Who Should I Draft?

Charlie Morton or Chris Archer (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Charlie Morton
SP - TB
Charlie Morton
Chris Archer
SP - PIT
Chris Archer
Expert
Recommendation
69%
Recommended by
41 of 59 experts
31%
Recommended by
18 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 35# 44
Best Rank# 19# 13
Worst Rank# 80# 78
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 114# 124
Best Rank# 97# 96
Worst Rank# 117# 128
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts176198
Wins1211
Saves00
ERA3.413.77
WHIP1.211.26
   
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  Charlie Morton
SP - TB
Charlie Morton
Chris Archer
SP - PIT
Chris Archer
2018 Stats 
   
   
Games Played3027
   
Games Started3027
   
Innings Pitched167.2148.1
   
Wins156
   
Losses38
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed130155
   
Earned Runs5871
   
Home Runs Allowed1819
   
Strikeouts201162
   
Walks6449
   
ERA3.134.31
   
WHIP1.161.38
   
  Charlie Morton
SP - TB
Charlie Morton
Chris Archer
SP - PIT
Chris Archer
2019 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2731
   
Games Started2731
   
Innings Pitched157.3179.7
   
Wins1211
   
Losses710
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed132169
   
Earned Runs6075
   
Home Runs Allowed1622
   
Strikeouts176198
   
Walks5858
   
ERA3.413.77
   
WHIP1.211.26
   
  Charlie Morton
SP - TB
Charlie Morton
Chris Archer
SP - PIT
Chris Archer
News 
 Charlie Morton gave up three runs on four hits with two walks and three strikeouts over five innings Wednesday in a no-decision against Seattle.
John Aubin
Wed, Aug 21st
Chris Archer was placed on the 10-day injured list Wednesday with right shoulder inflammation, Adam Berry of MLB.com reports.
John Aubin
Wed, Aug 21st
 Charlie Morton took the loss Friday, giving up an unearned run on three hits over seven innings while striking out 10 as the Rays fell 2-0 to the Tigers.
John Aubin
Sat, Aug 17th
Chris Archer exited Tuesday's game after one inning because of right shoulder discomfort.
Andrew Gould
Tue, Aug 20th
 Charlie Morton allowed four runs on nine hits over six innings, striking out 10 and earning the win in Saturday's 5-4 win over the Mariners.
John Aubin
Sun, Aug 11th
Chris Archer was removed from Tuesday's game versus the Nationals with an apparent injury.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Aug 20th
 Charlie Morton gave up two runs on seven hits and no walks while striking out nine through seven innings to take the loss against the Blue Jays on Monday.
John Aubin
Tue, Aug 6th
Chris Archer allowed four runs (three earned) over five innings as the Pirates fell to the Angels 7-4.
Brandon Plutner
Thu, Aug 15th
 Charlie Morton allowed four runs on seven hits with two walks and two strikeouts over 4 2/3 innings in a no-decision Tuesday.
John Aubin
Wed, Jul 31st
Chris Archer did not factor into the decision in Friday's loss to the Cardinals, allowing two runs on seven hits and no walks across six innings. He struck out nine.
Connor Rooney
Fri, Aug 9th
Notes 
 After nearly a decade of mediocrity, the Astros turned Morton into a high-end starter in 2017, and he was even better in 2018. At this point, he feels relatively safe to pencil in for a mid-3.00s ERA, 10.0 K/9 rate, and WHIP in the 1.15-1.20 range. The concerns are his advancing age and durability -- he's never thrown more than 172 innings in a season. The move to Tampa Bay is also a mild concern, less so for the change of division than for the move away from a Houston team that seemingly knew how to get the best out of him.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
Archer has proven to be a pitcher who consistently posts a higher ERA than his advanced metrics suggest he deserves. At this point, we should no longer be expecting that to suddenly change. Until we see otherwise, expect Archer to post an ERA around 4.00, a WHIP in the 1.20s, and a fairly strong strikeout rate.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
 Morton followed an improbable late-career renaissance with an even better 2018. In his most innings pitched (167) since 2011, he etched out a 3.13 ERA and 201 strikeouts. Yet he wore down as the season transpired, as his K rate dropped seven points to 24.2% after the All-Star break. Given his durability concerns and struggles when facing a batting order for the third time, the Rays will likely keep limiting him to five innings per start (or even have him follow an opener). Morton will perform on a per-inning basis, but investors should probably expect results closer to 2017's 3.62 ERA and 163 strikeouts in 146.2 innings.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, well, look at all those strikeouts. Fool me three times … but his FIP is still lower. Even though he missed over a month with an abdominal strain last year, Archer has amassed the sixth-most strikeouts (644) over the last three seasons. He has collected a 3.64 FIP and 3.54 SIERA during that span. His ERA also ballooned above 4.00 each year. How many times can we keep putting our hand on the hot stove? Archer's fastball has ceded a slugging percentage above .500 in each campaign, so he wields no other effective pitch beyond his slider. He's an elite source of strikeouts, but don't expect a positive ERA contribution.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros