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Who Should I Draft?

Corey Kluber or Marcus Stroman (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Corey Kluber
SP - NYY
Corey Kluber
Marcus Stroman
SP - NYM
Marcus Stroman
Expert
Recommendation
55%
Recommended by
28 of 51 experts
45%
Recommended by
23 of 51 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 59# 60
Best Rank# 39# 24
Worst Rank# 154# 161
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 144# 189
Best Rank# 138# 159
Worst Rank# 168# 208
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts143133
Wins1010
Saves00
ERA4.013.91
WHIP1.201.32
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 76# 84
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 58# 59
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 39# 40
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 48# 67
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 61# 63
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 61# 69
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 42# 76
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 52# 56
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 65# 69
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 59# 61
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 73# 80
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 55# 68
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 44# 63
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 63# 88
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 87
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 56# 60
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 55# 73
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 57# 84
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 65# 69
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 57# 64
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 62# 68
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 41# 161
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 59# 71
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 64# 69
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 53# 60
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 57# 61
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 53# 59
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 52# 53
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 55# 54
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 56# 48
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 59# 49
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 60# 45
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 63# 51
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 65# 24
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 68# 66
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 69# 64
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 70# 59
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 70# 61
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 71# 66
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 73# 57
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 75# 56
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 76# 67
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 77# 52
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 79# 57
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 79# 66
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 80# 59
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 87# 50
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 101# 83
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 101# 78
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 103# 60
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 154# 103
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Corey Kluber
SP - NYY
Corey Kluber
Marcus Stroman
SP - NYM
Marcus Stroman
2020 Stats 
   
   
Games Played1
   
Games Started1
   
Innings Pitched1.1
   
Wins0
   
Losses0
   
Saves0
   
Blown Saves0
   
Holds0
   
Hits Allowed0
   
Earned Runs0
   
Home Runs Allowed0
   
Strikeouts1
   
Walks1
   
ERA0.00
   
WHIP1.00
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Corey Kluber
SP - NYY
Corey Kluber
Marcus Stroman
SP - NYM
Marcus Stroman
2021 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2628
   
Games Started2628
   
Innings Pitched139.0154.5
   
Wins1010
   
Losses78
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed130153
   
Earned Runs6267
   
Home Runs Allowed2217
   
Strikeouts143133
   
Walks3751
   
ERA4.013.91
   
WHIP1.201.32
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Corey Kluber
SP - NYY
Corey Kluber
Marcus Stroman
SP - NYM
Marcus Stroman
News 
 Corey Kluber pitched 4 1/3 innings, allowing three runs on eight hits and striking out four in a no-decision against the Rangers on Wednesday.
John Aubin
Thu, Sep 23rd
Marcus Stroman allowed two runs on four hits, one walk, and eight strikeouts in six innings pitched. The Mets lost 7-6 in 11 innings Tuesday, but Stroman was in line for the win when he left the game.
Lucas Babits-Feinerman
Wed, Sep 15th
 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
Marcus Stroman allowed one run on four hits, zero walks, and seven strikeouts in six and one-third innings. The Mets lost 3-2 and are now 70-71 this season.
Lucas Babits-Feinerman
Fri, Sep 10th
 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
Marcus Stroman allowed three runs on six hits, three walks, and two strikeouts in five innings. The Mets won game one of the doubleheader on Saturday, 11-9, and moved one game above .500 on the season.
Lucas Babits-Feinerman
Tue, Sep 7th
 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
Marcus Stroman allowed two runs on seven hits, one walk, and five strikeouts in six innings on Saturday. Unfortunately, the Mets pulled ahead in the seventh, so Stroman didn't get the win.
Lucas Babits-Feinerman
Tue, Aug 31st
 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
Marcus Stroman allowed two runs on four hits, two walks, and six strikeouts in six innings on Sunday. The Mets won 7-2 and are six games in the loss column behind the Braves for first place.
Lucas Babits-Feinerman
Tue, Aug 24th
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
Stroman missed the entire 2020 season after battling a calf injury and then opting out, but he'll return to the Mets after accepting the team's qualifying offer. Stroman's strikeout rate jumped after his trade to the National League, but with a career 58.7% ground ball rate, he'll need the Mets' infield defense to be better than it was in 2019. The trade for Francisco Lindor should help, as should his reported development of both a new split changeup and four-seam fastball. Stroman has always had a decent floor, but now out of the AL East and with some tweaks to his arsenal coming, he possesses plenty of upside as a late-round draft pick.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros