Anyone in one of my leagues ignore this
I'm outside the norm, I like taking some pitchers early. Yes, hitting is more predictable than pitching, but the top 5-10 pitchers are pretty predictable. I bet all of us would come up with approximately the same predictions for Johnson, Schilling, Maddux, Oswalt, Mussina, etc. So while everyone else is loading up on hitters, I like to get at least two, hopefully three, top pitchers who I can count on.
To answer your question, I think going with a pitcher or two early is wise.
From the official rulebook of baseball: "Baseball is a game played between two teams of nine players each." Therefore, baseball is a game played only in the National League.