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Who Should I Draft?

Aaron Nola or Lucas Giolito (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Aaron Nola
SP - PHI
Aaron Nola
Lucas Giolito
SP - CWS
Lucas Giolito
Expert
Recommendation
51%
Recommended by
22 of 43 experts
49%
Recommended by
21 of 43 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 15# 17
Best Rank# 5# 11
Worst Rank# 29# 42
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 46# 52
Best Rank# 41# 44
Worst Rank# 69# 65
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts7679
Wins45
Saves00
ERA3.933.92
WHIP1.251.20
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertIL10-
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 12# 18
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 8# 17
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 15# 19
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 17# 42
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 13# 17
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 16# 18
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 20# 27
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 16# 18
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 18# 19
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 16# 19
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 15# 19
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 23# 30
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 13# 15
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 16# 17
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 21# 24
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 16# 23
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 15# 18
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 11# 15
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 12# 26
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 16# 18
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 20# 23
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 5# 18
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 13# 12
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 14# 11
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 14# 13
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 15# 11
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 16# 15
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 16# 15
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 16# 12
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 17# 13
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 17# 12
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 17# 16
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 18# 15
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 19# 16
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 19# 17
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 20# 16
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 21# 14
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 21# 17
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 22# 16
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 22# 14
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 27# 26
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 29# 16
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 29# 21
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Aaron Nola
SP - PHI
Aaron Nola
Lucas Giolito
SP - CWS
Lucas Giolito
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played3429
   
Games Started3429
   
Innings Pitched202.1177.3
   
Wins1214
   
Losses79
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed176131
   
Earned Runs8767
   
Home Runs Allowed2724
   
Strikeouts229228
   
Walks8057
   
ERA3.873.41
   
WHIP1.271.06
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Aaron Nola
SP - PHI
Aaron Nola
Lucas Giolito
SP - CWS
Lucas Giolito
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played1211
   
Games Started1211
   
Innings Pitched70.567.1
   
Wins45
   
Losses33
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed6456
   
Earned Runs3129
   
Home Runs Allowed1010
   
Strikeouts7679
   
Walks2524
   
ERA3.933.92
   
WHIP1.251.20
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Aaron Nola
SP - PHI
Aaron Nola
Lucas Giolito
SP - CWS
Lucas Giolito
News 
 Aaron Nola has reported to Phillies camp and is taking part in team workouts.
Joe Buttgereit - Fantasy Sports Nerdz
Mon, Jul 6th
Chicago White Sox right-hander Lucas Giolito (chest) is expected to make his Cactus League debut later this week, according to manager Rick Renteria.
Matthew Terelle
Mon, Mar 2nd
 Updating a previous item, Aaron Nola wasn't placed on the COVID-19 injured list.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Jul 4th
Lucas Giolito (chest) threw a bullpen on Saturday and said afterwards that he feels 100 percent.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Feb 22nd
 Matt Breen of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports the Phillies placed Aaron Nola on the COVID-19 IL.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Jul 4th
Lucas Giolito (chest muscle) made throws from 150 feet on Tuesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Feb 19th
 Aaron Nola (illness) threw a 35-40 pitch bullpen on Thursday morning.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Mar 12th
Lucas Giolito is dealing with a strained muscle in his rib-cage area, and is expected to miss the first week of Cactus League play.
Connor Rooney
Wed, Feb 12th
 Phillies pitcher Aaron Nola is expected to remain away from the team until at least Thursday due to the flu, but he could return and start on Friday if the next few days go as planned, according to The Athletic's Meghan Montemurro.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Mon, Mar 9th
 
Notes 
 Aaron Nola is one of the more polarizing players in fantasy baseball, but if you're looking for a dependable pitcher who can give you not just volume, but good volume, you shouldn't be too quick to discount what Nola brings to the table. He consistently goes six and seven innings, and he's one year removed from being a legitimate Cy Young candidate. If the baseball returns to its normal form, you should see Nola return to that Cy Young level, too.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
There's a reason that you hear fantasy analysts say that you should target post-hype players: baseball is hard, man, and it takes time for players to fully figure it out. With his prospect pedigree, it took longer than most thought for Lucas Giolito to figure things out. But boy did he ever in 2019, with his 25-start dominating stretch to end the season. He looked like a totally different pitcher - but one who mowed down the league. Hitters are more often to click sooner than pitchers are in the big leagues, and if you look at his peripherals, there's not much to question about Giolito's breakout performance. As long as he keeps his increased velocity on his fastball, he'll continue to be a solid SP2 for fantasy managers.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
 Nola simply wasn't very good in 2019. His control took a major step back and batters consistently made better contact against him, particularly against his fastball. Whether it was an aberration for the youngster after two years of major growth, or whether perhaps Nola isn't as good as previously thought, is an open question. But given how drastically his control dipped, fantasy owners would be wise to give Nola somewhat of a pass for his 2019. He can't be drafted as an ace, but as a second starter? Go for it.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Giolito earned every bit of his breakout season, putting up an ERA that we nearly identical to his FIP and xFIP and a major gain in control. Most impressive for Giolito was his ability to limit contact on pitches in the strike zone - just 77.3%, second best in MLB behind Gerrit Cole. His raw stuff is elite, and another fantastic season should follow in 2020.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros