Who Should I Draft?

David Price or Charlie Morton (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  David Price
SP - BOS
David Price
Charlie Morton
SP - TB
Charlie Morton
Expert
Recommendation
68%
Recommended by
38 of 56 experts
32%
Recommended by
18 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 31# 34
Best Rank# 19# 19
Worst Rank# 66# 80
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 84# 114
Best Rank# 79# 97
Worst Rank# 99# 117
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts176176
Wins1312
Saves00
ERA3.783.41
WHIP1.211.21
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 29# 33
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 29# 38
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 34# 50
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 23# 42
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 28# 41
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 20# 53
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 30# 51
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 32# 36
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 57# 69
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 19# 40
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 33# 43
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 32# 36
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 32# 46
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 66# 80
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 30# 36
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 26# 36
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 34# 46
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 33# 40
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 35# 40
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 28# 36
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 26# 66
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 35# 40
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 30# 32
   
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 28# 38
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 21# 34
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 28# 44
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 23# 58
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 26# 30
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 31# 37
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 31# 43
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 32# 38
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 19# 57
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 34# 37
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 24# 46
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 31# 36
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 36# 38
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 29# 44
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 29# 34
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 27# 23
   
Brad Richter
Going For 2
# 27# 24
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 30# 28
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 32# 25
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 32# 29
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 33# 29
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 33# 30
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 34# 27
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 34# 28
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 35# 28
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 36# 19
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 36# 24
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 38# 37
   
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 39# 32
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 43# 34
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 44# 28
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 47# 38
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 51# 41
   
  David Price
SP - BOS
David Price
Charlie Morton
SP - TB
Charlie Morton
2018 Stats 
   
   
Games Played3030
   
Games Started3030
   
Innings Pitched176.2167.2
   
Wins1615
   
Losses73
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed151130
   
Earned Runs7058
   
Home Runs Allowed2518
   
Strikeouts177201
   
Walks5064
   
ERA3.583.13
   
WHIP1.141.16
   
  David Price
SP - BOS
David Price
Charlie Morton
SP - TB
Charlie Morton
2019 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2927
   
Games Started3027
   
Innings Pitched176.9157.3
   
Wins1312
   
Losses87
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed164132
   
Earned Runs7460
   
Home Runs Allowed2316
   
Strikeouts176176
   
Walks5058
   
ERA3.783.41
   
WHIP1.211.21
   
  David Price
SP - BOS
David Price
Charlie Morton
SP - TB
Charlie Morton
News 
 David Price gave up one run on four hits with no walks and two strikeouts over five innings Tuesday against the Twins.
John Aubin
Wed, Jun 19th
Charlie Morton limited the Athletics to one run on four hits while striking out six batters over 6 1/3 innings Thursday, ending up with a no-decision.
John Aubin
Fri, Jun 21st
 David Price lasted just 1 1/3 innings in a no-decision against the Rangers on Thursday, giving up six earned runs on five hits, striking out two and walking one as the Red Sox eventually pulled out a 7-6 victory.
John Aubin
Fri, Jun 14th
Charlie Morton gave up four runs on five hits while walking two and striking out nine batters through six innings and was charged with a loss to the Angels on Saturday.
John Aubin
Sat, Jun 15th
 David Price went six innings giving up one run on five hits with a walk and 10 strikeouts on Saturday in a 5-1 victory over the Rays in game two of a doubleheader.
John Aubin
Sun, Jun 9th
Charlie Morton allowed two hits and two walks while firing seven scoreless innings Monday, striking out seven batters and earning the win over the Athletics.
John Aubin
Tue, Jun 11th
 David Price (3-2) earned the win Sunday over by holding the Yankees to two runs on six hits and a walk while striking out six through 6 1/3 innings of work.
John Aubin
Mon, Jun 3rd
Charlie Morton picked up the win Wednesday, allowing five hits over seven scoreless innings while striking out eight as the Rays handed the Tigers a 4-0 defeat.
John Aubin
Thu, Jun 6th
 David Price pitched six scoreless innings, allowing three hits and one walk while striking out six in a no-decision against the Indians on Tuesday.
John Aubin
Wed, May 29th
Charlie Morton (6-0) earned the win Thursday against the Twins by allowing two runs on four hits and no walks across seven innings. He struck out six.
John Aubin
Fri, May 31st
Notes 
 Price isn't going to thrill anyone as a workhorse ace anymore, but he still posts plenty of Ks to go with useful ratios each and every season. With Boston's lineup behind him, we can expect plenty of wins as well, making him one of the most appealing third-tier starting pitchers this year.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
After nearly a decade of mediocrity, the Astros turned Morton into a high-end starter in 2017, and he was even better in 2018. At this point, he feels relatively safe to pencil in for a mid-3.00s ERA, 10.0 K/9 rate, and WHIP in the 1.15-1.20 range. The concerns are his advancing age and durability -- he's never thrown more than 172 innings in a season. The move to Tampa Bay is also a mild concern, less so for the change of division than for the move away from a Houston team that seemingly knew how to get the best out of him.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
 In 2018, Price completed his ninth straight season with a sub-4.00 ERA and WHIP of 1.20 or better. He's also averaged right around a strikeout per inning over the last five seasons, and his win potential in Boston is always good. While he's not the dominant fantasy ace it once looked like he would become, Price is a perfectly solid second or third fantasy starter.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
Morton followed an improbable late-career renaissance with an even better 2018. In his most innings pitched (167) since 2011, he etched out a 3.13 ERA and 201 strikeouts. Yet he wore down as the season transpired, as his K rate dropped seven points to 24.2% after the All-Star break. Given his durability concerns and struggles when facing a batting order for the third time, the Rays will likely keep limiting him to five innings per start (or even have him follow an opener). Morton will perform on a per-inning basis, but investors should probably expect results closer to 2017's 3.62 ERA and 163 strikeouts in 146.2 innings.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
 Despite posting a 3.58 ERA and 177 strikeouts in 176 innings, Price showed some alarming signs of decline. His average fastball velocity dropped over a full tick, leading to his worst swinging-strike rate (9.6%) since 2013. His expected run-prevention metrics (4.02 FIP, 3.82 SIERA) also say he's no longer an ace. Yet he also recorded a 2.25 ERA after the All-Star break before vanquishing his postseason demons. The public seems well aware of the warning signs, so he won't make the worst SP2/3 if snagged beyond the top-20 starters.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros