one ton wrote:this is actually why i'm re-thinking my no pitchers early strategy for this year. after the few elite guys, SP seems even sketchier than normal. i'm now thinking of grabbing a peavy or halladay early and not worrying about pitching for a while after that.
This is my typical strategy as well, grab a stud SP in the first say 4 rounds and than wait a bit. However, it seems that this year one can wait even longer. There seems to be few clear-cut studs, but an abundance of upper-tier talent that falls to the middle rounds. Due to this, it SEEMS possible to go with hitters the first 5-6 picks, and then go after a group of pitchers with ace-like possibilities.
As an example of this, I'm looking at a mock done by Fantasy Sports magazine, where Matt Pouiliot of Rotoworld and Ron Shandler participate. The following were selected in the 6th round, and after: Rich Harden, Ben Sheets, Felix Hernandez, Roger Clemens, Bartolo Colon, Tim Hudson, Buehrle, Josh Beckett, Brett Myers, AJ Burnett, John Smoltz, Jason Schmidt, Curt Schilling, Kevin Millwood (In the 13th round, which is kinda suprising), .
I'm in no way saying all of these guys are aces, but with some strong sleeper picks, this would be a pretty solid winning staff.