ROTISSERIE: The Crisis in Wins

You may have heard: Starters aren’t going long any more. In 2017, for the third year in a row, innings pitched per games started in MLB declined; now to less that 5 2/3 innings each. And the trend became even more pronounced in the post-season.  

As a result, starting pitchers (SP) generally earn both fewer wins and fewer Ks as they encounter innings limits or managers quickly to go to the pen.  So what’s a Roto GM to do?

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