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How much do you value pitching?

PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2007 2:52 pm
by os_gamejunkie
Last year's draft was my first draft and I was told to value hitting vs. pitching. With Smoltz as my only true ace last year, I found it difficult to keep up with Ks, ERA and WHIP especially mid season. I was always rotating starts and playing thw wire. This season with Halladay, Sheets, Oswalt, and Burnett, nothing feels better than starting these guys and having that warm fuzzy despite their opponent. I even have A-Rod, Sizemore and Rollins.

Your opinion?

PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2007 2:54 pm
by pokerplaya
Balance is key.

But by and large, hitting is less volatile, and therefore safer to pick in the early rounds. This year could never be more true as there were a ton of quality pitchers to be had from rounds 7-12.

But, as I said earlier, balance is key.

PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2007 3:11 pm
by Krunk City King$
pokerplaya wrote:Balance is key.


PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2007 3:14 pm
by J35J
Krunk City King$ wrote:
pokerplaya wrote:Balance is key.



PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2007 3:17 pm
by CadensDad
Sorry, I'm a pitcher heavy kinda guy, if I can win 4 of the 5 pitching cats and then be in the top 2-3 of the other and be able to finish in top 5 of 2 hitting cats and just not finish last in the other 3 you will find yourself winning very often

PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2007 3:17 pm
by josebach
I usually go hitting with the first three rounds, pitchers in the next 2 rounds (usually a top 5 starter and a top 5 closer), then draft based on value after that. This year I actually put more emphasis on pitching than ever before and so far I'm loving it. 8 of my top 15 picks were pitchers this year.

1. (5) Álex Rodríguez 3B
2. (16) Carl Crawford OF
3. (25) Grady Sizemore OF
4. (36) Jake Peavy SP
5. (45) Joe Nathan RP
6. (56) J.J. Putz RP

7. (65) Paul Konerko 1B
8. (76) Ben Sheets SP
9. (85) Carlos Guillén SS
10. (96) Cole Hamels SP
11. (105) Félix Hernández SP

12. (116) Jason Giambi 1B
13. (125) Delmon Young OF
14. (136) Jonathan Papelbon RP
15. (145) Chris Capuano SP

PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2007 3:18 pm
by Yoda
I value pitching a lot but I don't like to pay for it at the draft or in a trade. It's easier for a pitcher to get hurt. It's also easier to pick up a great pitcher than a hitter coming out of nowhere.

PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2007 3:26 pm
by roninmedia
I value pitching more than the average fantasy baseball cafe member. However, I still draft based on value without reaching for pitching talent. Johan Santana would go in the 1st round, but I would not take Chris Carpenter in the 2nd round.

SP: Jake Peavy
SP: Brandon Webb
SP: Felix Hernandez
SP: Chris Capuano
SP: Cole Hamels
RP: Scot Shields
RP: Brian Fuentes
RP: Jonathan Broxton
RP: Scott Linebrink
RP: Billy Wagner

PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2007 3:31 pm
by BigMusky
you can always trade good hitting for a good pitcher, but the other way. That is a main reason you draft hitting. There are alot more pitchers that breakout from the waiver wire too.

PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2007 3:49 pm
by WhiteHot
Hitting is more important.