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Who Should I Draft?

Charlie Morton or Zack Greinke (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Charlie Morton
SP - TB
Charlie Morton
Zack Greinke
SP - HOU
Zack Greinke
Expert
Recommendation
70%
Recommended by
30 of 43 experts
30%
Recommended by
13 of 43 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 13# 18
Best Rank# 7# 6
Worst Rank# 33# 29
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 50# 48
Best Rank# 44# 42
Worst Rank# 62# 66
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts7767
Wins55
Saves00
ERA3.363.90
WHIP1.171.16
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 15# 17
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 12# 17
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 10# 13
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 14# 18
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 15# 20
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 12# 15
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 13# 17
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 15# 20
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 11# 18
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 13# 17
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 13# 20
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 12# 24
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 14# 17
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 14# 20
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 14# 19
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 18# 19
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 12# 20
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 13# 29
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 10# 23
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 11# 17
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 17# 20
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 17# 19
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 14# 21
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 9# 18
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 11# 28
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 10# 15
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 10# 17
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 12# 19
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 11# 15
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 13# 25
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 7# 6
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 14# 10
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 16# 15
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 17# 15
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 17# 15
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 18# 17
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 19# 18
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 19# 14
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 19# 9
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 21# 15
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 21# 19
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 22# 16
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 33# 15
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Charlie Morton
SP - TB
Charlie Morton
Zack Greinke
SP - HOU
Zack Greinke
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played3333
   
Games Started3333
   
Innings Pitched195.3209.2
   
Wins1618
   
Losses65
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed154176
   
Earned Runs6671
   
Home Runs Allowed1521
   
Strikeouts240187
   
Walks5730
   
ERA3.053.06
   
WHIP1.080.99
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Charlie Morton
SP - TB
Charlie Morton
Zack Greinke
SP - HOU
Zack Greinke
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played1111
   
Games Started1111
   
Innings Pitched66.571.0
   
Wins55
   
Losses33
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed5667
   
Earned Runs2531
   
Home Runs Allowed711
   
Strikeouts7767
   
Walks2215
   
ERA3.363.90
   
WHIP1.171.16
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Charlie Morton
SP - TB
Charlie Morton
Zack Greinke
SP - HOU
Zack Greinke
News 
 Rays RHP Charlie Morton says he expects to go 4-5 innings in his first start of the season.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Jul 8th
Zack Greinke pitched four innings on Monday against the Tigers, giving up one run on four hits while striking out two.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Mar 9th
 Charlie Morton says he hasn't decided whether or not he will continue his playing career after 2020.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Jul 3rd
Zack Greinke threw three shutout innings on Wednesday versus the Marlins.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Mar 4th
 Charlie Morton fired 2 1/3 scoreless innings on Monday against the Orioles.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Mar 2nd
Zack Greinke allowed an unearned run over two innings as the Astros beat the Marlins on Friday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Feb 28th
 Charlie Morton says that he is considering retirement following the 2020 baseball season.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Feb 11th
Zack Greinke arrived to Astros spring training on Saturday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Feb 23rd
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
One of these years, it's going to happen. Zack Greinke is going to get rocked as his velocity continues to decline. There's little upside here, with more downside that the end is here at age 36. Greinke has been the model of consistency, but at a position where strikeouts are the most valuable result that a pitcher can give you, Greinke doesn't help you at all. If you're looking at pure volume in a short season, he's worth the pick here.
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
Greinke didn't see the patented Astros bump after a mid-season trade, as his overall numbers actually declined a bit after his move from the Diamondbacks. His ERA and WHIP remain outstanding, but his strikeout rate continues to decline, such that it now actively does not help fantasy owners. Still, he's nearly a lock for 200 innings, plenty of wins, and solid peripherals, making him a fine addition to any fantasy staff. But with his advancing age, don't bank on him necessarily being a top-20 pitcher.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros