Who Should I Draft?

David Price or Madison Bumgarner (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  David Price
SP - BOS
David Price
Madison Bumgarner
SP - SF
Madison Bumgarner
Expert
Recommendation
76%
Recommended by
45 of 59 experts
24%
Recommended by
14 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 31# 38
Best Rank# 19# 18
Worst Rank# 66# 67
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 84# 96
Best Rank# 79# 67
Worst Rank# 99# 108
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts176164
Wins1310
Saves00
ERA3.783.70
WHIP1.211.22
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertDTD-
   
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Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 29# 34
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 29# 39
   
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DailyOverlay
# 27# 35
   
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The Fantasy Fix
# 34# 54
   
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USA Today
# 23# 25
   
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RotoChamp
# 32# 48
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 28# 42
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 20# 39
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 30# 42
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 32# 46
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 34# 35
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 19# 52
   
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CBS Sports
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Yahoo! Sports
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KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
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BretskyBall
# 33# 37
   
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The Athletic
# 44# 58
   
Joe Bond
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# 33# 34
   
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The Athletic
# 27# 43
   
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Expand The Boxscore
# 35# 47
   
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Fake Teams
# 28# 63
   
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The Fake Baseball
# 35# 48
   
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# 21# 33
   
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# 28# 36
   
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# 23# 47
   
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RotoBaller
# 26# 67
   
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# 36# 43
   
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# 31# 44
   
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RotoBaller
# 19# 41
   
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FantasyPros
# 36# 52
   
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Freeze Stats
# 34# 54
   
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Razzball
# 24# 29
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 31# 40
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 33# 36
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 36# 37
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 36# 43
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 32# 41
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 32# 45
   
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Pitcher List
# 29# 34
   
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The Fantasy Fix
# 29# 43
   
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Fantasy Six Pack
# 29# 28
   
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Sporfolio
# 30# 21
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 31# 26
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 32# 31
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 33# 32
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 34# 33
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 38# 32
   
Michael Beller
The Athletic
# 39# 36
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 47# 37
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 51# 48
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 57# 18
   
Jason Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 61# 33
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 66# 21
   
  David Price
SP - BOS
David Price
Madison Bumgarner
SP - SF
Madison Bumgarner
2018 Stats 
   
   
Games Played3021
   
Games Started3021
   
Innings Pitched176.2130.1
   
Wins166
   
Losses77
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed151118
   
Earned Runs7047
   
Home Runs Allowed2514
   
Strikeouts177109
   
Walks5043
   
ERA3.583.26
   
WHIP1.141.24
   
  David Price
SP - BOS
David Price
Madison Bumgarner
SP - SF
Madison Bumgarner
2019 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2929
   
Games Started3029
   
Innings Pitched176.9181.9
   
Wins1310
   
Losses811
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed164170
   
Earned Runs7475
   
Home Runs Allowed2324
   
Strikeouts176164
   
Walks5051
   
ERA3.783.70
   
WHIP1.211.22
   
  David Price
SP - BOS
David Price
Madison Bumgarner
SP - SF
Madison Bumgarner
News 
 David Price (wrist) threw a 20-pitch bullpen session Wednesday, Bill Koch of The Providence Journal reports.
John Aubin
Thu, Sep 12th
Madison Bumgarner received a no-decision on Saturday against Miami, tossing seven innings of two-run ball while giving up four hits.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Sep 15th
 David Price is battling discomfort in his wrist and will not be available for the series against New York.
Garett Thomas
Thu, Sep 5th
Madison Bumgarner earned the win on Friday versus the Padres, striking out nine while allowing just one run over seven innings.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Aug 31st
 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
Madison Bumgarner was handed a no-decision on Saturday, giving up two earned runs over five innings, while recording five strikeouts in the Giants' win over the Athletics.
Mike Falconieri
Mon, Aug 26th
 The Red Sox activated David Price (wrist) from the 10-day IL.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Sep 1st
Madison Bumgarner fell to 8-8 on Sunday in Arizona, giving up four runs on six hits over six innings pitched.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Aug 19th
 David Price (wrist) won't start Sunday's game against the Padres but will throw a simulated game Tuesday instead, Chris Cotillo of The Springfield Republican reports.
John Aubin
Sat, Aug 24th
Madison Bumgarner earned the win on Tuesday versus the A's, striking out nine while spinning seven innings of one-run ball.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Aug 14th
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
Bumgarner was one of the best fantasy starters out there until a couple of years ago, but he hasn't been quite the same since his 2017 dirt bike accident. He has remained a help in ERA thanks to his ability to limit base hits, but his strikeout rate has plummeted and last year his walk rate rose as well. Bumgarner's peripherals suggest he is playing with fire, even in a very pitcher-friendly environment in San Francisco. Still just 29 years old, a big bounce back season cannot be completely discounted, but there is no question that Bumgarner is a risk-reward choice on draft day.
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
A dirt-bike accident in 2017 and broken hand suffered last spring limited Bumgarner to 240.2 combined innings in the past two seasons. He had previously exceeded 200 in each of the last six seasons. While he could regain his workhorse label in 2019, the 29-year-old must combat declines in velocity, swinging strikes (9.2%), and strikeouts (19.8%). Don't pay for past success, but take him as a stable, high-floor SP3 if everyone else is fading the owner of a career 3.03 ERA.
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