2014 Fantasy Baseball: Load Up On Starting Pitchers

By Adam McGill
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Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

During  fantasy baseball drafts, there are several different strategies to abide by when drafting a fantasy squad. Some owners love to load up on power hitters and dominate the HR/RBI categories on a weekly basis. While other owners go a different route and chose to build their team around a collection of quality starting pitchers.

As it stands, I happen to be on the side that loves to load up on starting pitchers. I do it during every draft and it always helps to grab as many arms as possible. The more pitchers you have on your roster, the more chances you have for a pitcher to have two starts in a week, which only means more innings and more pitching statistics per scoring period.

Additionally, it is harder to find a superstar pitcher on the waiver wire nowadays with the depth of most fantasy squads. Each season, there are a handful of hitters (examples from last year being Josh Donaldson and Jean Segura) that come out of nowhere to become quality starters. Unfortunately, this rarely happens with starting pitchers. It is much easier to find a reliable starting pitcher at the end of the draft, as opposed to scouring the waiver wire for a hurler every week.

So if you’re debating whether to grab a fourth outfielder or sixth pitcher, always go for the extra arm, it will help you out more in the long run.


Adam McGill is the Senior Fantasy Sports Writer at Rant Sports. Follow him on Twitter @adammcgill83, like him on Facebook, or add him to you networks on Google here or here.

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