Who Should I Draft?

Chris Sale or Justin Verlander (2017)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Chris Sale
SP - BOS
Chris Sale
Justin Verlander
SP - DET
Justin Verlander
Expert
Recommendation
98%
Recommended by
48 of 49 experts
2%
Recommended by
1 of 49 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 5# 12
Best Rank# 2# 7
Worst Rank# 12# 56
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 20# 40
Best Rank# 18# 31
Worst Rank# 21# 46
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts226205
Wins1614
Saves00
ERA3.413.49
WHIP1.131.14
   
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Injury Alert
   
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  Chris Sale
SP - BOS
Chris Sale
Justin Verlander
SP - DET
Justin Verlander
2016 Stats 
   
   
Games Played3234
   
Games Started3234
   
Innings Pitched227228
   
Wins1716
   
Losses109
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed190171
   
Earned Runs8477
   
Home Runs Allowed2730
   
Strikeouts233254
   
Walks Issued4557
   
ERA3.343.04
   
WHIP1.041.00
   
  Chris Sale
SP - BOS
Chris Sale
Justin Verlander
SP - DET
Justin Verlander
2017 Projections 
   
   
Games Played3131
   
Games Started3131
   
Innings Pitched211201
   
Wins1614
   
Losses99
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed192175
   
Earned Runs8078
   
Home Runs Allowed2424
   
Strikeouts226205
   
Walks Issued4654
   
ERA3.413.49
   
WHIP1.131.14
   
  Chris Sale
SP - BOS
Chris Sale
Justin Verlander
SP - DET
Justin Verlander
News 
 Chris Sale was dominant in a no-decision against the Yankees on Sunday, striking out 12 over seven innings of one-run baseball. Sale allowed just four hits and two walks in the ballgame.
John Aubin
Mon, Aug 14th
Justin Verlander (8-8) had trouble with the long ball on Tuesday giving up three home runs leading to five runs in six innings. He struck out eight without a walk while giving up eight hits in the Tigers' 10-4 loss to the Rangers.
Brad Richter
Wed, Aug 16th
 Chris Sale (14-4) fired eight scoreless innings in Tuesday's 2-0 win over the Rays, scattering two hits and a walk while striking out 13.
John Aubin
Wed, Aug 9th
Justin Verlander (8-7) allowed just one hit in eight innings during the Tigers 10-0 rout over the Pirates on Wednesday. He had a no-hitter going into the sixth inning before a two-out double by Josh Bell. Verlander registered six strikeouts with three walks in the 113-pitch effort.
Brad Richter
Thu, Aug 10th
 Chris Sale gave up seven runs on eight hits, including two home runs, and a walk over five innings but escaped with a no-decision in Tuesday's 12-10 win over Cleveland. He struck out five.
John Aubin
Wed, Aug 2nd
Justin Verlander (6-7) picked up the win on Sunday against the Astros by tossing six shutout innings in the Tigers 13-1 victory. Verlander allowed five hits and three walks while striking out six Astros.
Brad Richter
Mon, Jul 31st
 Chris Sale (13-4) struck out 11 while allowing just three hits and a walk over seven scoreless innings against the Mariners on Wednesday.
John Aubin
Thu, Jul 27th
Justin Verlander tossed seven strong innings allowing three runs on five hits during the Tigers' 5-3 loss in 12 innings on Monday. Verlander struck out nine Royals while giving up two walks in the 119-pitch effort.
Brad Richter
Tue, Jul 25th
 Chris Sale shut out the Angels for six innings, giving up four hits, walking two and striking out nine, in Boston's 6-2 win Friday.
John Aubin
Sat, Jul 22nd
Justin Verlander picked up the no-decision after surrendering only two runs across seven innings in Detroit's 4-3 loss to Kansas City.
Waleed Hawatky - Power Moves
Thu, Jul 20th
Notes 
 Only Scherzer and Kershaw have more strikeouts over the past 5 seasons than Sale - allowed 43 HRs at US Cellular Field compared to just 20 on the road over the past 3 seasons, so move to Boston shouldn't hurt him
Brandon Funston - Independent
Despite being 33 years old last season, Verlander was every bit as good as his 'prime years', striking out 10 batters per nine innings while leading the league in WHIP with over 225 innings. There is no reason to expect the workhorse to see much regression, as he has prove he can handle the load.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
 2016 was another dominant year for Boston's new ace, but even more concerning than the tough new division and ballpark is that Sale took a significant step backwards in his K-rate and overall metrics. That doesn't just mean less K's and likely ERA, wins, it means an elevated injury risk.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros