@raesONE said in What's the strategy for BR in '20?:
@PennStateFencer said in What's the strategy for BR in '20?:
I’m not buying MLB 20, but if I did I would still pick commons or bronzes for the rotation in BR. Even if they have the 3 batter minimum rule, it is still better to save the higher overalls for guys who will have more of an impact and are able to be used every game. I would never intentionally waste a silver, gold, or diamond pick on a starting pitcher that I may never use within a run based on the way their “randomization” works.
Plus, in BR you can junkball with a garbage starter for a full inning without giving up too many if any runs. Just think of the events from the past with all common or bronze pitchers. Sure, there was more offense but I still did well enough pitching.
I have a feeling most people will follow this same logic, which means you’ll be on even footing with your opponent anyway.
I don't know about that man, I give up a bomb or an XBH on over 70% on the first at bat with my common pitcher. The problem is that you can hit the ball out even if you're late/early or with terrible placement due to the horrendous ratings.
If you add that up with the fact that most guys will have their best hitters in the 1-4 spot, I think it would be a poor strategy to go with common/bronze pitchers to face all those guys in the first inning. I rather give up a few silvers and draft some good hitting bronzes for the lineup.
Maybe I’ve just been lucky. Admittedly I haven’t played as much BR this year as I have in the past, so it’s a smaller sample size for me. I’m mostly relying on my experience with trash starting pitchers from events when I was trying to bring down my overall.
In the BR and event games I’ve played where I have a terrible starter in, I’ve had a lot of guys swinging out of their shoes with that lead off guy because they expect the lead off homer. I’ve had a few games where I just leave them in for the full inning and they do fine. I can only remember getting burned a handful of times.
It will be interesting to see how strategies change long term. Even though I won’t be playing, I’ll keep tabs through the forum so I’m ready for 2021.
I’d also like to add that THIS is how people should disagree with one another on a forum. It results in a respectful conversation about strategy, so thank you for that. I feel like far too often things around here turn into a pissing contest which starts from a minor disagreement or difference in opinion.