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Who Should I Draft?

Aaron Civale or Jeff Samardzija (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Aaron Civale
SP - CLE
Aaron Civale
Jeff Samardzija
SP - SF
Jeff Samardzija
Expert
Recommendation
65%
Recommended by
30 of 46 experts
35%
Recommended by
16 of 46 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 111# 114
Best Rank# 75# 64
Worst Rank# 141# 229
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 237# 343
Best Rank# 227# 308
Worst Rank# 304# 409
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts4049
Wins33
Saves00
ERA4.414.89
WHIP1.301.33
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-IL10
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 84# 89
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 75# 114
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 94# 112
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 90# 142
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 103# 109
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 102# 117
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 137# 229
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 101# 117
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 106# 121
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 81# 170
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 92
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 101
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 95# 165
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 141# 176
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 123# 128
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 127
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 112# 151
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 116# 144
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 106# 109
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 86# 153
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 105
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 100# 190
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 139# 141
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 122# 155
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 120# 124
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 86# 102
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 126# 148
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 138# 152
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 107
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 121# 156
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 110# 109
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 111# 109
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 112# 104
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 115# 110
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 116# 113
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 116# 113
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 117# 113
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 128# 98
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 133# 96
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 139# 122
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 140# 100
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 64
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 95
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 106
   
George Kurtz
SportsGrid
# 106
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 110
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Aaron Civale
SP - CLE
Aaron Civale
Jeff Samardzija
SP - SF
Jeff Samardzija
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played1032
   
Games Started1032
   
Innings Pitched58.1181.1
   
Wins311
   
Losses412
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed44152
   
Earned Runs1571
   
Home Runs Allowed428
   
Strikeouts46140
   
Walks1649
   
ERA2.343.52
   
WHIP1.041.11
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Aaron Civale
SP - CLE
Aaron Civale
Jeff Samardzija
SP - SF
Jeff Samardzija
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played911
   
Games Started911
   
Innings Pitched48.663.2
   
Wins33
   
Losses35
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed5065
   
Earned Runs2434
   
Home Runs Allowed811
   
Strikeouts4049
   
Walks1320
   
ERA4.414.89
   
WHIP1.301.33
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Aaron Civale
SP - CLE
Aaron Civale
Jeff Samardzija
SP - SF
Jeff Samardzija
News 
 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
Jeff Samardzija (shoulder) was placed on the 10-day injured list with a right shoulder impingement.
Brad Camara
Sun, Aug 9th
 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
Jeff Samardzija tossed four innings on Tuesday, allowing five earned runs on four hits in four innings.
Joe Buttgereit - Fantasy Sports Nerdz
Wed, Jul 29th
 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
 
 Monday's game between the White Sox and Indians has been postponed due to inclement weather.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Jul 27th
 
 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 
 Civale is in the perfect organization to maximize his potential as a starter who doesn't have an overpowering fastball.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
There's nothing sexy with this pick, but Samardzija won't need time to build his arm up and can give you decent production on a start-to-start basis.
Michael Waterloo - 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
Samardzija had an impressive 3.52 ERA and 1.11 WHIP last year, but that's where the good news ended. His strikeout rate is at the point where it actively hurts fantasy owners, and his win potential is capped by pitching for the Giants. There are better pitchers to consider late in your draft.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros