Who Should I Draft?

Carlos Carrasco or Trevor Bauer (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Carlos Carrasco
SP - CLE
Carlos Carrasco
Trevor Bauer
SP - CIN
Trevor Bauer
Expert
Recommendation
51%
Recommended by
30 of 59 experts
49%
Recommended by
29 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 9# 10
Best Rank# 7# 1
Worst Rank# 15# 17
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 36# 31
Best Rank# 33# 30
Worst Rank# 40# 46
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts215218
Wins1514
Saves00
ERA3.313.33
WHIP1.121.19
   
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Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 10# 15
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 10# 15
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 8# 9
   
Michael Beller
The Athletic
# 9# 10
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 8# 11
   
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RotoChamp
# 7# 11
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 8# 14
   
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Beast Dome
# 11# 17
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 8# 10
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 10# 11
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 10# 11
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 7# 11
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 8# 10
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 8# 11
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 9# 10
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 8# 11
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 8# 11
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 7# 9
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 8# 9
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 9# 11
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 10# 17
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 8# 11
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 8# 9
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 7# 11
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 8# 9
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 10# 11
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 9# 11
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 8# 9
   
Jason Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 10# 11
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 7# 10
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 8# 7
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 8# 5
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 9# 8
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 9# 8
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 9# 1
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 9# 7
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 10# 7
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 10# 7
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 10# 8
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 10# 7
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 10# 8
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 10# 5
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 10# 8
   
Brad Richter
DailyOverlay
# 10# 8
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 11# 8
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 11# 10
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 11# 5
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 11# 10
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 11# 9
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 11# 8
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 11# 8
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 11# 9
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 11# 8
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 12# 9
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 12# 10
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 12# 10
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 13# 12
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 14# 8
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 15# 11
   
  Carlos Carrasco
SP - CLE
Carlos Carrasco
Trevor Bauer
SP - CIN
Trevor Bauer
2018 Stats 
   
   
Games Played3228
   
Games Started3027
   
Innings Pitched192.0175.1
   
Wins1712
   
Losses106
   
Saves01
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed173134
   
Earned Runs7243
   
Home Runs Allowed219
   
Strikeouts231221
   
Walks4357
   
ERA3.382.21
   
WHIP1.131.09
   
  Carlos Carrasco
SP - CLE
Carlos Carrasco
Trevor Bauer
SP - CIN
Trevor Bauer
2019 Projections 
   
   
Games Played3031
   
Games Started3030
   
Innings Pitched189.4187.0
   
Wins1514
   
Losses88
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed168160
   
Earned Runs7069
   
Home Runs Allowed2219
   
Strikeouts215218
   
Walks4462
   
ERA3.313.33
   
WHIP1.121.19
   
  Carlos Carrasco
SP - CLE
Carlos Carrasco
Trevor Bauer
SP - CIN
Trevor Bauer
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
Trevor Bauer (2-5) took the loss Sunday against the Mets, allowing five runs on six hits and no walks across seven innings. He struck out eight.
Connor Rooney
Sun, Sep 22nd
 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
Trevor Bauer (2-4) earned the win Sunday against the Diamondbacks, allowing one run on four hits and one walk over eight innings. He struck out nine.
Connor Rooney
Mon, Sep 16th
 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
Trevor Bauer did not factor into the decision Tuesday against the Mariners, allowing two runs on three hits and three walks over 6.1 innings. He struck out eight.
Connor Rooney
Wed, Sep 11th
 The Indians activated Carlos Carrasco from the 60-day injured list.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Sep 1st
Trevor Bauer did not factor into the decision in Wednesday's win over the Phillies, allowing four runs on six hits and two walks over five innings. He struck out six.
Connor Rooney
Thu, Sep 5th
 Indians starting pitcher Carlos Carrasco has been diagnosed with leukemia.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Jul 6th
Trevor Bauer (10-12) took the loss in game one of Saturday's double header against the Cardinals, allowing six runs on seven hits and three walks over four innings. He struck out five.
Connor Rooney
Sat, Aug 31st
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
Prior to an injury in the second half, Bauer was among the top pitchers in baseball. He still struck out 221 batters in 175 innings, but with health, those numbers could easily climb to 270 in 215 innings
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
Bauer took a big step forward as a pitcher in 2017, and then last year he finally put it all together and performed like an ace. The big increase in his strikeout rate over the last two seasons is the biggest ingredient in his success, but he was also somewhat fortunate in terms of his home run rate last year after being unlucky in that regard the previous season. His walk rate is still a bit high, and he is a little risky just based on the fact that he had never produced a sub-4.00 ERA or sub-1.30 WHIP before last year, but the skills are certainly there for another strong 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
A viable Cy Young Award contender before suffering a stress fracture in his right fibula, Bauer boasted a 2.21 ERA and 221 strikeouts over 175.1 spectacular frames. Only Jacob deGrom bested him in FIP (2.44), and he leaned more on a slider that yielded a -8 wRC+. If the injury depresses his value, pounce on a top-10 stud.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros