Posted by MikeT23 on 8/21/2012 2:41:00 PM (view original):
I'm trying to figure out "normally".
You know my point. If you fatigue your pitcher in ST to a point where he can't be at 154(or whatever full recovery number you choose) before his first BL appearance, ST "counts" towards fatigue. I'll use Hardball Dynasty – Fantasy Baseball Sim Games - Player Profile: Santiago Machado as my example. I screwed up in ST. He threw 60 pitches at 66%. Due to his 0 DUR, I'm guessing we were 20 games into the season before I could use him. However, had I thrown him for 60 pitches in the last ST game at 100%, he'd still be 73% or so on Opening Day. ST fatigue counts with your pitchers.
Outliers (abrormally low DUR or STA) and the bell curve.
For most pitchers, the four or five "Prepare for Regular Season" days will bring them back to full recovered for the start of the regular season as long as they were used with appropriate pitch counts and not pitching when they were below 100%. What most people would consider "normal" usage.
If you're going to start throwing the outliers into the mix, and push them (intentionally or not) beyond normal usage, then yeah . . . there's going to be carryover.
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