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
93%
Recommended by
55 of 59 experts
7%
Recommended by
4 of 59 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 AlertIL60-
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 4# 10
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 6# 10
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 7# 8
   
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FullTime Fantasy
# 6# 10
   
Brad Richter
DailyOverlay
# 3# 10
   
Michael Beller
The Athletic
# 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
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Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 7# 8
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
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CBS Sports
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Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 7# 10
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
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Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
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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
   
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Sporfolio
# 4# 10
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 9# 11
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 7# 11
   
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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
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 4# 13
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 5# 8
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 7# 10
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 7# 9
   
Jason Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 9# 10
   
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
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 11# 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 
 An MRI revealed Corey Kluber is dealing with an internal oblique strain.
Brad Camara
Tue, Aug 20th
Cleveland Indians right-hander Carlos Carrasco got the final four outs on Friday to earn a save in a 5-2 win over the Phillies.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, Sep 21st
 Corey Kluber (forearm) was removed after the first inning of Sunday’s rehab start for Double-A Akron due to abdominal tightness.
Brad Camara
Sun, Aug 18th
Cleveland Indians right-hander Carlos Carrasco struggled in a 6-5 loss to the White Sox on Tuesday. Carrasco gave up four runs in one inning of relief in the loss.
Matthew Terelle
Wed, Sep 4th
 Cleveland Indians right-hander Corey Kluber (arm) looked good in his second rehab start at Double-A Akron on Tuesday. Kluber allowed one run in four innings while striking out six and walking one.
Matthew Terelle
Tue, Aug 13th
Cleveland Indians right-hander Carlos Carrasco gave up one run in one inning in an 8-2 loss to the Rays on Sunday.
Matthew Terelle
Sun, Sep 1st
 Cleveland Indians right-hander Corey Kluber made his first rehab start on Thursday since fracturing the ulna bone in his right arm on May 1. Kluber went three innings and allowed two runs at Triple-A Columbus.
Matthew Terelle
Fri, Aug 9th
The Indians activated Carlos Carrasco from the 60-day injured list.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Sep 1st
 Corey Kluber (forearm) has been cleared to resume throwing.
Connor Rooney
Fri, Jun 28th
Indians starting pitcher Carlos Carrasco has been diagnosed with leukemia.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Jul 6th
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