I played in my 1st 12 team, HTH weekly, 6x6 league last year. It was fun, I took 3rd thanks mostly to the advice on this site.
6 Bat cat: R, HR, RBI, Net-SB, Ave, OPS
6 pitch cat: Win, Save, Hold, ERA, WHIP, K/9
24 man rosters: C, 1B, 2B, 3B, SS, (3)OF, (2)UT, (3)SP, (3)RP, (2)P, (6)Bench, (2)DL
My question is that I drafted a ton of SP late in the draft and only the top MR were drafted, but by the all-star break almost every team was using 1-2 CL's and 3-4 MR's in the "RP/P" slots and only the minimum 3 SP's in the SP slot.
Why did our 6x6 format favor the MR's with good ratio's and a smattering of holds so much more than the mid/lower tiered SP's? Is it because we used a K/9 ratio instead of just straight up K's?
I was suspecting that the only people using MR's in a weekly HTH league would be the ones who's closers lost jobs and were unsuccessful at trading for a closer.
10 of the top 12 and 32 of the top 50 league specific player rater pitchers were RP's in our league
Thoughts? Would you like this kind of league or would you tweak something to bring the SP value back up a bit or the RP value back down a bit?
10 TM WEEKLY HTH Yahoo 6x6 (OPS/Holds) & K/9 not K's: Most categories gets 1 win each week
(Run, HR, RBI, AVE, OPS, NetSB)
(1) C: Grandal
(1) 1B: J.Abreu
(1) 2B: Kipnis
(1) SS: Tulowitzki
(1) 3B: C. Hernandez
(3) OF: Marte, Heyward, C.Davis, (Pillar, Tomas)
(2) UT: Encarnacion, iCarlos (Hosmer)
(2) DL: Dickerson, Myers
(Win, Save, Hold, ERA, WHIP, K/9 not K's) (only 20-IP min per week)
(3) SP: Arrieta, Liriano, Salazar (Pineda)
(3) RP: Chapman, Melancon, Ramos
(2) P: W.Davis, J.McGee (Boxberger, Giles)