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SP / RP


SP / RP

what are the defining factors when building your pitching rotation? what stats determine how a pitcher will perform in a league. i thought i drafted pretty good SP but my rotation is getting blasted here are my starters Smotlz, Guidry, Santana, Kerry wood Schmidt and ben sheets. i thought that so/9 along with h/9 were the stats to build off of but that is not the case. any help would be greatly appreciated

Re: SP / RP

This is definitely an important point... keep an eye on the overall rank of the pitcher... Wood is ranked 35 which means of all the SPs available in that league, his stats are in the 35th percentile. So while his stats look amazing on paper, he actually has one of the worst WHIPs in that league. Smoltz is middle of the pack at best. That said, you are definitely suffering from some bad luck. Santana should not be that bad. But you do have a Mild Boost to RH in your home park and since he's a lefty, it's a double whammy.

Re: Re: SP / RP

Gbacci,
Man, thank you for making this point. I thought I was having some fun with design and helping out my hitters when I added boosts to my park. Didn’t even think about my pitchers! Guess I thought this was Architecture Chase for a while there lol.

Re: SP / RP

Park dimensions are really important, there is definite advantage to having a small park (big Boost) if you have a lot of Home Run hitters, but your opponent gets the same advantage while both pitching staffs will be subject to giving up more home runs.

If your team has good average, lower power and speedy players a larger park is too your advantage because they are not HR hitters anyway, and if your opponent relies on the HR a lot, they will hit less.

a bigger park leads to more 2B's and 3B's too so if you have a bigger park without good outfielders that's not good - although fielding percentage matters, a high plus Dwar outfielder will make plays on balls that an average or bad DWar player wont.

its like playing Chess, but add a bit of luck, both good and bad