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Who Should I Draft?

Jacob deGrom or Zack Wheeler (2022)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Zack Wheeler
SP - PHI
Zack Wheeler
Jacob deGrom
SP - NYM
Jacob deGrom
Expert
Recommendation
88%
Recommended by
38 of 43 experts
12%
Recommended by
5 of 43 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 7# 50
Best Rank# 4# 5
Worst Rank# 30# 155
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 28# 67
Best Rank# 23# 42
Worst Rank# 42# 83
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts192162
Wins139
Saves00
ERA3.422.44
WHIP1.140.91
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-IL60
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 8# 95
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 17# 85
   
Jody Smith
FullTime Fantasy
# 9# 51
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 12# 45
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 5# 21
   
Greg Smith
Superflex.Guide
# 9# 69
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 7
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 16# 43
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 7# 57
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 12# 59
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 6# 41
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 8# 53
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 15# 55
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 8# 79
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 9# 38
   
Christopher Welsh
FantasyPros
# 8# 66
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 6# 43
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 30# 44
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 22# 46
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 8# 52
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 5# 54
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 7# 39
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 10# 55
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 9# 23
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 4# 15
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 15# 18
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 8# 38
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 8# 68
   
Nate Miller
Fantasy Six Pack
# 8# 54
   
Brad Camara
RotoBaller
# 13# 59
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 10# 155
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 7# 59
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 16# 57
   
Scott Youngson
Pitcher List
# 11# 46
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 9# 46
   
Scott Bogman
FantasyPros
# 7# 62
   
Travis Argo
Fantasy Six Pack
# 7# 64
   
Fred Zinkie
Yahoo! Sports
# 17# 68
   
Pat Fitzmaurice
FantasyPros
# 7# 5
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 9# 5
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 9# 6
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 7# 6
   
Scott Engel
The Game Day
# 16# 7
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Zack Wheeler
SP - PHI
Zack Wheeler
Jacob deGrom
SP - NYM
Jacob deGrom
2021 Stats 
   
   
Games Played3215
   
Games Started3215
   
Innings Pitched213.092.2
   
Wins147
   
Losses102
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed16939
   
Earned Runs6611
   
Home Runs Allowed166
   
Strikeouts247146
   
Walks4611
   
ERA2.781.08
   
WHIP1.010.54
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Zack Wheeler
SP - PHI
Zack Wheeler
Jacob deGrom
SP - NYM
Jacob deGrom
2022 Projections 
   
   
Games Played3019
   
Games Started3018
   
Innings Pitched189.8117.6
   
Wins139
   
Losses84
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed16880
   
Earned Runs7232
   
Home Runs Allowed2011
   
Strikeouts192162
   
Walks4827
   
ERA3.422.44
   
WHIP1.140.91
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Zack Wheeler
SP - PHI
Zack Wheeler
Jacob deGrom
SP - NYM
Jacob deGrom
News 
 Zack Wheeler tossed seven shutout innings, allowing just four hits on Wednesday against the Padres. He struck out nine and earned the win, moving to 2-3.
Dan Harris
Wed, May 18th
Jacob deGrom underwent follow-up imaging Monday that revealed continued healing in the scapula.
Ari Koslow
Tue, May 17th
 Philadelphia Phillies SP Zack Wheeler pitched 5 1/3 innings on Thursday, striking out seven, walking one, and allowing six hits for three earned runs in the Phillies' 9-7 win over the Dodgers.
Josh Thiessen
Fri, May 13th
The New York Mets- St Louis Cardinals game has been postponed on Monday due to inclement weather.
Josh Thiessen
Mon, May 16th
 Phillies starter Zack Wheeler has been cleared to return and will start Thursday night.
Kendall Capps
Thu, May 12th
Jacob deGrom was transferred to the 60-day injured list by the Mets on Tuesday as he continues to deal with a shoulder injury.
Diego Sandoval
Tue, May 10th
 Phillies manager Joe Girardi announced that SP Zack Wheeler and SP Zach Eflin have been placed on the Covid-related IL.
Kelly Kirby
Sun, May 8th
New York Mets SP Jacob deGrom has been cleared to begin loading and strengthening his shoulder after the MRI and CT scan revealed "considerable healing of the stress fracture".
Josh Thiessen
Tue, Apr 26th
 Zack Wheeler pitched 7 2/3 shutout innings on Wednesday against the Rangers, allowing six hits and a walk. He struck out seven and did not factor into the decision.
Dan Harris
Wed, May 4th
New York Mets ace Jacob DeGrom is slated for his next MRI on Monday, contrary to earlier reports.
Kendall Capps
Mon, Apr 25th
Notes 
 It's not often a player in a major media market puts up a career season, finishes second in the Cy Young voting and ... nobody seems to notice. Well, friends, Mr. Wheeler would like some more of your attention in 2022, albeit with some caution. His 2.78 ERA last season was a career low. It's likely some regression is coming and his ERA will be in the low 3s. He usually strikes out about a batter an inning, but Wheeler punched out 247 in 213 IP last year. Will he be able to equal that pace? The Phillies are counting on him to do just that at the top of their rotation, but you'd be wise to treat him more like a solid All-Star than a Cy Young favorite. If he's your SP2, life is good. If he's your ace, make sure to load up on solid starting pitching in the mid rounds to bolster your staff behind him.
Pat Fitzmaurice - FantasyPros
The Mets' ace is a legit superstar ... when he plays. But now deGrom, who was already coming off injuries to his shoulder and UCL, is being shut down until at least the end of April with a scapular injury. If he returns to something close to full health at some point, he'll deliver a sub 2.50 ERA with piles of strikeouts and a miniscule WHIP. But it's probably wishful thinking to project deGrom for more than 100 innings in 2022.
Pat Fitzmaurice - FantasyPros