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Who Should I Draft?

Jose Berrios or Zack Greinke (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Jose Berrios
SP - TOR
Jose Berrios
Zack Greinke
SP - HOU
Zack Greinke
Expert
Recommendation
65%
Recommended by
33 of 51 experts
35%
Recommended by
18 of 51 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 25# 29
Best Rank# 14# 10
Worst Rank# 44# 61
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 76# 93
Best Rank# 67# 65
Worst Rank# 85# 99
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts184171
Wins1212
Saves00
ERA4.003.85
WHIP1.221.14
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-IL10
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 25# 28
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 27# 31
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 28# 59
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 21# 27
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 25# 27
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 14# 61
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 18# 39
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 18# 25
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 28# 29
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 28# 29
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 18# 35
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 25# 29
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 18# 34
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 26# 27
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 28# 35
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 33# 39
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 23# 34
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 26# 38
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 22# 30
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 24# 30
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 19# 44
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 22# 31
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 29# 33
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 25# 29
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 32# 37
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 30# 36
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 29# 30
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 29# 43
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 26# 32
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 26# 37
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 29# 45
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 25# 30
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 28# 46
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 22# 15
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 25# 22
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 26# 22
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 27# 25
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 27# 22
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 29# 28
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 30# 10
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 31# 29
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 32# 29
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 32# 23
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 34# 31
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 34# 27
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 35# 33
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 36# 29
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 37# 23
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 37# 18
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 38# 31
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 44# 31
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Jose Berrios
SP - TOR
Jose Berrios
Zack Greinke
SP - HOU
Zack Greinke
2020 Stats 
   
   
Games Played1212
   
Games Started1212
   
Innings Pitched63.067.1
   
Wins53
   
Losses43
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed5767
   
Earned Runs2830
   
Home Runs Allowed86
   
Strikeouts6867
   
Walks269
   
ERA4.004.03
   
WHIP1.321.13
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Jose Berrios
SP - TOR
Jose Berrios
Zack Greinke
SP - HOU
Zack Greinke
2021 Projections 
   
   
Games Played3031
   
Games Started3031
   
Innings Pitched179.5183.4
   
Wins1212
   
Losses98
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed165174
   
Earned Runs8078
   
Home Runs Allowed2528
   
Strikeouts184171
   
Walks5436
   
ERA4.003.85
   
WHIP1.221.14
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Jose Berrios
SP - TOR
Jose Berrios
Zack Greinke
SP - HOU
Zack Greinke
News 
 Jose Berrios took the loss against Minnesota on Friday, pitching six innings and allowing three runs on five hits and two walks while striking out to 10.
John Aubin
Sat, Sep 25th
Astros starter Zack Greinke allowed five runs over four innings of work against the Diamondbacks on Sunday. His final line included five hits, one walk, three strikeouts, one homer, and the no-decision. Houston ultimately defeated Arizona by a score of 7-6.
Andersen Pickard
Mon, Sep 20th
 José Berríos allowed three runs on four hits while striking out six batters and only issued one walk over 6 2/3 innings on Sunday in a win over the Twins.
John Aubin
Sun, Sep 19th
Astros veteran starter Zack Greinke had a horrendous outing on Tuesday as he allowed eight runs (seven earned) over five innings of work against the Rangers. His final line included five hits, three walks, four strikeouts, three homers, and the loss. Houston ultimately fell to Texas by a score of 8-1.
Andersen Pickard
Tue, Sep 14th
 Blue Jays manager Charlie Montoyo is hopeful that RHP Jose Berrios (abdomen) can make his next start.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Sep 15th
Astros starting pitcher Zack Greinke (COVID-19) will return to the mound on Tuesday against the Rangers.
Andersen Pickard
Sat, Sep 11th
 Jose Berrios was removed from his start on Tuesday against Tampa Bay due to abdominal tightness in his left side.
Ari Koslow
Wed, Sep 15th
Astros RHP Zack Greinke (COVID-19) will throw a bullpen on Friday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Sep 10th
 Jose Berrios allowed two runs on five hits and two walks with eight strikeouts in 6 2/3 innings to earn the win over the Yankees on Thursday.
John Aubin
Fri, Sep 10th
Zack Greinke has been placed on the COVID injured list by the Astros. He will miss his next scheduled start against the Padres.
Chris Schommer
Wed, Sep 1st
Notes 
 Berrios may not ever become the dominant pitcher many projected him to be, but he offers a strong floor for fantasy managers. Ignoring his 2016 cup of coffee, Berrios has pitched to a 3.89 ERA, a 1.21 WHIP, and a strikeout per inning in his career. And although his walk rate went up a tad and he gave up a bit harder contact in 2020's shortened season, his numbers didn't vary from his usual output significantly. Bank on around a 4.00 ERA, a WHIP somewhere around 1.25, and plenty of strikeouts. In today's fantasy game, that's more than adequate for a strong fantasy staff.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Greinke is entering his age-37 season, but still somehow keeps getting it done. His ERA of 4.03 last year was certainly higher than fantasy managers are used to seeing, but it came with a 2.80 FIP and 3.51 xFIP. His strikeout rate was his best since 2017 and his walk rate of 3.3% was the best of his entire career. But his velocity was down about two ticks, with his fastball clocking in at just 87.9 miles per hour. Greinke is as smart a pitcher as there is but it's going to be difficult to succeed over the course of a full 162-game season if his pure stuff continues to diminish. He's one of the few pitchers in the game who is probably capable of pitching 200 innings in 2021, but expect a continued downward trend in his performance.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros