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Who Should I Draft?

Gerrit Cole or Brandon Woodruff (2023)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Gerrit Cole
SP - NYY
Gerrit Cole
Brandon Woodruff
SP - MIL
Brandon Woodruff
Expert
Recommendation
100%
Recommended by
24 of 24 experts
0%
Recommended by
0 of 24 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 2# 9
Best Rank# 1# 4
Worst Rank# 5# 18
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 16# 33
Best Rank# 8# 28
Worst Rank# 22# 40
   
Misc 
   
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Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 2# 8
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 2# 8
   
Pat Fitzmaurice
FantasyPros
# 3# 5
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 3# 7
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 1# 8
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 3# 10
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 4# 13
   
Christopher Welsh
FantasyPros
# 3# 15
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 2# 4
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 5# 15
   
Pierre Camus
Fantasy Endgame
# 4# 8
   
Keith Lott
Fantasy Six Pack
# 1# 18
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 3# 14
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 4# 11
   
Jacob W. Dunne
Triple Play Fantasy
# 2# 9
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 2# 10
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 4# 16
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 3# 10
   
Scott Youngson
Pitcher List
# 3# 18
   
Scott Bogman
FantasyPros
# 2# 7
   
Jesse Garcia
FantasyPros
# 2# 12
   
Travis Argo
Fantasy Six Pack
# 4# 9
   
Kelly Kirby
FantasyPros
# 3# 9
   
Blake Meyer
Sports Gambling Podcast Network
# 3# 11
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Gerrit Cole
SP - NYY
Gerrit Cole
Brandon Woodruff
SP - MIL
Brandon Woodruff
2022 Stats 
   
   
Games Played3327
   
Games Started3327
   
Innings Pitched200.2153.1
   
Wins1313
   
Losses84
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed153121
   
Earned Runs7852
   
Home Runs Allowed3318
   
Strikeouts257190
   
Walks5042
   
ERA3.503.05
   
WHIP1.011.06
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Gerrit Cole
SP - NYY
Gerrit Cole
Brandon Woodruff
SP - MIL
Brandon Woodruff
News 
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Notes 
 Gerrit Cole demonstrated some decline in 2022, allowing 1.48 HR/9 on his way to a 3.50 ERA and a career-high total in homers allowed with 33. There is your knock on the 32-year-old. The rest of his numbers remained stellar. He led the league in strikeouts with 257 of them in 200 2/3 innings, kept his WHIP at 1.02, and carried an xFIP of 2.77, meaning his ratios were slightly inflated. On top of that, the Yankees led MLB in team defensive runs saved, so anything FIP doesn't take into consideration should still be positive. Cole will typically pitch into the sixth inning, meaning he qualifies for wins and quality starts more often than not, and the Yankees should win an abundance of games in 2023. He is not the clear-cut SP1 he's been in years past, but he should still be one of the first off the board.
Kelly Kirby - FantasyPros
Brandon Woodruff had a strange 2022 season. He only pitched 153 innings; he missed time due to a diagnosis of Raynaud's Syndrome, which affected the index, middle, and ring fingers on his pitching hand. He still struck out 190 batters and maintained a 3.05 ERA and 1.07 WHIP, but the missed time and increased average exit velocity allowed left something to be desired for fantasy managers. The 13 wins were nice, and his underlying metrics remain stellar, but he comes with a little more risk than previously.
Kelly Kirby - FantasyPros