1/23/2013 5:35 PM
Can I make this staff work? Or do I need to trade for a new pitcher immediately? Not sure if my team is even deep enough to give up a worthy position player. My team is a mess, and I'm new, so all advice is welcome. 

http://whatifsports.com/HBD/Pages/Popups/FranchiseProfile.aspx?fid=2663



ML Starting Rotation, Current Ratings
Name (throws) Role % DU HE ST CT LH RH VE GB P1 P2 P3 P4 P5 $
Benji Barfield (R) sp1 50 (73) 24 92 77 92 60 68 24 48 79 65 74 51 0 $5.0M
Wolf Lee (L) sp2 100 32 97 84 68 75 53 90 82 81 67 63 41 42 $3.5M
Alan Roosevelt (R) sp3 100 26 92 84 59 42 57 53 78 79 60 36 31 0 $360K
David Tarraga (R) sp4 97 (100) 28 62 74 68 62 66 89 76 79 62 60 38 22 $327K
Trent Nieve (R) sp5 73 (95) 23 61 67 46 42 50 13 52 73 50 37 26 42 $343K
 
 
ML Bullpen, Current Ratings
Name (throws) Role % DU HE ST CT LH RH VE GB P1 P2 P3 P4 P5 $
Seth Romero (R) mop 100 26 74 51 47 51 59 78 79 84 69 45 39 23 $360K
Jack Jones (R) lra 100 17 49 55 79 58 72 35 53 77 58 45 60 30 $2.8M
Fernando Abreu (R) setb 100 70 77 24 79 70 69 23 43 80 70 0 0 0 $4.0M
Luke Callaway (L) setb 100 80 87 29 81 50 46 34 0 84 81 0 0 0 $343K
George Leonard (R) setb 100 59 52 23 74 52 70 56 38 78 70 0 0 0 $1.9M
Eugene Rogers (L) setb 100 74 70 35 87 53 57 37 82 89 82 72 0 0 $325K
Antonio Duckworth (R) cloa 100 45 81 35 80 74 77 63 88 77 78 43 0 0 $3.1M
Kenneth Bell (L) #   100 25 65 79 58 56 42 82 72 92 70 68 61 44 $62K
Greg Paul (R) #   100 25 65 76 70 47 42 38 26 61 51 49 30 31 $79K
Olmedo Sierra (L) #   100 83 94 38 71 60 56 86 74 74 75 44 0 0 $59K
Santo Tavarez (R) #   100 27 70 97 50 46 61 37 46 74 57 35 42 21 $73K

 
1/23/2013 5:50 PM
Yes that staff is a mess.  Look at teams that have won in the past and there pitchers to see what makes a good pitcher. I see maybe 5 guys in that group id consider using myself.  Or just tank and get draft position.
1/23/2013 5:52 PM
Who should I trade to get? Should I just be focusing on starters? Super screwed here

thanks for the advice. 

Need help with knowing what ratings are acceptable for each type of pitcher. 
1/23/2013 5:58 PM
It varies in each world but see winning teams pitchers to get an idea on what ratings are important.  Like control, vr, pitches.   an example is i personally wouldnt use a pitcher with no pitch above 70.  Or a pitcher with 60vr.  Of course there are exceptions.   Look at ppl who win and copy that method.  Dont get to hung up on stamina or durability or overall ratings.  There may be fa's available to help or guys on the waiver wire.
1/23/2013 6:01 PM
 Barfield, jones, abreu, leaonard, duckworth and lee are the only ones id consider using.  Imo
1/23/2013 6:04 PM
what about tarranga? 
1/23/2013 6:16 PM
Posted by bglick on 1/23/2013 6:04:00 PM (view original):
what about tarranga? 
I wouldnt unless he gets an unexpected ratings bump in control and vr
1/23/2013 6:18 PM
vr? 

Could you also explain why a pitcher might have decent vs L and R stats, as well as control and velocity, but bad individual pitch stats? 
1/23/2013 6:24 PM
Versus right handed batters.

Dont concern yourself with the rating of each pitch.  If one or more is above 70 then you will see a correlation with success.  Again look at successful pitchers in your world and it will help you evaluate a pitcher better.   Look at whip more then era.  There are to many other variables that effect era. 
1/23/2013 6:26 PM
How about this guy: http://whatifsports.com/HBD/Pages/Popups/PlayerProfile.aspx?pid=3403487

Or this guy: http://whatifsports.com/HBD/Pages/Popups/PlayerProfile.aspx?pid=3454678

or him: http://whatifsports.com/HBD/Pages/Popups/PlayerProfile.aspx?pid=2463792
1/23/2013 6:28 PM
thank you for the advice by the way, very much appreciated. 
1/23/2013 6:31 PM
Posted by bglick on 1/23/2013 6:26:00 PM (view original):
How about this guy: http://whatifsports.com/HBD/Pages/Popups/PlayerProfile.aspx?pid=3403487

Or this guy: http://whatifsports.com/HBD/Pages/Popups/PlayerProfile.aspx?pid=3454678

or him: http://whatifsports.com/HBD/Pages/Popups/PlayerProfile.aspx?pid=2463792
#1 junk
#2 better then you have
#3 really really really bad.

Again look at winning teams in your world and there pitchers who preform good and then look at there ratings.  You will see What makes a good pitcher.
1/23/2013 6:31 PM
Posted by bglick on 1/23/2013 6:28:00 PM (view original):
thank you for the advice by the way, very much appreciated. 
No problem.
1/23/2013 6:33 PM
Here is the ws winner last season in your wolrd look at his pitchers.  This will give you an idea on what is good.

Hardball Dynasty – Fantasy Baseball Sim Games - Houston Home Wreckers Franchise Profile
1/23/2013 6:40 PM
This guy doesn't seem bad: http://whatifsports.com/HBD/Pages/Popups/PlayerProfile.aspx?pid=2181867, but it also says he's a type A free agent. Worth it? Or probably not since I'm going to need my draft picks (already signed 2 type a free agents, but since I have the 3rd overall pick, I'm going to have to give up my 3nd and 3rd ronuders).  

Just what makes the 1st and 3rd guy from before such junk. The first guy has decent ratings, except his individual pitching ratings, and the other guy has really individual pitch ratings, but subpar other ratings no? This is why I'm confused. 
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