Who Should I Draft?

German Marquez or Madison Bumgarner (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  German Marquez
SP - COL
German Marquez
Madison Bumgarner
SP - SF
Madison Bumgarner
Expert
Recommendation
75%
Recommended by
42 of 56 experts
25%
Recommended by
14 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 32# 38
Best Rank# 11# 18
Worst Rank# 96# 67
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 82# 96
Best Rank# 73# 67
Worst Rank# 112# 108
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts200164
Wins1310
Saves00
ERA3.883.70
WHIP1.261.22
   
Misc 
   
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The Athletic
# 31# 34
   
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The Fake Baseball
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# 96# 18
   
  German Marquez
SP - COL
German Marquez
Madison Bumgarner
SP - SF
Madison Bumgarner
2018 Stats 
   
   
Games Played3321
   
Games Started3321
   
Innings Pitched196.1130.1
   
Wins146
   
Losses117
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed179118
   
Earned Runs8247
   
Home Runs Allowed2414
   
Strikeouts230109
   
Walks5743
   
ERA3.773.26
   
WHIP1.201.24
   
  German Marquez
SP - COL
German Marquez
Madison Bumgarner
SP - SF
Madison Bumgarner
2019 Projections 
   
   
Games Played3229
   
Games Started3229
   
Innings Pitched185.7181.9
   
Wins1310
   
Losses1011
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed179170
   
Earned Runs8075
   
Home Runs Allowed2424
   
Strikeouts200164
   
Walks5551
   
ERA3.883.70
   
WHIP1.261.22
   
  German Marquez
SP - COL
German Marquez
Madison Bumgarner
SP - SF
Madison Bumgarner
News 
 German Marquez earned the win despite giving up seven earned runs on Saturday versus the Padres.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Jun 16th
Madison Bumgarner received a no-decision on Saturday versus Milwaukee, surrendering five runs (three earned) on five hits in six innings of work.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Jun 16th
 German Marquez received a no-decision on Monday versus the Cubs, striking out seven while allowing four runs over six innings pitched.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Jun 11th
Madison Bumgarner fell to 3-6 on Sunday versus the Dodgers, spinning seven innings of one-run ball while striking out five.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Jun 9th
 German Marquez took the loss on Wednesday versus the Cubs, giving up eight runs on seven hits in 5 1/3 innings.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Jun 5th
Madison Bumgarner received a no-decision on Tuesday versus the Mets, throwing six innings of three-run ball while striking out five.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Jun 4th
 German Marquez earned the win on Friday versus Toronto, throwing seven innings of two-run ball while striking out seven.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Jun 1st
Madison Bumgarner fell to 3-5 on Wednesday in Miami, giving up two runs on six hits over six innings.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, May 30th
 German Marquez received a no-decision on Sunday versus Baltimore, giving up four runs on seven hits over 6 1/3 innings pitched.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, May 27th
Madison Bumgarner received a no-decision on Thursday versus Atlanta, allowing two runs on six hits over six solid innings.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, May 23rd
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
Bumgarner was one of the best fantasy starters out there until a couple of years ago, but he hasn't been quite the same since his 2017 dirt bike accident. He has remained a help in ERA thanks to his ability to limit base hits, but his strikeout rate has plummeted and last year his walk rate rose as well. Bumgarner's peripherals suggest he is playing with fire, even in a very pitcher-friendly environment in San Francisco. Still just 29 years old, a big bounce back season cannot be completely discounted, but there is no question that Bumgarner is a risk-reward choice on draft day.
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
A dirt-bike accident in 2017 and broken hand suffered last spring limited Bumgarner to 240.2 combined innings in the past two seasons. He had previously exceeded 200 in each of the last six seasons. While he could regain his workhorse label in 2019, the 29-year-old must combat declines in velocity, swinging strikes (9.2%), and strikeouts (19.8%). Don't pay for past success, but take him as a stable, high-floor SP3 if everyone else is fading the owner of a career 3.03 ERA.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros