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
66%
Recommended by
39 of 59 experts
34%
Recommended by
20 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 31# 36
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 AlertDTD-
   
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
   
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
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 29# 40
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 36# 55
   
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
DailyOverlay
# 27# 24
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 30# 28
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 32# 25
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 32# 27
   
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
The Athletic
# 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
   
Jason Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 61# 34
   
  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 will undergo surgery on Thursday to remove a cyst from his ailing wrist.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Sep 22nd
Charlie Morton allowed two runs on five hits and a walk while striking out eight over 6 1/3 innings Friday against the Red Sox. He didn't factor into the decision.
John Aubin
Sat, Sep 21st
 David Price, who has been ruled out for the rest of the season, will visit a hand/wrist specialist, Bill Koch of The Providence Journal reports.
John Aubin
Thu, Sep 19th
Charlie Morton earned the win Friday, holding the Angels to three runs on six hits and a walk while striking out four across six innings.
John Aubin
Sat, Sep 14th
 David Price (wrist) could be shut down for the season, Bill Koch of The Providence Journal reports.
John Aubin
Wed, Sep 18th
Charlie Morton struck out 10 while allowing three runs on five hits with two walks across six innings during a no-decision against the Blue Jays on Saturday.
John Aubin
Sun, Sep 8th
 David Price (wrist) threw a 20-pitch bullpen session Wednesday, Bill Koch of The Providence Journal reports.
John Aubin
Thu, Sep 12th
Charlie Morton gave up one earned run on four hits and three walks with eight strikeouts over 5 1/3 innings as he earned his 14th win of the year.
John Aubin
Mon, Sep 2nd
 David Price is battling discomfort in his wrist and will not be available for the series against New York.
Garett Thomas
Thu, Sep 5th
Charlie Morton gave up six runs on seven hits with two walks and four strikeouts in four innings as the Rays lost to the Astros on Tuesday.
John Aubin
Wed, Aug 28th
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