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Who Should I Draft?

Justin Verlander or Pablo Lopez (2022)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Justin Verlander
SP - HOU
Justin Verlander
Pablo Lopez
SP - MIA
Pablo Lopez
Expert
Recommendation
84%
Recommended by
36 of 43 experts
16%
Recommended by
7 of 43 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 25# 40
Best Rank# 10# 24
Worst Rank# 72# 89
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 96# 127
Best Rank# 68# 118
Worst Rank# 111# 132
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts163146
Wins109
Saves00
ERA3.503.84
WHIP1.071.20
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 23# 25
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 26# 46
   
Pat Fitzmaurice
FantasyPros
# 40# 44
   
Jody Smith
FullTime Fantasy
# 21# 43
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 36# 42
   
Greg Smith
Superflex.Guide
# 23# 38
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 29# 39
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 35# 48
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 35# 42
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 33# 43
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 14# 49
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 19# 50
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 25# 40
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 31# 49
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 15# 48
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 23# 44
   
Christopher Welsh
FantasyPros
# 30# 46
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 25# 42
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 18# 37
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 41# 45
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 11# 29
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 19# 62
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 27# 43
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 23# 49
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 20# 42
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 10# 67
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 24# 42
   
Nate Miller
Fantasy Six Pack
# 24# 55
   
Brad Camara
RotoBaller
# 30# 37
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 23# 48
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 21# 89
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 21# 48
   
Scott Youngson
Pitcher List
# 30# 45
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 10# 62
   
Travis Argo
Fantasy Six Pack
# 25# 35
   
Fred Zinkie
Yahoo! Sports
# 38# 69
   
Scott Engel
The Game Day
# 39# 35
   
Scott Bogman
FantasyPros
# 39# 38
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 40# 24
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 47# 44
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 49# 36
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 51# 47
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 72# 50
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Justin Verlander
SP - HOU
Justin Verlander
Pablo Lopez
SP - MIA
Pablo Lopez
2021 Stats 
   
   
Games Played20
   
Games Started20
   
Innings Pitched103.1
   
Wins5
   
Losses5
   
Saves0
   
Blown Saves0
   
Holds0
   
Hits Allowed89
   
Earned Runs35
   
Home Runs Allowed11
   
Strikeouts115
   
Walks26
   
ERA3.07
   
WHIP1.12
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Justin Verlander
SP - HOU
Justin Verlander
Pablo Lopez
SP - MIA
Pablo Lopez
2022 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2428
   
Games Started2427
   
Innings Pitched144.9146.8
   
Wins109
   
Losses78
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed116135
   
Earned Runs5663
   
Home Runs Allowed2518
   
Strikeouts163146
   
Walks3841
   
ERA3.503.84
   
WHIP1.071.20
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Justin Verlander
SP - HOU
Justin Verlander
Pablo Lopez
SP - MIA
Pablo Lopez
News 
 Justin Verlander pitched six scoreless innings, scattering six hits while walking none and striking out eight in Houston's 2-1 win against Texas.
Luke Monaldo
Sat, May 21st
Pablo Lopez went seven innings in Tuesday's 4-0 loss to the Rays, giving up four runs on nine hits and no walks while racking up eight strike outs.
Nate Miller
Tue, May 24th
 Justin Verlander improved to 5-1 on the season, tossing five scoreless innings against the Nationals.
Kendall Capps
Mon, May 16th
Pablo Lopez lasted only three innings in Wednesday's 5-4 loss to the Nationals, allowing three runs on four hits and three walks while striking out two.
Nate Miller
Wed, May 18th
 Justin Verlander almost tossed the fourth no-hitter of his career Tuesday against the Twins. He entered the 8th inning with the no-no in tact, before Gio Urshela broke it up with one out. He pitched eight solid innings, picking up his fourth win.
Kendall Capps
Wed, May 11th
Pablo Lopez worked seven innings in Friday's 2-1 loss to the Brewers, allowing only one run on three hits and no walks while racking up 11 strikeouts.
Nate Miller
Fri, May 13th
 Justin Verlander was very sharp again Wednesday, beating the Seattle Mariners 7-2. The Astros veteran fired 6 2/3 innings and gave up two earned runs. He allowed five hits but did not walk a batter, while striking out three.
Kendall Capps
Thu, May 5th
Pablo Lopez lasted 4 2/3 innings in Monday's 5-4 loss to the Diamondbacks, giving up four runs on six hits and two walks while striking out seven.
Nate Miller
Mon, May 2nd
 Justin Verlander picked up the win Thursday, pitching seven innings, allowing four hits while striking out right and walking zero in a 3-2 Astros victory over the Rangers.
Luke Monaldo
Fri, Apr 29th
Pablo Lopez pitched six shutout innings against the Nationals on Wednesday, giving up just one hit and a walk. He struck out six and earned the win, moving to 3-0.
Dan Harris
Thu, Apr 28th
Notes 
 So far so good for Verlander, who has pitched just six innings over his last two seasons after undergoing Tommy John surgery. His spring has gone as expected thus far, and he's on track for the start of the season, though he might miss the first turn as the Astros play it safe. Verlander is now 39 years old and has a ton of miles on his arm, and it's difficult to know exactly how his stuff will play after two years of not pitching competitively. But the bottom line is that the last fantasy managers saw of Verlander, he was as dominant as he has ever been, so there shouldn't be too many doubts about his performance. Given his age and his injury, it's likely the Astros will look to limit Verlander's innings a bit, but so long as he has no setbacks during the spring, draft him with confidence this year.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Lopez was limited to 102.2 innings last year as he (again) dealt with a shoulder injury. But when he did pitch, he was excellent. A 3.07 ERA, a 1.12 WHIP and a 27.5% strikeout rate all added plus value to fantasy rosters. Lopez primarily relies on a fastball/changeup combination, and he'll probably need to take the next step with either his curveball or cutter to take the next step. But his current production is plenty good enough, and he's an ideal third starter for your fantasy team.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros