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Who Should I Draft?

Brandon Woodruff or Zack Wheeler (2022)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Brandon Woodruff
SP - MIL
Brandon Woodruff
Zack Wheeler
SP - PHI
Zack Wheeler
Expert
Recommendation
91%
Recommended by
39 of 43 experts
9%
Recommended by
4 of 43 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 5# 7
Best Rank# 3# 4
Worst Rank# 9# 30
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 19# 28
Best Rank# 14# 23
Worst Rank# 20# 42
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts210192
Wins1313
Saves00
ERA3.353.42
WHIP1.081.14
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 5# 8
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 4# 17
   
Pat Fitzmaurice
FantasyPros
# 6# 7
   
Scott Engel
The Game Day
# 4# 16
   
Jody Smith
FullTime Fantasy
# 6# 9
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 6# 12
   
Greg Smith
Superflex.Guide
# 4# 9
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 6# 7
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 5# 16
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 6# 9
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 5# 7
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 7# 12
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 5# 6
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 5# 8
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 5# 15
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 3# 8
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 5# 9
   
Christopher Welsh
FantasyPros
# 6# 8
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 4# 6
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 5# 30
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 7# 9
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 5# 22
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 5# 8
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 4# 5
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 6# 7
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 6# 10
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 6# 9
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 5# 15
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 4# 8
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 5# 8
   
Nate Miller
Fantasy Six Pack
# 6# 8
   
Brad Camara
RotoBaller
# 5# 13
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 5# 10
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 6# 16
   
Scott Youngson
Pitcher List
# 6# 11
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 7# 9
   
Scott Bogman
FantasyPros
# 6# 7
   
Travis Argo
Fantasy Six Pack
# 6# 7
   
Fred Zinkie
Yahoo! Sports
# 3# 17
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 6# 5
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 8# 7
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 8# 4
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 9# 7
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Brandon Woodruff
SP - MIL
Brandon Woodruff
Zack Wheeler
SP - PHI
Zack Wheeler
2021 Stats 
   
   
Games Played3032
   
Games Started3032
   
Innings Pitched179.2213.0
   
Wins914
   
Losses1010
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed130169
   
Earned Runs5166
   
Home Runs Allowed1816
   
Strikeouts211247
   
Walks4346
   
ERA2.562.78
   
WHIP0.961.01
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Brandon Woodruff
SP - MIL
Brandon Woodruff
Zack Wheeler
SP - PHI
Zack Wheeler
2022 Projections 
   
   
Games Played3130
   
Games Started3130
   
Innings Pitched183.0189.8
   
Wins1313
   
Losses88
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed150168
   
Earned Runs6872
   
Home Runs Allowed2220
   
Strikeouts210192
   
Walks4948
   
ERA3.353.42
   
WHIP1.081.14
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Brandon Woodruff
SP - MIL
Brandon Woodruff
Zack Wheeler
SP - PHI
Zack Wheeler
News 
 Brewers SP Brandon Woodruff turned in another quality start Saturday, allowing one run on five hits while also striking out six in six innings pitched in the Brewers' 5-1 win over the Nationals.
Chris Schommer
Sun, May 22nd
Zack Wheeler allowed two runs on eight hits over 6 2/3 innings against the Braves on Monday. He struck out 10 and earned the win, moving to 3-3.
Dan Harris
Mon, May 23rd
 Brandon Woodruff pitched five innings on Sunday, allowing three runs (one earned) on five hits and two walks, while striking out six in a 7-3 Brewers victory against the Marlins.
Luke Monaldo
Mon, May 16th
Zack Wheeler tossed seven shutout innings, allowing just four hits on Wednesday against the Padres. He struck out nine and earned the win, moving to 2-3.
Dan Harris
Wed, May 18th
 Brewers SP Brandon Woodruff struggled on the mound Monday, allowing six runs on eight hits while also walking two and striking out six in 4 1/3 innings pitched in the Brewers' 10-5 loss to the Reds.
Chris Schommer
Tue, May 10th
Philadelphia Phillies SP Zack Wheeler pitched 5 1/3 innings on Thursday, striking out seven, walking one, and allowing six hits for three earned runs in the Phillies' 9-7 win over the Dodgers.
Josh Thiessen
Fri, May 13th
 Brandon Woodruff pitched 5 2/3 innings allowing four hits, three runs, and two homers while striking out 12 in Milwaukee's 6-3 win over Cincinnati.
Kelly Kirby
Wed, May 4th
Phillies starter Zack Wheeler has been cleared to return and will start Thursday night.
Kendall Capps
Thu, May 12th
 Brewers starting pitcher Brandon Woodruff lasted just four innings Tuesday night, allowing four runs on seven hits, while also striking out six and walking two in the Brewers' 12-8 win over the Pirates.
Chris Schommer
Wed, Apr 27th
Phillies manager Joe Girardi announced that SP Zack Wheeler and SP Zach Eflin have been placed on the Covid-related IL.
Kelly Kirby
Sun, May 8th
Notes 
 It's going to be awfully hard to score on the Brewers this summer. Woodruff is a Cy Young candidate. His rotation mate Corbin Burnes won the award last year and could again this year. Don't be scared off by Woodruff's miniscule win totals from last season. He only won nine games due to the worst run support in the National League. Had he received the top-15 run support that Burnes had, Woodruff could have easily eclipsed 15 victories. He's projected for a fourth straight season of outstanding K, ERA and WHIP stats. If you can somehow pair Burnes with Woodruff early, you may not need to grab another starting pitcher before the 10th round.
Pat Fitzmaurice - FantasyPros
It's not often a player in a major media market puts up a career season, finishes second in the Cy Young voting and ... nobody seems to notice. Well, friends, Mr. Wheeler would like some more of your attention in 2022, albeit with some caution. His 2.78 ERA last season was a career low. It's likely some regression is coming and his ERA will be in the low 3s. He usually strikes out about a batter an inning, but Wheeler punched out 247 in 213 IP last year. Will he be able to equal that pace? The Phillies are counting on him to do just that at the top of their rotation, but you'd be wise to treat him more like a solid All-Star than a Cy Young favorite. If he's your SP2, life is good. If he's your ace, make sure to load up on solid starting pitching in the mid rounds to bolster your staff behind him.
Pat Fitzmaurice - FantasyPros