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Who Should I Draft?

Corey Kluber or Chris Bassitt (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Corey Kluber
SP - NYY
Corey Kluber
Chris Bassitt
SP - OAK
Chris Bassitt
Expert
Recommendation
66%
Recommended by
33 of 50 experts
34%
Recommended by
17 of 50 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 57# 67
Best Rank# 39# 47
Worst Rank# 154# 100
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 144# 172
Best Rank# 138# 149
Worst Rank# 168# 220
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts143137
Wins1010
Saves00
ERA4.014.07
WHIP1.201.25
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 63# 67
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 58# 63
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 39# 93
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 77# 80
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 48# 100
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 61# 68
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 42# 93
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 65# 73
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 59# 60
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 70# 76
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 70# 72
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 59# 98
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 55# 61
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 44# 76
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 56# 65
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 73# 74
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 65# 77
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 55# 71
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 60# 72
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 80# 100
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 56# 70
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 55# 74
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 57# 86
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 65# 66
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 57# 81
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 62# 67
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 41# 54
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 59# 73
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 64# 83
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 53# 55
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 57# 69
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 53# 65
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 52# 76
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 52# 48
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 61# 59
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 63# 60
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 68# 57
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 69# 57
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 71# 61
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 73# 68
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 75# 64
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 76# 73
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 76# 54
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 79# 47
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 79# 50
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 87# 58
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 87# 74
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 101# 64
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 103# 74
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 154# 99
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Corey Kluber
SP - NYY
Corey Kluber
Chris Bassitt
SP - OAK
Chris Bassitt
2020 Stats 
   
   
Games Played111
   
Games Started111
   
Innings Pitched1.163.0
   
Wins05
   
Losses02
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed056
   
Earned Runs016
   
Home Runs Allowed06
   
Strikeouts155
   
Walks117
   
ERA0.002.29
   
WHIP1.001.16
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Corey Kluber
SP - NYY
Corey Kluber
Chris Bassitt
SP - OAK
Chris Bassitt
2021 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2628
   
Games Started2627
   
Innings Pitched139.0151.6
   
Wins1010
   
Losses78
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed130144
   
Earned Runs6269
   
Home Runs Allowed2222
   
Strikeouts143137
   
Walks3746
   
ERA4.014.07
   
WHIP1.201.25
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Corey Kluber
SP - NYY
Corey Kluber
Chris Bassitt
SP - OAK
Chris Bassitt
News 
 Corey Kluber received a no-decision on Wednesday against the Blue Jays, giving up three runs on six hits over four innings pitched.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Apr 15th
Chris Bassitt earned his first win of the season Monday against Arizona, allowing two (earned) runs on two hits over five innings pitched with four strikeouts and five walks.
Ari Koslow
Tue, Apr 13th
 Corey Kluber (0-1) allowed five runs (three earned) on five hits and two walks over 2 1/3 innings Friday, striking out three and taking a loss against the Rays.
John Aubin
Sat, Apr 10th
Chris Bassitt took the loss Tuesday against the Dodgers, allowing four runs (all earned) on nine hits over 6.0 innings pitched with four strikeouts and one walk.
Ari Koslow
Wed, Apr 7th
 Corey Kluber was charged with two runs (one earned) over four innings on Saturday in a no-decision against the Blue Jays. Kluber yielded five hits, recorded five strikeouts, and also issued three walks
John Aubin
Sat, Apr 3rd
Oakland Athletics starter Chris Bassitt took the loss on Opening Day against the Astros, going 5.1 innings while allowing three runs (all earned) on four hits with three strikeouts and two walks.
Ari Koslow
Fri, Apr 2nd
 ESPN's Jeff Passan reports the New York Yankees are finalizing a deal with free agent RHP Corey Kluber.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Jan 15th
Chris Bassitt will start on Opening Day for the A's, according to manager Bob Melvin.
Matt Flipi
Thu, Mar 25th
 Buster Olney of ESPN reports the bidding on free agent RHP Corey Kluber is moving quickly.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Jan 14th
Chris Bassitt and the Athletics avoid arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $4.9 million deal.
Brad Camara
Fri, Jan 15th
Notes 
 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
Bassitt doesn't wow you with his raw stuff, and is never going to be a high-strikeout pitcher. But he has above-average command and is able to generally limit hard contact and home runs. If he were being drafted on the basis of his 2.29 ERA last year then he would be someone to avoid, but the fact is he is never going to be drafted on the basis of his actual numbers given his sub-par strikeout rate and his significantly higher FIP and xFIP (versus his ERA). He can add plenty of value on the back end of a fantasy rotation, so long as you have strikeouts covered elsewhere.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros