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How do I suceceed in a head to head league?

Posted: Sun Jul 01, 2012 6:54 am
by GilaMonster
I have asked for help before, but I've made a trade and pinpointed the problem.....the head to head format. I am doing very well in totals for the season, but struggling to win categories every week. Here is where I am ranked in every category in h2h record, and then season totals.

11th ranked in Runs, Yet 4th in total,
2nd in HR, 1st in total
8th in RBI, 3rd in totals
9th in SB , 7th in totals
8th in TB, 2nd in totals
11th in average, 6th in total
4th in Wins, 3rd total
Save is actually 4th for both same for Ks at 2nd and WHIP and K/9 at 3rd
Ranked 9th for ERA, 3nd total

I so basically, I am top 5 every category except 2 which is impressive, but ranked 8th in the league.

Re: How do I suceceed in a head to head league?

Posted: Sun Jul 01, 2012 8:38 am
by Grey
You're having some really bad luck...

Re: How do I suceceed in a head to head league?

Posted: Mon Jul 02, 2012 7:23 pm
by AdmiralTrey
Just about the only advice I can think of applies to future seasons and is almost worthless for this season: get steady players and avoid streaky hitters. Sometimes it's better to have a steady guy like Ryan Braun, Albert Pujols, etc. than a guy who will help you win 4 weeks of the season and not do a whole lot in any other weeks. Some streaky hitters I think need to be considered less valuable in H2H than they are in Roto, like Jay Bruce, Tulo, CarGo, Giancarlo, Luke Scott, etc.


Everything else can be covered by Grey in this post:
http://razzball.com/?s=h2h+strat

Re: How do I suceceed in a head to head league?

Posted: Wed Jul 04, 2012 2:20 am
by blinkuldhc
Sounds like bad luck, really. What's your roster/lineup breakdown like? I.e., how many hitters, bench, SP, RP, etc.?

Don't worry, it's a long season, and the beauty of H2H is that you can certainly win the league despite being back in the pack at the A-S break.

Obviously, you need more consistency in hitting. In Head-2-Head, consistency is king; Josh Hamilton hitting 7 HRs in one week but then 0 HRs in the next 2 weeks actually hurts you quite a bit.... so consider trading one of your Big Bats for a known-hitter who plays 150+ games. My guess is that your lineup has Josh Hamilton, Adam Dunn, Ed Encarnacion, Josh Redick, et al....

I would try trading away a big bat for maybe Starlin Castro. He's durable, he plays a position where you can achieve huge offensive gains, and he's consistent. I'd try the same thing at catcher, as well (maybe target Buster Posey).


Personally, with your Big Bats on your roster, I'd max-out my roster space with pitching. I'd carry 5-6 SPs, 5-6 RPs, and then I'd just crush all the pitching categories. You don't need to carry guys like Ty Wiggington or whoever else is on your bench who's just there for his 4 at-bats per week.

Re: How do I suceceed in a head to head league?

Posted: Thu Jul 05, 2012 6:51 am
by thejvp
ive been going thru the same thing this year, despite many years of H2H success with the help of Razzball. It is very annoying but what I find helps is just straight out hustling the waiver wire for the hot batters by sorting by 7 or 14 days. Grey is always writing about the streaking hitters and those guys can put you over the top especially if the core of your team is solid.

Re: How do I suceceed in a head to head league?

Posted: Thu Jul 05, 2012 11:42 am
by ChrisV82
If your bench is deep enough, you should have one or two spots every week available to rotate the next hottest guy. Justin Ruggiano is the kind of guy you add, ride like hell, and when he breaks his leg, shoot him in the head.