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Zito is God wrote:I never understood why people spend 2.3, 3rd, or even 1st round picks on starting pitchers. It seems logical that hitters play eevryday, pitchers every 5 days so thus hitters are much more valuable.
Many have questioned it, but I know there are others who still take SPs early and often. I have never drafted a starter before the fifth round. My mock a couple of days back had the choice of Dunn or Halladay, while I gave Halladay a very long look my 5-day-to-1-day strategy still convinced me to take Dunn (Third Round).
Please enlighten/convince me as to why the strategy of taking pitchers early is backed by some FBB players. I would love to debate it, thanks.
J_Cuz wrote:I haven't taken one in the top six since I went Prior in the fifth in 03.
funny thing is I don't ver go into a draft saying that I am not going to do something. I just grab value and MAKE MYSELF bump up starters a few slots because I know I am inheirantly biased against them. It just so happens that they always go higher than I am willing to take them so I stick with the mid-round Carpenters, Sabathias, Capuanos, and such.
I really can see the value of having a 250k pitcher and may end up with Randy if he falls this year, but when you draft for value, as I believe everyone should, it's difficult to go early on starters when others tend to go after them with aggression.
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