I've have always said that Yahoo leagues significantly favor upper-end pitchers. Last year, in leagues where I focued on pitching, I finished in the upper 1/4 in all of them.
When I looked for balance, I finished tied for 4th-UGH!
I generally go:
1st round (offense unless it's a late round pick)
2nd round (SP)
3rd round (SP or Gagne, if available)
4th round (SP)
so in some cases my first 4 picks are starting pitchers. After the 6th round or so, elitism becomes very very rare.
Look at last years top pitchers they were all sub-6th round draft picks (besides Loiaza)
Look at some top-30 hitters:
Sexon (avg 11th rd.)
Delgado (avg 7th rd.)
Wells (avg 12th rd.)
Many good hitters are found in later rounds. Fewer good pitchers are found in the later rounds.
The key to Fantasy Sports is NOT about Sports but rather the "manipulation of numbers" in your favor
MASTER THOSE NUMBERS