Who Should I Draft?

Jose Berrios or David Price (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Jose Berrios
SP - MIN
Jose Berrios
David Price
SP - BOS
David Price
Expert
Recommendation
78%
Recommended by
46 of 59 experts
22%
Recommended by
13 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 25# 31
Best Rank# 6# 19
Worst Rank# 47# 66
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 73# 84
Best Rank# 66# 79
Worst Rank# 79# 99
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts192176
Wins1313
Saves00
ERA3.903.78
WHIP1.231.21
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-DTD
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 22# 29
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 24# 29
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 15# 38
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 18# 34
   
Michael Beller
The Athletic
# 23# 39
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 15# 34
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 26# 28
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 18# 20
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 23# 30
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 26# 32
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 14# 34
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 35# 57
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 27# 33
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 25# 43
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 12# 32
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 31# 32
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 12# 66
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 23# 30
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 27# 33
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 42# 44
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 25# 33
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 17# 27
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 23# 35
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 16# 28
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 18# 35
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 6# 30
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 21# 26
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 20# 36
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 28# 31
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 24# 47
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 30# 31
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 28# 32
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 14# 19
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 28# 36
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 30# 34
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 21# 24
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 20# 31
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 27# 33
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 22# 36
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 25# 36
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 31# 32
   
Jason Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 27# 61
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 24# 51
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 18# 32
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 26# 29
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 22# 29
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 26# 23
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 27# 26
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 30# 23
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 30# 29
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 31# 19
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 31# 21
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 32# 30
   
Brad Richter
DailyOverlay
# 33# 27
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 35# 28
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 38# 35
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 41# 26
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 45# 32
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 47# 34
   
  Jose Berrios
SP - MIN
Jose Berrios
David Price
SP - BOS
David Price
2018 Stats 
   
   
Games Played3230
   
Games Started3230
   
Innings Pitched192.0176.2
   
Wins1216
   
Losses117
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed159151
   
Earned Runs8270
   
Home Runs Allowed2525
   
Strikeouts202177
   
Walks6150
   
ERA3.843.58
   
WHIP1.141.14
   
  Jose Berrios
SP - MIN
Jose Berrios
David Price
SP - BOS
David Price
2019 Projections 
   
   
Games Played3229
   
Games Started3230
   
Innings Pitched189.5176.9
   
Wins1313
   
Losses108
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed171164
   
Earned Runs8274
   
Home Runs Allowed2423
   
Strikeouts192176
   
Walks6250
   
ERA3.903.78
   
WHIP1.231.21
   
  Jose Berrios
SP - MIN
Jose Berrios
David Price
SP - BOS
David Price
News 
 Minnesota Twins right-hander Jose Berrios struggled in a 12-5 loss to the Royals on Saturday. Berrios allowed five runs over six innings while striking out six.
Matthew Terelle
Sun, Sep 22nd
David Price will undergo surgery on Thursday to remove a cyst from his ailing wrist.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Sep 22nd
 Minnesota Twins right-hander Jose Berrios pitched well in a 5-3 win over the White Sox on Monday. Berrios allowed just two runs over 7 1/3 innings while striking out eight.
Matthew Terelle
Tue, Sep 17th
David Price, who has been ruled out for the rest of the season, will visit a hand/wrist specialist, Bill Koch of The Providence Journal reports.
John Aubin
Thu, Sep 19th
 Minnesota Twins right-hander Jose Berrios pitched well in a 5-0 win over the Nationals on Tuesday. Berrios threw seven scoreless innings while striking out four and walking one.
Matthew Terelle
Wed, Sep 11th
David Price (wrist) could be shut down for the season, Bill Koch of The Providence Journal reports.
John Aubin
Wed, Sep 18th
 Minnesota Twins right-hander Jose Berrios struggled in a 6-2 loss to the Red Sox on Wednesday. Berrios allowed six runs over five innings while striking out six.
Matthew Terelle
Thu, Sep 5th
David Price (wrist) threw a 20-pitch bullpen session Wednesday, Bill Koch of The Providence Journal reports.
John Aubin
Thu, Sep 12th
 Minnesota Twins right-hander Jose Berrios pitched well in a 10-5 win over the White Sox on Thursday. Berrios allowed three runs over six innings while striking out eight.
Matthew Terelle
Thu, Aug 29th
David Price is battling discomfort in his wrist and will not be available for the series against New York.
Garett Thomas
Thu, Sep 5th
Notes 
 Berrios' 2018 season was pretty similar to 2017. He made some strides in strikeout rate and WHIP, but it didn't help his ERA much thanks to a spike in home runs allowed. Berrios is a good but not great strikeout pitcher and his walk rate is just ok, so he'll need to make further improvements to live up to the hype he had as a prospect. That could certainly happen in his age-24 season, but it isn't guaranteed.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
Price isn't going to thrill anyone as a workhorse ace anymore, but he still posts plenty of Ks to go with useful ratios each and every season. With Boston's lineup behind him, we can expect plenty of wins as well, making him one of the most appealing third-tier starting pitchers this year.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
 There is a chance Berrios has another level of potential yet to be seen, but more likely, he has settled in as a third tier pitcher that will produce above average ratios with about 200 strikeouts. That is perfectly sufficient for an 8th round pick. He may not have finished the season strong on paper, but his underlying metrics showed no reason for lingering concern.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
In 2018, Price completed his ninth straight season with a sub-4.00 ERA and WHIP of 1.20 or better. He's also averaged right around a strikeout per inning over the last five seasons, and his win potential in Boston is always good. While he's not the dominant fantasy ace it once looked like he would become, Price is a perfectly solid second or third fantasy starter.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
 His ERA only improved slightly from 3.89 to 3.84, but Berrios made major strides last season. His swinging-strike rate lunged from 9.4 to 11.2%, leading to 202 punchouts in a career-high 192.1 frames. Although his walk rate (2.85 BB/9) also improved just slightly, he upped his first-pitch strike % significantly from 59.1 to 64.5. Berrios could take a major leap in his age-25 season, but the ERA estimators (3.90 FP, 4.29 SIERA) and career 5.31 road ERA urge some caution.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
Despite posting a 3.58 ERA and 177 strikeouts in 176 innings, Price showed some alarming signs of decline. His average fastball velocity dropped over a full tick, leading to his worst swinging-strike rate (9.6%) since 2013. His expected run-prevention metrics (4.02 FIP, 3.82 SIERA) also say he's no longer an ace. Yet he also recorded a 2.25 ERA after the All-Star break before vanquishing his postseason demons. The public seems well aware of the warning signs, so he won't make the worst SP2/3 if snagged beyond the top-20 starters.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros