Who Should I Draft?

Jose Berrios or Miles Mikolas (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Jose Berrios
SP - MIN
Jose Berrios
Miles Mikolas
SP - STL
Miles Mikolas
Expert
Recommendation
84%
Recommended by
47 of 56 experts
16%
Recommended by
9 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 24# 33
Best Rank# 6# 16
Worst Rank# 47# 88
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 73# 98
Best Rank# 66# 90
Worst Rank# 79# 105
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts192149
Wins1313
Saves00
ERA3.903.60
WHIP1.231.20
   
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The Athletic
# 22# 41
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 24# 32
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 15# 23
   
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# 18# 30
   
Brad Richter
Going For 2
# 33# 34
   
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Sports Illustrated
# 23# 34
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 15# 30
   
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USA Today
# 26# 28
   
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Razzball
# 26# 53
   
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The Fake Baseball
# 18# 59
   
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# 23# 34
   
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Fantasy Football Empire
# 26# 27
   
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The Athletic
# 14# 31
   
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The Athletic
# 31# 62
   
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CBS Sports
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CBS Sports
# 25# 26
   
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Yahoo! Sports
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The Athletic
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# 32# 35
   
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The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 23# 33
   
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# 41# 88
   
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# 6# 51
   
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# 27# 36
   
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# 31# 32
   
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FanGraphs
# 28# 36
   
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FantasyPros
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RotoBaller
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FantasyPros
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# 30# 38
   
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# 21# 43
   
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# 20# 32
   
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# 27# 41
   
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# 25# 27
   
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# 24# 43
   
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FanGraphs
# 18# 22
   
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# 26# 30
   
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The Fantasy Fix
# 22# 35
   
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Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 24# 16
   
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Razzball
# 30# 28
   
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RotoBaller
# 30# 29
   
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# 35# 27
   
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The Athletic
# 42# 33
   
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# 45# 43
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 47# 43
   
  Jose Berrios
SP - MIN
Jose Berrios
Miles Mikolas
SP - STL
Miles Mikolas
2018 Stats 
   
   
Games Played3232
   
Games Started3232
   
Innings Pitched192.0201.3
   
Wins1218
   
Losses114
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed159186
   
Earned Runs8263
   
Home Runs Allowed2516
   
Strikeouts202146
   
Walks6129
   
ERA3.842.83
   
WHIP1.141.07
   
  Jose Berrios
SP - MIN
Jose Berrios
Miles Mikolas
SP - STL
Miles Mikolas
2019 Projections 
   
   
Games Played3231
   
Games Started3231
   
Innings Pitched189.5191.7
   
Wins1313
   
Losses109
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed171192
   
Earned Runs8277
   
Home Runs Allowed2421
   
Strikeouts192149
   
Walks6237
   
ERA3.903.60
   
WHIP1.231.20
   
  Jose Berrios
SP - MIN
Jose Berrios
Miles Mikolas
SP - STL
Miles Mikolas
News 
 Minnesota Twins right-hander Jose Berrios pitched well in a 2-0 loss to the Red Sox on Monday. Berrios allowed one run in eight innings while striking out 10.
Matthew Terelle
Tue, Jun 18th
Miles Mikolas fired six scoreless innings and improved to 5-7 in the Cardinals' 5-0 win over the Marlins on Monday. He allowed six hits, walked none, and struck out four.
Elliott Baas
Mon, Jun 17th
 Minnesota Twins right-hander Jose Berrios pitched well in a 9-6 loss to the Mariners on Wednesday. Berrios allowed just one run in 6 2/3 innings while striking out six and walking two.
Matthew Terelle
Thu, Jun 13th
Miles Mikolas allowed five runs on eight hits and a walk over five innings on Wednesday against the Marlins. He struck out four and took the loss, falling to 4-7.
Dan Harris
Thu, Jun 13th
 Minnesota Twins right-hander Jose Berrios pitched well in a 5-4 win over Cleveland on Thursday. Berrios allowed two runs (one earned) in six innings while striking out six.
Matthew Terelle
Thu, Jun 6th
Mikolas was forced from Friday's game against the Chicago Cubs after pitching just four innings.
James Bisson
Fri, Jun 7th
 Minnesota Twins right-hander Jose Berrios pitched well in a 5-3 win over the Rays on Friday. Berrios allowed three runs in 6 2/3 innings while striking out eight.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, Jun 1st
Miles Mikolas allowed one run on three hits over seven innings in the Cardinals' 2-1 win over the Cubs on Friday. He walked two and struck out three in the no-decision.
Elliott Baas
Sat, Jun 1st
 Minnesota Twins right-hander Jose Berrios pitched well in an 11-4 win over the White Sox on Friday. Berrios allowed just one earned run over 6 1/3 innings of work while striking out four.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, May 25th
Miles Mikolas allowed three runs on seven hits over seven innings in the Cardinals' 5-2 loss to the Braves on Friday. He walked none and struck out nine while falling to 4-5.
Elliott Baas
Sat, May 25th
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
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
 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
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
 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