Who Should I Draft?

David Price or Masahiro Tanaka (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  David Price
SP - BOS
David Price
Masahiro Tanaka
SP - NYY
Masahiro Tanaka
Expert
Recommendation
73%
Recommended by
43 of 59 experts
27%
Recommended by
16 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 31# 35
Best Rank# 19# 20
Worst Rank# 66# 60
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 84# 120
Best Rank# 79# 97
Worst Rank# 99# 129
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts176166
Wins1312
Saves00
ERA3.783.80
WHIP1.211.17
   
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  David Price
SP - BOS
David Price
Masahiro Tanaka
SP - NYY
Masahiro Tanaka
2018 Stats 
   
   
Games Played3027
   
Games Started3027
   
Innings Pitched176.2156.0
   
Wins1612
   
Losses76
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed151141
   
Earned Runs7065
   
Home Runs Allowed2525
   
Strikeouts177159
   
Walks5035
   
ERA3.583.75
   
WHIP1.141.13
   
  David Price
SP - BOS
David Price
Masahiro Tanaka
SP - NYY
Masahiro Tanaka
2019 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2928
   
Games Started3028
   
Innings Pitched176.9165.0
   
Wins1312
   
Losses88
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed164156
   
Earned Runs7470
   
Home Runs Allowed2324
   
Strikeouts176166
   
Walks5038
   
ERA3.783.80
   
WHIP1.211.17
   
  David Price
SP - BOS
David Price
Masahiro Tanaka
SP - NYY
Masahiro Tanaka
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
Masahiro Tanaka picked up the win against the Angels on Thursday, giving up one earned run on four hits over seven innings, striking out six and walking none as the Yankees won by a 9-1 score.
John Aubin
Fri, Sep 20th
 David Price (wrist) could be shut down for the season, Bill Koch of The Providence Journal reports.
John Aubin
Wed, Sep 18th
Masahiro Tanaka allowed four runs on eight hits with no walks and six strikeouts across five innings during a no-decision against the Blue Jays on Friday
John Aubin
Sat, Sep 14th
 David Price (wrist) threw a 20-pitch bullpen session Wednesday, Bill Koch of The Providence Journal reports.
John Aubin
Thu, Sep 12th
Masahiro Tanaka did not factor into the decision against Boston on Sunday, pitching four innings and giving up four runs on eight hits while striking out two. He did not walk a batter.
John Aubin
Mon, Sep 9th
 David Price is battling discomfort in his wrist and will not be available for the series against New York.
Garett Thomas
Thu, Sep 5th
Masahiro Tanaka took the loss Monday as the Yankees were blanked 7-0 by the Rangers, giving up two runs on seven hits and two walks over six innings while striking out five.
John Aubin
Tue, Sep 3rd
 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
Masahiro Tanaka got the win against the Mariners on Tuesday, giving up no runs on three hits over seven strong innings, striking out seven and walking one as the Yankees won by a 7-0 score.
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
Tanaka was basically the same pitcher last year as he was in 2017, but he shaved a run off of his ERA thanks to slight improvements in BABIP allowed, home runs allowed, and left-on-base percentage. Still, home runs remain an issue for Tanaka, which explains why his ERA generally lags behind his WHIP. He's also never made it to 200 innings, so he's not exactly a workhorse. At this point we should just accept Tanaka for what he is: a solid third or fourth fantasy starter.
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
Tanaka's xFIP (3.42) and SIERA (3.50) dropped 0.02 points apiece, but his ERA plunged nearly a full run from 4.74 to 3.75. That works just fine when paired with a 1.13 WHIP and 9.17 K/9. His elite skills support last season's approved ERA if he can avoid home-run catastrophe in Yankee Stadium. Just prepare to assume some added volatility when his splitter isn't clicking, and he's more likely to work 160 innings than 190. Those risks are all factored into his reasonable SP3 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