Agree that power is more important here, and elite relievers matter a bit more, but I'm not sure I follow why the limited slots enhance relief pitcher value? The 14 GS limit is high, while 7 pickups limits streaming somewhat, so that's a lot of starters you could be rolling out there for W's and K's.
The danger in waiting on starters, in my view, is that unless you think you can punt W's and K's, you may be shooting for as many starts as you can each week. It's tempting to go for elite relievers early, but you may be giving up all the elite ratio gains from those relievers with below average starters, who account for many more innings.
I haven't seen how pitchers rank with your system, and it's hard to know how the draft will go first time around. But I'd take a close look at starting pitcher tiers and try to make sure I don't end up too deep. At least in my experience, I haven't been able to win without an elite starting pitcher or two.
Don't let RP rankings mislead you, the 13 and 7 ranks should not indicate that's where you should draft them, especially the positional rankings for pitchers. Purely a z-score, to be taken into account against other z-scores for tiering; I look at SP, RP and hitters separately. Draft for value and based on how long you think guys will last on the board.
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