Who Should I Draft?

Corey Kluber or Noah Syndergaard (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Corey Kluber
SP - CLE
Corey Kluber
Noah Syndergaard
SP - NYM
Noah Syndergaard
Expert
Recommendation
88%
Recommended by
49 of 56 experts
13%
Recommended by
7 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 6# 11
Best Rank# 3# 2
Worst Rank# 17# 27
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 24# 35
Best Rank# 17# 33
Worst Rank# 26# 38
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts221182
Wins1612
Saves00
ERA3.183.22
WHIP1.071.16
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertIL60IL10
   
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Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 4# 8
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 6# 8
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 7# 12
   
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FullTime Fantasy
# 6# 9
   
Brad Richter
Going For 2
# 3# 11
   
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 4# 12
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 7# 10
   
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# 4# 27
   
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Razzball
# 7# 21
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 5# 9
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 6# 11
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 8# 10
   
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Beast Dome
# 5# 7
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 7# 14
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 4# 10
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 5# 9
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 7# 14
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 5# 19
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 7# 11
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 4# 12
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 6# 11
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 7# 20
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 5# 11
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 6# 15
   
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The Athletic
# 9# 12
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 6# 13
   
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Fake Teams
# 6# 11
   
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# 7# 18
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 5# 10
   
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Sporfolio
# 4# 7
   
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 5# 12
   
Nick Pollack
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# 7# 9
   
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RotoBaller
# 4# 13
   
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RotoBaller
# 7# 9
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 5# 13
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 9# 11
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 6# 14
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 5# 11
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 6# 15
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 5# 10
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 5# 10
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 6# 14
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 5# 11
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 4# 9
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 5# 14
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 7# 10
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 5# 11
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 6# 12
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 7# 10
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 8# 6
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 9# 5
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 10# 7
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 10# 9
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 10# 6
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 11# 10
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 17# 2
   
  Corey Kluber
SP - CLE
Corey Kluber
Noah Syndergaard
SP - NYM
Noah Syndergaard
2018 Stats 
   
   
Games Played3325
   
Games Started3325
   
Innings Pitched215.2154.1
   
Wins2013
   
Losses74
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed179148
   
Earned Runs6952
   
Home Runs Allowed259
   
Strikeouts222155
   
Walks3439
   
ERA2.893.03
   
WHIP0.991.21
   
  Corey Kluber
SP - CLE
Corey Kluber
Noah Syndergaard
SP - NYM
Noah Syndergaard
2019 Projections 
   
   
Games Played3128
   
Games Started3228
   
Innings Pitched206.1174.1
   
Wins1612
   
Losses88
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed178158
   
Earned Runs7362
   
Home Runs Allowed2415
   
Strikeouts221182
   
Walks4245
   
ERA3.183.22
   
WHIP1.071.16
   
  Corey Kluber
SP - CLE
Corey Kluber
Noah Syndergaard
SP - NYM
Noah Syndergaard
News 
 Corey Kluber (forearm) was moved to the 60-day injured list on Monday.
Connor Rooney
Mon, Jun 17th
Noah Syndergaard (hamstring) was placed on the 10-day injured list Sunday.
Connor Rooney
Sun, Jun 16th
 The Indians have placed Corey Kluber (arm) on the 10-day injured list.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, May 3rd
Mets starter Noah Syndergaard left Saturday's start against the St. Louis Cardinals in the seventh inning with what appears to be a hamstring injury.
Mike Maher
Sat, Jun 15th
 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
Noah Syndergaard (illness) is expected to make his regularly scheduled start this Saturday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Jun 13th
 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
Mets starter Noah Syndergaard tossed seven scoreless innings in a win over the Colorado Rockies on Sunday, allowing just one hit and two walks while striking out seven.
Mike Maher
Mon, Jun 10th
 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
Mets starter Noah Syndergaard allowed three earned runs on five hits and three walks while striking out four over 6 2/3 innings in a no-decision against the San Francisco Giants on Tuesday.
Mike Maher
Wed, Jun 5th
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
Thor has elite stuff without a doubt, but the numbers haven't quite made it to the top tier of pitchers. Rather, he has just one season with 170 strikeouts and has yet to win 15 games. You may argue that a Cy Young is right around the corner, but we've been saying that for three years now and it is starting to look like we have another Strasburg on our hands
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
There is little doubt that Thor is a fantastic pitcher when healthy -- he has a 2.93 ERA, 1.13 WHIP, and 9.95 K/9 rate through 518 1/3 career innings. The issue, of course, is that Syndergaard has yet to reach 200 innings in a season, and has managed less than 155 innings in three of his four seasons in the Majors. As such, his value is very much format-dependent. He is significantly more valuable in a roto league with a low innings cap than he is in a points or categories league, and he's better suited to shallower leagues, where the replacement pitchers available on the waiver wire are better.
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
The SP1 ceiling remains for Syndergaard, who registered a 3.03 ERA over 154.1 innings last year. Baseball's hardest-throwing starter submitted the lowest hard-hit rate (21.9%) and barrels per plate appearance (1.4%). His K/9 dropped nearly a run despite maintaining an elite 13.6% swinging-strike rate, so he could return to upper-echelon strikeout dominance. Although elite on a per-inning basis, he has never exceeded 183.1 frames in a single season. He's not durable enough to trust as a top-10 ace, but Thor could easily invade that territory by staying healthy.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros