Who Should I Draft?

Carlos Carrasco or Patrick Corbin (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Carlos Carrasco
SP - CLE
Carlos Carrasco
Patrick Corbin
SP - WSH
Patrick Corbin
Expert
Recommendation
96%
Recommended by
54 of 56 experts
4%
Recommended by
2 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 9# 16
Best Rank# 7# 9
Worst Rank# 15# 42
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 36# 47
Best Rank# 33# 43
Worst Rank# 40# 74
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts215201
Wins1513
Saves00
ERA3.313.50
WHIP1.121.22
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertIL10-
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 10# 14
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 10# 12
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 8# 22
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 10# 26
   
Brad Richter
Going For 2
# 10# 21
   
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 9# 21
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 11# 20
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 8# 14
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 7# 18
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 9# 13
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 8# 18
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 9# 13
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 11# 22
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 8# 16
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 11# 12
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 10# 18
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 10# 18
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 7# 17
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 15# 31
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 8# 16
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 8# 19
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 9# 13
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 8# 17
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 8# 19
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 7# 14
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 8# 14
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 10# 13
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 8# 15
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 10# 20
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 9# 13
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 9# 24
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 10# 28
   
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 11# 17
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 11# 42
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 11# 15
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 12# 17
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 8# 14
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 8# 15
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 10# 23
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 10# 16
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 8# 28
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 9# 13
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 11# 22
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 12# 23
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 7# 12
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 10# 13
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 10# 22
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 11# 16
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 8# 13
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 9# 17
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 14# 16
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 7# 17
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 11# 14
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 11# 18
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 11# 9
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 12# 11
   
  Carlos Carrasco
SP - CLE
Carlos Carrasco
Patrick Corbin
SP - WSH
Patrick Corbin
2018 Stats 
   
   
Games Played3233
   
Games Started3033
   
Innings Pitched192.0200.2
   
Wins1711
   
Losses107
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed173162
   
Earned Runs7270
   
Home Runs Allowed2115
   
Strikeouts231246
   
Walks4348
   
ERA3.383.15
   
WHIP1.131.05
   
  Carlos Carrasco
SP - CLE
Carlos Carrasco
Patrick Corbin
SP - WSH
Patrick Corbin
2019 Projections 
   
   
Games Played3032
   
Games Started3032
   
Innings Pitched189.4188.0
   
Wins1513
   
Losses89
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed168174
   
Earned Runs7073
   
Home Runs Allowed2221
   
Strikeouts215201
   
Walks4455
   
ERA3.313.50
   
WHIP1.121.22
   
  Carlos Carrasco
SP - CLE
Carlos Carrasco
Patrick Corbin
SP - WSH
Patrick Corbin
News 
 The Indians have placed Carlos Carrasco on the 10-day injured list with a blood condition.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Jun 5th
Nationals starter Patrick Corbin allowed seven earned runs on six hits and two walks while striking out five over five innings in a loss to the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday. The loss drops him to 5-5 on the season.
Mike Maher
Wed, Jun 12th
 Cleveland Indians right-hander Carlos Carrasco struggled in a 10-4 loss to the White Sox on Thursday. Carrasco allowed six runs in 6 1/3 innings while striking out seven.
Matthew Terelle
Fri, May 31st
Corbin was tagged with the loss against the Padres on Thursday night, giving up five runs (three earned) on five hits across five innings, striking out six and walking five as the Nationals fell 5-4.
Connor Rooney
Fri, Jun 7th
 Cleveland Indians right-hander Carlos Carrasco struggled in his team's 6-2 loss to the Rays on Saturday. Carrasco allowed six runs (five earned) in 6 1/3 innings of work while striking out six.
Matthew Terelle
Sun, May 26th
Nationals starter Patrick Corbin allowed six earned runs on 11 hits and no walks while striking out two over just 2 2/3 innings in Friday’s loss to the Cincinnati Reds. The loss drops him to 5-3 on the season.
Mike Maher
Sat, Jun 1st
 Cleveland Indians right-hander Carlos Carrasco worked hard to get through five innings in a 6-4 loss to Oakland on Monday. Carrasco threw 100 pitches and allowed three runs while striking out four.
Matthew Terelle
Tue, May 21st
Nationals starter Patrick Corbin tossed a four-hit shutout in Saturday's win over the Miami Marlins, allowing one walk while striking out five.
Mike Maher
Sun, May 26th
 Carlos Carrasco's next start is being pushed back to Monday due to Adam Plutko starting on Saturday. He'll face Oakland on Monday.
Kamran Hoda
Thu, May 16th
Nationals starter Patrick Corbin allowed four earned runs on six hits and three walks while striking out seven over five innings in a loss to the New York Mets on Monday. The loss drops him to 4-2 on the season.
Mike Maher
Mon, May 20th
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
Corbin was an absolute monster last season, striking out 246 batters with a 1.05 WHIP and 3.15 ERA. Granted, those ratios are likely to jump, perhaps even half a run in ERA, but he should also add considerably to his 11 wins from 2018 now that he is in Washington
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
Corbin had a breakout season in 2018, and his peripherals suggest his 3.15 ERA should have been even better. He was not a mixed league asset in either of the previous two seasons, so there is a bit of risk in relying on him as your top starter, but he should be able to replicate his success as long as he can continue to miss bats with his slider like he did last season.
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
Corbin's breakout came as a result of leaning more on a devastating slider that yielded a .195 wOBA and 29.3% swinging-strike rate. It steered him to MLB's third-lowest FIP (2.47), seventh-highest strikeout % (30.8), and second-lowest contact rate (66.8%) among all qualified starters. The peripherals back the 29-year-old southpaw's breakout, but skeptics will point to an alarming 41.7% hard-hit rate and lack of a second plus pitch. Luckily the market is bearish enough on an encore to price Corbin as a high-end No. 2 starter rather than staff anchor.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros