Call me crazy if you'd like, but pitchers arms are too fragile and once a major injury occurs, they are damaged goods who don't deserve a ranking until they prove its behind them.
"All I can tell them is pick a good one and sock it." --BABE RUTH
Having better players makes "the right time" or "the big hit" happen a lot more often. PLUS PLUS
Defensive catchers that can't hit are slightly more valuable than defensive SS that can't hit. Every system has one. Notice nobody is trading for Jeff Mathis.
Games are won on run differential -- scoring more than your opponent. Runs are runs, scored or prevented they all count the same. Worry about scoring more and allowing fewer, not which positions contribute to which side of the equation or how "consistent" you are at your current level of performance.