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Who Should I Draft?

Clayton Kershaw or Tyler Glasnow (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Clayton Kershaw
SP - LAD
Clayton Kershaw
Tyler Glasnow
SP - TB
Tyler Glasnow
Expert
Recommendation
88%
Recommended by
45 of 51 experts
12%
Recommended by
6 of 51 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 12# 15
Best Rank# 5# 9
Worst Rank# 17# 39
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 30# 49
Best Rank# 26# 40
Worst Rank# 33# 54
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts176196
Wins1411
Saves00
ERA3.243.53
WHIP1.061.15
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-IL60
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 11# 19
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 10# 19
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 11# 15
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 11# 39
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 17# 22
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 11# 15
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 9# 26
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 9# 13
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 12# 16
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 12# 17
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 9# 15
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 14# 29
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 10# 17
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 14# 15
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 13# 14
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 12# 14
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 12# 15
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 10# 17
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 12# 13
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 6# 10
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 11# 17
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 10# 17
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 12# 15
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 16# 18
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 14# 15
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 13# 17
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 7# 16
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 12# 19
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 12# 27
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 12# 14
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 12# 15
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 7# 14
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 10# 15
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 12# 17
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 10# 16
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 5# 21
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 12# 18
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 10# 19
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 6# 16
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 10# 16
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 12# 15
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 10# 28
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 12# 16
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 9# 20
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 11# 14
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 12# 11
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 13# 10
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 14# 9
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 14# 12
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 15# 13
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 16# 14
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Clayton Kershaw
SP - LAD
Clayton Kershaw
Tyler Glasnow
SP - TB
Tyler Glasnow
2020 Stats 
   
   
Games Played1011
   
Games Started1011
   
Innings Pitched58.157.0
   
Wins65
   
Losses21
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed4143
   
Earned Runs1426
   
Home Runs Allowed811
   
Strikeouts6291
   
Walks822
   
ERA2.164.08
   
WHIP0.841.13
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Clayton Kershaw
SP - LAD
Clayton Kershaw
Tyler Glasnow
SP - TB
Tyler Glasnow
2021 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2828
   
Games Started2828
   
Innings Pitched167.2150.1
   
Wins1411
   
Losses77
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed142118
   
Earned Runs6059
   
Home Runs Allowed2320
   
Strikeouts176196
   
Walks3555
   
ERA3.243.53
   
WHIP1.061.15
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Clayton Kershaw
SP - LAD
Clayton Kershaw
Tyler Glasnow
SP - TB
Tyler Glasnow
News 
 LHP Clayton Kershaw earned the win on Sunday when he allowed one run on three hits with eight strikeouts in the Dodgers' 8-5 win over the Reds.
Jon Mathisen
Mon, Sep 20th
Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Tyler Glasnow (elbow) will undergo Tommy John surgery on Wednesday.
Brad Camara
Wed, Aug 4th
 Dodgers LHP Clayton Kershaw (forearm) threw a bullpen session on Friday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Sep 11th
Tampa Bay Rays right-hander Tyler Glasnow is expected to undergo Tommy John surgery next week, according to ESPN MLB insider Jeff Passan.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Sat, Jul 31st
 Clayton Kershaw allowed two runs on four hits over three innings with three strikeouts in his rehab stint on Tuesday for Triple-A Oklahoma City.
Ari Koslow
Wed, Sep 8th
Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Tyler Glasnow (elbow) played light catch on Thursday.
Brad Camara
Thu, Jul 15th
 Dodgers manager Dave Roberts says that Clayton Kershaw (forearm) might need just one rehab start before rejoining the rotation.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Sep 6th
The Rays transferred RHP Tyler Glasnow (elbow) to the 60-day injured list.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Jun 17th
 Dodgers' SP Clayton Kershaw (forearm) will make a rehab appearance in Triple-A Oklahoma City on Tuesday.
Jack Mannis
Sun, Sep 5th
Rays RHP Tyler Glasnow (elbow) underwent an MRI on Tuesday, which revealed a partial UCL tear as well as a flexor strain. He was placed on the 10-day injured list with no timetable for a return.
Brad Camara
Tue, Jun 15th
Notes 
 Kershaw turned back the clock a bit in 2020, as the shortened season allowed him to let things go a bit more and add some of the velocity he had lost over the previous two seasons. The result was his best WHIP and ERA since 2016 and best strikeout rate since 2017. Kershaw isn't going to reach 200 innings pitched at this stage of his career, not with his injury history and the Dodgers' depth in their rotation and World Series aspirations. But even entering his age-33 season, he offers next to no downside. Consider this: Kershaw had probably the worst season of his career in 2019 and pitched to a 3.03 ERA and a 1.04 WHIP with more than a strikeout per inning. Draft him as a strong SP2 but bank on 160 innings. Anything more is gravy.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Glasnow is really a fascinating case study. He followed up an incredible 60-inning stretch in 2019 (1.78 ERA, 0.89 WHIP, 33% strikeout rate) with a bit of a step back last year (4.08 ERA and 1.13 WHIP). But his xFIP in 2020 (2.75) was actually lower than in 2019 (2.94), and his strikeout rate jumped to a whopping 38.2%. The real issue for Glasnow is that he's a two-pitch pitcher, and although both his fastball and curveball are outstanding, they need to be superb at all times for him to have a dominant season. And last year, they were both just a bit worse than the season prior, particularly his fastball. With enormous strikeout upside and a spot in the rotation of one of the best and most pitching-savvy teams in the Rays, Glasnow makes a fine SP2 for a fantasy team. But his injury history, and his lack of a third pitch, make him a bit riskier than others going in his range.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
 Fresh off his first ever World Series championship, Kershaw continues to graciously ride the aging curve. In fact, he has actually combated a decline in fastball velocity by adding 1 mph in 2020 (90.8 to 90.3 to 91.6 over the past three years). Fantasy managers should also find comfort in the fact that Kershaw has literally never been bad. His highest ERA since 2009 is 3.03 and his highest WHIP since 2011 is 1.04. If seeking safety in the early rounds, Kershaw is your guy.
Brendan Tuma - FantasyPros
Glasnow is a classic risk-reward fantasy selection where he's being drafted. A prominent strikeout artist, he has completed six full innings in just 9-of-23 regular season starts since joining the Rays. A two-pitch pitcher, Glasnow is literally un-hittable when he's "on." However, when you have just two pitches, batters can more easily guess what's coming. This is what led to the 27-year-old giving up 11 homers in 2020. The strikeouts are nice but it feels like there's too much potential downside when considering his current ADP.
Brendan Tuma - FantasyPros