Who Should I Draft?

Charlie Morton or Robbie Ray (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Charlie Morton
SP - TB
Charlie Morton
Robbie Ray
SP - ARI
Robbie Ray
Expert
Recommendation
64%
Recommended by
38 of 59 experts
36%
Recommended by
21 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 36# 39
Best Rank# 19# 26
Worst Rank# 80# 118
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 114# 116
Best Rank# 97# 110
Worst Rank# 117# 133
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts176205
Wins1210
Saves00
ERA3.413.75
WHIP1.211.30
   
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# 29# 73
   
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Razzball
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The Athletic
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CBS Sports
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Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 69# 39
   
  Charlie Morton
SP - TB
Charlie Morton
Robbie Ray
SP - ARI
Robbie Ray
2018 Stats 
   
   
Games Played3024
   
Games Started3024
   
Innings Pitched167.2124.1
   
Wins156
   
Losses32
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed13097
   
Earned Runs5854
   
Home Runs Allowed1819
   
Strikeouts201165
   
Walks6470
   
ERA3.133.93
   
WHIP1.161.35
   
  Charlie Morton
SP - TB
Charlie Morton
Robbie Ray
SP - ARI
Robbie Ray
2019 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2729
   
Games Started2729
   
Innings Pitched157.3160.1
   
Wins1210
   
Losses78
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed132133
   
Earned Runs6067
   
Home Runs Allowed1621
   
Strikeouts176205
   
Walks5875
   
ERA3.413.75
   
WHIP1.211.30
   
  Charlie Morton
SP - TB
Charlie Morton
Robbie Ray
SP - ARI
Robbie Ray
News 
 Rays manager Kevin Cash announced Charlie Morton will start Wednesday's American League Wild Card game versus the Athletics.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Sep 28th
Robbie Ray received a no-decision on Saturday against the Padres, allowing four runs on eight hits over six innings pitched.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Sep 29th
 Charlie Morton gave up just one hit with three walks and nine strikeouts as he pitched six innings combined with four relievers on a one-hit shutout of the Yankees on Wednesday.
John Aubin
Thu, Sep 26th
Robbie Ray received a no-decision on Monday versus Miami, throwing six innings of one-run ball while striking out seven.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Sep 17th
 Charlie Morton allowed two runs on five hits and a walk while striking out eight over 6 1/3 innings Friday against the Red Sox. He didn't factor into the decision.
John Aubin
Sat, Sep 21st
Robbie Ray (blister) is scheduled to make his next start on Wednesday versus the Mets.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Sep 10th
 Charlie Morton earned the win Friday, holding the Angels to three runs on six hits and a walk while striking out four across six innings.
John Aubin
Sat, Sep 14th
Robbie Ray left his start Friday against the Reds with an undisclosed injury which appeared to be on his left hand.
Brad Camara
Fri, Sep 6th
 Charlie Morton struck out 10 while allowing three runs on five hits with two walks across six innings during a no-decision against the Blue Jays on Saturday.
John Aubin
Sun, Sep 8th
Robbie Ray picked up his 12th win of the year on Saturday against the Dodgers, allowing four runs over five innings while striking out six.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Aug 31st
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
Ray took a big step backward last year in the ratios but still racked up 165 Ks in just over 120 innings pitcher. There is still upside for an ace pitcher here and the floor may be about what we got last year which didn't kill anyone's championship hopes. He makes for a quality mid-round pick.
Bobby Sylvester - 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
Ray was an obvious regression candidate coming off his phenomenal 2017 season, and regress he did. While his strikeout rate remained elite, his walk rate ballooned to over 5.00 per nine innings, inflating his WHIP back up to 1.35. Ray is really hard to hit, so he's capable of keeping his ERA under 4.00, but the WHIP isn't likely to be pretty, which makes him hard to rely on as a weekly starter in standard mixed leagues.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
  Everything went right for Ray in 2017, when he registered a 2.89 ERA despite a 3.94 BB/9 and 3.72 FIP. An oblique strain limited him to just 123.2 innings in 24 starts last season, and 70 walks led to a 3.93 ERA and 1.35 WHIP. He remained just as tough to hit with a .215 batting average against and 12.01 K/9, so he could bounce back to the 218 strikeouts procured in 2016 and 2017 even if again held below 175 frames. Yet the ballooning walk rate makes him a WHIP liability, and run support could be scarce from a ransacked Diamondbacks lineup.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros