Who Should I Draft?

Chris Sale or Justin Verlander (2018)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Chris Sale
SP - BOS
Chris Sale
Justin Verlander
SP - HOU
Justin Verlander
Expert
Recommendation
100%
Recommended by
25 of 25 experts
0%
Recommended by
0 of 25 experts
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  Chris Sale
SP - BOS
Chris Sale
Justin Verlander
SP - HOU
Justin Verlander
2017 Stats 
   
   
Games Played3233
   
Games Started3233
   
Innings Pitched214206
   
Wins1715
   
Losses88
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed165170
   
Earned Runs6977
   
Home Runs Allowed2427
   
Strikeouts308219
   
Walks Issued4372
   
ERA2.903.36
   
WHIP0.971.17
   
  Chris Sale
SP - BOS
Chris Sale
Justin Verlander
SP - HOU
Justin Verlander
News 
Notes 
 Sale faded just a tad down the stretch to take his truly remarkable season down to just an outstanding one. Sale struck out an incredible 308 batters, kept his WHIP below 1.00, and won 17 games for the second straight year. Although Sale entered the league with injury concerns because of his slight frame and wild delivery, he has surpassed 200 innings pitched in four of the last five seasons, and is a true ace of a fantasy staff. Whether you draft him before Corey Kluber, Max Scherzer, or even Clayton Kershaw is simply a matter of personal preference at this point.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Verlander was sensational once he moved to Houston, but doing that over a full season at the age of 35 is another story. While is a clearly a top 10 fantasy pitcher in drafts, his ceiling seems to be last among the group.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
 Three hundred and eight strikeouts. Does much more really need to be said? That's over 100 more than Kershaw! It also helps that his career ERA is below .300 and he should win 15+ games in front of a stacked Red Sox lineup.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros