daullaz wrote:When deciding whether to draft a starting pitcher, the two things you want to look at above all else are his K/9 and K/BB ratios. The better pitchers are all going to be 7.0 or better in the first category and 3.0 or better in the second category. You don't really want to take anyone under 6.0 K/9 or 2.0 K/BB at all. The better you get in each category, the higher quality SP you're likely getting.
Agreed with this. Also try and consider what team the player is on if you have Wins as a category. Felix Hernandez is a fantastic pitcher, but the Mariners will likely keep him from winning much. Guys on the Phillies, Yankees, Red Sox, and the other top teams of the league have a better chance at those Wins. Also try to find teams with strong bullpens to keep those Wins intact.
With strong ratios as daullaz pointed out, as well as a nod towards team strength and bullpen ability, you could find some strong mid-tier pitchers to help support Kershaw. Good luck.