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Who Should I Draft?

Alek Manoah or Dylan Cease (2022)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Dylan Cease
SP - CWS
Dylan Cease
Alek Manoah
SP - TOR
Alek Manoah
Expert
Recommendation
67%
Recommended by
29 of 43 experts
33%
Recommended by
14 of 43 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 28# 32
Best Rank# 18# 20
Worst Rank# 71# 52
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 81# 88
Best Rank# 65# 73
Worst Rank# 96# 99
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts193167
Wins1111
Saves00
ERA4.113.84
WHIP1.281.19
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 19# 32
   
Pat Fitzmaurice
FantasyPros
# 32# 33
   
Jody Smith
FullTime Fantasy
# 28# 31
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 26# 29
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 30# 31
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 22# 36
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 33# 34
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 32# 34
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 28# 35
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 18# 22
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 29# 32
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 19# 32
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 20# 29
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 30# 36
   
Christopher Welsh
FantasyPros
# 24# 32
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 33# 39
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 32# 39
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 20# 23
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 27# 33
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 34# 37
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 36# 37
   
Nate Miller
Fantasy Six Pack
# 41# 52
   
Brad Camara
RotoBaller
# 25# 26
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 23# 45
   
Scott Youngson
Pitcher List
# 32# 33
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 18# 44
   
Scott Bogman
FantasyPros
# 28# 34
   
Travis Argo
Fantasy Six Pack
# 34# 46
   
Fred Zinkie
Yahoo! Sports
# 22# 40
   
Greg Smith
Superflex.Guide
# 34# 20
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 32# 22
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 37# 23
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 34# 23
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 28# 24
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 34# 28
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 36# 30
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 37# 30
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 36# 31
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 71# 31
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 42# 32
   
Scott Engel
The Game Day
# 44# 33
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 35# 33
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 34# 33
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Dylan Cease
SP - CWS
Dylan Cease
Alek Manoah
SP - TOR
Alek Manoah
2021 Stats 
   
   
Games Played3220
   
Games Started3220
   
Innings Pitched166.1112.1
   
Wins139
   
Losses72
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed13877
   
Earned Runs7240
   
Home Runs Allowed2012
   
Strikeouts226127
   
Walks6840
   
ERA3.913.22
   
WHIP1.241.05
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Dylan Cease
SP - CWS
Dylan Cease
Alek Manoah
SP - TOR
Alek Manoah
2022 Projections 
   
   
Games Played3127
   
Games Started3127
   
Innings Pitched163.2152.4
   
Wins1111
   
Losses97
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed140127
   
Earned Runs7565
   
Home Runs Allowed2321
   
Strikeouts193167
   
Walks7054
   
ERA4.113.84
   
WHIP1.281.19
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Dylan Cease
SP - CWS
Dylan Cease
Alek Manoah
SP - TOR
Alek Manoah
News 
 Dylan Cease allowed seven hits, no earned runs, while walking two batters and striking out nine in 5 2/3 innings to earn the win against the Royals.
Nate Lowenthal
Tue, May 17th
Alek Manoah allowed three runs (one earned) on five hits over six innings on Sunday against the Rays. He struck out four and took the loss, falling to 4-1.
Dan Harris
Sun, May 15th
 Dylan Cease allowed six runs, six hits, walked two batters and struck out 11 in four innings, earning a no decision against the Yankees.
Nate Lowenthal
Fri, May 13th
Alek Manoah allowed two runs on five hits and a walk over five innings on Sunday against the Guardians. He struck out three and did not factor into the decision.
Dan Harris
Sun, May 8th
 Dylan Cease pitched five innings, allowing fours hit, one earned run, while walking three and striking out eight batters against the Red Sox.
Nate Lowenthal
Sat, May 7th
Alek Manoah allowed one run on three hits and a walk over six innings on Tuesday against the Yankees. He struck out seven and did not factor into the decision.
Dan Harris
Tue, May 3rd
 Dylan Cease pitched seven innings allowing just one hit, no runs, and striking out 11 Los Angeles' batters.
Nate Lowenthal
Mon, May 2nd
Alek Manoah (3-0) allowed a pair of runs on seven hits over six innings. He struck out five and didn't issue any walks in the 3-2 win over the Astros.
Brad Richter
Sun, Apr 24th
 Chicago White Sox SP Dylan Cease pitched six innings on Wednesday, striking out nine, walking three, and allowing three hits for two earned runs in the Sox' 7-3 win over the Royals.
Josh Thiessen
Wed, Apr 27th
Alek Manoah pitched six innings of two-run ball with six strikeouts and two walks against Oakland on Sunday.
Chris Clegg
Mon, Apr 18th
Notes 
 Cease showed a lot of growth last season, drastically increasing his strikeout rate (top four percent in MLB) while seeing a corresponding drop in both his walk-rate and HR/9. But to take the next leap, he's going to have to increase his efficiency, as he barely averaged five innings per start. There's a pretty plausible path to Cease finishing as a top-15 starter, and it largely involves him continuing to hone his command, particularly with his inconsistent curveball. If he does, and he can avoid the blow-up outings, then Cease has the makings of a fantasy ace. If he can't, then he'll likely still be a productive, albeit inconsistent, starter for your team.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Manoah was largely as advertised last year with Toronto, pitching to a 3.22 ERA and 1.05 WHIP. His fastball (.288 wOBA) and slider (.238 wOBA) were a deadly combination, though he's probably going to need to continue to develop his changeup to truly excel as a starter. With that said, Manoah is just 24 years old and already boasts two elite pitches with a solid MLB season under his belt. He may pitch in a tough division and a hitter-friendly ballpark, but given his pedigree and potential for more, he's someone to draft as a high-end No. 3 starter with little hesitation.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros