June 17, 2021

Embrace these value pitchers for short season (New York Post)


So, we meet again.

We’re still in uncharted territory, and we’re still dealing with a pandemic. We’re still waiting for sports to return and, if you’re like me, you’re starting to stream really weird shows, like “My Strange Addiction,” where you can watch an episode highlighting an adult male and his relationship with 15 pool floats (spoiler: the giraffe float gets most of his attention).

One change: We’re figuring out the best strategies for drafting a fantasy baseball team for a (fingers crossed) 60-game season.

The key will be constructing your pitching staff. Loading up on high-end hurlers, like Jacob deGrom or Stephen Strasburg, is risky. Not only will it leave your team with big holes on offense, as those top-tier arms have big price tags, but one or two bad starts will do a lot of harm. There is little room for error in this abbreviated season, and their names and price don’t guarantee success. Loading up on non-closers will help your ratios and be cost effective, but they’re drafted to bolster your staff, not lead it. You need starters who will deliver quality innings while limiting damage.

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Read “Embrace these value pitchers for short season” at New York Post