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Who Should I Draft?

Aaron Civale or Triston McKenzie (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Aaron Civale
SP - CLE
Aaron Civale
Triston McKenzie
SP - CLE
Triston McKenzie
Expert
Recommendation
70%
Recommended by
35 of 50 experts
30%
Recommended by
15 of 50 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 64# 72
Best Rank# 42# 53
Worst Rank# 146# 199
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 191# 181
Best Rank# 155# 167
Worst Rank# 209# 223
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts137124
Wins97
Saves00
ERA4.404.26
WHIP1.281.20
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 57# 89
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 63# 65
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 56# 66
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 46# 77
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 65# 110
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 70# 74
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 52# 82
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 146# 199
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 71# 73
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 77# 86
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 72# 74
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 46# 62
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 65# 84
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 61# 66
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 56# 91
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 54# 78
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 48# 80
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 58# 62
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 42# 54
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 62# 74
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 56# 81
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 46# 87
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 60# 71
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 61# 73
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 63# 71
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 49# 77
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 61# 63
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 44# 114
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 64# 69
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 58# 72
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 60# 67
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 51# 196
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 52# 75
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 54# 65
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 60# 70
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 69# 57
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 69# 62
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 70# 67
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 71# 53
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 76# 65
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 77# 57
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 80# 65
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 85# 76
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 93# 64
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 96# 85
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 101# 53
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 103# 98
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 112# 85
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 117# 58
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 126# 102
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Aaron Civale
SP - CLE
Aaron Civale
Triston McKenzie
SP - CLE
Triston McKenzie
2020 Stats 
   
   
Games Played128
   
Games Started126
   
Innings Pitched74.233.0
   
Wins42
   
Losses61
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed8221
   
Earned Runs3912
   
Home Runs Allowed116
   
Strikeouts6942
   
Walks169
   
ERA4.743.24
   
WHIP1.320.90
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Aaron Civale
SP - CLE
Aaron Civale
Triston McKenzie
SP - CLE
Triston McKenzie
2021 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2727
   
Games Started2723
   
Innings Pitched156.3118.7
   
Wins97
   
Losses107
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed160105
   
Earned Runs7656
   
Home Runs Allowed2520
   
Strikeouts137124
   
Walks4037
   
ERA4.404.26
   
WHIP1.281.20
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Aaron Civale
SP - CLE
Aaron Civale
Triston McKenzie
SP - CLE
Triston McKenzie
News 
 Wednesday’s contest between the Indians and White Sox has been postponed due to snow.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Apr 21st
Cleveland right-hander Triston McKenzie allowed just one run over five innings in a 3-2 loss to the Reds on Saturday. McKenzie struck out seven and walked four in the outing, a no-decision for the youngster.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, Apr 17th
 Cleveland right-hander Aaron Civale pitched well in a 4-2 win over the White Sox on Thursday. Civale allowed just one run over six innings of work while striking out four.
Matthew Terelle
Thu, Apr 15th
Cleveland right-hander Triston McKenzie allowed three runs over four innings of work in a 4-3 loss to the White Sox on Monday. McKenzie struck out six and walked two in the no-decision.
Matthew Terelle
Tue, Apr 13th
 Cleveland right-hander Aaron Civale allowed one run over 7 2/3 innings in an 11-3 win over the Tigers on Saturday. Civale struck out six and allowed just three hits.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, Apr 10th
Cleveland Indians right-hander Triston McKenzie allowed one run in 3 2/3 innings of work in a 3-0 loss to the Royals on Monday. McKenzie struck out five and walked four.
Matthew Terelle
Mon, Apr 5th
 Cleveland right-hander Aaron Civale picked up the win in his start against the Tigers on Sunday. Civale allowed three runs over seven innings of work while striking out six and walking three. The Indians went on to win 9-3.
Matthew Terelle
Sun, Apr 4th
 
Notes 
 Civale fits the mold of the Cleveland pitcher over the last few seasons: start with the command, and let the team work on the rest. That's how Civale has found success the last two seasons, and continues to do so in the spring. He's never going to be a high-strikeout pitcher - he never was in the minors and his fastball sits in about the 91 MPH range. But his ability to limit free passes and hard contact means that he shouldn't hurt a fantasy rotation. He's a high-floor, low-ceiling starter, who is ideal for the back end of a fantasy staff.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
McKenzie had a very successful major league debut last year, pitching to a 3.24 ERA, a 0.90 WHIP, and a 33.1% strikeout rate. His talent isn't in question at this point, but his health certainly is. McKenzie has a very slight build and has missed time with injury in his minor league career, including all of the 2019 season. Even if he stays healthy all year, Cleveland is likely to put a hard cap on his innings. There's a reward, but there's plenty of risk to go with it. Draft him for the back end of your rotation and hope he gets to 140 innings.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
  McKenzie's big league debut on August 22nd was his first competitive game action since the 2018 season. While his initial impression was electric, McKenzie's fastball velocity waned as the season went on. This isn't unexpected for a young starter who has dealt with injuries as of late, but it's worrisome as his slender frame has some scouts convinced he's best utilized as a reliever. Fantasy managers should proceed with caution when it comes to the former top prospect.
Brendan Tuma - FantasyPros