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Who Should I Draft?

Clayton Kershaw or Eduardo Rodriguez (2022)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Clayton Kershaw
SP - LAD
Clayton Kershaw
Eduardo Rodriguez
SP - DET
Eduardo Rodriguez
Expert
Recommendation
63%
Recommended by
27 of 43 experts
37%
Recommended by
16 of 43 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 36# 43
Best Rank# 20# 30
Worst Rank# 74# 68
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 107# 139
Best Rank# 98# 99
Worst Rank# 151# 154
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts156185
Wins1211
Saves00
ERA3.373.89
WHIP1.071.26
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertIL15-
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 26# 50
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 39# 43
   
Scott Engel
The Game Day
# 37# 53
   
Jody Smith
FullTime Fantasy
# 41# 42
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 42# 44
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 48# 50
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 30# 32
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 38# 47
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 36# 43
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 21# 48
   
Christopher Welsh
FantasyPros
# 42# 48
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 36# 60
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 29# 38
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 43# 49
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 44# 50
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 20# 68
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 37# 46
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 28# 67
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 38# 45
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 34# 41
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 22# 41
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 45# 54
   
Brad Camara
RotoBaller
# 40# 48
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 35# 44
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 26# 36
   
Scott Youngson
Pitcher List
# 29# 48
   
Scott Bogman
FantasyPros
# 37# 45
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 40# 30
   
Nate Miller
Fantasy Six Pack
# 40# 39
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 44# 42
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 45# 36
   
Pat Fitzmaurice
FantasyPros
# 47# 46
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 47# 42
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 48# 38
   
Travis Argo
Fantasy Six Pack
# 48# 36
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 49# 41
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 50# 39
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 52# 43
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 52# 49
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 54# 43
   
Fred Zinkie
Yahoo! Sports
# 63# 51
   
Greg Smith
Superflex.Guide
# 63# 62
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 74# 55
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Clayton Kershaw
SP - LAD
Clayton Kershaw
Eduardo Rodriguez
SP - DET
Eduardo Rodriguez
2021 Stats 
   
   
Games Played2232
   
Games Started2231
   
Innings Pitched122.2158.2
   
Wins1013
   
Losses88
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed103172
   
Earned Runs4883
   
Home Runs Allowed1519
   
Strikeouts144185
   
Walks2147
   
ERA3.554.74
   
WHIP1.021.39
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Clayton Kershaw
SP - LAD
Clayton Kershaw
Eduardo Rodriguez
SP - DET
Eduardo Rodriguez
2022 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2531
   
Games Started2531
   
Innings Pitched147.1174.8
   
Wins1211
   
Losses610
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed124164
   
Earned Runs5576
   
Home Runs Allowed2121
   
Strikeouts156185
   
Walks3257
   
ERA3.373.89
   
WHIP1.071.26
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Clayton Kershaw
SP - LAD
Clayton Kershaw
Eduardo Rodriguez
SP - DET
Eduardo Rodriguez
News 
 Los Angeles Dodgers SP Clayton Kershaw (pelvis) is set to miss more time than originally expected as he has not seen the relief that was expected from the epidural.
Josh Thiessen
Tue, May 17th
Detroit Tigers left-hander Eduardo Rodriguez threw 6 2/3 scoreless innings in a 4-2 win over the Orioles on Friday. Rodriguez struck out three and walked four on the way to picking up the win.
Matthew Terelle
Fri, May 13th
 Clayton Kershaw played catch on Sunday and is expected to do so again on Monday before throwing a bullpen session on Wednesday.
Ari Koslow
Mon, May 16th
Detroit Tigers left-hander Eduardo Rodriguez pitched well in a 3-2 loss to the Astros on Saturday. Rodriguez allowed one run over 6 2/3 innings of work while striking out eight and walking three.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, May 7th
 Clayton Kershaw has been placed on the injured list due to inflammation in his SI joint per Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic.
Andy Zimmerman
Fri, May 13th
Detroit Tigers left-hander Eduardo Rodriguez struggled in a 6-3 loss to the Dodgers on Sunday. Rodriguez allowed six runs (four earned) over 5 2/3 innings of work while striking out five.
Matthew Terelle
Sun, May 1st
 Los Angeles Dodgers SP Clayton Kershaw pitched seven innings on Saturday, striking out two, walking one, and allowing five hits for zero earned runs in the Dodgers' 7-0 win over the Cubs.
Josh Thiessen
Sun, May 8th
Detroit Tigers left-hander Eduardo Rodriguez allowed three runs over six innings in a 5-4 loss to the Twins on Tuesday. Rodríguez struck out six and walked two in the start.
Matthew Terelle
Tue, Apr 26th
 Los Angeles Dodgers SP Clayton Kershaw pitched six innings on Saturday, striking out seven, walking two, and allowing four hits for one earned run in the Dodgers' 5-1 loss to the Tigers.
Josh Thiessen
Sun, May 1st
Detroit Tigers left-hander Eduardo Rodriguez allowed three runs over six innings of work in a 5-3 loss to the Yankees on Wednesday. Rodriguez struck out five and walked one in the outing.
Matthew Terelle
Wed, Apr 20th
Notes 
 Kershaw isn't the same pitcher he was at his peak, but he's still really, really good. His curveball doesn't have quite the same bite and his fastball has fallen off a bit, but his slider is one of the best in baseball. Kershaw really leaned into that pitch last year (he used it 47.6% of the time), so it's no surprise that he dealt with forearm issues at the end of the season. And injuries are now unfortunately a common thing for the veteran, as he's dealt with back, shoulder, and now elbow injuries over the past several years. He's back with the Dodgers on a one-year deal and is reportedly healthy. There's still a ton of room for profit with him, but you shouldn't count on much more than 120 innings.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Rodriguez had an awful 2021 season, but his 4.74 ERA was backed up by a 3.32 FIP and 3.50 xERA. His walk percentage and strikeout rate were actually career bests, and he made at least 31 starts for the second consecutive season. Really, it was just a lot of bad luck for Rodriguez, as his .363 BABIP against and 68.9% LOB %, both career-worsts, showed. He'll face an easier slate of lineups now that he's with Detroit, but his ceiling is fairly low given that he's really got just one truly reliable pitch in his fastball. He could theoretically finally beat his career best 3.81 ERA and 1.26 WHIP, but there's just not enough upside for him to be anything but a back-end-of-the-rotation type of arm.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros