Who Should I Draft?

German Marquez or Miles Mikolas (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  German Marquez
SP - COL
German Marquez
Miles Mikolas
SP - STL
Miles Mikolas
Expert
Recommendation
61%
Recommended by
36 of 59 experts
39%
Recommended by
23 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 32# 33
Best Rank# 11# 16
Worst Rank# 96# 88
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 82# 98
Best Rank# 73# 90
Worst Rank# 112# 105
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts200149
Wins1313
Saves00
ERA3.883.60
WHIP1.261.20
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertIL10-
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 31# 41
   
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# 22# 30
   
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The Fantasy Fix
# 23# 30
   
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# 35# 43
   
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Razzball
# 19# 53
   
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The Fake Baseball
# 37# 59
   
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Brewer Rat
# 24# 34
   
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The Athletic
# 27# 62
   
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CBS Sports
# 19# 34
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 14# 39
   
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Mr. Cheatsheet
# 23# 35
   
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The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 32# 33
   
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FantasyPros
# 25# 32
   
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# 21# 43
   
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# 28# 41
   
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The Athletic
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# 26# 37
   
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# 22# 29
   
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RotoBaller
# 23# 27
   
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# 32# 36
   
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# 30# 46
   
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Razzball
# 11# 28
   
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# 34# 40
   
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# 25# 38
   
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Razzball
# 19# 43
   
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# 36# 38
   
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# 31# 41
   
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Hail to Fantasy Football
# 23# 30
   
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# 25# 38
   
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BRoto Fantasy
# 35# 48
   
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Fake Teams
# 21# 43
   
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Pitcher List
# 22# 30
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 31# 35
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 29# 26
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 30# 16
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 32# 28
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 32# 26
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 33# 27
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 36# 22
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 38# 31
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 38# 32
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 39# 27
   
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RotoBaller
# 40# 17
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 41# 23
   
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Fantrax
# 42# 27
   
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The Athletic
# 46# 33
   
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The Athletic
# 47# 34
   
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# 48# 26
   
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FanGraphs
# 48# 32
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 54# 32
   
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# 55# 20
   
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DailyOverlay
# 57# 34
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 66# 57
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 77# 44
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 85# 51
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 96# 27
   
  German Marquez
SP - COL
German Marquez
Miles Mikolas
SP - STL
Miles Mikolas
2018 Stats 
   
   
Games Played3332
   
Games Started3332
   
Innings Pitched196.1201.3
   
Wins1418
   
Losses114
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed179186
   
Earned Runs8263
   
Home Runs Allowed2416
   
Strikeouts230146
   
Walks5729
   
ERA3.772.83
   
WHIP1.201.07
   
  German Marquez
SP - COL
German Marquez
Miles Mikolas
SP - STL
Miles Mikolas
2019 Projections 
   
   
Games Played3231
   
Games Started3231
   
Innings Pitched185.7191.7
   
Wins1313
   
Losses109
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed179192
   
Earned Runs8077
   
Home Runs Allowed2421
   
Strikeouts200149
   
Walks5537
   
ERA3.883.60
   
WHIP1.261.20
   
  German Marquez
SP - COL
German Marquez
Miles Mikolas
SP - STL
Miles Mikolas
News 
 The Rockies placed German Marquez on the 10-day IL with right arm inflammation.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Aug 26th
Miles Mikolas did not factor into the decision Sunday against the Cubs, allowing two runs (one earned) on eight hits and one walk in 7.2 innings. He struck out four.
Connor Rooney
Sun, Sep 22nd
 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
Miles Mikolas (9-14) took the loss Tuesday against the Nationals, allowing three runs on eight hits and one walk across six innings. He struck out four.
Connor Rooney
Wed, Sep 18th
 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
Miles Mikolas allowed one run on three hits with four walks across five innings in a no-decision against the Pirates on Friday. He struck out seven.
Connor Rooney
Sat, Sep 7th
 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
Miles Mikolas did not factor into the decision in the first game of Sunday's double header, allowing three runs on four hits and no walks over six innings. He struck out five.
Connor Rooney
Sun, Sep 1st
 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
Miles Mikolas (8-13) earned the win Tuesday against the Brewers, allowing one run on four hits and no walks over six innings. He struck out 10.
Connor Rooney
Wed, Aug 28th
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
Mikolas had an incredible season in his first year back from pitching in Japan, posting a 2.83 ERA and 1.07 WHIP while winning 18 games for the Cardinals. His weak strikeout rate is a bit of a detriment in roto leagues with low innings caps, but it isn't too big a deal in points leagues. That said, he's due for a bit of a correction in his BABIP and HRs allowed, which should cause his ERA to rise at least into the mid-3.00s. He can still be a useful fantasy pitcher in most formats, but could be overvalued.
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
It's easy to dismiss Mikolas' breakout as a fluke. In his first season back from a three-year stint in Japan, the righty registered 18 wins and a 2.83 ERA in 200.2 innings despite collecting just 146 strikeouts. The ERA will at least rise to his 3.28 FIP, if not higher, but the 30-year-old isn't necessarily a full-blown bust waiting to happen. No qualified starter submitted a lower walk rate (3.6%) than Mikolas, who limited hard contact and induced a 49.3% ground-ball rate. Also, he's not some mid-80s junkballer pitching solely to contact. A 9.6% swinging-strike rate finished right above David Price on the leaderboard, so there's at least a path to 160 punchouts. He throws harder, but Mikolas' final line could resemble Kyle Hendricks in 2018 (199 IP, 3.44 ERA, 161 K).
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros