Who Should I Draft?

Brandon Morrow or Tyler Glasnow (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Tyler Glasnow
SP,RP - TB
Tyler Glasnow
Brandon Morrow
RP - CHC
Brandon Morrow
Expert
Recommendation
86%
Recommended by
48 of 56 experts
14%
Recommended by
8 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 71# 107
Best Rank# 14# 66
Worst Rank# 216# 218
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 162# 278
Best Rank# 156# 232
Worst Rank# 199# 305
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts16445
Wins82
Saves018
ERA4.023.28
WHIP1.321.22
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertIL60IL60
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 78
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 85
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 69
   
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 72# 100
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 36
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 49
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 35# 102
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 80
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 68# 101
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 65# 90
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 75# 84
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 56# 128
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 58# 138
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 46
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 67# 80
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 14# 90
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 77# 101
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 63# 96
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 58# 123
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 73# 184
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 76
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 80# 111
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 63# 122
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 51# 133
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 66# 110
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 48# 112
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 71# 105
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 172# 218
   
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 66# 92
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 70# 97
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 67# 87
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 75# 127
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 76# 118
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 55# 76
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 70# 154
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 32# 121
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 49# 106
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 67# 125
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 46
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 79# 104
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 38# 143
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 66# 104
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 66# 84
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 52
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 42# 104
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 86# 150
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 45# 66
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 53# 109
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 86# 66
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 74# 73
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 80
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 90
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 101
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 107# 106
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 117
   
Brad Richter
Going For 2
# 216# 132
   
  Tyler Glasnow
SP,RP - TB
Tyler Glasnow
Brandon Morrow
RP - CHC
Brandon Morrow
2018 Stats 
   
   
Games Played4535
   
Games Started110
   
Innings Pitched112.131.1
   
Wins20
   
Losses70
   
Saves022
   
Blown Saves02
   
Holds40
   
Hits Allowed8924
   
Earned Runs535
   
Home Runs Allowed152
   
Strikeouts13631
   
Walks539
   
ERA4.271.47
   
WHIP1.271.08
   
  Tyler Glasnow
SP,RP - TB
Tyler Glasnow
Brandon Morrow
RP - CHC
Brandon Morrow
2019 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2744
   
Games Started260
   
Innings Pitched140.444.4
   
Wins82
   
Losses82
   
Saves018
   
Blown Saves04
   
Holds04
   
Hits Allowed12040
   
Earned Runs6316
   
Home Runs Allowed175
   
Strikeouts16445
   
Walks6514
   
ERA4.023.28
   
WHIP1.321.22
   
  Tyler Glasnow
SP,RP - TB
Tyler Glasnow
Brandon Morrow
RP - CHC
Brandon Morrow
News 
 Tyler Glasnow felt discomfort while throwing on Sunday and an MRI showed right flexor inflammation. He will be shut down from throwing for three weeks before being re-evaluated.
Dan Harris
Mon, Jun 24th
Brandon Morrow received an injection in his elbow and won't throw for 2-3 weeks.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Apr 30th
 Tyler Glasnow (forearm) was surprised at how good he felt after Tuesday's bullpen session, and thinks he will throw another bullpen session Friday, Juan Toribio of MLB.com reports.
John Aubin
Wed, Jun 19th
Cubs manager Joe Maddon says the team is going to "slow things down" with Brandon Morrow after he felt elbow discomfort in a recent throwing session.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Apr 20th
 Tyler Glasnow (forearm) will throw off a mound Saturday, Juan Toribio of MLB.com reports.
John Aubin
Sat, Jun 15th
Brandon Morrow (elbow) threw a 25-pitch bullpen session on Thursday.
Elliott Baas
Thu, Mar 21st
 Tyler Glasnow's strained forearm is still feeling good and he remains on schedule, Ian Browne of MLB.com reports.
John Aubin
Tue, Jun 11th
Brandon Morrow (elbow) is scheduled for his first bullpen session on March 25.
Elliott Baas
Tue, Mar 5th
 Tyler Glasnow (forearm) played catch from 75 feet on Sunday according to Josh Tolentino of the Athletic.
John Aubin
Sun, Jun 2nd
Brandon Morrow (elbow) has been permitted to build up his throwing distance to 90 feet on Wednesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Feb 13th
Notes 
 A former elite prospect, Glasnow couldn't quite get his act together in Pittsburgh, but things started looking up when he was moved to the Rays. He struggled mightily with the long ball during his brief stint in Tampa, but the much more important thing is that he nearly cut his walk rate in half. Glasnow can miss bats with the best of them, so if he can stop giving away so many free passes we could suddenly be looking at a pitcher who can provide solid ratios to go along with the elite strikeout numbers. He's an exciting breakout candidate.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
Morrow is working his way back from an elbow injury that should cost him the first month of the season. He was very good last season and will earn $9 million this year, so it's certainly possible he regains the closer job even if Pedro Strop is handling it well in his absence. He's a smart DL stash.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
 The former top pitching prospect has struggled enough with his command that the Pirates relegated him back to Triple-A and eventually the bullpen. Once he was traded to Tampa, however, Glasnow showed flashes of his true-ace stuff. In the second half, his walk rate plummeted and he surrendered just a .195 batting average. Perhaps more impressive is the fact that he struck out 11 hitters per nine innings, which is the same as Blake Snell and Patrick Corbin and better than Stephen Strasburg and Luis Severino. With a full season, we could be looking at 220+ Ks to go with solid ratios.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
It sounds as though Morrow is going to miss the start of the season. That could very well turn into multiple months as we've seen with "minor" pitching injuries many times before. It is a dangerous game to draft based on injury optimism, even if the closer does have considerable upside.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
 Looking like a lost cause in Pittsburgh, Glasnow revitalized his career following a midseason trade to Tampa Bay. The former elite prospect posted a 4.20 ERA, 1.10 WHIP, and 64 strikeouts in 55.2 frames. The burgeoning hype would be much bigger if not for getting tagged for seven runs by Toronto in the first frame on Sept. 5. His 19 walks in 11 starts actually represented a stark, and workable improvement over past abhorrent command, and he has reportedly thrown his fastball at 98.7 mph (a full two ticks above last season's average velocity) in camp. His rising price is going to skyrocket if the 6'8" righty throws that hard in a spring training game.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros