This article is part of our The Z Files series.
Actually? No, you don't.
Truly, you don't. This isn't one of those cliché, "It's better to zig while everyone else is zagging," pieces. This isn't click bait or an effort to draw attention. It's a research-based counter to the notion it's necessary to draft aces to anchor ratios and provide strikeouts.
In today's fantasy environment, you can't have everything. Both the hitting and pitching pools are top-heavy. Focusing on one leads to deficiencies in the other. Getting a little of each could result in falling short in both.
There's a fantasy baseball mantra that has disappeared over the past few seasons. It's time to bring it back.
Bully hitting, manage pitching.
Four of the five hitting categories are counting stats, dependent on quality (batter's skills) and