Who Should I Draft?

German Marquez or Masahiro Tanaka (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  German Marquez
SP - COL
German Marquez
Masahiro Tanaka
SP - NYY
Masahiro Tanaka
Expert
Recommendation
75%
Recommended by
44 of 59 experts
25%
Recommended by
15 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 32# 35
Best Rank# 11# 20
Worst Rank# 96# 60
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 82# 120
Best Rank# 73# 97
Worst Rank# 112# 129
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts200166
Wins1312
Saves00
ERA3.883.80
WHIP1.261.17
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertIL10-
   
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The Athletic
# 31# 37
   
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# 22# 43
   
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# 23# 32
   
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USA Today
# 32# 38
   
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# 35# 51
   
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# 19# 48
   
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The Fake Baseball
# 37# 42
   
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# 24# 29
   
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The Athletic
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The Athletic
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RotoBaller
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# 30# 42
   
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# 11# 41
   
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# 19# 45
   
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# 38# 39
   
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# 36# 37
   
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# 31# 38
   
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# 23# 35
   
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# 25# 42
   
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# 35# 39
   
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Fake Teams
# 21# 30
   
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# 22# 37
   
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The Fantasy Fix
# 31# 38
   
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# 36# 31
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 39# 23
   
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RotoBaller
# 40# 30
   
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Yahoo! Sports
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# 42# 35
   
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The Athletic
# 47# 37
   
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# 48# 29
   
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# 48# 36
   
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# 54# 31
   
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# 55# 43
   
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# 57# 32
   
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# 66# 51
   
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The Athletic
# 77# 43
   
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Sporfolio
# 85# 31
   
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Beast Dome
# 96# 20
   
  German Marquez
SP - COL
German Marquez
Masahiro Tanaka
SP - NYY
Masahiro Tanaka
2018 Stats 
   
   
Games Played3327
   
Games Started3327
   
Innings Pitched196.1156.0
   
Wins1412
   
Losses116
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed179141
   
Earned Runs8265
   
Home Runs Allowed2425
   
Strikeouts230159
   
Walks5735
   
ERA3.773.75
   
WHIP1.201.13
   
  German Marquez
SP - COL
German Marquez
Masahiro Tanaka
SP - NYY
Masahiro Tanaka
2019 Projections 
   
   
Games Played3228
   
Games Started3228
   
Innings Pitched185.7165.0
   
Wins1312
   
Losses108
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed179156
   
Earned Runs8070
   
Home Runs Allowed2424
   
Strikeouts200166
   
Walks5538
   
ERA3.883.80
   
WHIP1.261.17
   
  German Marquez
SP - COL
German Marquez
Masahiro Tanaka
SP - NYY
Masahiro Tanaka
News 
 The Rockies placed German Marquez on the 10-day IL with right arm inflammation.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Aug 26th
Masahiro Tanaka allowed four runs on eight hits with no walks and six strikeouts across five innings during a no-decision against the Blue Jays on Friday
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
Masahiro Tanaka did not factor into the decision against Boston on Sunday, pitching four innings and giving up four runs on eight hits while striking out two. He did not walk a batter.
John Aubin
Mon, Sep 9th
 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
Masahiro Tanaka took the loss Monday as the Yankees were blanked 7-0 by the Rangers, giving up two runs on seven hits and two walks over six innings while striking out five.
John Aubin
Tue, Sep 3rd
 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
Masahiro Tanaka got the win against the Mariners on Tuesday, giving up no runs on three hits over seven strong innings, striking out seven and walking one as the Yankees won by a 7-0 score.
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
Masahiro Tanaka pitched six innings and took the loss against Oakland on Thursday, giving up five runs on eight hits and two walks while striking out five.
John Aubin
Fri, Aug 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
Tanaka was basically the same pitcher last year as he was in 2017, but he shaved a run off of his ERA thanks to slight improvements in BABIP allowed, home runs allowed, and left-on-base percentage. Still, home runs remain an issue for Tanaka, which explains why his ERA generally lags behind his WHIP. He's also never made it to 200 innings, so he's not exactly a workhorse. At this point we should just accept Tanaka for what he is: a solid third or fourth fantasy starter.
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
Tanaka's xFIP (3.42) and SIERA (3.50) dropped 0.02 points apiece, but his ERA plunged nearly a full run from 4.74 to 3.75. That works just fine when paired with a 1.13 WHIP and 9.17 K/9. His elite skills support last season's approved ERA if he can avoid home-run catastrophe in Yankee Stadium. Just prepare to assume some added volatility when his splitter isn't clicking, and he's more likely to work 160 innings than 190. Those risks are all factored into his reasonable SP3 price.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros