Who Should I Draft?

German Marquez or Charlie Morton (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  German Marquez
SP - COL
German Marquez
Charlie Morton
SP - TB
Charlie Morton
Expert
Recommendation
66%
Recommended by
39 of 59 experts
34%
Recommended by
20 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 32# 36
Best Rank# 11# 19
Worst Rank# 96# 80
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 82# 114
Best Rank# 73# 97
Worst Rank# 112# 117
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts200176
Wins1312
Saves00
ERA3.883.41
WHIP1.261.21
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertIL10-
   
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Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 31# 33
   
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# 22# 50
   
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The Fantasy Fix
# 23# 28
   
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USA Today
# 32# 42
   
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Razzball
# 19# 41
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 37# 53
   
Tim Young
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# 24# 51
   
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Fantasy Football Empire
# 33# 36
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 27# 40
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 19# 43
   
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CBS Sports
# 32# 34
   
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Fantasy Team Advice
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The Athletic
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RotoBaller
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# 30# 38
   
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# 40# 57
   
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# 36# 40
   
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# 25# 27
   
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Fake Teams
# 21# 41
   
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The Fantasy Fix
# 31# 34
   
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Fantasy Six Pack
# 30# 28
   
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SportsLine
# 31# 30
   
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# 35# 34
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 35# 29
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 36# 25
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 38# 27
   
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The Fantasy Headliners
# 38# 36
   
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Yahoo! Sports
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Yahoo! Sports
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Fantrax
# 42# 38
   
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The Athletic
# 46# 28
   
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The Athletic
# 47# 32
   
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Yahoo! Sports
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# 55# 40
   
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# 57# 24
   
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FantasyPros
# 66# 19
   
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Sporfolio
# 85# 32
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 96# 69
   
  German Marquez
SP - COL
German Marquez
Charlie Morton
SP - TB
Charlie Morton
2018 Stats 
   
   
Games Played3330
   
Games Started3330
   
Innings Pitched196.1167.2
   
Wins1415
   
Losses113
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed179130
   
Earned Runs8258
   
Home Runs Allowed2418
   
Strikeouts230201
   
Walks5764
   
ERA3.773.13
   
WHIP1.201.16
   
  German Marquez
SP - COL
German Marquez
Charlie Morton
SP - TB
Charlie Morton
2019 Projections 
   
   
Games Played3227
   
Games Started3227
   
Innings Pitched185.7157.3
   
Wins1312
   
Losses107
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed179132
   
Earned Runs8060
   
Home Runs Allowed2416
   
Strikeouts200176
   
Walks5558
   
ERA3.883.41
   
WHIP1.261.21
   
  German Marquez
SP - COL
German Marquez
Charlie Morton
SP - TB
Charlie Morton
News 
 The Rockies placed German Marquez on the 10-day IL with right arm inflammation.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Aug 26th
Charlie Morton earned the win Friday, holding the Angels to three runs on six hits and a walk while striking out four across six innings.
John Aubin
Sat, Sep 14th
 German Marquez improved to 12-5 on Saturday versus Miami, striking out eight while allowing two runs over five innings pitched.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Aug 18th
Charlie Morton struck out 10 while allowing three runs on five hits with two walks across six innings during a no-decision against the Blue Jays on Saturday.
John Aubin
Sun, Sep 8th
 German Marquez improved to 11-5 on Sunday against the Padres, allowing just three runs on five hits while striking out nine over eight innings pitched.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Aug 12th
Charlie Morton gave up one earned run on four hits and three walks with eight strikeouts over 5 1/3 innings as he earned his 14th win of the year.
John Aubin
Mon, Sep 2nd
 German Marquez received a no-decision on Tuesday in Houston, surrendering five runs on eight hits over five innings pitched.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Aug 6th
Charlie Morton gave up six runs on seven hits with two walks and four strikeouts in four innings as the Rays lost to the Astros on Tuesday.
John Aubin
Wed, Aug 28th
 Rockies pitcher German Marquez left Wednesday's start against the Dodgers with what was later described as "full-body cramping," according to Nick Groke of The Athletic. He had struck out 10 batters over six shutout innings prior to exiting.
Mike Maher
Wed, Jul 31st
Charlie Morton gave up three runs on four hits with two walks and three strikeouts over five innings Wednesday in a no-decision against Seattle.
John Aubin
Wed, Aug 21st
Notes 
 Marquez had a terrific strikeout-to-walk ratio last season, but still finished with an ERA of 3.77, which feels like a best-case scenario for a pitcher who calls Coors Field home. Marquez should provide plenty of innings and strikeouts and his fair share of wins, but he's not likely to be of much help when it comes to ERA and WHIP.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
After nearly a decade of mediocrity, the Astros turned Morton into a high-end starter in 2017, and he was even better in 2018. At this point, he feels relatively safe to pencil in for a mid-3.00s ERA, 10.0 K/9 rate, and WHIP in the 1.15-1.20 range. The concerns are his advancing age and durability -- he's never thrown more than 172 innings in a season. The move to Tampa Bay is also a mild concern, less so for the change of division than for the move away from a Houston team that seemingly knew how to get the best out of him.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
 Marquez discovered top-tier ace form during 14 second-half starts, during which he recorded a 2.61 ERA and 2.25 FIP with the fourth-best K-BB% (28.4) behind Justin Verlander, Max Scherzer, and Jacob deGrom. So why isn't he a consensus top-20 starter? Opponents tattooed his four-seam fastball (.315/.390/.508) last season, so his curveball and slider would have to remain other-worldly elite in elevated usage rates. Oh yeah, he pitches for the Rockies. He's an attractive upside selection if Coors Field tempers his price.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
Morton followed an improbable late-career renaissance with an even better 2018. In his most innings pitched (167) since 2011, he etched out a 3.13 ERA and 201 strikeouts. Yet he wore down as the season transpired, as his K rate dropped seven points to 24.2% after the All-Star break. Given his durability concerns and struggles when facing a batting order for the third time, the Rays will likely keep limiting him to five innings per start (or even have him follow an opener). Morton will perform on a per-inning basis, but investors should probably expect results closer to 2017's 3.62 ERA and 163 strikeouts in 146.2 innings.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros