2020 Fantasy Baseball Draft Prep: 10 pitching targets with an average draft position between 200 and 300

At the risk of sounding like a broken record, it nonetheless needs to be said again and again: You can’t have enough pitching when building your Fantasy team in 2020. In an era where power is abundant and pitchers throw fewer innings than ever, the lack of reliable pitchers around MLB is more noticeable than ever.

Of course, opinions range on how to best go about acquiring that pitching. Our own Scott White has taken the idea of “you can’t have enough pitching” literally:

Scott will often drafted four or five pitchers in his first six or seven picks, and I’ve seen him draft a bench starter before the 10th round in a H2H points league. He’s going all-in on the idea that you can’t have enough early-round pitching.

But that’s not the only way to build an elite pitching staff, obviously. After all, pitchers get hurt; pitchers struggle unexpectedly; many of this year’s most expensive pitchers are ancient, by baseball player standards; plus, good pitchers emerge from the late rounds every year. Just look at this year’s crop of top-30 starters: Shane Bieber, Mike Clevinger, Charlie Morton, Chris Paddack could all be found after pick 100; Tyler Glasnow, Mike Soroka, Brandon Woodruff and Lucas Giolito were going even later than that.

You shouldn’t build your team expecting to pass on the elite pitchers and end up with a good pitching staff later in the draft, but you’ll also need to hit on at least some late-round gems to build a winning pitching staff, given the attrition rate at the position. So, let’s focus on some late-round pitchers with the potential to make an impact.

 Here are 10 pitchers with an ADP from FantasyPros.com between 200 and 300 overall who could be rotation fixtures for you in 2020. 

Late-round pitching targets

Source link