Exploiting batting splits

Updated: August 24, 2011, 3:28 PM ET
By Tristan H. Cockcroft | ESPN.com

Matchups are often overrated for hitters.

For the most part, my strategy is similar to colleague Eric Karabell's; I keep my best hitters active and maximize games played -- total games in weekly leagues, doubleheaders in daily -- and on the rare occasion will exploit the odd Coors Field matchup while avoiding the one at Petco Park.

But nobody's lineup can run 13 men deep 24 weeks -- 24 this season, 26 many others -- of the entire season, and it's those cracks at the end ...

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