There was once a time where elite starting pitchers were a must have in fantasy baseball. Years ago pitchers would go deeper into games, they’d log more starts on average, and there were much more 20-game winners in a baseball season. Hell, the odds of ever seeing a 300-game winner in a career are quite slim. It’s just how the game is trending as organizations pay more attention to pitch counts and innings limits. On top of that, there is a ton of depth at the position as well. So now it’s not so much about acquiring an abundance of top-tier pitchers, but rather finding the value arms later on in the draft. Here are a few things to take into account when you’re trying to figure out when to draft your starting pitchers.

Know Your League Rules

This is a no-brainer. Whether it’s MLB, NFL, or any other fantasy sport you’ll hear every single fantasy pundit tell you to be aware of your league rules. It’s a cliché for a reason because you can gain a significant advantage. For...