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Who Should I Draft?

Aaron Civale or Griffin Canning (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Griffin Canning
SP - LAA
Griffin Canning
Aaron Civale
SP - CLE
Aaron Civale
Expert
Recommendation
63%
Recommended by
29 of 46 experts
37%
Recommended by
17 of 46 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 104# 111
Best Rank# 67# 75
Worst Rank# 377# 141
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 316# 237
Best Rank# 213# 227
Worst Rank# 344# 304
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts4140
Wins33
Saves00
ERA4.314.41
WHIP1.281.30
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 88# 110
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 193
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 94
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 80# 112
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 75# 137
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 82# 115
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 83
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 85# 128
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 79# 117
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 129# 139
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 90# 101
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 91# 95
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 100# 141
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 86# 123
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 98# 127
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 91# 112
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 97# 116
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 88# 106
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 99# 105
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 67# 139
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 91# 122
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 73# 120
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 74
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 113# 126
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 132# 138
   
George Kurtz
SportsGrid
# 90
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 79# 116
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 89# 107
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 98# 121
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 75
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 215# 81
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 84
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 125# 86
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 138# 86
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 169# 90
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 103# 92
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 94
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 122# 100
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 143# 101
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 103# 102
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 103
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 108# 106
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 116# 111
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 377# 116
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 138# 133
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 154# 140
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Griffin Canning
SP - LAA
Griffin Canning
Aaron Civale
SP - CLE
Aaron Civale
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played1810
   
Games Started1710
   
Innings Pitched90.058.1
   
Wins53
   
Losses64
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed8044
   
Earned Runs4615
   
Home Runs Allowed144
   
Strikeouts9646
   
Walks3016
   
ERA4.582.34
   
WHIP1.221.04
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Griffin Canning
SP - LAA
Griffin Canning
Aaron Civale
SP - CLE
Aaron Civale
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played89
   
Games Started89
   
Innings Pitched40.648.6
   
Wins33
   
Losses23
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed3850
   
Earned Runs1924
   
Home Runs Allowed78
   
Strikeouts4140
   
Walks1413
   
ERA4.314.41
   
WHIP1.281.30
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Griffin Canning
SP - LAA
Griffin Canning
Aaron Civale
SP - CLE
Aaron Civale
News 
 Griffin Canning was given the loss on Friday after pitching 3.2 innings and allowing four runs (one earned) on three hits and six walks while striking out four batters.
Dave Kluge
Sat, Aug 8th
Cleveland Indians right-hander Aaron Civale was excellent in a 2-0 loss to the White Sox on Friday. Civale tossed seven innings of one-run ball while striking out five.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, Aug 8th
 Griffin Canning will pitch Monday in San Diego against the Padres. He was originally scheduled to pitch on Tuesday in Los Angeles against the Dodgers.
Jon Mathisen
Sun, Jul 19th
Cleveland Indians right-hander Aaron Civale pitched well in a 3-1 loss to the Twins on Sunday. Civale allowed three runs in six innings while striking out nine.
Matthew Terelle
Sun, Aug 2nd
 Griffin Canning (elbow) faced live hitters on Friday at Angel Stadium.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Jul 3rd
Cleveland Indians right-hander Aaron Civale pitched well in a 4-3 win over the White Sox in the first game of the two teams' doubleheader on Tuesday. Civale allowed two runs over six innings while notching nine strikeouts.
Matthew Terelle
Tue, Jul 28th
 Angels’ manager Joe Maddon said he is “very hopeful” Griffin Canning will be ready to pitch by Opening Day.
Brad Camara
Wed, Jun 24th
Monday's game between the White Sox and Indians has been postponed due to inclement weather.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Jul 27th
 Griffin Canning (elbow) has been throwing live batting practice sessions of up to 55 pitches.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, May 31st
Cleveland Indians right-hander Aaron Civale allowed two runs over five innings in a 5-3 exhibition win over the Pirates on Wednesday. He struck out six in the outing.
Matthew Terelle
Wed, Jul 22nd
Notes 
 Joe Maddon said that Canning was good to go, and we definitely hope so. He showed promise in his rookie year, but you have to downgrade him with the Angels expected to watch his workload and utilizing a six-man rotation.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
Civale is in the perfect organization to maximize his potential as a starter who doesn't have an overpowering fastball.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
 Canning has UCL damage, and although Tommy John surgery isn't currently on the table, it certainly seems like a possibility. Despite his upside, with the developments, Canning shouldn't be drafted in fantasy leagues until one of the very last picks, if at all.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Civale's stuff isn't particularly impressive, but he has a good minor league track record and had an impressive 10-start audition last year. He won't wow you with strikeouts, and his ERA is likely to be a run and a half higher than his 2.34 mark from 2019, but he should provide innings that help in AL-only leagues.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros