Originally posted on Baseball Professor  |  Last updated 5/25/13
Happy Memorial Day weekend! Yesterday snapped my two-game winning streak as I opted for the wrong high-priced starting pitcher — Anibal Sanchez‘s 25 points crushed Jordan Zimmermann‘s 10 despite Zimmermann picking up his eighth win of the year. Today will be a semi-condensed version of my daily picks due to some time constraints, but I did want to get them out regardless.Instead of explaining my picks today, I wanted to talk a little about daily game strategy. The way I see it there are about five basic approaches to selecting your daily lineup. I don’t use the same one every day, and generally it’s the pitching options that dictate which route I go, and I’m curious as to what you guys think of the various strategies.The five that I’ve identified are enumerated below. Let me know if you follow any of these more than the others, and if you think I left one out please let me know. For the most part, I adhere to option three.Spend big on pitching, grab an elite bat or two, fill the holes with very cheap hittersSpend big on pitching, spread the rest rather evenly among your hittersSpend modest on pitching, grab an a few elite bats, plug in with inexpensive playersSpend modest on pitching, grab one elite bat, spread the rest rather evenlySpend low on pitching, stack your lineupUse the comments section!Possible postponements: CLE@BOSSeason ResultsWagered: $495 | Profit: -$4.50 | ROI: -0.9% | Avg. Points: 31.86 Contest SettingsSalary Cap: $35KBuy-in: $10Teams: 20-team 50/50 contest (pays top 10)Start Time: 1:05 pm ESTPlayer universe: All gamesPitcher Scoring: W = 4 pts, IP = 1 pt, K = 1 pt, ER = -1 ptHitter Scoring: TB = 1 pt, R = 1 pt, RBI = 1 pt, SB = 2 pts, BB = 1 pt, HBP = 1 pt, Out = -0.25 pt
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