In your situation, I essentially punt batting average, but don't kill your pitching by waiting too long to the rest either. BAvg is the most tightly bunched and the most volatile category. There's a better chance of punting it and still getting points than doing the same for the other categories. The party line is 120 points per category wins these things, so everyone shoots for 12 per category. Phooey -- shoot for 120 points. If that means 65 pitching, 55 hitting, so be it. I don't track standings, not saying that but the big picture point is getting more than 12 points in 3 or 4 pitching categories, so you can afford a lower score in BAvg.
Sure, maybe get some Bavg guy later, especially since these are as much wars of attrition and you'll organically have a need to use some.
FWIW I see punching SP at 1 and 2 as overkill. Different stokes, not wrong.
With Kimbrel, I'd jump Thornburg up a little. He's a guy you'll use regardless of role at some point and he serves the dual role of a handcuff.
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