March 4, 2016
TTO Scoresheet Podcast
Episode 78: Starting Pitchers
Last year, in this space, we articulated our core principles when it comes to drafting Scoresheet pitchers. Essentially, we think that you should draft for depth, be sure to mix in risk, and grab innings later where you can. In lieu of reprinting last year’s article, or just appending it and writing +1 at the end, we’ll instead offer in this space a mélange of “guys we like.”
Everybody who we’re mentioning is available in more than 50 percent of leagues, so caveats abound. These are not the best players available—rather, they tend to be players who we find ourselves willing to draft relative to where they are generally perceived to be taken. Of course, that means in your league, some of these players may be taken early, and other players who we aren’t as high on become valuable targets. As it says in our book on self-worth, every plausible draftee is valuable at the right point in the draft.
Everyone listed here is ranked haphazardly in something approximating order. Onward!