This article is part of our Baseball Draft Kit series.
In dynasty leagues, like in life, we attempt to make our decisions based on a combined set of facts and assumptions that hold our views together. While redrafters have a more narrow focus, dynasty leagues provide the opportunity to challenge convention, get ahead on trends and build a winning team in many different ways. It's like going from two dimensions to three. But with the additional opportunities come additional challenges, and it can be difficult to reset your brain to keep up with every aspect of a changing game.
By letting go of these 10 misconceptions, you will increase your chance of success in long-term formats.
AGE MATTERS WHEN EVALUATING PITCHERS
CASE >>Luis Severino
I'll qualify this one a little by saying that it does matter, just not as much as you think. When laying out dynasty-league rankings of starting pitchers, you're going to come across a whole bunch of lists that put guys like Severino (or Walker Buehler or Jose Berrios) ahead of the very best pitchers on the planet. It's not that these guys are bums, but the shelf life of a high-end starting pitcher is notably shorter than the shelf life of a high-end hitter, and it hasn't shaken all the way out in valuations yet. Give me Jacob deGrom, Max Scherzer and Corey Kluber over these guys and I'll take the bet that the difference in short-term performance will wash over any potential longevity risk. These are pitchers, after all.
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