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Who Should I Draft?

Jose Altuve or Mike Clevinger (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Jose Altuve
2B - HOU
Jose Altuve
Mike Clevinger
SP - SD
Mike Clevinger
Expert
Recommendation
58%
Recommended by
32 of 55 experts
42%
Recommended by
23 of 55 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 30# 35
Best Rank# 19# 13
Worst Rank# 79# 104
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 31# 29
Best Rank# 26# 27
Worst Rank# 33# 48
   
Projections 
   
Runs36
Home Runs99
RBI30
Stolen Bases5
Batting Avg.305
Strikeouts3477
Wins5
Saves0
ERA3.52
WHIP1.18
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 32# 43
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 29# 32
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 32# 37
   
Site Rankings
Sports Illustrated
# 63# 68
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 41# 64
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 28# 40
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 22# 81
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 28# 48
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 38# 104
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 42# 64
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 50# 52
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 30# 53
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 25# 67
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 29# 40
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 21# 24
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 30# 44
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 32# 35
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 26# 33
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 27# 32
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 25# 31
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 20# 62
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 23# 36
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 31# 54
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 22# 26
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 25# 31
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 24# 82
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 24# 35
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 26# 38
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 32# 34
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 19# 48
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 27# 88
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 44# 69
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 24# 18
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 24# 23
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 28# 24
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 30# 22
   
George Kurtz
SportsGrid
# 31# 26
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 31# 23
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 31# 25
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 33# 23
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 33# 32
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 34# 28
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 34# 24
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 35# 21
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 35# 28
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 36# 20
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 37# 35
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 41# 18
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 42# 19
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 44# 39
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 44# 13
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 45# 30
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 47# 25
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 79# 42
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 44
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Jose Altuve
2B - HOU
Jose Altuve
Mike Clevinger
SP - SD
Mike Clevinger
2019 Stats 
   
   
Runs89
   
Home Runs3110
   
RBI74
   
Stolen Bases6
   
Batting Avg.298
   
Strikeouts82169
   
Wins13
   
Saves0
   
ERA2.71
   
WHIP1.06
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Jose Altuve
2B - HOU
Jose Altuve
Mike Clevinger
SP - SD
Mike Clevinger
2020 Projections 
   
   
Runs36
   
Home Runs99
   
RBI30
   
Stolen Bases5
   
Batting Avg.305
   
Strikeouts3477
   
Wins5
   
Saves0
   
ERA3.52
   
WHIP1.18
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Jose Altuve
2B - HOU
Jose Altuve
Mike Clevinger
SP - SD
Mike Clevinger
News 
 Jose Altuve went 2-for-4 with one double, a solo home run and two RBI during Wednesday's 4-3 win over the Rays in Game 4 of the ALCS.
Brad Camara
Thu, Oct 15th
Padres’ GM A.J. Preller said that he doesn’t expect Mike Clevinger (elbow) to require offseason surgery.
Brad Camara
Wed, Oct 14th
 Jose Altuve went 2-for-4 with a walk and a solo home run during Tuesday's 5-2 loss to the Rays in Game 3 of the ALCS.
Brad Camara
Wed, Oct 14th
The Padres removed Mike Clevinger (elbow) from their NLDS roster.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Oct 7th
 Jose Altuve went 2-for-5 with a solo home run in Sunday's 2-1 loss to the Rays in Game 1 of the ALCS.
Brad Camara
Mon, Oct 12th
After being removed from Tuesday's NLDS start against the Dodgers, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports that Mike Clevinger's elbow inflammation will sideline him once more in the 2020 season.
Andy Zimmerman
Wed, Oct 7th
 Jose Altuve went 1-for-3 with a home run, two RBI, three runs scored, and drew a pair of walks in the Astros 11-6 drubbing of the A's in Game 4 of the ALDS.
Jon Mathisen
Thu, Oct 8th
Padres ace Mike Clevinger was removed from Tuesday's NLDS start against the Dodgers.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Oct 6th
 Jose Altuve went 3-for-5 with a solo home run as the Astros fell to the A's 9-7 in Game 3 of the ALDS on Wednesday.
Jon Mathisen
Wed, Oct 7th
Mike Clevinger (elbow) is scheduled to start Game 1 of the NLDS against the Dodgers.
Brad Camara
Tue, Oct 6th
Notes 
 Jose Altuve has lived in the early rounds of fantasy drafts for the past five years. But now, after the cheating scandal and slight decline, Altuve is dropping to the third round. If you haven't noticed yet, second base is a weak position, so it's a good spot to grab Altuve. He's still on the right side of 30, but just temper the expectations for the stolen base numbers to return to vintage Altuve-type numbers.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
As Frank Stampfl pointed out on Twitter, in 16 starts from July 2 to September 24, Clevinger put up the following numbers: a 1.76 ERA, 2.98 xFIP, 1.02 WHIP, 11.82 K/9, 2.21 BB/9, 15.4% SwStr, 66.9% F-strike, and 32.2% O-swing. That's an ace, and that's what Clevinger was being drafted as ... until he got hurt ... again. It's up to you as a fantasy manager to decide if the high ceiling is worth the low floor (hurt) or not.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
 There is a TON of upside potential for Altuve as much as 15 picks higher than where I am ranking him, but as I do my rankings I keep seeing players I would rather have and more and more doubts that Altuve will get back to stealing 20+ bases. Without those steals, the plus BA isn't enough to make me bite over the alternatives.
Chris Mitchell - FantasyData
Clevinger sustained a partial medial meniscus tear in his left knee on February 14th and underwent surgery. Although his 6-8 week timetable made it highly unlikely that he'd be back for Opening Day, the postponement of the season means that Clevinger should be ready to go when the bell rings. That should make him a top-12 pitcher at worst.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
 Scary drop in SBs and SB success rate. Average dropped under .300 for the first time since 2013. Exit Velocity and Hard hit % were below average so a significant drop in HRs can be assumed. Avoiding at ADP.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy
One of my favorite pitchers in the league, but beginning the season hurt is never a good thing as you never know if and when he will be back healthy. Risky pick at ADP.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy
 Hit a career-high 31 homers in 2019 and finished the season on a tear. No longer a reliable source of steals
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros
Injury concerns but has potential to be overall SP1 this year
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros