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Who Should I Draft?

Aaron Nola or Zack Greinke (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
Experts' Pick
  Aaron Nola
SP - PHI
Aaron Nola
Zack Greinke
SP - HOU
Zack Greinke
Expert
Recommendation
50%
Recommended by
26 of 52 experts
50%
Recommended by
26 of 52 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 19# 18
Best Rank# 8# 9
Worst Rank# 40# 33
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 47# 50
Best Rank# 41# 42
Worst Rank# 60# 65
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts7667
Wins45
Saves00
ERA3.933.90
WHIP1.261.16
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 19# 15
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 40# 12
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 16# 10
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 16# 15
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 25# 15
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 22# 18
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 31# 29
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 29# 21
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 20# 17
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 23# 9
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 31# 24
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 19# 14
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 22# 19
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 29# 18
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 24# 15
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 29# 19
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 24# 15
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 24# 15
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 18# 17
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 27# 16
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 24# 13
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 25# 17
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 22# 10
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 17# 16
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 20# 15
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 21# 16
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 8# 15
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 8# 16
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 12# 17
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 13# 20
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 13# 18
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 14# 17
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 14# 15
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 14# 15
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 15# 24
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 15# 19
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 15# 18
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 15# 17
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 15# 18
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 16# 17
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 16# 29
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 16# 19
   
George Kurtz
SportsGrid
# 16# 19
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 16# 19
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 16# 17
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 16# 20
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 16# 25
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 17# 20
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 18# 33
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 19# 22
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 19# 28
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 20# 28
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Aaron Nola
SP - PHI
Aaron Nola
Zack Greinke
SP - HOU
Zack Greinke
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played3433
   
Games Started3433
   
Innings Pitched202.1209.2
   
Wins1218
   
Losses75
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed176176
   
Earned Runs8771
   
Home Runs Allowed2721
   
Strikeouts229187
   
Walks8030
   
ERA3.873.06
   
WHIP1.270.99
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Aaron Nola
SP - PHI
Aaron Nola
Zack Greinke
SP - HOU
Zack Greinke
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played1212
   
Games Started1212
   
Innings Pitched70.871.1
   
Wins45
   
Losses33
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed6467
   
Earned Runs3131
   
Home Runs Allowed911
   
Strikeouts7667
   
Walks2516
   
ERA3.933.90
   
WHIP1.261.16
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Aaron Nola
SP - PHI
Aaron Nola
Zack Greinke
SP - HOU
Zack Greinke
News 
 The Phillies announced that Aaron Nola will start on Tuesday against the Yankees.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Aug 3rd
Zack Greinke received a no-decision on Saturday against the Angels, giving up two runs on three hits over 5 2/3 innings.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Aug 2nd
 Phillies starter Aaron Nola allowed four earned runs on five hits and one walk while striking out seven over 5 1/3 innings in a loss to the Marlins on Friday.
Mike Maher
Sat, Jul 25th
Zack Greinke lasted just 3 1/3 innings on Sunday against the Mariners, giving up three runs on four hits.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Jul 26th
 Aaron Nola will start on Opening Day versus the Marlins.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Jul 20th
Zack Greinke is lined up to pitch the third game of the season for the Astros this year.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Jul 15th
 Phillies starter Aaron Nola tossed five shutout innings in a win over the Nationals in Saturday's spring training matchup, allowing just one hit and one walk while striking out four.
Mike Maher
Sun, Jul 19th
Zack Greinke pitched four innings on Monday against the Tigers, giving up one run on four hits while striking out two.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Mar 9th
 Aaron Nola has reported to Phillies camp and is taking part in team workouts.
Joe Buttgereit - Fantasy Sports Nerdz
Mon, Jul 6th
Zack Greinke threw three shutout innings on Wednesday versus the Marlins.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Mar 4th
Notes 
 I expect more but 200K potential in a 162 season still gets my attention. I am higher than most on Nola but I see potential here.
Chris Mitchell - FantasyData
Quality guy without the nasty flash. Safe pick ranked safely.
Chris Mitchell - FantasyData
 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
One of these years, it's going to happen. Zack Greinke is going to get rocked as his velocity continues to decline. There's little upside here, with more downside that the end is here at age 36. Greinke has been the model of consistency, but at a position where strikeouts are the most valuable result that a pitcher can give you, Greinke doesn't help you at all. If you're looking at pure volume in a short season, he's worth the pick here.
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
Greinke didn't see the patented Astros bump after a mid-season trade, as his overall numbers actually declined a bit after his move from the Diamondbacks. His ERA and WHIP remain outstanding, but his strikeout rate continues to decline, such that it now actively does not help fantasy owners. Still, he's nearly a lock for 200 innings, plenty of wins, and solid peripherals, making him a fine addition to any fantasy staff. But with his advancing age, don't bank on him necessarily being a top-20 pitcher.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
 Started slow and finished poorly. However, if you're a believer you can cling to a four-month stretch where Nola posted a 2.96 ERA with 10.2 K/9
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros
Has become a boring pick but there's plenty of upside in his first full season with the Astros. A lot of potential for wins, which are often overlooked when analyzing SPs
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros