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Who Should I Draft?

Charlie Morton or Lucas Giolito (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Charlie Morton
SP - TB
Charlie Morton
Lucas Giolito
SP - CWS
Lucas Giolito
Expert
Recommendation
67%
Recommended by
35 of 52 experts
33%
Recommended by
17 of 52 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 12# 16
Best Rank# 7# 8
Worst Rank# 44# 41
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 46# 52
Best Rank# 42# 44
Worst Rank# 58# 64
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts7779
Wins55
Saves00
ERA3.413.95
WHIP1.171.21
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 12# 18
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 12# 19
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 9# 41
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 15# 17
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 14# 19
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 8# 20
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 14# 15
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 11# 14
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 13# 18
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 10# 30
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 14# 16
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 13# 24
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 12# 19
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 12# 16
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 19# 30
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 12# 17
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 14# 17
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 7# 17
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 11# 17
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 11# 19
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 13# 23
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 7# 14
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 11# 21
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 17# 18
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 12# 14
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 7# 19
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 8# 20
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 10# 12
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 10# 18
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 14# 16
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 10# 14
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 10# 26
   
George Kurtz
SportsGrid
# 12# 18
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 11# 23
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 12# 17
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 13# 12
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 13# 12
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 14# 11
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 14# 12
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 14# 12
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 15# 8
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 16# 14
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 17# 16
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 17# 13
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 18# 11
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 18# 14
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 21# 17
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 21# 11
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 21# 16
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 22# 20
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 33# 17
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 44# 20
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Charlie Morton
SP - TB
Charlie Morton
Lucas Giolito
SP - CWS
Lucas Giolito
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played3329
   
Games Started3329
   
Innings Pitched195.3177.3
   
Wins1614
   
Losses69
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed154131
   
Earned Runs6667
   
Home Runs Allowed1524
   
Strikeouts240228
   
Walks5757
   
ERA3.053.41
   
WHIP1.081.06
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Charlie Morton
SP - TB
Charlie Morton
Lucas Giolito
SP - CWS
Lucas Giolito
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played1111
   
Games Started1111
   
Innings Pitched66.667.3
   
Wins55
   
Losses34
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed5657
   
Earned Runs2530
   
Home Runs Allowed710
   
Strikeouts7779
   
Walks2225
   
ERA3.413.95
   
WHIP1.171.21
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Charlie Morton
SP - TB
Charlie Morton
Lucas Giolito
SP - CWS
Lucas Giolito
News 
 Charlie Morton improved to 1-1 on Tuesday against the Red Sox, allowing one run on five hits over 5 2/3 innings pitched.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Aug 5th
Chicago White Sox right-hander Lucas Giolito allowed two runs over six innings in a 3-2 win over the Brewers on Tuesday. Giolito struck out nine and walked three in the contest.
Matthew Terelle
Wed, Aug 5th
 Charlie Morton rebounded from an ugly first start of the year to throw five innings of two-run ball while striking out seven on Wednesday against the Braves.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Jul 30th
White Sox right-hander Lucas Giolito was excellent in a 4-0 win over the Indians on Wednesday. Giolito tossed six shutout innings while striking out six.
Matthew Terelle
Wed, Jul 29th
 Charlie Morton was hit hard in Friday's loss to the Blue Jays, giving up six runs on seven hits over four innings.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Jul 24th
Chicago White Sox right-hander Lucas Giolito struggled in a 10-5 loss to the Twins on Opening Day. Giolito allowed seven runs over 3 2/3 innings of work while striking out three and walking three.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, Jul 25th
 Rays manager Kevin Cash indicated that Charlie Morton will likely be the team's Opening Day starter next Friday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Jul 18th
Lucas Giolito was confirmed as the starter for Opening Day. He will face off against the Twins at home.
Carmen Maiorano - Carm's Clubhouse
Sun, Jul 19th
 Rays manager Kevin Cash says Charlie Morton threw five innings in an off-site workout on Monday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Jul 13th
Chicago White Sox right-hander Lucas Giolito (chest) is expected to make his Cactus League debut later this week, according to manager Rick Renteria.
Matthew Terelle
Mon, Mar 2nd
Notes 
 He's no longer Ground Chuck, as the Astros and Rays were able to tap into the electric stuff that Morton has. It's hard to argue with the success that he's had over the past few seasons, but what hurts Morton - and fantasy managers - is that the breakout came late in his career. He's 35, and he said he "fully expects" to hang up his cleats at the end of his current contract. If he's the same pitcher as he has been the past few years, you're getting a steal here. But age and durability concerns have to be on your mind if you draft him.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
There's a reason that you hear fantasy analysts say that you should target post-hype players: baseball is hard, man, and it takes time for players to fully figure it out. With his prospect pedigree, it took longer than most thought for Lucas Giolito to figure things out. But boy did he ever in 2019, with his 25-start dominating stretch to end the season. He looked like a totally different pitcher - but one who mowed down the league. Hitters are more often to click sooner than pitchers are in the big leagues, and if you look at his peripherals, there's not much to question about Giolito's breakout performance. As long as he keeps his increased velocity on his fastball, he'll continue to be a solid SP2 for fantasy managers.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
 Morton only got better after leaving the Astros, setting career bests in innings pitched, ERA, WHIP, and strikeout percentage. Batters simply don't hit his curveball, which he throws more than a third of the time, and his fastball is nearly equally as effective. In a dynasty or keeper format, things may be different, as Morton speaks of retirement often. For this year, however, there is zero reason for concern.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Giolito earned every bit of his breakout season, putting up an ERA that we nearly identical to his FIP and xFIP and a major gain in control. Most impressive for Giolito was his ability to limit contact on pitches in the strike zone - just 77.3%, second best in MLB behind Gerrit Cole. His raw stuff is elite, and another fantastic season should follow in 2020.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
 Had the best season of his career in 2019. If he comes close to matching it his ADP will make him a big-time value
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros
2019 breakout can be attributed to an uptick in velocity and an improved changeup. Can he do it again?
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros