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Who Should I Draft?

Chris Paddack or Zack Greinke (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Chris Paddack
SP - SD
Chris Paddack
Zack Greinke
SP - HOU
Zack Greinke
Expert
Recommendation
60%
Recommended by
26 of 43 experts
40%
Recommended by
17 of 43 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 16# 17
Best Rank# 8# 6
Worst Rank# 372# 29
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 53# 48
Best Rank# 49# 42
Worst Rank# 61# 66
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts6567
Wins45
Saves00
ERA3.803.90
WHIP1.131.16
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 14# 15
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 16# 17
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 10# 15
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 13# 16
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 13# 17
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 15# 18
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 16# 20
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 14# 15
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 18# 20
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 16# 18
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 15# 17
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 17# 20
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 10# 24
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 16# 17
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 18# 20
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 18# 20
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 19# 29
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 13# 19
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 18# 23
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 11# 15
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 17# 21
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 8# 18
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 16# 28
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 14# 18
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 12# 15
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 18# 25
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 12# 11
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 16# 14
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 17# 15
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 18# 15
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 19# 10
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 19# 15
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 20# 17
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 20# 19
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 20# 17
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 21# 20
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 21# 17
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 21# 19
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 22# 9
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 25# 13
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 26# 19
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 29# 19
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 372# 6
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Chris Paddack
SP - SD
Chris Paddack
Zack Greinke
SP - HOU
Zack Greinke
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played2633
   
Games Started2633
   
Innings Pitched141.3209.2
   
Wins918
   
Losses75
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed107176
   
Earned Runs5271
   
Home Runs Allowed2321
   
Strikeouts153187
   
Walks3130
   
ERA3.333.06
   
WHIP0.980.99
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Chris Paddack
SP - SD
Chris Paddack
Zack Greinke
SP - HOU
Zack Greinke
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played1111
   
Games Started1111
   
Innings Pitched61.271.0
   
Wins45
   
Losses33
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed5467
   
Earned Runs2631
   
Home Runs Allowed911
   
Strikeouts6567
   
Walks1515
   
ERA3.803.90
   
WHIP1.131.16
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Chris Paddack
SP - SD
Chris Paddack
Zack Greinke
SP - HOU
Zack Greinke
News 
 Chris Paddack allowed four earned runs on six hits in four innings of work in Sunday's 6-0 loss to Chicago
Steven Boysko - The Leadoff Batter
Mon, Mar 9th
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
 Chris Paddack allowed no runs on two hits and a walk in three innings in Monday's start against the White Sox. He struck out one.
Steven Boysko - The Leadoff Batter
Tue, Mar 3rd
Zack Greinke threw three shutout innings on Wednesday versus the Marlins.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Mar 4th
 Chris Paddack is focusing on honing his curveball this spring.
Connor Rooney
Sat, Feb 29th
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
 Chris Paddack pitched two scoreless innings in his spring debut Wednesday against the Indians, allowing one hit and striking out three.
Connor Rooney
Wed, Feb 26th
Zack Greinke arrived to Astros spring training on Saturday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Feb 23rd
Notes 
 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
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
 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
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