LloydChristmas wrote:Well, it's not so much a matter of K/9 though. Obviously closers will better starters in this area. In a roto league, it's a matter of amassing stats. That's the issue that has to be weighed.
Unless your minimum innings is outrageously high, then this DOES matter. IMO, a couple of above average closers/middle relievers is greater than one or two cruddy starters. The ratios and K-rate are enough to offset any (if any) W advantage that you may gain by drafting/streaming a bunch of Snells/Bondermans/Perezs/Cooks/Millwoods/whomever.
As I mentioned, I am not a fan of punting, and do not see a reason why you would draft more hitters (and unless you are putting your offense at a disadvantage), more higher ranked SPs; rather than drafting a balanced overall team.
I am not willing to leave points on the table from the get go. I t would take one crazy draft for this to enter my mind, unless of course, we are talking a H2H league, with favorable/non-favorable settings.