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Who Should I Draft?

Charlie Morton or Lucas Giolito (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Lucas Giolito
SP - CWS
Lucas Giolito
Charlie Morton
SP - ATL
Charlie Morton
Expert
Recommendation
100%
Recommended by
50 of 50 experts
0%
Recommended by
0 of 50 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 6# 31
Best Rank# 4# 15
Worst Rank# 23# 64
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 19# 107
Best Rank# 17# 102
Worst Rank# 24# 122
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts220171
Wins1311
Saves00
ERA3.713.71
WHIP1.131.20
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 6# 36
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 11# 27
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 5# 35
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 23# 32
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 6# 64
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 8# 28
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 9# 30
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 5# 15
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 4# 30
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 14# 30
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 11# 24
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 6# 33
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 6# 34
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 10# 40
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 12# 20
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 9# 26
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 9# 25
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 7# 32
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 6# 33
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 5# 31
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 8# 40
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 5# 38
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 16# 41
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 5# 30
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 5# 47
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 4# 29
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 6# 34
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 6# 35
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 6# 32
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 8# 53
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 12# 20
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 5# 29
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 6# 63
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 6# 31
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 5# 26
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 13# 27
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 6# 40
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 5# 42
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 5# 41
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 5# 37
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 4# 32
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 6# 40
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 4# 26
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 13# 29
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 7# 31
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 6# 31
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 4# 31
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 7# 40
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 7# 24
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 6# 34
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Lucas Giolito
SP - CWS
Lucas Giolito
Charlie Morton
SP - ATL
Charlie Morton
2020 Stats 
   
   
Games Played129
   
Games Started129
   
Innings Pitched72.038.2
   
Wins42
   
Losses32
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed4743
   
Earned Runs2820
   
Home Runs Allowed84
   
Strikeouts9742
   
Walks2810
   
ERA3.484.74
   
WHIP1.041.39
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Lucas Giolito
SP - CWS
Lucas Giolito
Charlie Morton
SP - ATL
Charlie Morton
2021 Projections 
   
   
Games Played3029
   
Games Started3029
   
Innings Pitched180.2154.7
   
Wins1311
   
Losses97
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed143138
   
Earned Runs7464
   
Home Runs Allowed2618
   
Strikeouts220171
   
Walks6147
   
ERA3.713.71
   
WHIP1.131.20
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Lucas Giolito
SP - CWS
Lucas Giolito
Charlie Morton
SP - ATL
Charlie Morton
News 
 Lucas Giolito (2-4) allowed five runs on five hits and three walks while striking out seven across six innings during Game 1 of Friday’s 6-2 loss to the Royals. He was tagged with his fourth loss of the season.
Brad Camara
Fri, May 14th
Charlie Morton started and pitched 4 2/3 innings, allowing seven hits, three runs (all earned), and two walks while striking out four batters. It was a no-decision for him. He threw 94 pitches, 57 for strikes.
Steve Painter
Thu, May 13th
 Lucas Giolito (2-3) allowed one run on four hits and two walks while striking out two over five innings earning the win during Sunday’s 9-3 victory over the Royals.
Brad Camara
Mon, May 10th
Charlie Morton pitched 2/3 of an inning Friday, allowing four hits, six runs (all unearned), and two walks while striking out one batter. He earned the loss and is now 2-2 on the year. He threw 36 pitches, 22 for strikes. His ERA stands at 4.98.
Steve Painter
Fri, May 7th
 Lucas Giolito (1-3) allowed two runs (one earned) on five hits and three walks while striking out eight across five 1/3 innings in Sunday’s 5-0 loss to Cleveland. He was tagged with his third loss of the season.
Brad Camara
Sun, May 2nd
Charlie Morton pitched 5 1/3 innings against the Blue Jays Saturday, allowing five hits, four runs (all earned), and two walks while striking out six batters. It was a no-decision for him. He threw 98 pitches, 60 for strikes.
Steve Painter
Sun, May 2nd
 Lucas Giolito (1-2) allowed four runs on five hits and three walks while striking out seven across six 2/3 innings during Tuesday’s 5-2 loss to the Tigers. He picked up his second loss of the season.
Brad Camara
Wed, Apr 28th
Charlie Morton pitched 5 1/3 innings against the Cubs Monday night, allowing four hits, five runs (all earned), and three walks while striking out six batters. He earned his second win of the year, his record is now 2-1. He threw 89 pitches, 53 for strikes.
Steve Painter
Mon, Apr 26th
 Lucas Giolito said after Saturday's game that his start has been pushed back due to a cut on his right middle finger.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Apr 25th
Charlie Morton pitched six innings against the Yankees Tuesday, allowing three hits, one run (earned), and two walks while striking out six batters. It was a no-decision for him although he did earn a quality start. He threw 99 pitches, 64 for strikes.
Steve Painter
Tue, Apr 20th
Notes 
 Giolito followed up his breakout 2019 season with a nearly identical 2020 season. His ERA was within .07, his WHIP within .02, and his strikeout percentage within a point and a half. Despite pitching in a homer-friendly park, Giolito has managed to limit home runs, which is a key to his continued success with the White Sox. He won't face quite an easy schedule this year (AL and NL Central pitchers had plenty of sub-par offenses to feast on in 2019), but entering his age-27 season, he should only continue to improve from a skills standpoint. Draft him as an SP1, albeit a low-end one.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Morton's 2020 numbers were poor, without question. He was limited to just 38 regular season innings because of a shoulder injury, and pitched to a 4.74 ERA and 1.39 WHIP. His velocity was way down early in the season (when he got hit hard) and trickled up after he returned, but he got back to his normal 95 MPH fastball in the postseason and totaled a 2.70 ERA. Now 37 and with the Braves, the question is whether fantasy managers can write off Morton's down 2020 season considering his sterling post-season, or whether his age and injury history means they should avoid him. In reality, the answer is neither. Morton should still have gas left in the tank considering his playoff run, but should only be drafted as a value, meaning no earlier than a low-end SP3. Grab him there, at which point the risk-reward balance should reach an equilibrium.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros