This article is part of our The Z Files series.
What follows are 100 starting pitchers, sorted into specific groups. Please note, these aren't tiers, though the pitchers are listed in order of preference within each group. Each group carries a trait necessary for a competitive staff. A mix of all these traits is needed. Please keep in mind the intent of this plan is for use in draft and hold leagues, though it can be adapted to standard leagues – you just don't have as deep a set of reserves available to make it work.
At least one arm from the first two groups is obligatory. A mix from the next pair is also necessary, though it doesn't matter which group is selected first, so let draft flow dictate the order. Ideally, you'll leave with at least five, hopefully six pitchers from the first four groups. After that, it doesn't matter which group is targeted, so long as someone from each is on the staff.
Included in the table is the National Fantasy Baseball Championship Average Draft Position (NFBC ADP) for all 15-team