Ender wrote:You probably want to go with at least 1 closer in the first 8 rounds and then your first starter in round 9. If you take a starter in round 9/10/11 you will be very competitive in pitching even with the guys who took two studs in the first 6 rounds. You just need to do a good job of picking which pitchers. Remember that roughly 40-50% of those studs won't be worth their draft position because that is just how pitching goes.
solid advice, listen to the man. You can almost always find good "hole-Filler" pitchers later than productive position players. Plus the flexability of choosing from EVERY pitcher in later rounds rather than trying to fill a MI is worth a pretty penny. My point, pitcher position is as deep as my last girlfriends "cha". trust me plenty of room to work comfortably. 6th, 7th round feels premature to me to start on pitching. I Try to get as much "POP" as possible early and middle rounds. Billingsly is still gonna be around in the 9th.
Just my opinion