Skip to main content

Who Should I Draft?

Carlos Carrasco or Corey Kluber (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Carlos Carrasco
SP,RP - NYM
Carlos Carrasco
Corey Kluber
SP - NYY
Corey Kluber
Expert
Recommendation
53%
Recommended by
27 of 51 experts
47%
Recommended by
24 of 51 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 58# 59
Best Rank# 16# 39
Worst Rank# 183# 154
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 116# 144
Best Rank# 96# 138
Worst Rank# 179# 168
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts147143
Wins910
Saves00
ERA3.484.01
WHIP1.131.20
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 52# 63
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 67# 79
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 29# 39
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 16# 69
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 36# 48
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 35# 71
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 56# 61
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 19# 61
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 32# 52
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 63# 70
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 26# 73
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 47# 65
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 57# 63
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 99# 103
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 28# 101
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 26# 87
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 30# 75
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 48# 55
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 48# 65
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 56# 57
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 28# 62
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 42# 59
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 56# 64
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 41# 53
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 70# 154
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 25# 53
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 80# 87
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 55# 42
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 59# 41
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 59# 44
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 62# 57
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 62# 57
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 65# 56
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 65# 60
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 68# 59
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 70# 56
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 70# 58
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 74# 68
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 76# 55
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 77# 76
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 79# 76
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 81# 73
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 84# 55
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 93# 65
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 96# 70
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 107# 59
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 119# 52
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 137# 79
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 166# 80
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 183# 101
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 77
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Carlos Carrasco
SP,RP - NYM
Carlos Carrasco
Corey Kluber
SP - NYY
Corey Kluber
2020 Stats 
   
   
Games Played121
   
Games Started121
   
Innings Pitched68.21.1
   
Wins30
   
Losses40
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed550
   
Earned Runs220
   
Home Runs Allowed80
   
Strikeouts821
   
Walks271
   
ERA2.910.00
   
WHIP1.211.00
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Carlos Carrasco
SP,RP - NYM
Carlos Carrasco
Corey Kluber
SP - NYY
Corey Kluber
2021 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2226
   
Games Started2126
   
Innings Pitched125.4139.0
   
Wins910
   
Losses67
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed107130
   
Earned Runs4962
   
Home Runs Allowed1722
   
Strikeouts147143
   
Walks3437
   
ERA3.484.01
   
WHIP1.131.20
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Carlos Carrasco
SP,RP - NYM
Carlos Carrasco
Corey Kluber
SP - NYY
Corey Kluber
News 
 Carlos Carrasco allowed four runs (one earned) on seven hits, one walk, and four strikeouts in five innings. The 34-year-old was forced to work much harder than he should have been by the Mets' sloppy fielding. They won 9-4 Tuesday and are four games behind the Braves in the NL East and three and a half games behind the Reds and Padres for the final Wild Card spot.
Lucas Babits-Feinerman
Wed, Sep 8th
Corey Kluber pitched 4 1/3 innings, allowing three runs on eight hits and striking out four in a no-decision against the Rangers on Wednesday.
John Aubin
Thu, Sep 23rd
 Carlos Carrasco allowed three runs on four hits, one walk, and five strikeouts in five and one-third innings. The Mets won 4-3 Tuesday and are winners of four straight. They're 66-67 this season.
Lucas Babits-Feinerman
Fri, Sep 3rd
Corey Kluber allowed four hits and two walks while striking out four in six shutout innings to earn the win over Cleveland on Friday. He also hit one batter.
John Aubin
Sat, Sep 18th
 Carlos Carrasco allowed two runs on three hits, zero walks, and five strikeouts in seven innings pitched. He left the game tied, and the Mets blew the game in the eighth inning, losing 3-2. They're 61-66 this season.
Lucas Babits-Feinerman
Fri, Aug 27th
Corey Kluber allowed four runs on five hits while striking out six and walking two in a no-decision against the Mets on Saturday night.
John Aubin
Sun, Sep 12th
 Carlos Carrasco allowed three runs on five hits, one walk, and six strikeouts in five innings. The Mets lost 3-2 and are now 60-62 this season.
Lucas Babits-Feinerman
Sat, Aug 21st
Corey Kluber allowed two runs on four hits with three walks and five strikeouts over 3 2/3 innings on Sunday in a no-decision against the Orioles.
John Aubin
Sun, Sep 5th
 Carlos Carrasco allowed six runs on six hits, one walk, and three strikeouts in two innings.
Lucas Babits-Feinerman
Mon, Aug 16th
Corey Kluber gave up five runs on five hits with two walks and six strikeouts over four innings on Monday in a no-decision against the Angels.
John Aubin
Tue, Aug 31st
Notes 
 Carrasco suffered a serious hamstring strain in mid-March which is likely to keep him out 6-8 weeks. It's a devastating blow to the veteran who returned strong from his battle with leukemia in 2019 to post a 2.91 ERA and 1.21 WHIP in 2020. There was plenty to like about Carrasco in New York, including that the Mets will provide him with a better chance at wins, their infield defense should be above average, and Carrasco will play in a more favorable park. But at this point, he's nothing more than a bench starter for your fantasy team given his injury.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Kluber has pitched 36 2/3 innings combined over the last two years, and will now join the Yankees on a one-year deal. There's nothing to be gained from looking at his numbers since 2018, as the sample size is too small, and prior to that, he was a perennial Cy Young contender. There was a bit of a velocity drop at the end of his last healthy season, but he was also finishing up his fifth straight 200-inning season. In other words, his lack of innings over the last two years (due to injury) may wind up being a blessing in disguise for Kluber. His ADP has some helium based on how quickly the Yankees signed him, but so long as you bake in some pretty substantial injury risk, he's certainly worth drafting as an SP5 with upside.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
 We can completely write off Carrasco's 2019 season as the right-hander was going through a battle with leukemia. The 33-year-old heroically bounced back last summer, posting a 2.91 ERA to go along with a 1.21 WHIP and 82 strikeouts in 64 innings. A 9.6% walk rate is mildly concerning, but Carrasco misses enough bats that he should still be viewed as a reliable SP2/3. The perception around him seems to be that he isn't durable, but Carrasco started 30 games three times from 2015-18.
Brendan Tuma - FantasyPros