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    Constructing the Optimal Pitching Staff

    by Ron Shandler

    For me, constructing the optimal pitching staff is all about some simple math.

    I want to have 6 starters and 3 relievers, on average, on my active roster at any time, and all must be in position to contribute. That means all 6 starters must be scheduled to pitch during that reporting period.   

    In order to feed the two scoring periods each week, I need many more than 6 starters on my full roster. If it's time for the weekend series and Clayton Kershaw is not scheduled to pitch until Monday, I need to have a starting pitcher ready to slot into his roster spot for the weekend. 

    In order to accomplish this, I need to have about 15 pitchers on my roster; 10-11 starters and 4-5 relievers.

    These are my goals: …

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Ron Shandler

After nearly three decades of pioneering serious fanalytic research in the annual Baseball Forecaster, at BaseballHQ.com and USA Today, Ron Shandler has built Shandler Park as his new home for creating, playing and talking about the game. Find out more....

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