2020 MLB Draft Guide: The Value & Depth of Starting Pitching
James Grande takes a look into the vast wealth of talent at the starting pitcher position and how you can find value throughout your fantasy baseball draft.
Without looking, could you tell us how many starting pitchers eclipsed the 200 inning plateau in 2019? The answer we’re looking for is 15, which is actually two more than it was in 2018. With that being considered, unless you are drafting the select handful of elite guys, why would you waste your time reaching on starting pitching? As you’ll learn, waiting on starters has it benefits and you could build a damn good rotation if you do.
In standard leagues across the industry, you have nine spots available to fill with pitchers. Obviously, we’re not going to fill them with all starters because we’d lose out in the holds and saves categories -- plus there aren’t that many starters in baseball for us to do such a thing. But the fact that we have so many available slots provides us with a lot of opportunities. Within the first couple of rounds, you’ll be able to pick up on some trends with the way pitchers are coming off of the board. It’s imperative you capitalize on at least one...