Who Should I Draft?

David Price or Miles Mikolas (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  David Price
SP - BOS
David Price
Miles Mikolas
SP - STL
Miles Mikolas
Expert
Recommendation
63%
Recommended by
35 of 56 experts
38%
Recommended by
21 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 31# 33
Best Rank# 19# 16
Worst Rank# 66# 88
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 84# 98
Best Rank# 79# 90
Worst Rank# 99# 105
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts176149
Wins1313
Saves00
ERA3.783.60
WHIP1.211.20
   
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The Athletic
# 29# 41
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 29# 32
   
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# 27# 34
   
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USA Today
# 23# 28
   
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RotoChamp
# 32# 43
   
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Razzball
# 28# 53
   
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The Fake Baseball
# 20# 59
   
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Brewer Rat
# 30# 34
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 19# 62
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 33# 34
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 32# 39
   
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Mr. Cheatsheet
# 30# 35
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 30# 33
   
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# 26# 32
   
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# 33# 41
   
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The Athletic
# 27# 39
   
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Fake Teams
# 28# 35
   
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# 26# 88
   
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The Fake Baseball
# 35# 37
   
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# 30# 51
   
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Athlon Sports
# 28# 36
   
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# 21# 32
   
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RotoBaller
# 23# 29
   
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RotoBaller
# 26# 27
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 31# 36
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 35# 46
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 32# 40
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 36# 57
   
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Freeze Stats
# 34# 38
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 24# 43
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 31# 32
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 33# 41
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 29# 30
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 29# 35
   
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RotoBaller
# 19# 17
   
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Pitcher List
# 28# 26
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 31# 28
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 32# 27
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 32# 27
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 32# 22
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 33# 20
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 34# 31
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 34# 30
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 34# 30
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 35# 31
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 36# 26
   
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Fantrax
# 36# 27
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 38# 23
   
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 39# 34
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 43# 26
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 44# 33
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 47# 16
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 51# 43
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 57# 27
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 66# 44
   
  David Price
SP - BOS
David Price
Miles Mikolas
SP - STL
Miles Mikolas
2018 Stats 
   
   
Games Played3032
   
Games Started3032
   
Innings Pitched176.2201.3
   
Wins1618
   
Losses74
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed151186
   
Earned Runs7063
   
Home Runs Allowed2516
   
Strikeouts177146
   
Walks5029
   
ERA3.582.83
   
WHIP1.141.07
   
  David Price
SP - BOS
David Price
Miles Mikolas
SP - STL
Miles Mikolas
2019 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2931
   
Games Started3031
   
Innings Pitched176.9191.7
   
Wins1313
   
Losses89
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed164192
   
Earned Runs7477
   
Home Runs Allowed2321
   
Strikeouts176149
   
Walks5037
   
ERA3.783.60
   
WHIP1.211.20
   
  David Price
SP - BOS
David Price
Miles Mikolas
SP - STL
Miles Mikolas
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
Miles Mikolas allowed one run on seven hits over five innings in the Cardinals' 6-4 loss to the Angels on Sunday. He walked two and struck out four while falling to 5-8.
Elliott Baas
Mon, Jun 24th
 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
Miles Mikolas fired six scoreless innings and improved to 5-7 in the Cardinals' 5-0 win over the Marlins on Monday. He allowed six hits, walked none, and struck out four.
Elliott Baas
Mon, Jun 17th
 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
Miles Mikolas allowed five runs on eight hits and a walk over five innings on Wednesday against the Marlins. He struck out four and took the loss, falling to 4-7.
Dan Harris
Thu, Jun 13th
 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
Mikolas was forced from Friday's game against the Chicago Cubs after pitching just four innings.
James Bisson
Fri, Jun 7th
 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
Miles Mikolas allowed one run on three hits over seven innings in the Cardinals' 2-1 win over the Cubs on Friday. He walked two and struck out three in the no-decision.
Elliott Baas
Sat, Jun 1st
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
Mikolas had an incredible season in his first year back from pitching in Japan, posting a 2.83 ERA and 1.07 WHIP while winning 18 games for the Cardinals. His weak strikeout rate is a bit of a detriment in roto leagues with low innings caps, but it isn't too big a deal in points leagues. That said, he's due for a bit of a correction in his BABIP and HRs allowed, which should cause his ERA to rise at least into the mid-3.00s. He can still be a useful fantasy pitcher in most formats, but could be overvalued.
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
It's easy to dismiss Mikolas' breakout as a fluke. In his first season back from a three-year stint in Japan, the righty registered 18 wins and a 2.83 ERA in 200.2 innings despite collecting just 146 strikeouts. The ERA will at least rise to his 3.28 FIP, if not higher, but the 30-year-old isn't necessarily a full-blown bust waiting to happen. No qualified starter submitted a lower walk rate (3.6%) than Mikolas, who limited hard contact and induced a 49.3% ground-ball rate. Also, he's not some mid-80s junkballer pitching solely to contact. A 9.6% swinging-strike rate finished right above David Price on the leaderboard, so there's at least a path to 160 punchouts. He throws harder, but Mikolas' final line could resemble Kyle Hendricks in 2018 (199 IP, 3.44 ERA, 161 K).
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