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Who Should I Draft?

Carlos Carrasco or Zack Wheeler (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Carlos Carrasco
SP,RP - CLE
Carlos Carrasco
Zack Wheeler
SP - PHI
Zack Wheeler
Expert
Recommendation
57%
Recommended by
29 of 51 experts
43%
Recommended by
22 of 51 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 38# 39
Best Rank# 13# 24
Worst Rank# 108# 90
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 120# 110
Best Rank# 95# 91
Worst Rank# 134# 150
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts6562
Wins44
Saves00
ERA3.854.17
WHIP1.191.28
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 57# 90
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 28# 30
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 54# 75
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 36# 39
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 51# 53
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 65# 68
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 27# 57
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 32# 36
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 13# 43
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 36# 61
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 30# 34
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 41# 49
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 45# 66
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 33# 56
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 31# 37
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 22# 24
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 38# 47
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 23# 38
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 27# 38
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 26# 51
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 41# 60
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 24# 54
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 43# 81
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 38# 65
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 34# 39
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 33# 57
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 33# 40
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 52# 90
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 21# 30
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 31# 25
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 32# 31
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 33# 28
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 34# 30
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 36# 31
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 37# 32
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 42# 28
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 42# 31
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 42# 31
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 43# 34
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 44# 43
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 45# 28
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 47# 40
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 48# 40
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 50# 24
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 53# 31
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 54# 36
   
George Kurtz
SportsGrid
# 59# 33
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 60# 41
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 93# 39
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 108# 38
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 41
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Carlos Carrasco
SP,RP - CLE
Carlos Carrasco
Zack Wheeler
SP - PHI
Zack Wheeler
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played2331
   
Games Started1231
   
Innings Pitched80.2195.0
   
Wins611
   
Losses78
   
Saves10
   
Blown Saves10
   
Holds10
   
Hits Allowed92196
   
Earned Runs4785
   
Home Runs Allowed1822
   
Strikeouts96195
   
Walks1650
   
ERA5.293.92
   
WHIP1.351.26
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Carlos Carrasco
SP,RP - CLE
Carlos Carrasco
Zack Wheeler
SP - PHI
Zack Wheeler
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played1011
   
Games Started1011
   
Innings Pitched58.664.2
   
Wins44
   
Losses33
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed5563
   
Earned Runs2530
   
Home Runs Allowed99
   
Strikeouts6562
   
Walks1419
   
ERA3.854.17
   
WHIP1.191.28
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Carlos Carrasco
SP,RP - CLE
Carlos Carrasco
Zack Wheeler
SP - PHI
Zack Wheeler
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
Phillies starter Zack Wheeler allowed three earned runs on eight hits and one walk while striking out two over 5 2/3 innings in Tuesday's no-decision against the Baltimore Orioles.
Mike Maher
Wed, Aug 12th
 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
Phillies starter Zack Wheeler allowed one earned run on five hits and two walks while striking out four over seven innings in a win over the Miami Marlins in his debut with the team on Saturday.
Mike Maher
Sun, Jul 26th
 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
Zack Wheeler is scheduled to make his Phillies debut and first start of 2020 on Saturday agains the Miami Marlins.
Jon Mathisen
Wed, Jul 22nd
 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
Phillies manager Joe Girardi says there is a chance Zack Wheeler (paternity) might not be available for the start of the season.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Jul 6th
 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
Zack Wheeler could miss one or two starts at the beginning of the season with his wife expecting a baby sometime in July.
Carmen Maiorano - Carm's Clubhouse
Fri, Jun 26th
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
Wheeler's had a fine career so far, and he parlayed a solid year with the Mets into a long-term deal with the Phillies. He's not that attractive of a fantasy asset, but he'll offer the volume you want this year.
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
Wheeler's numbers declined from his breakout 2018 season but, overall, there were plenty of gains. He upped his strikeout rate and velocity, cut his walk rate, and set a career high in innings. Now with the Phillies, he'll see a downgrade in park, but because he's been able to avoid home runs over the last two seasons, the move should not have too much of an impact. Wheeler probably won't develop into a fantasy ace, but he's, at worst, a strong third fantasy starter.
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
Probably doesn't have the upside many still believe he possesses, but he's a perfect SP3 for fantasy purposes
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros