I admit to being slightly anti-pitcher. As a group, pitchers seem so unpredictable. Who recalls Cardinal's SP Chris Carpenter's ADP last season It was 29, and he was the second pitcher taken after Johan Santana (6 OA). I againm admit to some fear of wasting valuable $$$ on pitchers.
As a result, I typically don't over-spend on SP even the elite ones. Last year, I made an exception and went to $28 on Angels' ace, John Lackey. That worked out as well as anyone could expect. The question is whether or not I repeat that venture this year.
Regardless of the effort to overcome my fear, here is the list of elite SP as I see them for AL- and NL-only auction keeper leagues. I will follow-up with mid-tier ones and then the single-digit group.
Which pitcher did I miss, if any, that should be $20+?
AL-Only Elite SP Draft Values:
|$30+||Josh Beckett||Erik Bedard|
|$20-29||Roy Halladay||Scott Kazmir||Justin Verlander||CC Sabathia|
|John Lackey||Daisuke Matzusaka||Felix Hernandez|
NL-Only Elite SP Draft Values:
|$30+||Johan Santana||Jake Peavy||Brandon Webb|
|$20-29||Dan Haren||John Smoltz||Carlos Zambrano||Aaron Harang|
|Roy Oswalt||Brad Penny||Cole Hamels||Chris Young|