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Who Should I Draft?

Corey Kluber or Zack Wheeler (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Corey Kluber
SP - TEX
Corey Kluber
Zack Wheeler
SP - PHI
Zack Wheeler
Expert
Recommendation
83%
Recommended by
43 of 52 experts
17%
Recommended by
9 of 52 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 25# 39
Best Rank# 13# 24
Worst Rank# 50# 90
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 95# 110
Best Rank# 85# 91
Worst Rank# 102# 150
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts6462
Wins44
Saves00
ERA3.884.17
WHIP1.211.28
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertIL60-
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 27# 90
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 27# 28
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 16# 41
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 26# 30
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 33# 34
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 43# 75
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 34# 38
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 13# 53
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 50# 68
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 29# 57
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 28# 36
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 24# 40
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 27# 32
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 26# 43
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 28# 31
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 35# 61
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 29# 49
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 33# 40
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 29# 66
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 27# 56
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 28# 37
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 30# 36
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 18# 24
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 28# 47
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 26# 38
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 16# 38
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 30# 38
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 25# 41
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 22# 51
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 40# 60
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 18# 54
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 33# 81
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 29# 65
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 38# 39
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 28# 57
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 20# 31
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 26# 40
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 29# 39
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 27# 31
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 20# 90
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 29# 30
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 25# 28
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 21# 25
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 31# 24
   
George Kurtz
SportsGrid
# 35# 33
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 38# 28
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 38# 34
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 39# 31
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 40# 31
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 41# 30
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 44# 39
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 45# 43
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Corey Kluber
SP - TEX
Corey Kluber
Zack Wheeler
SP - PHI
Zack Wheeler
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played731
   
Games Started731
   
Innings Pitched36.3195.0
   
Wins211
   
Losses38
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed45196
   
Earned Runs2385
   
Home Runs Allowed422
   
Strikeouts38195
   
Walks1550
   
ERA5.803.92
   
WHIP1.681.26
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Corey Kluber
SP - TEX
Corey Kluber
Zack Wheeler
SP - PHI
Zack Wheeler
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played1011
   
Games Started1111
   
Innings Pitched62.364.2
   
Wins44
   
Losses33
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed5963
   
Earned Runs2730
   
Home Runs Allowed99
   
Strikeouts6462
   
Walks1719
   
ERA3.884.17
   
WHIP1.211.28
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Corey Kluber
SP - TEX
Corey Kluber
Zack Wheeler
SP - PHI
Zack Wheeler
News 
 The Rangers placed Corey Kluber (shoulder) on the 45-day injured list.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Jul 28th
Phillies starter Zack Wheeler allowed one earned run on five hits and two walks while striking out four over seven innings in a win over the Miami Marlins in his debut with the team on Saturday.
Mike Maher
Sun, Jul 26th
 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
Zack Wheeler is scheduled to make his Phillies debut and first start of 2020 on Saturday agains the Miami Marlins.
Jon Mathisen
Wed, Jul 22nd
 Corey Kluber exited Sunday's start against the Rockies after just one inning.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Jul 26th
Phillies manager Joe Girardi says there is a chance Zack Wheeler (paternity) might not be available for the start of the season.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Jul 6th
 Corey Kluber allowed one run over six innings in Thursday's intrasquad game.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Jul 9th
Zack Wheeler could miss one or two starts at the beginning of the season with his wife expecting a baby sometime in July.
Carmen Maiorano - Carm's Clubhouse
Fri, Jun 26th
  Phillies starter Zack Wheeler allowed one earned run on four hits and one walk while striking out six over four innings in Tuesday's win over the Minnesota Twins.
Mike Maher
Tue, Mar 10th
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
Wheeler's had a fine career so far, and he parlayed a solid year with the Mets into a long-term deal with the Phillies. He's not that attractive of a fantasy asset, but he'll offer the volume you want this year.
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
Wheeler's numbers declined from his breakout 2018 season but, overall, there were plenty of gains. He upped his strikeout rate and velocity, cut his walk rate, and set a career high in innings. Now with the Phillies, he'll see a downgrade in park, but because he's been able to avoid home runs over the last two seasons, the move should not have too much of an impact. Wheeler probably won't develop into a fantasy ace, but he's, at worst, a strong third fantasy starter.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
  Probably doesn't have the upside many still believe he possesses, but he's a perfect SP3 for fantasy purposes
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros