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Who Should I Draft?

Clayton Kershaw or Patrick Corbin (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Clayton Kershaw
SP - LAD
Clayton Kershaw
Patrick Corbin
SP - WSH
Patrick Corbin
Expert
Recommendation
66%
Recommended by
29 of 44 experts
34%
Recommended by
15 of 44 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 9# 14
Best Rank# 6# 7
Worst Rank# 20# 44
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 34# 36
Best Rank# 30# 29
Worst Rank# 48# 53
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts6778
Wins55
Saves00
ERA3.543.78
WHIP1.131.25
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 12# 20
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 20# 44
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 14# 18
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 16# 19
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 6# 26
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 12# 14
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 10# 12
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 10# 14
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 12# 20
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 15# 21
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 10# 16
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 8# 32
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 9# 21
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 11# 13
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 10# 13
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 7# 10
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 7# 30
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 11# 13
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 9# 14
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 10# 12
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 12# 14
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 13# 20
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 13# 20
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 8# 12
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 20# 26
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 7# 14
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 11# 14
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 13# 15
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 11# 13
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 9# 8
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 10# 7
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 12# 10
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 12# 11
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 12# 10
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 12# 10
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 12# 11
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 13# 11
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 14# 12
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 14# 11
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 15# 13
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 15# 14
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 15# 13
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 16# 8
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 19# 16
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Clayton Kershaw
SP - LAD
Clayton Kershaw
Patrick Corbin
SP - WSH
Patrick Corbin
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played2933
   
Games Started2833
   
Innings Pitched178.1202.1
   
Wins1614
   
Losses57
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed145169
   
Earned Runs6173
   
Home Runs Allowed2824
   
Strikeouts189238
   
Walks4170
   
ERA3.083.25
   
WHIP1.041.18
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Clayton Kershaw
SP - LAD
Clayton Kershaw
Patrick Corbin
SP - WSH
Patrick Corbin
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played1112
   
Games Started1112
   
Innings Pitched66.870.8
   
Wins55
   
Losses33
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed6065
   
Earned Runs2630
   
Home Runs Allowed109
   
Strikeouts6778
   
Walks1523
   
ERA3.543.78
   
WHIP1.131.25
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Clayton Kershaw
SP - LAD
Clayton Kershaw
Patrick Corbin
SP - WSH
Patrick Corbin
News 
 Dave Roberts has confirmed that Clayton Kershaw will, again, be the Opening Day starter.
Joe Buttgereit - Fantasy Sports Nerdz
Wed, Jul 8th
Patrick Corbin threw 43 pitches in an intrasquad game on Saturday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Jul 12th
 Dodgers manager Dave Roberts says Clayton Kershaw, Ross Stripling, and Alex Wood have all thrown three-inning simulated games.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Jul 4th
Nationals starter Patrick Corbin allowed three earned runs on four hits and one walk while striking out five or three innings in Thursday's Spring Training outing against the St. Louis Cardinals.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Thu, Mar 5th
 Dodgers manager Dave Roberts says he doesn't anticipate starters going beyond four innings their first time through the rotation.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Jun 25th
 
 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
 
 Dodgers manager Dave Roberts announced Clayton Kershaw will be the team's Opening Day starter.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Mar 9th
 
Notes 
 Kershaw silenced the decline talks last year after he put up another good season with an improved SwStr%. In quality starts leagues, he was money for managers, as he consistently went six and seven innings in his starts. He's had to change who he is as a pitcher, as the velocity just isn't there, which gives him little margin for error. He's worth taking still, but he's more of an SP2 at this point.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
Why is Patrick Corbin being underrated? Sure, his 2018 season raised eyebrows in a contract year, but he backed it up in 2019, which typically silences the critics. Instead, you're getting a safe - albeit with limited No. 1 upside potential - ace in the fifth round. Take it the value and run. Corbin allows you to either load up with hitters early on and have him as your fallback option, or he allows you to have two aces to give you a leg-up on your competition.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
 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
Corbin largely followed up on his breakout 2018 season with the Nationals last year, again reaching the 200-inning plateau and pitching to a low-3.00 ERA. He continued to lean heavily on his outstanding slider, against which batters hit just .158. His walk rate and strikeout rate rose and fell just a tad from his peak, a trend that fantasy owners can expect to continue. But Corbin's baseline is excellent and even with further slow decline in skills, he should be an outstanding starter for a fantasy rotation.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
 No longer an ace but the price to draft him is reasonable. Can expect wins playing for the Dodgers, which can be tough for SPs to find
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros
About as consistent as you can get. Tremendous option if you decide to go hitter-hitter or even hitter-hitter-hitter to start.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy
  Has put up back-to-back seasons with 200 IP, 230+ strikeouts, and an ERA in the low 3s
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros