Ok, this might sounds crazy, but I'm considering an experiment where I punt batting average. I wouldn't normally consider punting a category, but looking at the keepers I have gave me this idea. I have Granderson, Stanton, Texeira, Crawford and Lincecum. More importantly, our league is a 7X5 league. We count doubles and triples as well as all the standard 5X5 categories, so punting a category doesn't hurt quite as much if you can do good in all the other categories. Now the upside to this strategy is that I can draft productive players that others avoid (because of their BA) and get them significantly later than players with similar production. This would allow me to draft pitching earlier than I normally would. Theoretically I would have a great pitching staff and be good in all offensive categories other than batting average.
I can then target players such as:
Any opinions on how this would work?