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Who Should I Draft?

Aroldis Chapman or Corey Kluber (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Corey Kluber
SP - TEX
Corey Kluber
Aroldis Chapman
RP - NYY
Aroldis Chapman
Expert
Recommendation
60%
Recommended by
31 of 52 experts
40%
Recommended by
21 of 52 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 25# 30
Best Rank# 13# 15
Worst Rank# 50# 84
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 95# 73
Best Rank# 85# 64
Worst Rank# 102# 93
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts6429
Wins41
Saves012
ERA3.882.83
WHIP1.211.12
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertIL60IL10
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 27# 40
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 27# 38
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 16# 31
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 13# 19
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 50# 57
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 29# 33
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 28# 33
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 24# 41
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 26# 53
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 28# 34
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 29# 36
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 29# 34
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 27# 29
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 18# 59
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 26# 48
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 16# 47
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 25# 31
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 22# 30
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 40# 74
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 18# 51
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 33# 35
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 29# 32
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 28# 53
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 20# 26
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 26# 31
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 29# 84
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 27# 29
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 20# 47
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 29# 32
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 25# 33
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 21# 28
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 43# 15
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 33# 17
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 28# 21
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 34# 22
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 35# 22
   
George Kurtz
SportsGrid
# 35# 23
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 44# 23
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 27# 23
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 40# 23
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 30# 24
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 26# 24
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 45# 24
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 41# 25
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 33# 25
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 28# 25
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 30# 25
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 39# 25
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 38# 27
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 31# 27
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 38# 29
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 38# 30
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Corey Kluber
SP - TEX
Corey Kluber
Aroldis Chapman
RP - NYY
Aroldis Chapman
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played760
   
Games Started70
   
Innings Pitched36.357.0
   
Wins23
   
Losses32
   
Saves037
   
Blown Saves05
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed4538
   
Earned Runs2314
   
Home Runs Allowed43
   
Strikeouts3885
   
Walks1525
   
ERA5.802.21
   
WHIP1.681.11
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Corey Kluber
SP - TEX
Corey Kluber
Aroldis Chapman
RP - NYY
Aroldis Chapman
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played1020
   
Games Started110
   
Innings Pitched62.319.6
   
Wins41
   
Losses31
   
Saves012
   
Blown Saves02
   
Holds01
   
Hits Allowed5913
   
Earned Runs276
   
Home Runs Allowed92
   
Strikeouts6429
   
Walks179
   
ERA3.882.83
   
WHIP1.211.12
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Corey Kluber
SP - TEX
Corey Kluber
Aroldis Chapman
RP - NYY
Aroldis Chapman
News 
 The Rangers placed Corey Kluber (shoulder) on the 45-day injured list.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Jul 28th
Aroldis Chapman (COVID-19) appears to be headed to the Yankees' alternate training site in Moosic, Pennsylvania.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Aug 3rd
 Corey Kluber has been diagnosed with a Grade 2 tear of the teres major muscle in his shoulder.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Jul 27th
Aroldis Chapman (COVID-19) is set to throw a bullpen session on Monday in New York.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Aug 2nd
 Corey Kluber exited Sunday's start against the Rockies after just one inning.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Jul 26th
Aroldis Chapman (Coronavirus) has been cleared to return to the Yankees.
Brad Camara
Fri, Jul 31st
 Corey Kluber allowed one run over six innings in Thursday's intrasquad game.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Jul 9th
Yankees GM Brian Cashman says Aroldis Chapman (COVID-19) is "doing well."
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Jul 28th
  Aroldis Chapman (illness) produced his first negative test result for COVID-19 on Saturday, Marly Rivera of ESPN.com reports.
John Aubin
Sun, Jul 26th
Notes 
 Is there a need to make a case against a 34-year-old pitcher? Typically, no, as you expect the end to be near. With Corey Kluber, not only is his age going against him, but he missed all but seven starts last season with a broken arm thanks to a come-backer. What's more, it's not like he was dominant in those starts (slow starter throughout his career, yada yada), but he posted a 5.80 ERA and was flipped for Emmanuel Clase and Delino DeShields in the off-season. This is one of the times where the real-life market for a player should impact your decision to take him in fantasy. His days of being an ace are over.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
It was announced that Chapman tested positive for COVID-19 on Saturday, July 11th. With less than two weeks left until the regular season, it seems unlikely that he'll begin the year on the active roster. With that said, it remains unclear exactly how long he'll miss and given Chapman's potential, he shouldn't slip beyond the top 10 closers in drafts.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
 Kluber showed some skills decline in 2018, but nothing could have prepared fantasy owners for the disaster that was 2019. He got off to a terrible start before a broken forearm ended his season. Now with the Rangers, Kluber will get a fresh start and look to rebuild some of his real and fantasy value. Throw out the 5.80 ERA and 1.65 WHIP from last year - Kluber hasn't declined to that extent. Expect him to provide very solid, albeit not pristine, numbers, if he can stay healthy.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Paying the premium for a closer isn't advised, because replicating that success from year to year - especially for breakout pitchers at the position - is tough to do. But when you have a closer who has been a top-tier option year after year, he's one of the few who are worth the investment. Chapman isn't the lights-out closer that he was in the past, but he's as safe of a bet that there is to finish top 3 at the position. That, alone, makes him worth the price.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
  Not as dominant as he once was but closer role remains safe
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros