Who Should I Draft?

Carlos Carrasco or Noah Syndergaard (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Carlos Carrasco
SP - CLE
Carlos Carrasco
Noah Syndergaard
SP - NYM
Noah Syndergaard
Expert
Recommendation
64%
Recommended by
38 of 59 experts
36%
Recommended by
21 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 9# 11
Best Rank# 7# 2
Worst Rank# 15# 27
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 36# 35
Best Rank# 33# 33
Worst Rank# 40# 38
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts215182
Wins1512
Saves00
ERA3.313.22
WHIP1.121.16
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 8# 12
   
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DailyOverlay
# 10# 11
   
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The Athletic
# 9# 12
   
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USA Today
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RotoChamp
# 7# 27
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 12# 21
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 9# 10
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 8# 9
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 9# 11
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 8# 14
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 10# 14
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
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Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
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Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
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The Athletic
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The Athletic
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Expand The Boxscore
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Fake Teams
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RotoBaller
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FantasyPros
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FanGraphs
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Fantasy Six Pack
# 10# 14
   
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Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 8# 11
   
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Razzball
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Andrew Seifter
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# 7# 10
   
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Freeze Stats
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Razzball
# 10# 11
   
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BRoto Fantasy
# 8# 10
   
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Pitcher List
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BretskyBall
# 8# 6
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 10# 8
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 10# 8
   
Jason Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 10# 8
   
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FullTime Fantasy
# 10# 9
   
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CBS Sports
# 10# 9
   
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Sporfolio
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Hail to Fantasy Football
# 10# 6
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
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Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
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Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 11# 5
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 11# 10
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 11# 9
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
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Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 11# 10
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 11# 10
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 11# 7
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 12# 6
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 13# 11
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 14# 7
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 15# 2
   
  Carlos Carrasco
SP - CLE
Carlos Carrasco
Noah Syndergaard
SP - NYM
Noah Syndergaard
2018 Stats 
   
   
Games Played3225
   
Games Started3025
   
Innings Pitched192.0154.1
   
Wins1713
   
Losses104
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed173148
   
Earned Runs7252
   
Home Runs Allowed219
   
Strikeouts231155
   
Walks4339
   
ERA3.383.03
   
WHIP1.131.21
   
  Carlos Carrasco
SP - CLE
Carlos Carrasco
Noah Syndergaard
SP - NYM
Noah Syndergaard
2019 Projections 
   
   
Games Played3028
   
Games Started3028
   
Innings Pitched189.4174.1
   
Wins1512
   
Losses88
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed168158
   
Earned Runs7062
   
Home Runs Allowed2215
   
Strikeouts215182
   
Walks4445
   
ERA3.313.22
   
WHIP1.121.16
   
  Carlos Carrasco
SP - CLE
Carlos Carrasco
Noah Syndergaard
SP - NYM
Noah Syndergaard
News 
 Cleveland Indians right-hander Carlos Carrasco got the final four outs on Friday to earn a save in a 5-2 win over the Phillies.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, Sep 21st
Mets starter Noah Syndergaard allowed four earned runs on 10 hits and two walks while striking out six in a no-decision against the Rockies on Wednesday.
Mike Maher
Thu, Sep 19th
 Cleveland Indians right-hander Carlos Carrasco struggled in a 6-5 loss to the White Sox on Tuesday. Carrasco gave up four runs in one inning of relief in the loss.
Matthew Terelle
Wed, Sep 4th
Mets starter Noah Syndergaard allowed four earned runs on five hits and two walks while striking out four over five innings in Friday's loss to the Dodgers.
Mike Maher
Sat, Sep 14th
 Cleveland Indians right-hander Carlos Carrasco gave up one run in one inning in an 8-2 loss to the Rays on Sunday.
Matthew Terelle
Sun, Sep 1st
Mets starter Noah Syndergaard allowed four earned runs on six hits and one walk while striking out five over five innings in a no-decision against the Phillies on Sunday.
Mike Maher
Mon, Sep 9th
 The Indians activated Carlos Carrasco from the 60-day injured list.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Sep 1st
Mets starter Noah Syndergaard tossed seven scoreless innings in Monday's win over the Washington Nationals, allowing three hits while striking out 10.
Mike Maher
Tue, Sep 3rd
 Indians starting pitcher Carlos Carrasco has been diagnosed with leukemia.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Jul 6th
Mets starter Noah Syndergaard allowed nine earned runs on nine hits and one walk while striking out five over three innings in Wednesday's loss to the Cubs. The loss drops him to 9-7 on the season.
Mike Maher
Thu, Aug 29th
Notes 
 Although Cleveland doesn't pay him like it, Carrasco has been a true ace for five straight years, posting a sparkling 3.27 ERA with 193 Ks per season in that time. There is more upside with a pitcher like Syndergaard or Strasburg, but Carrasco's floor makes him one of the top 15 pitchers in this year's fantasy drafts
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
Thor has elite stuff without a doubt, but the numbers haven't quite made it to the top tier of pitchers. Rather, he has just one season with 170 strikeouts and has yet to win 15 games. You may argue that a Cy Young is right around the corner, but we've been saying that for three years now and it is starting to look like we have another Strasburg on our hands
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
 While he is not quite as dominant as the top-tier fantasy aces, Carrasco has been consistently excellent over the last five seasons in Cleveland, churning out a low-3.00s ERA and 1.10-ish WHIP, while striking out well more than a batter per inning. And although he has had health concerns at times, Carrasco has been something of a workhorse of late, tossing at least 192 innings and collecting at least 17 wins each of the last two seasons. Carrasco's terrific year-to-year consistency makes him a prudent choice once the top-six aces are off the board.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
There is little doubt that Thor is a fantastic pitcher when healthy -- he has a 2.93 ERA, 1.13 WHIP, and 9.95 K/9 rate through 518 1/3 career innings. The issue, of course, is that Syndergaard has yet to reach 200 innings in a season, and has managed less than 155 innings in three of his four seasons in the Majors. As such, his value is very much format-dependent. He is significantly more valuable in a roto league with a low innings cap than he is in a points or categories league, and he's better suited to shallower leagues, where the replacement pitchers available on the waiver wire are better.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
 To little fanfare, Carrasco has finally morphed into the ace everyone has chased for years. Dealing with durability problems throughout his career, Cleveland's overlooked stud has posted ERAs of 3.29 and 3.38 in 200 and 192 innings, respectively, over the last two years. Each time he notched a K/9 above 10.0 and BB/9 slightly above 2.00. He ranked inside the top 10 in FIP (2.98), swinging-strike rate (15.2%), and contact rate (69.2%) among qualified starters in 2018, but isn't always getting drafted like a top-10 ace. He's a great affordable anchor to target in the fourth round.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
The SP1 ceiling remains for Syndergaard, who registered a 3.03 ERA over 154.1 innings last year. Baseball's hardest-throwing starter submitted the lowest hard-hit rate (21.9%) and barrels per plate appearance (1.4%). His K/9 dropped nearly a run despite maintaining an elite 13.6% swinging-strike rate, so he could return to upper-echelon strikeout dominance. Although elite on a per-inning basis, he has never exceeded 183.1 frames in a single season. He's not durable enough to trust as a top-10 ace, but Thor could easily invade that territory by staying healthy.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros