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Who Should I Draft?

Carlos Rodon or Justin Verlander (2023)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Justin Verlander
SP - NYM
Justin Verlander
Carlos Rodon
SP - NYY
Carlos Rodon
Expert
Recommendation
79%
Recommended by
19 of 24 experts
21%
Recommended by
5 of 24 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 13# 15
Best Rank# 4# 4
Worst Rank# 23# 23
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 38# 42
Best Rank# 33# 31
Worst Rank# 44# 48
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 13# 16
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 12# 16
   
Pat Fitzmaurice
FantasyPros
# 17# 20
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 14# 15
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 14# 16
   
Christopher Welsh
FantasyPros
# 11# 23
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 14# 19
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 18# 19
   
Pierre Camus
Fantasy Endgame
# 7# 21
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 14# 16
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 12# 16
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 10# 21
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 12# 16
   
Scott Youngson
Pitcher List
# 4# 13
   
Scott Bogman
FantasyPros
# 11# 16
   
Jesse Garcia
FantasyPros
# 16# 19
   
Travis Argo
Fantasy Six Pack
# 10# 12
   
Kelly Kirby
FantasyPros
# 11# 16
   
Blake Meyer
Sports Gambling Podcast Network
# 12# 16
   
Keith Lott
Fantasy Six Pack
# 19# 4
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 9# 5
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 16# 11
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 15# 11
   
Jacob W. Dunne
Triple Play Fantasy
# 23# 19
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Justin Verlander
SP - NYM
Justin Verlander
Carlos Rodon
SP - NYY
Carlos Rodon
2022 Stats 
   
   
Games Played2731
   
Games Started2731
   
Innings Pitched170.0178.0
   
Wins1714
   
Losses48
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed116131
   
Earned Runs3457
   
Home Runs Allowed1212
   
Strikeouts175237
   
Walks2852
   
ERA1.802.88
   
WHIP0.851.03
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Justin Verlander
SP - NYM
Justin Verlander
Carlos Rodon
SP - NYY
Carlos Rodon
News 
There are no recent news for these players
Notes 
 Justin Verlander had Tommy John surgery in 2020 at the age of 37, missed all of 2021 at the age of 38, and won the AL Cy Young Award in 2022 at the age of 39. As a reward for that performance, he signed a two-year contract with the Mets so he and Max Scherzer can arm wrestle for who gets to call themselves the staff's ace. Including the postseason run, Verlander threw 195 innings last season, and even though he has been a workhorse for his entire career, it is fair to question how many more years he can continue to flirt with 200 innings. He struck out 210 batters with a regular-season ERA of 1.75 and a microscopic WHIP of 0.83. Aside from turning 40 in February, fantasy managers need to be wary of the BABIP of .240, which is 30 points below his career average and due to regress. He will come with a senior citizen discount in drafts, but that could be a heck of a steal if he somehow comes close to a repeat performance.
Kelly Kirby - FantasyPros
Carlos Rodon celebrated turning 30 by signing a six-year, $162 million contract with the Yankees, and it's not hard to see why New York was willing to pay him. In 2022, Rodon threw a career-high 178 innings, struck out 237 batters, and ended with a sparkling ERA of 2.88 and WHIP of 1.03. Fantasy players need to note two important things: (1) The change from pitcher-friendly Oracle Park to hitter-friendly Yankee Stadium will have some elevated effect to his ERA; and (2) Beware of drafting an oft-injured pitcher coming off a career year. Rodon is a great pitcher who will help any fantasy staff but don't overpay on draft day.
Kelly Kirby - FantasyPros