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Who Should I Draft?

Carlos Carrasco or Ken Giles (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Carlos Carrasco
SP,RP - CLE
Carlos Carrasco
Ken Giles
RP - TOR
Ken Giles
Expert
Recommendation
51%
Recommended by
26 of 51 experts
49%
Recommended by
25 of 51 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 38# 37
Best Rank# 13# 27
Worst Rank# 108# 88
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 120# 115
Best Rank# 95# 106
Worst Rank# 134# 141
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts6531
Wins41
Saves011
ERA3.853.17
WHIP1.191.11
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-IL10
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 33# 34
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 28# 45
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 43# 44
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 36# 57
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 27# 43
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 32# 45
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 37# 41
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 13# 42
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 30# 55
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 33# 40
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 31# 43
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 22# 39
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 23# 27
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 27# 52
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 26# 34
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 41# 43
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 24# 34
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 34# 49
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 34# 50
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 33# 35
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 32# 54
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 33# 34
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 36# 88
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 21# 58
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 42# 50
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 31# 48
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 36# 28
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 38# 35
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 38# 35
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 41# 34
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 42# 36
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 42# 41
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 43# 36
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 44# 42
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 45# 44
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 45# 35
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 47# 34
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 48# 47
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 50# 44
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 51# 31
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 52# 33
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 53# 41
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 54# 28
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 54# 48
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 57# 55
   
George Kurtz
SportsGrid
# 59# 38
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 60# 40
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 65# 35
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 93# 44
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 108# 30
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 60
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Carlos Carrasco
SP,RP - CLE
Carlos Carrasco
Ken Giles
RP - TOR
Ken Giles
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played2353
   
Games Started120
   
Innings Pitched80.253.2
   
Wins62
   
Losses73
   
Saves123
   
Blown Saves11
   
Holds10
   
Hits Allowed9236
   
Earned Runs4711
   
Home Runs Allowed185
   
Strikeouts9683
   
Walks1617
   
ERA5.291.87
   
WHIP1.351.00
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Carlos Carrasco
SP,RP - CLE
Carlos Carrasco
Ken Giles
RP - TOR
Ken Giles
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played1023
   
Games Started100
   
Innings Pitched58.622.7
   
Wins41
   
Losses31
   
Saves011
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed5519
   
Earned Runs258
   
Home Runs Allowed93
   
Strikeouts6531
   
Walks147
   
ERA3.853.17
   
WHIP1.191.11
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Carlos Carrasco
SP,RP - CLE
Carlos Carrasco
Ken Giles
RP - TOR
Ken Giles
News 
 Cleveland Indians right-hander Carlos Carrasco allowed three runs in 4 1/3 innings in a 7-2 loss to the Cubs on Wednesday. Carrasco struck out seven and walked five.
Matthew Terelle
Wed, Aug 12th
Blue Jays GM Ross Atkins says Ken Giles (forearm) "could be throwing soon."
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Aug 11th
 Cleveland right-hander Carlos Carrasco tossed six shutout innings in a 13-0 win over the Reds on Thursday. Carrasco struck out eight, walked four, and allowed just one hit.
Matthew Terelle
Thu, Aug 6th
Blue Jays closer Ken Giles got some encouraging news on Friday when he was diagnosed with a mild strain of the flexor mass in his right forearm, according to a report from Sportsnet.ca's Andrew Zwelling on Twitter. Zwelling adds that Toronto GM Ross Atkins is "Very optimistic that we'll see him pitching again soon."
Mike Maher
Fri, Jul 31st
 Cleveland Indians right-hander Carlos Carrasco allowed three runs over six innings of work in a 3-0 loss to the Twins on Saturday. He struck out five and walked one.
Matthew Terelle
Sun, Aug 2nd
Ken Giles will receive a second opinion on his strained right forearm and remains shut down, for now, Mike Wilner of Sportsnet 590 The Fan reports.
John Aubin
Tue, Jul 28th
 Cleveland Indians right-hander Carlos Carrasco was excellent in his first start of the 2020 season on Sunday. Carrasco allowed just two runs over six innings while striking out 10.
Matthew Terelle
Sun, Jul 26th
Ken Giles is still awaiting the results of his elbow MRI but will head to the injured list Monday, Scott Mitchell of TSN.ca reports.
John Aubin
Mon, Jul 27th
 Carlos Carrasco (elbow) says he is "ready to go" and has built up to pitching six innings.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Jul 3rd
Ken Giles has been diagnosed with "right elbow soreness."
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Jul 27th
Notes 
 The Indians had Carrasco on their lineup for Spring Training, so all signs point to him playing this year. If he pitches and can be healthy, he's an absolute steal here at this nice spot. The relief eligibility elevates him in points leagues.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
Giles is the perfect candidate for your first closer if you don't want to invest heavily into the top guys. He has no competition in the pen in Toronto.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
 Carrasco was already dealing with plenty of question marks after losing much of last season to leukemia, and now has been diagnosed with a mild hip flexor. He's day-to-day but it's obviously not the start to the spring that Carrasco owners were hoping for. Continue to monitor his progress but he avoids setbacks, he represents a fairly steep bargain in fantasy drafts, given his past performance and the fact that last year can largely be written off to his illness.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Giles may have had the quietest 1.87 ERA and 1.00 WHIP in the history of baseball. Add to that a a 14.09/9 strikeout rate and Giles was one of the best relievers in baseball in 2019. He'll be a free agent after this year so it seems unlikely he holds down the closer's role in Toronto all year. But he'll certainly help your overall numbers in the first half of the season at least.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
 Too many injured seasons for Carrasco throughout his career and he is having some soreness this Spring already. He has been "relatively" healthy over the last 3 or 4 years (2019 he had his physical issues), and I love the strikeout potential, but I can't help but be cautious here.
Chris Mitchell - FantasyData