2019 MLB Draft Guide: When To Draft Starting Pitching
Do you take an ace early? Do you wait on starting pitching? Dan Malin answers those questions and helps you understand exactly when the MLB pitchers should have your attention in 2019 fantasy baseball drafts.
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
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