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Who Should I Draft?

Corey Kluber or Sandy Alcantara (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Sandy Alcantara
SP - MIA
Sandy Alcantara
Corey Kluber
SP - NYY
Corey Kluber
Expert
Recommendation
78%
Recommended by
39 of 50 experts
22%
Recommended by
11 of 50 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 52# 57
Best Rank# 34# 39
Worst Rank# 184# 154
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 131# 144
Best Rank# 115# 138
Worst Rank# 163# 168
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts149143
Wins910
Saves00
ERA4.244.01
WHIP1.321.20
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 51# 76
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 51# 76
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 42# 63
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 52# 79
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 65# 101
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 54# 58
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 58# 69
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 54# 71
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 57# 61
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 57# 61
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 40# 52
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 59# 65
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 49# 59
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 40# 70
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 58# 70
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 56# 73
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 34# 59
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 34# 44
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 50# 56
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 54# 73
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 38# 65
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 53# 55
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 42# 60
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 36# 80
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 47# 103
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 44# 87
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 53# 56
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 49# 75
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 42# 57
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 36# 65
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 51# 57
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 53# 62
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 44# 59
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 40# 64
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 39# 68
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 53# 57
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 64# 154
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 42# 53
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 66# 87
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 50# 39
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 73# 41
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 184# 42
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 98# 48
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 59# 52
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 58# 53
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 80# 55
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 60# 55
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 93# 63
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 82# 77
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 93# 79
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Sandy Alcantara
SP - MIA
Sandy Alcantara
Corey Kluber
SP - NYY
Corey Kluber
2020 Stats 
   
   
Games Played71
   
Games Started71
   
Innings Pitched42.01.1
   
Wins30
   
Losses20
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed350
   
Earned Runs140
   
Home Runs Allowed40
   
Strikeouts391
   
Walks151
   
ERA3.000.00
   
WHIP1.191.00
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Sandy Alcantara
SP - MIA
Sandy Alcantara
Corey Kluber
SP - NYY
Corey Kluber
2021 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2926
   
Games Started2926
   
Innings Pitched170.2139.0
   
Wins910
   
Losses117
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed160130
   
Earned Runs8062
   
Home Runs Allowed2222
   
Strikeouts149143
   
Walks6537
   
ERA4.244.01
   
WHIP1.321.20
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Sandy Alcantara
SP - MIA
Sandy Alcantara
Corey Kluber
SP - NYY
Corey Kluber
News 
 Marlins starter Sandy Alcantara allowed four earned runs on six hits and no walks while striking out seven over 6 1/3 innings in a no-decision against the San Francisco Giants on Saturday.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Sun, Apr 18th
Corey Kluber was charged with two runs on two hits and four walks and two strikeouts over 4 2/3 innings on Wednesday in a loss to the Braves.
John Aubin
Thu, Apr 22nd
 Marlins starting pitcher Sandy Alcantara allowed three earned runs on four hits and three walks while striking out four over 6 1/3 innings in a no-decision against the Braves on Monday.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Tue, Apr 13th
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
 Marlins starter Sandy Alcantara allowed two earned runs on four hits and two walks while striking out 10 over six innings in Tuesday's loss to the St. Louis Cardinals.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Wed, Apr 7th
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
 Marlins starter Sandy Alcantara struck out seven over six scoreless innings in a no-decision against the Tampa Bay Rays on Thursday. He walked two and allowed two hits.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Fri, Apr 2nd
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
 Sandy Alcantara will start on Opening Day for the Miami Marlins, according to beat reporter Christina de Nicola. Alcantara will pitch against Tyler Glasnow and the Rays to start the season.
Ryan Evans - Baseballogy
Thu, Mar 18th
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
Notes 
 Alcantara continued to build on what was a pretty strong foundation heading into 2020. He lowered his ERA to 3.00 and his WHIP to 1.19, and improved in both his strikeout and walk rate while adding velocity. He pitched only 42 innings last year because of COVID-19 issues, but he dominated over the latter three-quarters of the season, pitching to a 2.30 ERA with 30 strikeouts over his final 31 1/3 innings. There's not a ton to dislike about Alcantara, and there's room for continued growth. Draft him as a fourth starter with upside for more.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
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