I know that this has been covered over and over again on these forums, but my teams make it to the postseason so rarely that when they do I need to remind myself of how fatigue works in post season.
So, with my apologies, two questions:
First, I have a team in the World Series in a prog league and one of my pitchers is Grover Cleveland "Pete" Alexander.
Ordinarily he would be automatic as the opening game starter but he had, in 1926, 211 IP and with the 10% bump that comes to 232. But we had an especially tough race to the playoffs, a tie-breaker (he was the starter of course), and two playoff rounds that went to 5 and then 7 games respectively.
Alexander was down to 90% by the middle of the NLCS and I put him in the bullpen at that point. He now has 245 IP - in theory has none left for the season. But I recall that there is some allowance of IP for the postseason, but do not remember how it works. With this relative rest of staying in a relief roll he is back up to 97%, so I am tempted to start him (my three starters right now in the two-season prog league are Doyle Alexander, Jerry Reuss and John Denny, all from 1976, with Pete Alexander currently set at closer with a fairly generous pitch count).
So, is he basically out of IP and running on fumes, in which case it is a bad idea to use him for more than an inning here or there late in the games, or is his suddenly returning to 97% a reflection of him still having some IP because of some post-season allowance ?
Second question involves the TOC - everyone is back to 100% on the TOC version of this team. Does that mean that the PA and IP expended during the season and post-season in the actual league are of no import and instead there is a completely separate way of calculating fatigue in TOCs with everyone's team starting at the same 100% point and expending IP/PA only in the TOC?