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Who Should I Draft?

Jose Leclerc or Brandon Woodruff (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Brandon Woodruff
SP,RP - MIL
Brandon Woodruff
Jose Leclerc
SP,RP - TEX
Jose Leclerc
Expert
Recommendation
98%
Recommended by
42 of 43 experts
2%
Recommended by
1 of 43 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 29# 76
Best Rank# 21# 43
Worst Rank# 112# 109
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 86# 173
Best Rank# 76# 164
Worst Rank# 90# 192
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts6633
Wins41
Saves010
ERA4.033.67
WHIP1.261.26
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 27# 66
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 25# 74
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 35# 58
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 27# 72
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 49# 92
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 27# 67
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 112
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 32# 46
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 28# 95
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 31# 81
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 26# 72
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 29# 70
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 24# 81
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 22# 109
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 55# 68
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 21# 77
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 21# 65
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 34# 85
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 29# 77
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 22# 76
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 34# 77
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 34# 60
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 39# 58
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 49# 89
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 28# 63
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 32# 68
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 27# 83
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 23# 108
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 23# 63
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 26# 70
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 37# 74
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 28# 100
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 26# 75
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 24# 71
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 32# 82
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 21# 88
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 26# 43
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 27# 72
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 56
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 44# 72
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 38# 78
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 24# 63
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 49
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Brandon Woodruff
SP,RP - MIL
Brandon Woodruff
Jose Leclerc
SP,RP - TEX
Jose Leclerc
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played2270
   
Games Started223
   
Innings Pitched122.269.3
   
Wins112
   
Losses34
   
Saves014
   
Blown Saves04
   
Holds07
   
Hits Allowed10952
   
Earned Runs4933
   
Home Runs Allowed127
   
Strikeouts143100
   
Walks3039
   
ERA3.624.33
   
WHIP1.141.33
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Brandon Woodruff
SP,RP - MIL
Brandon Woodruff
Jose Leclerc
SP,RP - TEX
Jose Leclerc
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played1124
   
Games Started110
   
Innings Pitched62.523.2
   
Wins41
   
Losses31
   
Saves010
   
Blown Saves04
   
Holds01
   
Hits Allowed5917
   
Earned Runs289
   
Home Runs Allowed93
   
Strikeouts6633
   
Walks2013
   
ERA4.033.67
   
WHIP1.261.26
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Brandon Woodruff
SP,RP - MIL
Brandon Woodruff
Jose Leclerc
SP,RP - TEX
Jose Leclerc
News 
  Rangers manager Chris Woodward says Jose Leclerc will enter spring training as the Rangers' closer.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Feb 5th
Notes 
 Last year, fantasy managers were trying to decide between Freddy Peralta, Corbin Burnes and Brandon Woodruff. We know who the clear winner was. If Woodruff didn't miss time with an oblique injury, there's no telling how good he'd be. The Brewers bullpen will be relied upon heavily with their other starters, so expect Woodruff to be the go-to length pitcher for them this year.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
The Rangers moved on from Leclerc once last year, and it doesn't seem like they'll hesitate to do it again. Hello, Demarcus Evans.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
 Woodruff earned his breakout 2019, relying on his elite fastball to limit hard contact and avoid big innings. His solid control allows him to keep the line moving, and the Brewers' strong lineup adds to his win potential. Although he missed a large chunk of the season due to injury, he should be ready to lead the Brewers rotation this year, and can and should be drafted as a strong second-tier starter.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
The Rangers signed Leclerc to be their closer but he just absolutely refused to hold down the job in 2019. Bouts of ineffectiveness were followed by dominant stretches in mop-up duty, which were again followed by failures in the ninth inning. Above everything else, Leclerc has to again get his walks below four per nine innings as he did in 2018. Absent that, even though he'll begin the year as the Rangers' closer, he'll unlikely end it that way.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros