ebrage wrote:Say you get a late 1st round pick and get Santana, do you then draft a couple more stud pitchers and run away with pitching categories? In my league we start 5 SP's and in years past I've had 2 stud Sp's but if your other 3 starters are worse than average they can wreck your era and whip in a hurry.
I would look into discovering the relatively unknown world of MR pitchers - some of those guys are insanely valuable relative to their price. There are a number of 4 cat studs who will help in Ws occasionally and get great %s and Ks - but they only pitch 70 or so innings. You can get them basically off the WW and if you end up with 2-3 of them, they combine to give you numbers as good as if not better than even the elite SPs. This strategy allows you to load up on hitters in the earlier rounds rather than SPs.
Note - this is not the "Lima" plan, but a variation of it. Where the Lima plan says pass on SPs early and load up on value SPs much later, this MR plan suggest less waiting on the top tier SPs (grab a couple relatively early) and rather than trying to find the breakout SPs later, load up on the elite MR pitchers in the last rds.
Just something to think about.