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).