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Who Should I Draft?

Clayton Kershaw or Sonny Gray (2022)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Clayton Kershaw
SP - LAD
Clayton Kershaw
Sonny Gray
SP - MIN
Sonny Gray
Expert
Recommendation
72%
Recommended by
31 of 43 experts
28%
Recommended by
12 of 43 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 36# 52
Best Rank# 20# 24
Worst Rank# 74# 80
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 107# 145
Best Rank# 98# 120
Worst Rank# 151# 160
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts156166
Wins1211
Saves00
ERA3.373.86
WHIP1.071.26
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertIL15-
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 26# 49
   
Pat Fitzmaurice
FantasyPros
# 47# 53
   
Scott Engel
The Game Day
# 37# 75
   
Jody Smith
FullTime Fantasy
# 41# 50
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 42# 50
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 49# 51
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 48# 55
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 47# 51
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 30# 73
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 38# 61
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 36# 49
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 45# 46
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 21# 43
   
Christopher Welsh
FantasyPros
# 42# 58
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 36# 69
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 29# 43
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 43# 54
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 20# 49
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 37# 41
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 28# 59
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 38# 51
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 34# 56
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 22# 80
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 54# 65
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 35# 53
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 48# 58
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 26# 56
   
Scott Youngson
Pitcher List
# 29# 53
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 40# 49
   
Scott Bogman
FantasyPros
# 37# 64
   
Travis Argo
Fantasy Six Pack
# 48# 67
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 39# 36
   
Brad Camara
RotoBaller
# 40# 38
   
Nate Miller
Fantasy Six Pack
# 40# 38
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 44# 39
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 44# 37
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 45# 24
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 50# 40
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 52# 38
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 52# 48
   
Fred Zinkie
Yahoo! Sports
# 63# 46
   
Greg Smith
Superflex.Guide
# 63# 45
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 74# 58
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Clayton Kershaw
SP - LAD
Clayton Kershaw
Sonny Gray
SP - MIN
Sonny Gray
2021 Stats 
   
   
Games Played2226
   
Games Started2226
   
Innings Pitched122.2135.0
   
Wins107
   
Losses89
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed103115
   
Earned Runs4863
   
Home Runs Allowed1519
   
Strikeouts144155
   
Walks2150
   
ERA3.554.19
   
WHIP1.021.22
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Clayton Kershaw
SP - LAD
Clayton Kershaw
Sonny Gray
SP - MIN
Sonny Gray
2022 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2529
   
Games Started2529
   
Innings Pitched147.1159.6
   
Wins1211
   
Losses69
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed124140
   
Earned Runs5568
   
Home Runs Allowed2119
   
Strikeouts156166
   
Walks3261
   
ERA3.373.86
   
WHIP1.071.26
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Clayton Kershaw
SP - LAD
Clayton Kershaw
Sonny Gray
SP - MIN
Sonny Gray
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
Sonny Gray (1-1) cruised to victory on Wednesday afternoon against the Athletics during the 14-4 win. The right-hander went six innings allowing two runs on six hits. He didn't issue any walks and struck out five.
Brad Richter
Thu, May 19th
 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
Twins SP Sonny Gray (right hamstring strain) has been activated from the 10-day injured list and will start against the Oakland Athletics Saturday afternoon.
Chris Schommer
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
Twins starter Sonny Gray (hamstring) is scheduled to make another rehab start, this time at Triple-A St. Paul.
Kendall Capps
Wed, May 4th
 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
Twins SP Sonny Gray has been placed on the 10-day IL with tightness in his right hamstring as reported by the St. Paul Pioneer Press.
Luke Monaldo
Sun, Apr 17th
 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
Twins starter Sonny Gray exited Saturday's game against the Red Sox after just 1.2 innings of work. He appeared to be dealing with a right hamstring injury.
Andersen Pickard
Sat, Apr 16th
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
Gray can be maddening at time with his inconsistency. When his breaking stuff is on and getting strikes, he's borderline unhittable. When it's not, things often get ugly, and there's little rhyme or reason to which Gray you're going to see on any given day. His home-run rate spiked last year and a move to Minnesota should help get that under control. And he started throwing a cutter last year that had a lot of success, and if he continues to develop it, it could be a game-changer. But in the end, Gray has essentially put it all together just once in his last six seasons, so keep your expectations in check.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros