Who Should I Draft?

Chris Sale or Justin Verlander (2014)

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Chris Sale (SP)
Chicago
Photo of Justin Verlander
Justin Verlander (SP)
Detroit
Expert Picks
59%
41%
ECR
37
40
Best Rank
20
18
Worst Rank
91
77
Composite ADP
43
45
45
35
40
43
39
21
47
42

View Average Draft Position (ADP) for all players

G
31
32
GS
31
32
IP
210
216
W
14
16
L
10
9
SV
0
0
BS
0
0
HD
0
0
H
186
189
ER
76
75
HR
21
20
K
218
216
BBI
48
62
ERA
3.24
3.11
WHIP
1.11
1.16
G
30
34
GS
30
34
IP
214
218
W
11
13
L
14
12
SV
0
0
BS
0
0
HD
0
0
H
184
212
ER
73
84
HR
23
19
K
226
217
BBI
44
74
ERA
3.07
3.47
WHIP
1.06
1.31
 

Maybe if you can get him for pennies on the dollar, but it's very possible that he simply is no longer the pitcher that he once was. There has been some poor luck and he should improve, but that doesn't mean he's going to be a ?good? option by any stretch. - Eric Stashin, Roto Professor

The skeptics (and I'm one of them) will focus on the five-run mess in the first inning. The apologists mention the five scoreless innings that followed (and will happily take the messy win). Verlander walked two, struck out four, allowed a homer to Juan Uribe . He didn't get many swings-and-misses, which is par for the 2014 course. I'm glad he's not my problem. - Scott Pianowski, Yahoo