Who Should I Draft?

Doug Fister or Max Scherzer (2017)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Max Scherzer
SP - WSH
Max Scherzer
Doug Fister
SP - BOS
Doug Fister
Expert
Recommendation
100%
Recommended by
49 of 49 experts
0%
Recommended by
0 of 49 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 2
Best Rank# 2
Worst Rank# 7
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 12
Best Rank# 12
Worst Rank# 14
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts25083
Wins167
Saves00
ERA3.124.59
WHIP1.061.39
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert
   
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Fantasy Spin
# 4
   
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# 3
   
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# 4
   
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# 4
   
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# 5
   
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# 5
   
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# 2
   
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  Max Scherzer
SP - WSH
Max Scherzer
Doug Fister
SP - BOS
Doug Fister
2016 Stats 
   
   
Games Played3432
   
Games Started3432
   
Innings Pitched228180
   
Wins2012
   
Losses713
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed165195
   
Earned Runs7593
   
Home Runs Allowed3124
   
Strikeouts284115
   
Walks Issued5662
   
ERA2.964.64
   
WHIP0.971.43
   
  Max Scherzer
SP - WSH
Max Scherzer
Doug Fister
SP - BOS
Doug Fister
2017 Projections 
   
   
Games Played3224
   
Games Started3223
   
Innings Pitched208133
   
Wins167
   
Losses98
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed168147
   
Earned Runs7268
   
Home Runs Allowed2421
   
Strikeouts25083
   
Walks Issued5238
   
ERA3.124.59
   
WHIP1.061.39
   
  Max Scherzer
SP - WSH
Max Scherzer
Doug Fister
SP - BOS
Doug Fister
News 
 Max Scherzer came out of the bullpen in Game 5 of the NLDS on Thursday, allowing four runs (two earned) on three hits in just an inning of work.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Oct 13th
Doug Fister will pitch game three of the ALDS versus the Houston Astros on Sunday afternoon at Fenway Park.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Oct 5th
 Max Scherzer allowed just one run on one hit over 6 1/3 innings in Game 3 of the NLDS on Monday, striking out seven while walking three.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Oct 10th
Doug Fister allowed five runs on five hits and five walks over two innings in a no-decision Monday against the Orioles. He did not record a strikeout.
John Aubin
Tue, Sep 19th
 Washington Nationals ace Max Scherzer (hamstring) played catch on Tuesday and was "really letting it go" according to Chelsea Janes o f the Washington Post.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Oct 3rd
Doug Fister (5-8) gave up six runs on six hits and a walk over just four innings in Wednesday's loss to Oakland. He struck out four.
John Aubin
Thu, Sep 14th
 Max Scherzer (15-6) was credited with the win Tuesday against the Braves. He allowed two runs on five hits and a walk while striking out seven over seven innings.
John Aubin
Wed, Sep 20th
Doug Fister (5-7) held the Blue Jays to one run on four hits and three walks while striking out nine over seven innings to lead the Red Sox to a 6-1 win Wednesday.
John Aubin
Thu, Sep 7th
 Max Scherzer (14-6) picked up the loss after allowing seven runs on seven hits and six walks over six innings Wednesday against the Braves. He struck out seven batters.
John Aubin
Thu, Sep 14th
Doug Fister (4-7) picked up the win over the Yankees on Friday, allowing one run on four hits and a walk over seven innings while striking out five.
John Aubin
Sat, Sep 2nd
Notes 
 Has averaged 18 Wins, 257 K, a 3.09 ERA and 1.05 WHIP over the past 5 seasons - spring finger injury was cause for concern given he was forced to change his grip, but he's back to normal and should be business as usual to start the regular season
Brandon Funston - Fantasy Spin
 
 Not only did Scherzer set a career-best 284 Ks last season, but he also led the league with a 0.968 WHIP and 20 wins. With that being said, drafting a pitcher with over 900 innings over the past four seasons is always dangerous because of elevated injury risk.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros