I'm in a 10 team H2H standard 5x5 scoring league. It's a keeper league where we keep 3-5 players each year. Right now we are doing rounds 6-8 offline before the full draft in three weeks. I am on the clock but am unsure what direction to go in. Here is my team:
1B - Votto
2B - Kinsler
SS - Zobrist
3B - Cabrera
OF - Holliday
OF - Cespedes
Sp - Shields
We have 10 bench spots so pitching seems to be pretty highly valued each year. Our draft has been somewhat unusual so far as there has been 25 total pitchers taken thusfar. The top remaining pitchers according to ADP are Gallardo, Zimmerman, Morrow, Kennedy, Johnson, Lincecum, Peavy, Samardzija, Haren, Lester. Since pitching has been going so often I have sat back and tried filling my position players first. I grabbed Shields last round so I would have a somewhat respectable starter, but I'm wondering if by the way pitching is going do I HAVE to take a starter at this point? My philosophy in a 10 team league is try and get pitching late. If I go pitching I am inclined to take Gallardo, but I don't think he's really an 8th round pick.
Right now I'm more inclined to take Bourn or Choo and fill out my OF. All of the top catchers, minus Posey are available as well. But I'm concerned I may be waiting too long on pitching based on how many SP's are being taken. Like I said, it's 5x5 standard scoring so pitching doesn't help me anymore than hitting. Who should be favored between Bourn and Choo? Or should I completely scrap going with OF and take pitching?
As always, leave a link and WHIR. Thanks in advance!