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Who Should I Draft?

Jose Berrios or Zack Wheeler (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Jose Berrios
SP - TOR
Jose Berrios
Zack Wheeler
SP - PHI
Zack Wheeler
Expert
Recommendation
75%
Recommended by
38 of 51 experts
25%
Recommended by
13 of 51 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 25# 30
Best Rank# 14# 19
Worst Rank# 44# 54
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 76# 87
Best Rank# 67# 79
Worst Rank# 85# 102
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts184172
Wins1212
Saves00
ERA4.003.89
WHIP1.221.23
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 27# 28
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 27# 28
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 28# 47
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 21# 38
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 25# 28
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 14# 54
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 18# 33
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 18# 33
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 22# 32
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 28# 32
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 18# 24
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 29# 31
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 25# 30
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 18# 42
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 26# 32
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 32# 34
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 28# 44
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 23# 26
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 26# 30
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 26# 29
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 22# 31
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 24# 26
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 19# 35
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 34# 47
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 22# 37
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 29# 31
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 25# 30
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 32# 35
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 30# 35
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 29# 33
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 26# 31
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 25# 36
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 26# 30
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 25# 29
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 36# 42
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 28# 35
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 27# 31
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 38# 47
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 25# 22
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 28# 27
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 29# 22
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 29# 27
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 30# 19
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 31# 27
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 32# 27
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 33# 21
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 34# 21
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 35# 32
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 37# 27
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 37# 30
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 44# 30
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Jose Berrios
SP - TOR
Jose Berrios
Zack Wheeler
SP - PHI
Zack Wheeler
2020 Stats 
   
   
Games Played1211
   
Games Started1211
   
Innings Pitched63.071.2
   
Wins54
   
Losses42
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed5766
   
Earned Runs2823
   
Home Runs Allowed83
   
Strikeouts6853
   
Walks2616
   
ERA4.002.92
   
WHIP1.321.15
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Jose Berrios
SP - TOR
Jose Berrios
Zack Wheeler
SP - PHI
Zack Wheeler
2021 Projections 
   
   
Games Played3030
   
Games Started3030
   
Innings Pitched179.5182.0
   
Wins1212
   
Losses98
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed165177
   
Earned Runs8079
   
Home Runs Allowed2523
   
Strikeouts184172
   
Walks5447
   
ERA4.003.89
   
WHIP1.221.23
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Jose Berrios
SP - TOR
Jose Berrios
Zack Wheeler
SP - PHI
Zack Wheeler
News 
 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
Phillies starter Zack Wheeler allowed one earned run on four hits and one walk while striking out six over five innings in Friday's win over the Mets. The win brings him to 14-9 on the season.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Sat, Sep 18th
 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
Phillies starter Zack Wheeler allowed four earned runs on five hits and four walks while striking out four over six innings in Monday's win over the Nationals. The win brings him to 11-9 on the season.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Tue, Aug 31st
 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
Phillies starter Zack Wheeler allowed seven runs (five earned) on 10 hits and no walks while striking out 10 over eight innings in Wednesday's loss to the Tampa Bay Rays. The loss drops him to 10-9 on the season.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Thu, Aug 26th
 Jose Berrios allowed three runs on four hits and struck out seven batters in 6 2/3 innings to earn the win Saturday over Oakland.
John Aubin
Sun, Sep 5th
Phillies starter Zack Wheeler allowed six earned runs on seven hits and one walk while striking out seven over 6 2/3 innings in Thursday's loss to the Diamondbacks.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Fri, Aug 20th
 Jose Berrios gave up one unearned run on six hits with no walks and 11 strikeouts over seven innings on Sunday afternoon as the Blue Jays beat the Tigers by a 2-1 score.
John Aubin
Sun, Aug 29th
Phillies starter Zack Wheeler allowed four earned runs on four hits and one walk while striking out six over six innings in Friday's loss to the Reds.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Sat, Aug 14th
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
Wheeler's first season in Philadelphia was a success, in that he had the lowest ERA of his career (2.92) and a strong 1.17 WHIP. But his strikeout numbers plummeted, as he struck out just 18.4% of batters. The whiff rate on all of Wheeler's pitches, other than his "show me" curveball, dropped significantly, despite the fact that his velocity remained the same. If Wheeler can again excel at completely limiting hard contact like he did last season (his 85.7 MPH average exit velocity allowed ranked in the top 10% in baseball), then he can probably get away with the lack of strikeouts. Otherwise, he's unlikely to repeat his 2020 success. Given the shortened season, it's a good bet that Wheeler's strikeouts will bounce back, and you can slot him in as an SP3 without much worry.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros