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
73%
Recommended by
41 of 56 experts
27%
Recommended by
15 of 56 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
   
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  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 
 German Marquez earned the win despite giving up seven earned runs on Saturday versus the Padres.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Jun 16th
Masahiro Tanaka gave up five runs (four earned) on seven hits while striking out seven and not walking a batter over 6 2/3 innings in a win over the Mets on Tuesday.
John Aubin
Tue, Jun 11th
 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
Monday’s game between the Mets and Yankees has been postponed due to rain.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Jun 10th
 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
Tanaka will return from the paternity list to start Monday against the Mets.
Connor Rooney
Sat, Jun 8th
 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
The Yankees placed Masahiro Tanaka on the paternity leave list.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Jun 8th
 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
Tanaka may miss his next scheduled start Sunday in Cleveland due to the birth of his child.
Connor Rooney
Fri, Jun 7th
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