Pitching is a position in which leagues can be won or lost through pure value (or lack thereof) in fantasy baseball points leagues. Starting Pitching is less variable from year to year than Relief Pitching, however every pitcher comes with inherently more risk than their offensive counterparts due to injury. Pitching injuries are frequent, usually lingering, and rehabiliatation can be a patience-sucking headache for the player himself, fans and fantasy owners alike. There are several factors to consider when looking at Starting Pitching including depth at the position, likelihood of injury, innings limits, and relative player value. The fact remains that in most leagues savvy owners can acquire ace level pitching at bargain basement prices by scooping up cheap young pitchers just before they break out.