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Who Should I Draft?

Clayton Kershaw or Tyler Mahle (2022)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Clayton Kershaw
SP - LAD
Clayton Kershaw
Tyler Mahle
SP - CIN
Tyler Mahle
Expert
Recommendation
67%
Recommended by
29 of 43 experts
33%
Recommended by
14 of 43 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 36# 48
Best Rank# 20# 33
Worst Rank# 74# 129
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 107# 119
Best Rank# 98# 87
Worst Rank# 151# 140
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts156186
Wins1210
Saves00
ERA3.374.26
WHIP1.071.26
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertIL15-
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 26# 33
   
Pat Fitzmaurice
FantasyPros
# 47# 48
   
Scott Engel
The Game Day
# 37# 49
   
Jody Smith
FullTime Fantasy
# 41# 44
   
Greg Smith
Superflex.Guide
# 63# 73
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 30# 67
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 38# 43
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 36# 47
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 44# 45
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 21# 46
   
Christopher Welsh
FantasyPros
# 42# 43
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 36# 40
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 29# 50
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 43# 46
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 20# 46
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 37# 53
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 28# 46
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 38# 44
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 34# 89
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 22# 129
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 45# 50
   
Nate Miller
Fantasy Six Pack
# 40# 53
   
Brad Camara
RotoBaller
# 40# 41
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 35# 54
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 48# 54
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 26# 54
   
Scott Youngson
Pitcher List
# 29# 41
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 40# 52
   
Scott Bogman
FantasyPros
# 37# 40
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 39# 37
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 42# 41
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 44# 35
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 45# 43
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 47# 45
   
Travis Argo
Fantasy Six Pack
# 48# 44
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 48# 47
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 49# 45
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 50# 35
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 52# 50
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 52# 46
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 54# 48
   
Fred Zinkie
Yahoo! Sports
# 63# 45
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 74# 43
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Clayton Kershaw
SP - LAD
Clayton Kershaw
Tyler Mahle
SP - CIN
Tyler Mahle
2021 Stats 
   
   
Games Played2233
   
Games Started2233
   
Innings Pitched122.2180.0
   
Wins1013
   
Losses86
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed103158
   
Earned Runs4875
   
Home Runs Allowed1524
   
Strikeouts144210
   
Walks2164
   
ERA3.553.75
   
WHIP1.021.23
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Clayton Kershaw
SP - LAD
Clayton Kershaw
Tyler Mahle
SP - CIN
Tyler Mahle
2022 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2531
   
Games Started2530
   
Innings Pitched147.1169.8
   
Wins1210
   
Losses69
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed124153
   
Earned Runs5580
   
Home Runs Allowed2126
   
Strikeouts156186
   
Walks3261
   
ERA3.374.26
   
WHIP1.071.26
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Clayton Kershaw
SP - LAD
Clayton Kershaw
Tyler Mahle
SP - CIN
Tyler Mahle
News 
 Dodgers manager Dave Roberts told the MLB Network that SP Clayton Kershaw is still "a couple weeks away" from throwing a bullpen session.
Kelly Kirby
Fri, May 20th
Cincinnati Reds SP Tyler Mahle pitched four innings on Tuesday, striking out six, walking three, and allowing nine hits for eight earned runs in the Reds' 11-4 loss to the Cubs.
Josh Thiessen
Tue, May 24th
 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
Tyler Mahle has been activated from the restricted list and is the probable starter for the Reds’ game against the Cubs on Tuesday.
Devon Bruce
Mon, May 23rd
 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
The Cincinnati Reds added Tyler Mahle to the restricted list on Friday ahead of their trip for a three game series in Toronto. Currently all unvaccinated players are ineligible to enter Canada.
Jesse Garcia
Fri, May 20th
 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
Cincinnati Reds SP Tyler Mahle pitched 6 1/3 innings on Thursday, striking out four, walking two, and allowing two hits for one earned run in the Reds' 4-2 win over the Guardians.
Josh Thiessen
Thu, May 19th
 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
Cincinnati Reds SP Tyler Mahle pitched 6 1/3 innings on Friday, striking out eight, walking one, and allowing five hits for two earned runs in the Reds' 8-2 win over the Pirates.
Josh Thiessen
Sat, May 14th
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
Mahle is your quintessential fantasy rotation filler. His ERA (3.75) and WHIP (1.23) won't really hurt you and he'll throw enough innings, but because he's primarily a fastball pitcher with little else in his arsenal, there's so little upside. That's especially true because he pitches in a hitter-friendly environment and for a team that has traded nearly every decent offensive piece. That means wins should be hard to come by and with Mahle's upside cap, make sure not to draft him too early.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros