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fatigue levels

PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2019 9:28 pm
by murf4
trying to test my understanding of pitchers fatigue levels. so if i have my reliever set at f3 does this mean that he will be removed before his fatigue get below this level. or if i put him at f7 would he be removed on or before he reached f7? i would apprecaite the clarification

Re: fatigue levels

PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2019 10:01 pm
by coyote303
murf4 wrote:trying to test my understanding of pitchers fatigue levels. so if i have my reliever set at f3 does this mean that he will be removed before his fatigue get below this level. or if i put him at f7 would he be removed on or before he reached f7? i would apprecaite the clarification


He won't be relieved until he reaches that fatigue level. Many managers give an f-setting to all their pitchers and then wonder why HAL is so slow in using the bullpen properly.

TIP: Don't use a fatigue setting for most of your pitchers. (And for the few I do, I set it at F8.)

Re: fatigue levels

PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2019 10:20 pm
by murf4
Thanks for the response. and generally speaking i only do this for one or two pictures. my better relievers the rest i leave blank , the same with the roles , usually leaving 2 without designations, figuring hal will use them were he wants to instead of forcing the wrong pitcher into a situation, that is undesirable

Re: fatigue levels

PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2019 9:30 am
by Parke
coyote303 wrote:TIP: Don't use a fatigue setting for most of your pitchers. (And for the few I do, I set it at F8.)


What the reasoning behind your tip, Coyote303? I'd just like to know why this is a good idea.

Re: fatigue levels

PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2019 12:24 am
by coyote303
Parke wrote:
coyote303 wrote:TIP: Don't use a fatigue setting for most of your pitchers. (And for the few I do, I set it at F8.)


What the reasoning behind your tip, Coyote303? I'd just like to know why this is a good idea.


If you set a fatigue level to say F7 for a run-of-the-mill starter, HAL will not bring in your ace reliever until the starter hits F7 fatigue level. This will occur often after many runs are given up and the game has been decided. Now, if you have really good starters and no good relievers, by all means give the starters F-settings because you don't want your bullpen used unless absolutely necessary.

Essentially overusing F-settings hamstrings HAL's ability to use your bullpen effectively and forces pitchers to stay in longer than you probably would like.