright more than Slowey. I'm hoping to grab either A-rod or Wright and Miguel Cabrera in the auction to build my team around.
C- C Santana
C- Norris
1b- Encarnacion
2b- Altuve
3b- Donaldson
SS- Crawford
CI- Belt
Mi- Dozier
Of- A Jones
OF- C Gomez
OF- M Brantley
OF- J Pederson
OF- J Marisnick
U- K Bryant

P- F Hernandez
P- J Zimmermann
P- J DeGrom
P- Quintana
P- Buchholz
P- S Greene
P- Chapman
P- Gregerson
P- AJ Ramos

Bench
Castellanos
Ender Inciarte
Carlos Beltran
Doolittle
Stroman
Colby Lewis
J Nelson
Alex Colome

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Grey
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Re: Building a pitching staff

Postby Grey » Mon Jan 26, 2009 9:23 am

I do like Wainwright better, yeah.
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If you want me to look at your team, post the team. Don't post a link to another site where the team is.
Have you given me all the info I need to judge your team? The number of teams in the league is a good start for the big overall questions.
Is your league H2H? Roto?
I don't know who's on your waivers. Don't just ask me who you should pick up. Give me names to choose from.
If you only have one team, post your team in your signature with the league parameters.
I don't know every single matchup for next week, so if you want me to choose a player for the following week and you think the matchups are important, tell me who they're facing.


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