I just had my first draft and found quite a dilemma around the 4th round. It was a 12-team 5X5 roto league, and my first 3 picks were Ortiz, Hafner and Andruw Jones. I always grab hitters early and generally avoid SP until past round 8, but here I was mid-4th round and Jake Peavy was still there. (for Peavy haters.. Webb and Zambrano were there as well). There were still some great bats left with Garrett Atkins, Jermaine Dye and Rafael Furcal (for speed and filling my SS) all left, but I decided to roll with Peavy, who I felt was great value at that spot.
After the draft, I regretted it slightly because I felt I really could've taken control of all the batting categories with that pick, and instead just ended up with a "good" batting team. Meanwhile, I found quite a few pitchers later that don't have that severe of a dropoff from guys like Peavy. In the next round, I also had to jump on the closer run, since I feel there's a huge dropoff after the first few closers.
Not debating my decision on jumping on an elite closer (B.J. Ryan was the one who fell to me), but my question is: Do I give up too much in the form of a bat in order to aquire a guy like Peavy in the 4th, or should I not worry about and just be happy he fell to me?