Who Should I Draft?

Doug Fister or Max Scherzer (2018)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Max Scherzer
SP - WSH
Max Scherzer
Doug Fister
SP - TEX
Doug Fister
Expert
Recommendation
100%
Recommended by
45 of 45 experts
0%
Recommended by
0 of 45 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 2# 208
Best Rank# 1# 103
Worst Rank# 4# 305
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 11# 605
Best Rank# 9# 602
Worst Rank# 11# 1068
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts256104
Wins169
Saves00
ERA3.025.00
WHIP1.031.48
   
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Injury Alert-DL10
   
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  Max Scherzer
SP - WSH
Max Scherzer
Doug Fister
SP - TEX
Doug Fister
2017 Stats 
   
   
Games Played3118
   
Games Started3115
   
Innings Pitched200.290.1
   
Wins165
   
Losses69
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed12688
   
Earned Runs5653
   
Home Runs Allowed229
   
Strikeouts26883
   
Walks Issued5538
   
ERA2.515.28
   
WHIP0.901.39
   
  Max Scherzer
SP - WSH
Max Scherzer
Doug Fister
SP - TEX
Doug Fister
2018 Projections 
   
   
Games Played3225
   
Games Started3225
   
Innings Pitched205.7141
   
Wins169
   
Losses710
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed157156
   
Earned Runs6978
   
Home Runs Allowed2620
   
Strikeouts256104
   
Walks Issued5553
   
ERA3.025.00
   
WHIP1.031.48
   
  Max Scherzer
SP - WSH
Max Scherzer
Doug Fister
SP - TEX
Doug Fister
News 
 Washington Nationals ace right-hander Max Scherzer struck out 11 over seven dominant frames on Saturday, allowing just two runs en route to a 6-2 team win.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Apr 14th
Doug Fister (hip) was placed on the 10-day disabled list Tuesday.
John Aubin
Tue, Apr 10th
 Max Scherzer was brilliant against the Atlanta Braves on Monday, tossing a complete game, two-hit shutout while striking out ten batters in Washington's 2-0 win.
Mike Maher
Tue, Apr 10th
Doug Fister (1-2) got his second loss of the season against the Angels on Monday, giving up three earned runs on six hits, striking out five and walking none in an 8-3 loss for the Rangers.
John Aubin
Tue, Apr 10th
 Max Scherzer allowed five runs (two earned) on six hits over five innings of work on Wednesday versus the Braves, striking out seven and walking two along the way.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Apr 4th
Doug Fister (1-1) allowed five runs (two earned) on seven hits, two walks, and hit a batter while striking out five over 3 2/3 innings in Wednesday's 6-2 loss to the Athletics.
John Aubin
Thu, Apr 5th
 Washington Nationals ace Max Scherzer was brilliant on Friday in Cincinnati, striking out 10 while throwing six shutout innings.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Mar 30th
Doug Fister (1-0) got the win, giving up one earned run on four hits over five innings while striking out three and walking three in the Rangers' 5-1 victory over the Astros on Friday.
John Aubin
Sat, Mar 31st
 Max Scherzer's Opening Day start has been postponed, as the Thursday, March 29 game between the Cincinnatti Reds and Washington Nationals has been postponed until 4:10 p.m. Friday, March 30 because of impending inclement weather.
Mike Maher
Wed, Mar 28th
 
Notes 
 After dominating the first half, Scherzer saw a steep drop in production, posting an ERA 1.14 points higher and a WHIP a full 0.32 points higher. While he is still clearly an ace, that should be enough to concern you out of using a late first rounder to select him.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
 
 Scherzer just keeps on keepin' on, as he posted his fifth-straight season of at least 200 innings pitched and a strikeout-rate of greater than 10 K/9 in 2017. He also finished with a sub 3.00 ERA and sub-1.00 WHIP for the fourth time in his last five seasons. Scherzer set career-bests in strikeout-rate and ERA in 2017, and simply has shown no decline whatsoever over the last several years. He's one of the few true guaranteed aces in the game, and should be drafted no worse than the second pitcher off the board.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros