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Who Should I Draft?

Corey Kluber or Sonny Gray (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Corey Kluber
SP - TEX
Corey Kluber
Sonny Gray
SP - CIN
Sonny Gray
Expert
Recommendation
65%
Recommended by
34 of 52 experts
35%
Recommended by
18 of 52 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 25# 27
Best Rank# 13# 16
Worst Rank# 50# 81
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 95# 98
Best Rank# 85# 83
Worst Rank# 102# 109
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts6466
Wins44
Saves00
ERA3.883.96
WHIP1.211.28
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertIL60-
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 27# 32
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 27# 29
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 16# 81
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 26# 27
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 43# 44
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 34# 36
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 13# 42
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 29# 31
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 28# 30
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 24# 26
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 27# 28
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 26# 60
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 28# 30
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 35# 38
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 38# 43
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 33# 39
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 29# 36
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 28# 30
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 18# 20
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 28# 37
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 26# 33
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 16# 33
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 30# 31
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 25# 26
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 18# 45
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 29# 36
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 28# 31
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 20# 28
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 26# 29
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 27# 30
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 20# 29
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 29# 33
   
George Kurtz
SportsGrid
# 35# 39
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 21# 41
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 22# 19
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 25# 16
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 27# 26
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 29# 26
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 29# 20
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 30# 27
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 31# 20
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 33# 26
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 33# 28
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 38# 22
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 38# 25
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 39# 18
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 40# 27
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 40# 29
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 41# 38
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 44# 22
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 45# 16
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 50# 49
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Corey Kluber
SP - TEX
Corey Kluber
Sonny Gray
SP - CIN
Sonny Gray
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played731
   
Games Started731
   
Innings Pitched36.3175.1
   
Wins211
   
Losses38
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed45122
   
Earned Runs2356
   
Home Runs Allowed417
   
Strikeouts38205
   
Walks1568
   
ERA5.802.87
   
WHIP1.681.08
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Corey Kluber
SP - TEX
Corey Kluber
Sonny Gray
SP - CIN
Sonny Gray
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played1011
   
Games Started1111
   
Innings Pitched62.362.5
   
Wins44
   
Losses33
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed5956
   
Earned Runs2728
   
Home Runs Allowed98
   
Strikeouts6466
   
Walks1724
   
ERA3.883.96
   
WHIP1.211.28
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Corey Kluber
SP - TEX
Corey Kluber
Sonny Gray
SP - CIN
Sonny Gray
News 
 The Rangers placed Corey Kluber (shoulder) on the 45-day injured list.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Jul 28th
Sonny Gray (3-0) allowed two runs (one earned) on four hits and two walks while striking out eight across six innings in Monday's 3-2 win over the Indians.
Brad Camara
Tue, Aug 4th
 Corey Kluber has been diagnosed with a Grade 2 tear of the teres major muscle in his shoulder.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Jul 27th
Sonny Gray (2-0) allowed two runs (zero earned) on one hit and one walk while striking out 11 across six 2/3 innings in Wednesday's 12-7 win over the Cubs.
Brad Camara
Thu, Jul 30th
 Corey Kluber exited Sunday's start against the Rockies after just one inning.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Jul 26th
Sonny Gray (1-0) allowed one run on three hits while striking out nine across six innings in Friday's 7-1 win over the Tigers. He earned his first win of the season.
Brad Camara
Sat, Jul 25th
 Corey Kluber allowed one run over six innings in Thursday's intrasquad game.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Jul 9th
Reds manager David Bell announced Sonny Gray would be his Opening Day starter.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Jul 8th
  Sonny Gray (elbow) is scheduled to make his first start of the Spring Wednesday against the Mariners.
Connor Rooney
Mon, Feb 24th
Notes 
 Is there a need to make a case against a 34-year-old pitcher? Typically, no, as you expect the end to be near. With Corey Kluber, not only is his age going against him, but he missed all but seven starts last season with a broken arm thanks to a come-backer. What's more, it's not like he was dominant in those starts (slow starter throughout his career, yada yada), but he posted a 5.80 ERA and was flipped for Emmanuel Clase and Delino DeShields in the off-season. This is one of the times where the real-life market for a player should impact your decision to take him in fantasy. His days of being an ace are over.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
Sonny Gray was a favorite of many heading into 2019, as the thought was that he'd have positive regression from leaving New York. Boy, did he ever. The results look pretty legitimate, but don't forget that we've done this same song and dance with Gray twice, where he's disappointed managers in a big way after his big 2015 and 2017 seasons. If you can get Gray as your SP3, you're in good shape, but if you're counting on him to lead your staff, start planning for 2021.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
 Kluber showed some skills decline in 2018, but nothing could have prepared fantasy owners for the disaster that was 2019. He got off to a terrible start before a broken forearm ended his season. Now with the Rangers, Kluber will get a fresh start and look to rebuild some of his real and fantasy value. Throw out the 5.80 ERA and 1.65 WHIP from last year - Kluber hasn't declined to that extent. Expect him to provide very solid, albeit not pristine, numbers, if he can stay healthy.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Gray talked about how he didn't like how the Yankees had forced him to use his slider and that he expected better results in 2019. Boy, did he get them with the Reds. His slider and curveball went from very good to great in 2019, and along with it improved all of his numbers. Armed now with a top-notch strikeout rate and peripherals that finally match his raw stuff, Gray should be drafted with confidence in 2020 as a reliable fantasy starter.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
  My 2019 Charlie Morton (Favorite pitcher at ADP) goes to Sonny Gray. Gray had a huge breakout season in 2019 for Cincinnati and we have seen him be successful in the past. Even if he does regress, I do not expect it to be major regression, making him a great pick at his current ADP.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy
  Quietly put up a 2.87 ERA with over 200 strikeouts in first season with the Reds
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros