First year points league, 12-team H2H (4-OF, no CI/MI... 5 SP/2RP), I was thinking of drafting SP in rounds 1 and 2. The top pitchers gain slightly more points then the top hitters, and there are plenty of hitters to go around as well (in rounds 3-9). After a few mocks, I can't see passing up a hitters value in round 2... like Kinsler/Pedroia/Bautista/etc but the 5th-7th SP is projected for more points at this point (Hamels/Felix/Lee/CC) paired with a 1st round pick of Verlander/Kershaw/Stras/Price - that's a nice 1-2 punch depending on who your #1 hitter is (in the 3rd)
Projected: #4 Pujols (580 pts), #6 Kemp (560), #8 Cano (540)... #1 Kershaw (640), #7 Hamels (560), #10 Lee (540)
Can you start an offense with say Castro or Harper or Adrian (that 3rd round area), if you back him up with a 4th rounder like Yoenis or Bruce or Ellsbury?
I know grabbing a Cano/Votto/Pujols type first is standard, but for argument sake - if you wanted max points with two SP to start your draft... then going best hitter for the next 5+ rounds, is it a legitimate points league strategy? Given that guys will reach for picks, need to draft their SP1 and 2 while you grab hitters that fall
Or does is make more sense to go Hitter/Pitcher/Hitter... or Hitter/Hitter/Pitcher = since SP1 in round 2 or 3 will still gain 540+ points? I like the idea of getting the ace out of the way early, to help setup the rest of the draft.