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Who Should I Draft?

Clayton Kershaw or Lucas Giolito (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Clayton Kershaw
SP - LAD
Clayton Kershaw
Lucas Giolito
SP - CWS
Lucas Giolito
Expert
Recommendation
85%
Recommended by
33 of 39 experts
15%
Recommended by
6 of 39 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 9# 18
Best Rank# 5# 11
Worst Rank# 20# 36
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 33# 53
Best Rank# 30# 44
Worst Rank# 49# 68
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts176204
Wins1312
Saves00
ERA3.373.89
WHIP1.101.19
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 12# 19
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 10# 18
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 10# 11
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 14# 19
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 13# 36
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 12# 17
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 5# 14
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 19# 27
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 12# 16
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 11# 15
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 15# 19
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 15# 19
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 8# 19
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 8# 30
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 9# 15
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 11# 17
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 12# 15
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 10# 18
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 7# 22
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 14# 23
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 7# 16
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 8# 17
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 11# 22
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 10# 15
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 12# 18
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 13# 15
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 13# 27
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 12# 15
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 7# 24
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 11# 26
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 13# 18
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 12# 23
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 11# 18
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 13# 11
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 14# 13
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 15# 11
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 15# 14
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 16# 12
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 20# 17
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Clayton Kershaw
SP - LAD
Clayton Kershaw
Lucas Giolito
SP - CWS
Lucas Giolito
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played2929
   
Games Started2829
   
Innings Pitched178.1177.3
   
Wins1614
   
Losses59
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed145131
   
Earned Runs6167
   
Home Runs Allowed2824
   
Strikeouts189228
   
Walks4157
   
ERA3.083.41
   
WHIP1.041.06
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Clayton Kershaw
SP - LAD
Clayton Kershaw
Lucas Giolito
SP - CWS
Lucas Giolito
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2729
   
Games Started2829
   
Innings Pitched169.7173.1
   
Wins1312
   
Losses79
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed149144
   
Earned Runs6475
   
Home Runs Allowed2326
   
Strikeouts176204
   
Walks3862
   
ERA3.373.89
   
WHIP1.101.19
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Clayton Kershaw
SP - LAD
Clayton Kershaw
Lucas Giolito
SP - CWS
Lucas Giolito
News 
 Clayton Kershaw pitched four scoreless innings against the Tijuana Toros (a Mexican minor-league team) Monday, allowing three hits while striking out four.
Connor Rooney
Tue, Mar 10th
Chicago White Sox right-hander Lucas Giolito (chest) is expected to make his Cactus League debut later this week, according to manager Rick Renteria.
Matthew Terelle
Mon, Mar 2nd
 Dodgers manager Dave Roberts announced Clayton Kershaw will be the team's Opening Day starter.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Mar 9th
Lucas Giolito (chest) threw a bullpen on Saturday and said afterwards that he feels 100 percent.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Feb 22nd
 Clayton Kershaw threw three scoreless innings against the Giants on Wednesday, allowing two hits and striking out four.
Connor Rooney
Thu, Mar 5th
Lucas Giolito (chest muscle) made throws from 150 feet on Tuesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Feb 19th
 Clayton Kershaw pitched 1.2 scoreless innings Friday against the Brewers. He issued two walks and struck out four.
Connor Rooney
Fri, Feb 28th
Lucas Giolito is dealing with a strained muscle in his rib-cage area, and is expected to miss the first week of Cactus League play.
Connor Rooney
Wed, Feb 12th
 Driveline Baseball is well-known for progressing the evolution for pitchers in regards to increase in velocity while building strength, resulting in a healthier season. Visiting Driveline could only be a positive component this upcoming season for the soon-to-be 32-year-old.
Matthew Davis
Tue, Feb 25th
 
Notes 
 Peak Kershaw may be gone, but the version that remains is pretty darn good himself. Kershaw passed 175 innings pitched for the first time since 2015 despite starting the season on the IL, and although his ERA crept above 3.00 for the first time since 2008, his overall numbers remain elite. With strong win potential always present, Kershaw is a fine second starter on your staff. But his days of carrying a fantasy team are behind him.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Giolito earned every bit of his breakout season, putting up an ERA that we nearly identical to his FIP and xFIP and a major gain in control. Most impressive for Giolito was his ability to limit contact on pitches in the strike zone - just 77.3%, second best in MLB behind Gerrit Cole. His raw stuff is elite, and another fantastic season should follow in 2020.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
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