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Who Should I Draft?

Chris Paddack or Yu Darvish (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Chris Paddack
SP - SD
Chris Paddack
Yu Darvish
SP - CHC
Yu Darvish
Expert
Recommendation
62%
Recommended by
32 of 52 experts
38%
Recommended by
20 of 52 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 15# 20
Best Rank# 10# 10
Worst Rank# 52# 71
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 53# 60
Best Rank# 49# 56
Worst Rank# 57# 81
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts6576
Wins44
Saves00
ERA3.774.03
WHIP1.131.20
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 13# 20
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 10# 25
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 13# 16
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 13# 20
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 24# 33
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 12# 13
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 16# 19
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 52# 71
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 17# 18
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 16# 17
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 15# 19
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 17# 25
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 15# 17
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 11# 23
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 15# 19
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 16# 20
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 16# 43
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 18# 19
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 18# 19
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 14# 20
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 13# 36
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 12# 13
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 23# 35
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 20# 22
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 17# 19
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 15# 23
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 14# 17
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 13# 23
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 13# 22
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 13# 25
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 10# 32
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 14# 15
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 13# 12
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 14# 13
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 15# 10
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 16# 13
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 16# 10
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 17# 16
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 17# 15
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 17# 16
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 17# 13
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 18# 17
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 19# 17
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 19# 14
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 19# 17
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 20# 18
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 20# 16
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 22# 16
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 25# 14
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 26# 16
   
George Kurtz
SportsGrid
# 29# 20
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 38# 27
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Chris Paddack
SP - SD
Chris Paddack
Yu Darvish
SP - CHC
Yu Darvish
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played2631
   
Games Started2631
   
Innings Pitched141.3179.2
   
Wins96
   
Losses78
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed107140
   
Earned Runs5279
   
Home Runs Allowed2333
   
Strikeouts153229
   
Walks3156
   
ERA3.333.98
   
WHIP0.981.10
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Chris Paddack
SP - SD
Chris Paddack
Yu Darvish
SP - CHC
Yu Darvish
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played1111
   
Games Started1111
   
Innings Pitched62.264.8
   
Wins44
   
Losses33
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed5556
   
Earned Runs2629
   
Home Runs Allowed910
   
Strikeouts6576
   
Walks1522
   
ERA3.774.03
   
WHIP1.131.20
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Chris Paddack
SP - SD
Chris Paddack
Yu Darvish
SP - CHC
Yu Darvish
News 
 Chris Paddack improved to 2-0 on Monday against the Dodgers, giving up three runs on five hits over six innings pitched.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Aug 4th
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
 Chris Paddack received a no-decision on Wednesday against the Giants, throwing five innings of two-run ball while striking out six.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Jul 30th
The Cubs-Reds game in Cincinnati has been postponed. No makeup date has been announced.
Carmen Maiorano - Carm's Clubhouse
Thu, Jul 30th
 Chris Paddack earned the win on Opening Night against Arizona, tossing six scoreless innings while striking out four.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Jul 25th
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
 The Padres announced Chris Paddack will be the team’s Opening Day starter.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Jul 20th
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
 Chris Paddack will make one more intrasquad start as a tune-up for the regular season.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Jul 13th
Yu Darvish has been named the Cubs' number two starter. He will get his first start against the Brewers.
Carmen Maiorano - Carm's Clubhouse
Thu, Jul 16th
Notes 
 Very good SP that could break out in 2020. 60 games rather than the long, drawn out grind of 162 could help establish him as one of the best in the business on the bump without having to prove he can maintain his Ace stuff over the durability test that is a full 162. I bet he is overdraft in 2021, but in 2020 he could be a #1.
Chris Mitchell - FantasyData
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
 The Padres actually managed to have Chris Paddack on an innings limit that didn't totally drive fantasy managers mad. He showed that he could hold up over the course of a full season, and he more than performed to the lofty expectations that were thrust upon him when he made the Padres Opening Day roster. Paddack is working on developing his curveball, and if he's able to throw that with more regularity, he's going to have three plus-pitches. We haven't even begun to see his upside."
Michael Waterloo - 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
 Paddack earned his "biggest spring training breakout" award with an outstanding season, albeit one capped with an innings limit. The reins should be taken off a bit this year, which should allow Paddack to remain in a groove and build on his outstanding 2019 numbers. His fastball and changeup are simpy elite, and if he can continue to refine his curveball, he could develop into a true fantasy ace.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
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
 Allowed more than two walks just twice in 26 starts, resulting in a 0.98 WHIP for the season
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros
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