10/5/2013 10:11 AM (edited)
I have a question.  Does WIS greatly downgrade pitchers who were used almost exclusively in relief when you use them as starters?  My Wallbangers have Rollie Fingers whose actual stats are 116 IP and a .87 WHIP.  When I drafted the team I wanted Rollie to start about 10 games throughout the season.  So far he has started 8 games and in every game he got shelled.  His stats are as follows

SP/RP       IP             ER         H          HR        BB        ERA

SP             19.9         51          42         8           28         23.07
RP             62.2        24           61        1            16          3.47

This does not seam like a coincidence to me, it seams like a trend.  Has anyone else experienced something like this?  As you might guess the Wallbangers are 0-8 in those games.  So much for strategy.
10/5/2013 10:16 AM
You got me, Ken.  This sounds like a question for the SIMLEAGUE BASEBALL Thread where one of those brainy guys can answer it...
10/5/2013 12:35 PM
Posted by kstober on 10/5/2013 10:11:00 AM (view original):
I have a question.  Does WIS greatly downgrade pitchers who were used almost exclusively in relief when you use them as starters?  My Wallbangers have Rollie Fingers whose actual stats are 116 IP and a .87 WHIP.  When I drafted the team I wanted Rollie to start about 10 games throughout the season.  So far he has started 8 games and in every game he got shelled.  His stats are as follows

SP/RP       IP             ER         H          HR        BB        ERA

SP             19.9         51          42         8           28         23.07
RP             62.2        24           61        1            16          3.47

This does not seam like a coincidence to me, it seams like a trend.  Has anyone else experienced something like this?  As you might guess the Wallbangers are 0-8 in those games.  So much for strategy.

When determining how many pitches you should set for each pitcher, you should look at their IP/G RL stats and assign approximately 15 pitches per IP.

Your 1981 Rollie Fingers only had 1.66 IP/G so I would expect somewhere around 25 to 30 pitches that he could throw in a game before in-game fatigue sets in.

So the only way I think you could even start him without him getting lit up is have him set to the absolute minimum of 40 TPC/MPC (and even then I would expect a drop-off in performance as a starter).

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