SweetAurillia wrote:I assume this doesn't really apply to weekly rosters?
Good point. I play in a weekly league and I don't think the stockpiling arms strategy holds water in this format. In a weekly league, your bench guys are locked on the bench for 7 days, so it doesn't really matter if they're pitchers or hitters 'cause you ain't getting there stats either way. In a league with daily changes, you can maximize your bench if you load it with pitchers since starting pitchers sit 4/5 days anyway.
In this case, I think it's advisable to go with the best player available, regardless of his position. Some would argue that you'd still rather have more arms in order to play match-ups, although I'm not sure I subscribe to that theory--seems like you can drive yourself crazy trying to play matchups and end up outsmarting yourself.