This article is part of our The Z Files series.While I'm not a fan of target drafting – the ploy of setting category targets and drafting to surpass each by the time your active roster is complete – I do believe in designing a pitching road map to land on a designated ERA and WHIP. The key to this is breaking the pool into tiers, although after the way my pitching performed over the summer, tears might be a better description of last year's set. Anyway, the process is detailed in an archived Z-Files.
What I'd like to do today is present my initial set of pitching tiers for the 2018 campaign. I'm saving the road map for a later date, as there's a new twist which requires some of the unsettled rotations and bullpens to be fleshed out.
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