Originally written on Rotowire  |  Last updated 10/30/14
As we continue our look at the early ADP trends in the NFBC mock drafts, it’s time to check in on the starting pitchers. For a lot of people, there is an overwhelming need to grab an ace within the first couple of rounds as they like the security of having that one main anchor for their staff. He’s got plenty of innings pitched so the low ratios he provides are really worth something, his strikeouts are usually abundant which gives the owner a solid foundation and in many cases, that starting pitcher racks up some quality wins. It’s like a warm blanket and a hot cup of cocoa on a cold, rainy day, right? But then there’s the other end of the spectrum, and on this end, it’s all about using the ridiculous depth available to you at the position. Your prep work for the draft is paramount and if you study the pitchers enough, you realize that you can build a strong enough pitching staff without having to invest so heavily in an ace, and still create a balanced rotation with whom you can ...
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