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
97%
Recommended by
57 of 59 experts
3%
Recommended by
2 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 9# 15
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 
   
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The Athletic
# 10# 14
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 10# 12
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 8# 22
   
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# 10# 26
   
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DailyOverlay
# 10# 21
   
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The Athletic
# 9# 21
   
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The Fantasy Fix
# 11# 20
   
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USA Today
# 8# 14
   
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# 7# 18
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 9# 13
   
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Brewer Rat
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Fantasy Football Empire
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The Athletic
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The Athletic
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CBS Sports
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The Fantasy Sports Brain
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Razzball
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The Athletic
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Fantasy Six Pack
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The Athletic
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Expand The Boxscore
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RotoBaller
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FantasyPros
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Fantasy Six Pack
# 10# 16
   
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Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 8# 28
   
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Razzball
# 9# 13
   
Dan Harris
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# 11# 22
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 12# 23
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
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Freeze Stats
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Razzball
# 10# 22
   
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# 13# 19
   
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Hail to Fantasy Football
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# 9# 17
   
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BRoto Fantasy
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BRoto Fantasy
# 10# 14
   
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Fake Teams
# 14# 16
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 7# 17
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
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Todd D Clark
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# 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 
 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
Nationals starter Patrick Corbin allowed three earned runs on nine hits and no walks while striking out three over six innings in Thursday's win over the Twins.
Mike Maher
Fri, Sep 13th
 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
Nationals starter Patrick Corbin allowed one earned run on three hits and six walks while striking out nine over five innings in Friday's loss to the Atlanta Braves.
Mike Maher
Sat, Sep 7th
 The Indians activated Carlos Carrasco from the 60-day injured list.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Sep 1st
Washington starter Patrick Corbin allowed three earned runs on three hits and three walks while striking out eight over six innings in Sunday's win over the Marlins. The win brings him to 11-8 on the season.
Mike Maher
Mon, Sep 2nd
 Indians starting pitcher Carlos Carrasco has been diagnosed with leukemia.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Jul 6th
Nationals starter Patrick Corbin allowed two earned runs on four hits and no walks while striking out nine over seven innings in Tuesday's loss to the Orioles.
Mike Maher
Wed, Aug 28th
 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 tossed eight shutout innings in Wednesday's win over the Pirates, striking out four while allowing three hits and two walks. The win brings him to 10-5 on the season.
Mike Maher
Thu, Aug 22nd
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