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Who Should I Draft?

Charlie Morton or Yu Darvish (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Yu Darvish
SP - SD
Yu Darvish
Charlie Morton
SP - ATL
Charlie Morton
Expert
Recommendation
100%
Recommended by
50 of 50 experts
0%
Recommended by
0 of 50 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 4# 31
Best Rank# 3# 15
Worst Rank# 11# 64
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 17# 107
Best Rank# 16# 102
Worst Rank# 19# 122
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts217171
Wins1311
Saves00
ERA3.373.71
WHIP1.101.20
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 4# 36
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 6# 27
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 4# 35
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 6# 32
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 4# 64
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 5# 28
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 5# 30
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 4# 15
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 5# 30
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 5# 30
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 4# 24
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 9# 33
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 4# 34
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 5# 40
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 6# 20
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 5# 26
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 4# 25
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 5# 32
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 7# 33
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 4# 31
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 5# 40
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 4# 38
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 5# 41
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 4# 30
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 6# 47
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 9# 29
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 5# 34
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 5# 35
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 5# 32
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 5# 53
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 6# 20
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 10# 29
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 4# 63
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 5# 31
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 4# 26
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 6# 27
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 5# 40
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 3# 42
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 8# 41
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 11# 37
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 8# 32
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 4# 40
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 5# 26
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 4# 29
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 6# 31
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 4# 31
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 5# 31
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 6# 40
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 4# 24
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 4# 34
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Yu Darvish
SP - SD
Yu Darvish
Charlie Morton
SP - ATL
Charlie Morton
2020 Stats 
   
   
Games Played129
   
Games Started129
   
Innings Pitched76.138.2
   
Wins82
   
Losses32
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed5943
   
Earned Runs1720
   
Home Runs Allowed54
   
Strikeouts9342
   
Walks1410
   
ERA2.014.74
   
WHIP0.961.39
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Yu Darvish
SP - SD
Yu Darvish
Charlie Morton
SP - ATL
Charlie Morton
2021 Projections 
   
   
Games Played3029
   
Games Started3029
   
Innings Pitched178.6154.7
   
Wins1311
   
Losses87
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed147138
   
Earned Runs6764
   
Home Runs Allowed2318
   
Strikeouts217171
   
Walks5047
   
ERA3.373.71
   
WHIP1.101.20
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Yu Darvish
SP - SD
Yu Darvish
Charlie Morton
SP - ATL
Charlie Morton
News 
 Yu Darvish gave up 2 earned runs in 5.2 innings pitched in the Padres' win over the Pirates on Wednesday. Darvish struck out 8 and walked 1 in the outing.
Matt Flipi
Thu, May 6th
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
 Yu Darvish gave up 1 earned run in 6.1 innings pitched in the Padres' win over the Giants on Friday. Darvish struck out 12 and walked 3 in the outing.
Matt Flipi
Sat, May 1st
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
 Yu Darvish gave up 1 earned run in 7 innings pitched in the Padres' win over the Dodgers on Friday. Darvish struck out 9 and walked 3 in the outing.
Matt Flipi
Sat, Apr 24th
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
 Yu Darvish gave up 1 earned run in 7 innings pitched in the Padres' loss to the Dodgers on Saturday. Darvish struck out 9 in the outing and walked 2.
Matt Flipi
Sun, Apr 18th
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
 Yu Darvish allowed 1 earned run in 7 innings pitched in the Padres' win over the Pirates on Monday. Darvish struck out 6 in the outing and walked 1.
Matt Flipi
Mon, Apr 12th
Charlie Morton pitched six innings against the Marlins Wednesday, allowing seven hits, five runs (all earned), and two walks while striking out nine. It was a no-decision for him. He threw 96 pitches, 62 for strikes.
Steve Painter
Wed, Apr 14th
Notes 
 After a career year in 2020, Darvish moves to San Diego in a trade that shouldn't affect his strong 2021 outlook all that much. Despite his advancing age, Darvish built on the gains he had made over the second half of 2019, finishing with a 2.01 ER, a 0.96 WHIP, and a 31.3% strikeout rate. Darvish's walk rate has declined to a level once thought unattainable for the veteran, a mere 4.7%, which was in the top 8% of MLB in 2020. Although he'll be entering his age-35 season, there's simply nothing in Darvish's numbers, metrics, or statcast data that points to a decline. If you are desperate to find a negative, it's a move from the weak-hitting NL Central to the much stronger NL West, but that's hardly a reason to avoid Darvish. Draft him as an easy top-10 starter, and more like a top-5 option.
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
 In his first eight starts of 2019, Darvish allowed 33 free passes in 36 2/3 innings. Since then he has given up just 37 walks in 218 (!!) innings pitched. The key has been getting away from a slider he couldn't locate, combined with increased usage of his cutter. One of many offseason additions for the Padres this year, Darvish is a no-brainer, top-six SP entering 2021.
Brendan Tuma - FantasyPros