Who Should I Draft?

David Price or German Marquez (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  David Price
SP - BOS
David Price
German Marquez
SP - COL
German Marquez
Expert
Recommendation
51%
Recommended by
30 of 59 experts
49%
Recommended by
29 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 31# 32
Best Rank# 19# 11
Worst Rank# 66# 96
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 84# 82
Best Rank# 79# 73
Worst Rank# 99# 112
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts176200
Wins1313
Saves00
ERA3.783.88
WHIP1.211.26
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-IL10
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 29# 31
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 29# 54
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 38# 41
   
Brad Richter
DailyOverlay
# 27# 57
   
Michael Beller
The Athletic
# 39# 47
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 23# 32
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 32# 35
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 20# 37
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 32# 33
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 34# 38
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 57# 96
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 19# 27
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 32# 39
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 66# 77
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 30# 32
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 33# 55
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 44# 46
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 30# 85
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 21# 48
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 28# 29
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 36# 48
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 31# 32
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 32# 34
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 19# 40
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 36# 66
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 31# 38
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 29# 36
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 36# 42
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 32# 36
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 29# 31
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 23# 22
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 24# 19
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 26# 25
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 26# 23
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 26# 17
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 27# 19
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 28# 19
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 28# 26
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 29# 22
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 30# 24
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 30# 23
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 31# 11
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 32# 14
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 32# 25
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 33# 28
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 33# 31
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 33# 19
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 34# 21
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 34# 25
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 34# 23
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 34# 22
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 35# 27
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 35# 30
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 35# 26
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 36# 23
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 43# 32
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 47# 30
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 51# 21
   
Jason Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 61# 35
   
  David Price
SP - BOS
David Price
German Marquez
SP - COL
German Marquez
2018 Stats 
   
   
Games Played3033
   
Games Started3033
   
Innings Pitched176.2196.1
   
Wins1614
   
Losses711
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed151179
   
Earned Runs7082
   
Home Runs Allowed2524
   
Strikeouts177230
   
Walks5057
   
ERA3.583.77
   
WHIP1.141.20
   
  David Price
SP - BOS
David Price
German Marquez
SP - COL
German Marquez
2019 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2932
   
Games Started3032
   
Innings Pitched176.9185.7
   
Wins1313
   
Losses810
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed164179
   
Earned Runs7480
   
Home Runs Allowed2324
   
Strikeouts176200
   
Walks5055
   
ERA3.783.88
   
WHIP1.211.26
   
  David Price
SP - BOS
David Price
German Marquez
SP - COL
German Marquez
News 
 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
The Rockies placed German Marquez on the 10-day IL with right arm inflammation.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Aug 26th
 David Price (wrist) could be shut down for the season, Bill Koch of The Providence Journal reports.
John Aubin
Wed, Sep 18th
German Marquez improved to 12-5 on Saturday versus Miami, striking out eight while allowing two runs over five innings pitched.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Aug 18th
 David Price (wrist) threw a 20-pitch bullpen session Wednesday, Bill Koch of The Providence Journal reports.
John Aubin
Thu, Sep 12th
German Marquez improved to 11-5 on Sunday against the Padres, allowing just three runs on five hits while striking out nine over eight innings pitched.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Aug 12th
 David Price is battling discomfort in his wrist and will not be available for the series against New York.
Garett Thomas
Thu, Sep 5th
German Marquez received a no-decision on Tuesday in Houston, surrendering five runs on eight hits over five innings pitched.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Aug 6th
 David Price allowed a hit and a walk over two scoreless innings Sunday, striking out two in his no-decision during the win over the Angels.
John Aubin
Mon, Sep 2nd
Rockies pitcher German Marquez left Wednesday's start against the Dodgers with what was later described as "full-body cramping," according to Nick Groke of The Athletic. He had struck out 10 batters over six shutout innings prior to exiting.
Mike Maher
Wed, Jul 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
Marquez had a terrific strikeout-to-walk ratio last season, but still finished with an ERA of 3.77, which feels like a best-case scenario for a pitcher who calls Coors Field home. Marquez should provide plenty of innings and strikeouts and his fair share of wins, but he's not likely to be of much help when it comes to ERA and WHIP.
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
Marquez discovered top-tier ace form during 14 second-half starts, during which he recorded a 2.61 ERA and 2.25 FIP with the fourth-best K-BB% (28.4) behind Justin Verlander, Max Scherzer, and Jacob deGrom. So why isn't he a consensus top-20 starter? Opponents tattooed his four-seam fastball (.315/.390/.508) last season, so his curveball and slider would have to remain other-worldly elite in elevated usage rates. Oh yeah, he pitches for the Rockies. He's an attractive upside selection if Coors Field tempers his price.
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