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Who Should I Draft?

Charlie Morton or Yu Darvish (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Charlie Morton
SP - TB
Charlie Morton
Yu Darvish
SP - CHC
Yu Darvish
Expert
Recommendation
80%
Recommended by
41 of 51 experts
20%
Recommended by
10 of 51 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 13# 20
Best Rank# 7# 10
Worst Rank# 44# 71
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 46# 60
Best Rank# 42# 56
Worst Rank# 58# 81
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts7776
Wins54
Saves00
ERA3.414.03
WHIP1.171.20
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 12# 20
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 12# 20
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 9# 33
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 15# 19
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 44# 71
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 8# 16
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 14# 18
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 11# 17
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 13# 19
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 10# 27
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 14# 25
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 13# 17
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 12# 23
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 12# 19
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 18# 20
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 12# 43
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 14# 19
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 17# 19
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 7# 13
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 11# 14
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 13# 17
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 21# 36
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 7# 15
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 11# 35
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 14# 18
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 17# 22
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 12# 19
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 7# 23
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 8# 17
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 14# 16
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 10# 13
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 16# 23
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 10# 22
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 14# 17
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 10# 25
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 10# 16
   
George Kurtz
SportsGrid
# 12# 20
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 11# 14
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 22# 32
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 13# 17
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 12# 15
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 13# 10
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 14# 12
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 14# 10
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 15# 13
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 17# 13
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 18# 16
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 19# 16
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 21# 13
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 21# 16
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 33# 25
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Charlie Morton
SP - TB
Charlie Morton
Yu Darvish
SP - CHC
Yu Darvish
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played3331
   
Games Started3331
   
Innings Pitched195.3179.2
   
Wins166
   
Losses68
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed154140
   
Earned Runs6679
   
Home Runs Allowed1533
   
Strikeouts240229
   
Walks5756
   
ERA3.053.98
   
WHIP1.081.10
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Charlie Morton
SP - TB
Charlie Morton
Yu Darvish
SP - CHC
Yu Darvish
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played1111
   
Games Started1111
   
Innings Pitched66.664.8
   
Wins54
   
Losses33
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed5656
   
Earned Runs2529
   
Home Runs Allowed710
   
Strikeouts7776
   
Walks2222
   
ERA3.414.03
   
WHIP1.171.20
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Charlie Morton
SP - TB
Charlie Morton
Yu Darvish
SP - CHC
Yu Darvish
News 
 Updating a previous item, Charlie Morton was removed from Sunday's start against the Yankees due to right shoulder inflammation.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Aug 9th
Yu Darvish (2-1) allowed one run on five hits and one walk while striking out five across seven innings in Wednesday's 6-1 win over the Royals. He earned his second win of the year.
Brad Camara
Thu, Aug 6th
 Charlie Morton departed Sunday's start against the Yankees with an apparent injury.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Aug 9th
Yu Darvish (1-1) allowed two hits and one walk while striking out seven across six scoreless innings in Friday's 6-3 win over the Pirates. He picked up his first win of the year.
Brad Camara
Sat, Aug 1st
 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
The Cubs-Reds game in Cincinnati has been postponed. No makeup date has been announced.
Carmen Maiorano - Carm's Clubhouse
Thu, Jul 30th
 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
Yu Darvish (0-1) allowed three runs on six hits and no walks across while striking out five across four innings in Saturday's 8-3 loss to the Brewers. He earned his first loss of the season.
Brad Camara
Sun, Jul 26th
 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
Yu Darvish surrendered five runs on seven hits and two walks while striking out three across four innings in Monday’s exhibition loss to the White Sox.
Brad Camara
Tue, Jul 21st
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 lot of focus on the second-half performance of Yu Darvish, one in which he allowed just seven walks over his final 13 starts, but not a lot on his dreadful first three months of the season, where he was at best a streamer who was walking everyone. Maybe he figured it out, but the whole is a greater sample than selected stretches. For Darvish, you're likely looking at a player who will be somewhere in between. He'll be a strikeout artist, but he'll be an average pitcher who is fine - not great - in the other categories. If his first half of the season in 2019 happened in the second half of the season instead, we'd be looking at him as a late-round flyer at best.
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
Darvish's season was a tale of two halves. He was utterly unplayable to begin the season, tallying a 1.56 WHIP through May and walking roughly six batters per nine innings. But Darvish pulled out of it and then some, walking only seven batters over his final 14 starts, during which he had a 2.95 ERA and 0.83 WHIP. Can you fully trust Darvish? Probably not? But should you expect him to pitch closer to his second half than his first? For sure.
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
Which Yu Darvish will we get? If if it second half 2019 Darvish, he will blow his ADP out of the water, if it is first half 2019 Darvish, he will be a big loss of investment. Honestly know way of knowing, just depends if you want to take the risk or not.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy
  From July 12th through the end of the year Darvish posted a 2.76 ERA with 118 strikeouts and just seven walks
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros