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Fantasy Baseball 2012 Draft: 10 Keys to Selecting the Perfect Pitching Staff

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Fantasy Baseball 2012 Draft: 10 Keys to Selecting the Perfect Pitching Staff
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Pitchers are people too.

When prepping for your fantasy baseball draft, it can be easy to focus on filling each hitting position with a player who provides a specific stat of need. You want corner infielders with power, middle infielders with speed, outfielders who blend the best of both and a catcher who won't render everyone else useless.

As for pitchers, their roles are a little less clearly defined.

Obviously, starters get you wins and K's, and closers get you saves, but assembling nine guys to keep you competitive on the mound is an art form in and of itself.

If you're resigned to just taking the next available hurler on your cheat sheet, you could be sabotaging your season before it even starts.

So, what do you need to do to turn your pitching staff into a rotation as formidable as the Phillies'—aside from just drafting all the Phillies? 

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