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Who Should I Draft?

Corey Kluber or Carlos Carrasco (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Corey Kluber
SP - TEX
Corey Kluber
Carlos Carrasco
SP,RP - CLE
Carlos Carrasco
Expert
Recommendation
80%
Recommended by
41 of 51 experts
20%
Recommended by
10 of 51 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 25# 38
Best Rank# 13# 13
Worst Rank# 50# 108
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 95# 120
Best Rank# 85# 95
Worst Rank# 102# 134
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts6465
Wins44
Saves00
ERA3.883.85
WHIP1.211.19
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertIL60-
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 27# 57
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 27# 33
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 16
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 26# 28
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 33# 43
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 43# 54
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 34# 108
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 13# 51
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 50# 65
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 28# 32
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 24# 47
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 27# 37
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 28# 42
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 35# 36
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 29# 41
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 38# 45
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 33# 48
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 29# 45
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 27# 33
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 28# 31
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 30# 54
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 18# 22
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 28# 38
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 25# 60
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 22# 26
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 40# 41
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 18# 24
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 33# 43
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 29# 38
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 28# 33
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 20# 32
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 26# 33
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 31# 50
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 29# 93
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 27# 36
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 20# 52
   
George Kurtz
SportsGrid
# 35# 59
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 25# 42
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 21# 31
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 40# 53
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 39# 42
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 26# 23
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 26# 13
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 29# 27
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 29# 21
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 30# 27
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 38# 30
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 38# 34
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 41# 34
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 44# 36
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 45# 44
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Corey Kluber
SP - TEX
Corey Kluber
Carlos Carrasco
SP,RP - CLE
Carlos Carrasco
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played723
   
Games Started712
   
Innings Pitched36.380.2
   
Wins26
   
Losses37
   
Saves01
   
Blown Saves01
   
Holds01
   
Hits Allowed4592
   
Earned Runs2347
   
Home Runs Allowed418
   
Strikeouts3896
   
Walks1516
   
ERA5.805.29
   
WHIP1.681.35
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Corey Kluber
SP - TEX
Corey Kluber
Carlos Carrasco
SP,RP - CLE
Carlos Carrasco
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played1010
   
Games Started1110
   
Innings Pitched62.358.6
   
Wins44
   
Losses33
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed5955
   
Earned Runs2725
   
Home Runs Allowed99
   
Strikeouts6465
   
Walks1714
   
ERA3.883.85
   
WHIP1.211.19
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Corey Kluber
SP - TEX
Corey Kluber
Carlos Carrasco
SP,RP - CLE
Carlos Carrasco
News 
 The Rangers placed Corey Kluber (shoulder) on the 45-day injured list.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Jul 28th
Cleveland Indians right-hander Carlos Carrasco allowed three runs in 4 1/3 innings in a 7-2 loss to the Cubs on Wednesday. Carrasco struck out seven and walked five.
Matthew Terelle
Wed, Aug 12th
 Corey Kluber has been diagnosed with a Grade 2 tear of the teres major muscle in his shoulder.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Jul 27th
Cleveland right-hander Carlos Carrasco tossed six shutout innings in a 13-0 win over the Reds on Thursday. Carrasco struck out eight, walked four, and allowed just one hit.
Matthew Terelle
Thu, Aug 6th
 Corey Kluber exited Sunday's start against the Rockies after just one inning.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Jul 26th
Cleveland Indians right-hander Carlos Carrasco allowed three runs over six innings of work in a 3-0 loss to the Twins on Saturday. He struck out five and walked one.
Matthew Terelle
Sun, Aug 2nd
 Corey Kluber allowed one run over six innings in Thursday's intrasquad game.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Jul 9th
Cleveland Indians right-hander Carlos Carrasco was excellent in his first start of the 2020 season on Sunday. Carrasco allowed just two runs over six innings while striking out 10.
Matthew Terelle
Sun, Jul 26th
  Carlos Carrasco (elbow) says he is "ready to go" and has built up to pitching six innings.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Jul 3rd
Notes 
 Is there a need to make a case against a 34-year-old pitcher? Typically, no, as you expect the end to be near. With Corey Kluber, not only is his age going against him, but he missed all but seven starts last season with a broken arm thanks to a come-backer. What's more, it's not like he was dominant in those starts (slow starter throughout his career, yada yada), but he posted a 5.80 ERA and was flipped for Emmanuel Clase and Delino DeShields in the off-season. This is one of the times where the real-life market for a player should impact your decision to take him in fantasy. His days of being an ace are over.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
The Indians had Carrasco on their lineup for Spring Training, so all signs point to him playing this year. If he pitches and can be healthy, he's an absolute steal here at this nice spot. The relief eligibility elevates him in points leagues.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
 Kluber showed some skills decline in 2018, but nothing could have prepared fantasy owners for the disaster that was 2019. He got off to a terrible start before a broken forearm ended his season. Now with the Rangers, Kluber will get a fresh start and look to rebuild some of his real and fantasy value. Throw out the 5.80 ERA and 1.65 WHIP from last year - Kluber hasn't declined to that extent. Expect him to provide very solid, albeit not pristine, numbers, if he can stay healthy.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Carrasco was already dealing with plenty of question marks after losing much of last season to leukemia, and now has been diagnosed with a mild hip flexor. He's day-to-day but it's obviously not the start to the spring that Carrasco owners were hoping for. Continue to monitor his progress but he avoids setbacks, he represents a fairly steep bargain in fantasy drafts, given his past performance and the fact that last year can largely be written off to his illness.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
  Too many injured seasons for Carrasco throughout his career and he is having some soreness this Spring already. He has been "relatively" healthy over the last 3 or 4 years (2019 he had his physical issues), and I love the strikeout potential, but I can't help but be cautious here.
Chris Mitchell - FantasyData