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Who Should I Draft?

George Springer or Mike Clevinger (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  George Springer
CF,RF - FA
George Springer
Mike Clevinger
SP - SD
Mike Clevinger
Expert
Recommendation
51%
Recommended by
28 of 55 experts
49%
Recommended by
27 of 55 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 32# 35
Best Rank# 19# 13
Worst Rank# 97# 104
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 40# 29
Best Rank# 28# 27
Worst Rank# 46# 48
   
Projections 
   
Runs39
Home Runs139
RBI33
Stolen Bases2
Batting Avg.280
Strikeouts4777
Wins5
Saves0
ERA3.52
WHIP1.18
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertFA-
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 38# 43
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 38# 64
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 39# 40
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 48# 81
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 29# 48
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 30# 104
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 40# 64
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 38# 52
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 33# 53
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 21# 44
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 19# 67
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 37# 40
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 36# 44
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 33# 35
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 38# 42
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 30# 62
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 35# 36
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 39# 54
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 29# 31
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 39# 82
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 27# 32
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 25# 35
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 23# 24
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 27# 34
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 32# 48
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 39# 88
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 26# 69
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 36# 39
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 25# 24
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 28# 18
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 28# 19
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 31# 24
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 31# 23
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 31# 13
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 32# 28
   
George Kurtz
SportsGrid
# 33# 26
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 34# 23
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 34# 31
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 34# 23
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 35# 33
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 35# 26
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 35# 25
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 37# 18
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 37# 32
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 37# 28
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 38# 20
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 38# 37
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 38# 35
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 39# 21
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 40# 22
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 42# 32
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 43# 25
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 46# 30
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 47# 38
   
Site Rankings
Sports Illustrated
# 97# 68
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  George Springer
CF,RF - FA
George Springer
Mike Clevinger
SP - SD
Mike Clevinger
2019 Stats 
   
   
Runs96
   
Home Runs3910
   
RBI96
   
Stolen Bases6
   
Batting Avg.290
   
Strikeouts113169
   
Wins13
   
Saves0
   
ERA2.71
   
WHIP1.06
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  George Springer
CF,RF - FA
George Springer
Mike Clevinger
SP - SD
Mike Clevinger
2020 Projections 
   
   
Runs39
   
Home Runs139
   
RBI33
   
Stolen Bases2
   
Batting Avg.280
   
Strikeouts4777
   
Wins5
   
Saves0
   
ERA3.52
   
WHIP1.18
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  George Springer
CF,RF - FA
George Springer
Mike Clevinger
SP - SD
Mike Clevinger
News 
 George Springer went 1-for-2 with a two-run single and one walk during Friday's 7-4 win over the Rays in Game 6 of the ALCS.
Brad Camara
Sat, Oct 17th
Padres’ GM A.J. Preller said that he doesn’t expect Mike Clevinger (elbow) to require offseason surgery.
Brad Camara
Wed, Oct 14th
 George Springer went 1-for-4 with a solo home run during Wednesday's 4-3 win over the Rays in Game 5 of the ALCS.
Brad Camara
Thu, Oct 15th
The Padres removed Mike Clevinger (elbow) from their NLDS roster.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Oct 7th
 George Springer went 3-for-4 with two-run homer during Tuesday's 4-3 win over the Rays in Game 4 of the ALCS.
Brad Camara
Thu, Oct 15th
After being removed from Tuesday's NLDS start against the Dodgers, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports that Mike Clevinger's elbow inflammation will sideline him once more in the 2020 season.
Andy Zimmerman
Wed, Oct 7th
 George Springer had a day at the plate going 2-for-4 with two home runs and three RBI as the Astros took down the A's 5-2 in Game 2 of the ALDS on Tuesday.
Jon Mathisen
Tue, Oct 6th
Padres ace Mike Clevinger was removed from Tuesday's NLDS start against the Dodgers.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Oct 6th
 George Springer had a day at the plate on Monday when he went 4-for-5 with a double, three singles, an RBI, and a run scored in the Astros 10-5 win over the A's in Game 1 of the ALDS.
Jon Mathisen
Mon, Oct 5th
Mike Clevinger (elbow) is scheduled to start Game 1 of the NLDS against the Dodgers.
Brad Camara
Tue, Oct 6th
Notes 
 It's weird that George Springer is already 30 years old, no? It seems like just yesterday that he made his debut. We know that players start to decline on the wrong side of 30, and when you look at Springer, he hasn't exactly been the model of health over the past few years, playing in more than 140 games just once in his career. Add to that the cheating scandal, and we really don't know how much of an impact it will have on Springer. There are enough signs here to pivot in another direction.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
As Frank Stampfl pointed out on Twitter, in 16 starts from July 2 to September 24, Clevinger put up the following numbers: a 1.76 ERA, 2.98 xFIP, 1.02 WHIP, 11.82 K/9, 2.21 BB/9, 15.4% SwStr, 66.9% F-strike, and 32.2% O-swing. That's an ace, and that's what Clevinger was being drafted as ... until he got hurt ... again. It's up to you as a fantasy manager to decide if the high ceiling is worth the low floor (hurt) or not.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
 Was off Springer at ADP last season, and that was wrong. However, I am diving right back into it this season, and will likely own zero shares. He has been a decent fantasy player being drafted at ceiling since he joined the league, and 2019 was the first season that it actually worked out. With the potential dejuicing of the ball and the cheating scandal, on top of his career averages, he is a hard pass for me.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy
Clevinger sustained a partial medial meniscus tear in his left knee on February 14th and underwent surgery. Although his 6-8 week timetable made it highly unlikely that he'd be back for Opening Day, the postponement of the season means that Clevinger should be ready to go when the bell rings. That should make him a top-12 pitcher at worst.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
 Hit 39 homers with a .974 OPS in just 122 games last year. Yes please.
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros
One of my favorite pitchers in the league, but beginning the season hurt is never a good thing as you never know if and when he will be back healthy. Risky pick at ADP.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy
  Injury concerns but has potential to be overall SP1 this year
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros