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Who Should I Draft?

Corey Kluber or Aaron Civale (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Aaron Civale
SP - CLE
Aaron Civale
Corey Kluber
SP - NYY
Corey Kluber
Expert
Recommendation
51%
Recommended by
26 of 51 experts
49%
Recommended by
25 of 51 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 64# 59
Best Rank# 42# 39
Worst Rank# 146# 154
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 191# 144
Best Rank# 155# 138
Worst Rank# 209# 168
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts137143
Wins910
Saves00
ERA4.404.01
WHIP1.281.20
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 57# 76
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 63# 76
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 56# 63
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 46# 79
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 65# 79
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 77# 101
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 70# 71
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 52# 61
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 46# 70
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 65# 70
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 61# 73
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 56# 59
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 54# 55
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 58# 73
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 42# 65
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 56# 80
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 46# 103
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 62# 101
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 60# 87
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 63# 65
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 49# 57
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 61# 62
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 58# 64
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 51# 154
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 52# 53
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 60# 87
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 96# 39
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 44# 41
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 146# 42
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 48# 44
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 101# 48
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 54# 52
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 71# 52
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 85# 53
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 126# 55
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 69# 55
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 61# 56
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 69# 56
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 93# 57
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 60# 57
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 80# 58
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 72# 59
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 64# 59
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 62# 60
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 70# 61
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 112# 63
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 77# 65
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 71# 68
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 103# 69
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 76# 75
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 117# 77
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Aaron Civale
SP - CLE
Aaron Civale
Corey Kluber
SP - NYY
Corey Kluber
2020 Stats 
   
   
Games Played121
   
Games Started121
   
Innings Pitched74.21.1
   
Wins40
   
Losses60
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed820
   
Earned Runs390
   
Home Runs Allowed110
   
Strikeouts691
   
Walks161
   
ERA4.740.00
   
WHIP1.321.00
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Aaron Civale
SP - CLE
Aaron Civale
Corey Kluber
SP - NYY
Corey Kluber
2021 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2726
   
Games Started2726
   
Innings Pitched156.3139.0
   
Wins910
   
Losses107
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed160130
   
Earned Runs7662
   
Home Runs Allowed2522
   
Strikeouts137143
   
Walks4037
   
ERA4.404.01
   
WHIP1.281.20
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Aaron Civale
SP - CLE
Aaron Civale
Corey Kluber
SP - NYY
Corey Kluber
News 
 Cleveland right-hander Aaron Civale threw six scoreless innings in an 11-3 win over the Yankees on Saturday. Civale struck out four and walked one in the win.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, Sep 18th
Corey Kluber allowed four hits and two walks while striking out four in six shutout innings to earn the win over Cleveland on Friday. He also hit one batter.
John Aubin
Sat, Sep 18th
 Cleveland right-hander Aaron Civale allowed seven runs over three innings in an 11-1 loss to the Brewers on Sunday. Civale struck out three and walked two.
Matthew Terelle
Sun, Sep 12th
Corey Kluber allowed four runs on five hits while striking out six and walking two in a no-decision against the Mets on Saturday night.
John Aubin
Sun, Sep 12th
 Cleveland right-hander Aaron Civale allowed one run over 4 2/3 innings in a 3-0 loss to the Twins on Tuesday. Civale struck out six and walked one in the start.
Matthew Terelle
Wed, Sep 8th
Corey Kluber allowed two runs on four hits with three walks and five strikeouts over 3 2/3 innings on Sunday in a no-decision against the Orioles.
John Aubin
Sun, Sep 5th
 Aaron Civale (shoulder) has been activated from the injured list by the Indians. He will also get the start tonight for the Indians as they take on the Minnesota Twins.
Chris Schommer
Tue, Sep 7th
Corey Kluber gave up five runs on five hits with two walks and six strikeouts over four innings on Monday in a no-decision against the Angels.
John Aubin
Tue, Aug 31st
 Indians RHP Aaron Civale (finger) threw two scoreless innings during Sunday's rehab start for Double-A Akron.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Aug 23rd
The Yankees plan to activate RHP Corey Kluber (shoulder) from the IL prior to Monday's start against the Angels.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Aug 30th
Notes 
 Civale fits the mold of the Cleveland pitcher over the last few seasons: start with the command, and let the team work on the rest. That's how Civale has found success the last two seasons, and continues to do so in the spring. He's never going to be a high-strikeout pitcher - he never was in the minors and his fastball sits in about the 91 MPH range. But his ability to limit free passes and hard contact means that he shouldn't hurt a fantasy rotation. He's a high-floor, low-ceiling starter, who is ideal for the back end of a fantasy staff.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Kluber has pitched 36 2/3 innings combined over the last two years, and will now join the Yankees on a one-year deal. There's nothing to be gained from looking at his numbers since 2018, as the sample size is too small, and prior to that, he was a perennial Cy Young contender. There was a bit of a velocity drop at the end of his last healthy season, but he was also finishing up his fifth straight 200-inning season. In other words, his lack of innings over the last two years (due to injury) may wind up being a blessing in disguise for Kluber. His ADP has some helium based on how quickly the Yankees signed him, but so long as you bake in some pretty substantial injury risk, he's certainly worth drafting as an SP5 with upside.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros