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Who Should I Draft?

Adam Wainwright or Zach Plesac (2022)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Adam Wainwright
SP - STL
Adam Wainwright
Zach Plesac
SP - CLE
Zach Plesac
Expert
Recommendation
86%
Recommended by
36 of 42 experts
14%
Recommended by
6 of 42 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 72# 110
Best Rank# 50# 60
Worst Rank# 228# 322
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 138# 287
Best Rank# 129# 214
Worst Rank# 190# 326
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts143131
Wins119
Saves00
ERA4.144.39
WHIP1.261.25
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 60# 79
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 52# 95
   
Pat Fitzmaurice
FantasyPros
# 72# 89
   
Scott Engel
The Game Day
# 87
   
Jody Smith
FullTime Fantasy
# 69# 113
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 70# 101
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 83# 111
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 95
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 75# 89
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 70# 96
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 60# 111
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 228# 322
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 74# 108
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 81# 109
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 75# 107
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 58
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 70# 112
   
Christopher Welsh
FantasyPros
# 68# 104
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 78
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 80# 97
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 76# 109
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 70
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 66# 117
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 58# 114
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 69# 127
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 50# 146
   
Nate Miller
Fantasy Six Pack
# 51# 119
   
Brad Camara
RotoBaller
# 73# 98
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 85# 212
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 85# 123
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 51
   
Scott Youngson
Pitcher List
# 59# 114
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 53
   
Scott Bogman
FantasyPros
# 83# 106
   
Travis Argo
Fantasy Six Pack
# 85# 107
   
Fred Zinkie
Yahoo! Sports
# 90# 110
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 81# 71
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 97# 67
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 98# 68
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 99# 60
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 102# 68
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 152# 149
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Adam Wainwright
SP - STL
Adam Wainwright
Zach Plesac
SP - CLE
Zach Plesac
2021 Stats 
   
   
Games Played3225
   
Games Started3225
   
Innings Pitched206.2143.2
   
Wins1710
   
Losses76
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed168137
   
Earned Runs7074
   
Home Runs Allowed2123
   
Strikeouts174100
   
Walks5034
   
ERA3.054.67
   
WHIP1.061.20
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Adam Wainwright
SP - STL
Adam Wainwright
Zach Plesac
SP - CLE
Zach Plesac
2022 Projections 
   
   
Games Played3028
   
Games Started2928
   
Innings Pitched177.3162.2
   
Wins119
   
Losses1010
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed171161
   
Earned Runs8279
   
Home Runs Allowed2427
   
Strikeouts143131
   
Walks5241
   
ERA4.144.39
   
WHIP1.261.25
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Adam Wainwright
SP - STL
Adam Wainwright
Zach Plesac
SP - CLE
Zach Plesac
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
Cleveland Guardians right-hander Zach Plesac struggled in a 7-3 loss to the Astros on Tuesday. He allowed seven runs over 4 2/3 innings of work.
Matthew Terelle
Tue, May 24th
 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
Cleveland Guardians right-hander Zach Plesac allowed two runs over six innings in a 5-4 loss to the Reds on Tuesday.
Matthew Terelle
Tue, May 17th
 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 Zach Plesac struggled in a 12-9 win over the White Sox on Monday. Plesac allowed five runs (four earned) over 6 1/3 innings of work while striking out four and walking two.
Matthew Terelle
Tue, May 10th
 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
Cleveland Guardians right-hander Zach Plesac allowed five runs (four earned) over five innings of work in a 5-4 loss to the Padres in Game 1 of a Wednesday doubleheader.
Matthew Terelle
Wed, May 4th
 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
Tuesday’s game between the San Diego Padres and Cleveland Guardians has been postponed due to inclement weather.
Chris Schommer
Tue, May 3rd
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