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Who Should I Draft?

Adam Wainwright or Aaron Civale (2022)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Adam Wainwright
SP - STL
Adam Wainwright
Aaron Civale
SP - CLE
Aaron Civale
Expert
Recommendation
83%
Recommended by
35 of 42 experts
17%
Recommended by
7 of 42 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 72# 90
Best Rank# 50# 64
Worst Rank# 228# 218
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 138# 197
Best Rank# 129# 181
Worst Rank# 190# 261
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts143139
Wins1110
Saves00
ERA4.144.47
WHIP1.261.27
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-MiLB
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 60# 77
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 52# 69
   
Scott Engel
The Game Day
# 87
   
Jody Smith
FullTime Fantasy
# 69# 84
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 70# 114
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 83# 85
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 95# 99
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 75# 83
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 70# 85
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 60# 93
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 74# 83
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 81# 96
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 75# 91
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 58# 94
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 70# 86
   
Christopher Welsh
FantasyPros
# 68# 87
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 78# 116
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 80# 94
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 76# 87
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 70# 98
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 81# 108
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 66# 90
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 58# 90
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 69# 118
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 152# 170
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 50# 72
   
Nate Miller
Fantasy Six Pack
# 51# 108
   
Brad Camara
RotoBaller
# 73# 91
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 85# 175
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 85# 132
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 51
   
Scott Youngson
Pitcher List
# 59# 86
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 53# 86
   
Scott Bogman
FantasyPros
# 83# 94
   
Fred Zinkie
Yahoo! Sports
# 90# 111
   
Pat Fitzmaurice
FantasyPros
# 72# 71
   
Travis Argo
Fantasy Six Pack
# 85# 72
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 97# 72
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 98# 78
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 99# 70
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 102# 64
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 228# 218
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Adam Wainwright
SP - STL
Adam Wainwright
Aaron Civale
SP - CLE
Aaron Civale
2021 Stats 
   
   
Games Played3221
   
Games Started3221
   
Innings Pitched206.2124.1
   
Wins1712
   
Losses75
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed168109
   
Earned Runs7055
   
Home Runs Allowed2123
   
Strikeouts17499
   
Walks5031
   
ERA3.053.98
   
WHIP1.061.13
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Adam Wainwright
SP - STL
Adam Wainwright
Aaron Civale
SP - CLE
Aaron Civale
2022 Projections 
   
   
Games Played3029
   
Games Started2928
   
Innings Pitched177.3165.6
   
Wins1110
   
Losses1011
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed171166
   
Earned Runs8282
   
Home Runs Allowed2428
   
Strikeouts143139
   
Walks5244
   
ERA4.144.47
   
WHIP1.261.27
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Adam Wainwright
SP - STL
Adam Wainwright
Aaron Civale
SP - CLE
Aaron Civale
News 
 Cardinals SP Adam Wainwright tossed seven innings of one run ball Friday, scattering four hits while also walking three and striking out three in the Cardinals' 5-3 win over the Pirates.
Chris Schommer
Sat, May 21st
The Cleveland Guardians placed pitcher Aaron Civale on the 15-day IL Wednesday night with a sore left glute. He was injured in Friday’s game while attempting to make a play at first base.
Jesse Garcia
Thu, May 26th
 Cardinals starter Adam Wainwright allowed just two runs, three hits, and two walks over six innings of work against the Giants on Sunday evening. He struck out five batters and earned the win as St. Louis ultimately clobbered San Francisco by a score of 15-6.
Andersen Pickard
Mon, May 16th
Aaron Civale left his start Friday night against the Tigers in the seventh inning after he fell while attempting to field the ball. Before that, he was having his best start of the season, giving up only three hits and one walk in 6 1/3 innings while striking out three.
Kelly Kirby
Fri, May 20th
 As announced by the team Friday afternoon, Adam Wainwright has been placed on the injured list.
Andy Zimmerman
Fri, May 6th
Cleveland Guardians right-hander Aaron Civale allowed six runs over 4 2/3 innings of work in a 12-8 loss to the Twins on Friday. He struck out five and walked two.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, May 14th
 Cardinals SP Adam Wainwright was excellent on the mound Wednesday, allowing zero runs on one hit while also walking one and striking out two in seven innings pitched in the Cardinals' 10-0 win over the Royals.
Chris Schommer
Wed, May 4th
The Cleveland Guardians versus Chicago White Sox game was postponed on Wednesday afternoon due to multiple positive Covid tests within the Cleveland organization.
Kelly Kirby
Wed, May 11th
 Cardinals starting pitcher Adam Wainwright struggled on the mound Friday, allowing three runs on four hits while also walking five and striking out four in six innings pitched in the Cardinals' 6-2 loss to the Diamondbacks.
Chris Schommer
Sat, Apr 30th
Cleveland Guardians right-hander Aaron Civale allowed four runs over 5 2/3 innings of work in a 6-5 win over the Blue Jays on Thursday. Civale struck out eight and walked none in the start.
Matthew Terelle
Thu, May 5th
Notes 
 Wainwright found the fountain of youth last year, pitching to a 3.05 ERA and a 1.06 WHIP and totaling 17 wins, his most since 2014. He benefitted greatly from the weak NL Central and an outstanding defense, but the bottom line is that Wainwright was just . . . good. His curveball remained effective, his sinker worked well, and he topped 200 innings pitched. Expecting this again as he enters his age-41 season would be overly optimistic, but if you have a strong staff and just need a filler for the back end of your rotation, then Wainwright is your guy.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
It should be pretty accepted by now that Civale is not going to morph into an above-average fantasy starter. His velocity is sub-par, his strikeout rate is mediocre at best, and he'll be pitching behind one of the worst lineups in baseball. His FIP, xFIP, and xERA all suggest that he was lucky last year, so really, if you're looking for reasons to be optimistic that Civale can take a leap forward, there just aren't any from last year. Spend your draft capital on someone with more upside, even in the later rounds.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros