Who Should I Draft?

Corey Kluber or Carlos Carrasco (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Corey Kluber
SP - CLE
Corey Kluber
Carlos Carrasco
SP - CLE
Carlos Carrasco
Expert
Recommendation
95%
Recommended by
53 of 56 experts
5%
Recommended by
3 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 6# 9
Best Rank# 3# 7
Worst Rank# 17# 15
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 24# 36
Best Rank# 17# 33
Worst Rank# 26# 40
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts221215
Wins1615
Saves00
ERA3.183.31
WHIP1.071.12
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertIL60IL10
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 4# 10
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 6# 10
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 7# 8
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 6# 10
   
Brad Richter
Going For 2
# 3# 10
   
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 4# 9
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 10# 11
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 7# 8
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 4# 7
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 7# 12
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 5# 8
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 6# 9
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 8# 11
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 5# 11
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 7# 8
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 4# 11
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 5# 10
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 7# 10
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 5# 7
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 7# 8
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 4# 8
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 6# 9
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 7# 8
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 5# 7
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 6# 8
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 9# 10
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 6# 8
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 6# 10
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 7# 9
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 5# 9
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 4# 10
   
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 5# 11
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 9# 11
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 7# 11
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 4# 12
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 7# 8
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 5# 8
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 9# 10
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 6# 10
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 5# 8
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 6# 9
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 5# 11
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 8# 12
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 5# 7
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 6# 10
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 5# 10
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 4# 11
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 5# 8
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 7# 9
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 10# 14
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 5# 7
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 6# 11
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 7# 11
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 10# 8
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 11# 9
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 17# 15
   
  Corey Kluber
SP - CLE
Corey Kluber
Carlos Carrasco
SP - CLE
Carlos Carrasco
2018 Stats 
   
   
Games Played3332
   
Games Started3330
   
Innings Pitched215.2192.0
   
Wins2017
   
Losses710
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed179173
   
Earned Runs6972
   
Home Runs Allowed2521
   
Strikeouts222231
   
Walks3443
   
ERA2.893.38
   
WHIP0.991.13
   
  Corey Kluber
SP - CLE
Corey Kluber
Carlos Carrasco
SP - CLE
Carlos Carrasco
2019 Projections 
   
   
Games Played3130
   
Games Started3230
   
Innings Pitched206.1189.4
   
Wins1615
   
Losses88
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed178168
   
Earned Runs7370
   
Home Runs Allowed2422
   
Strikeouts221215
   
Walks4244
   
ERA3.183.31
   
WHIP1.071.12
   
  Corey Kluber
SP - CLE
Corey Kluber
Carlos Carrasco
SP - CLE
Carlos Carrasco
News 
 Corey Kluber (forearm) was moved to the 60-day injured list on Monday.
Connor Rooney
Mon, Jun 17th
The Indians have placed Carlos Carrasco on the 10-day injured list with a blood condition.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Jun 5th
 The Indians have placed Corey Kluber (arm) on the 10-day injured list.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, May 3rd
Cleveland Indians right-hander Carlos Carrasco struggled in a 10-4 loss to the White Sox on Thursday. Carrasco allowed six runs in 6 1/3 innings while striking out seven.
Matthew Terelle
Fri, May 31st
 Indians starter Corey Kluber left Tuesday's start against the Miami Marlins after being hit in the right arm by a comebacker off the bat of Brian Anderson. He left the game immediately, and The Athletic's Zack Meisel reports that Kluber has a non-displaced fracture of his right ulna bone.
Mike Maher
Wed, May 1st
Cleveland Indians right-hander Carlos Carrasco struggled in his team's 6-2 loss to the Rays on Saturday. Carrasco allowed six runs (five earned) in 6 1/3 innings of work while striking out six.
Matthew Terelle
Sun, May 26th
 Corey Kluber left Wednesday's start versus Miami after getting hit by a comebacker off the bat of Brian Anderson.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, May 1st
Cleveland Indians right-hander Carlos Carrasco worked hard to get through five innings in a 6-4 loss to Oakland on Monday. Carrasco threw 100 pitches and allowed three runs while striking out four.
Matthew Terelle
Tue, May 21st
 Cleveland Indians right-hander Corey Kluber took a no-decision in a 6-3 win over the Astros on Friday. Kluber went five innings, allowing three runs and striking out six.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, Apr 27th
Carlos Carrasco's next start is being pushed back to Monday due to Adam Plutko starting on Saturday. He'll face Oakland on Monday.
Kamran Hoda
Thu, May 16th
Notes 
 Each of the past five years, Kluber has given fantasy owners 200 innings while compiling 1,228 strikeouts. In four of those five seasons, he has provided 18 or more wins. If you draft him in the second round, you can be certain to get a true ace
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
Although Cleveland doesn't pay him like it, Carrasco has been a true ace for five straight years, posting a sparkling 3.27 ERA with 193 Ks per season in that time. There is more upside with a pitcher like Syndergaard or Strasburg, but Carrasco's floor makes him one of the top 15 pitchers in this year's fantasy drafts
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
 Fresh off a 2017 season where he was the number one fantasy pitcher in all the land (not just Cleveland), Kluber wasn't quite as dominant in 2018, but he still finished as the seventh-best starter in standard 5x5 leagues. Kluber's strikeout rate came back down to Earth a little bit, but his walk rate remained truly elite and he was able to deliver a second straight season with a sub-3.00 ERA and sub-1.00 WHIP. The fact he's a workhorse also boosts his fantasy value -- Kluber has five straight seasons with 200+ innings, and has won at least 18 games in four of those seasons. He did lose a little velocity on his fastball, but there is no reason to overreact until we see it actually impact his results.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
While he is not quite as dominant as the top-tier fantasy aces, Carrasco has been consistently excellent over the last five seasons in Cleveland, churning out a low-3.00s ERA and 1.10-ish WHIP, while striking out well more than a batter per inning. And although he has had health concerns at times, Carrasco has been something of a workhorse of late, tossing at least 192 innings and collecting at least 17 wins each of the last two seasons. Carrasco's terrific year-to-year consistency makes him a prudent choice once the top-six aces are off the board.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
 There's great stability in drafting Kluber, who has averaged 218 innings and 245 strikeouts with a 2.85 ERA in the last five seasons. Such stability is highly desirable from a top-10 ace who will require premium draft capital. Before deeming him a lock, beware the diminished velocity and a sinker that continues to get pounded. It's still hard to see Kluber-who turns 33 in April-falling off a clip, so his floor is relatively high compared to other starters.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
To little fanfare, Carrasco has finally morphed into the ace everyone has chased for years. Dealing with durability problems throughout his career, Cleveland's overlooked stud has posted ERAs of 3.29 and 3.38 in 200 and 192 innings, respectively, over the last two years. Each time he notched a K/9 above 10.0 and BB/9 slightly above 2.00. He ranked inside the top 10 in FIP (2.98), swinging-strike rate (15.2%), and contact rate (69.2%) among qualified starters in 2018, but isn't always getting drafted like a top-10 ace. He's a great affordable anchor to target in the fourth round.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros