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Who Should I Draft?

Justin Verlander or Zac Gallen (2022)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Justin Verlander
SP - HOU
Justin Verlander
Zac Gallen
SP - ARI
Zac Gallen
Expert
Recommendation
93%
Recommended by
40 of 43 experts
7%
Recommended by
3 of 43 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 25# 56
Best Rank# 10# 30
Worst Rank# 72# 109
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 96# 142
Best Rank# 68# 128
Worst Rank# 111# 196
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts163168
Wins109
Saves00
ERA3.504.03
WHIP1.071.26
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 23# 41
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 26# 70
   
Pat Fitzmaurice
FantasyPros
# 40# 45
   
Scott Engel
The Game Day
# 39# 55
   
Jody Smith
FullTime Fantasy
# 21# 54
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 36# 62
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 72# 77
   
Greg Smith
Superflex.Guide
# 23# 70
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 29# 68
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 35# 47
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 35# 43
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 33# 56
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 14# 109
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 19# 46
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 25# 55
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 31# 59
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 15# 50
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 23# 51
   
Christopher Welsh
FantasyPros
# 30# 44
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 25# 37
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 18# 52
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 41# 48
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 40# 43
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 11# 30
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 19# 61
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 27# 102
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 23# 57
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 20# 78
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 10# 104
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 24# 70
   
Nate Miller
Fantasy Six Pack
# 24# 83
   
Brad Camara
RotoBaller
# 30# 67
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 23# 62
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 21# 51
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 21# 44
   
Scott Youngson
Pitcher List
# 30# 77
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 10# 92
   
Scott Bogman
FantasyPros
# 39# 42
   
Travis Argo
Fantasy Six Pack
# 25# 53
   
Fred Zinkie
Yahoo! Sports
# 38# 66
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 47# 30
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 49# 45
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 51# 39
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Justin Verlander
SP - HOU
Justin Verlander
Zac Gallen
SP - ARI
Zac Gallen
2021 Stats 
   
   
Games Played22
   
Games Started22
   
Innings Pitched121.1
   
Wins3
   
Losses10
   
Saves0
   
Blown Saves0
   
Holds0
   
Hits Allowed108
   
Earned Runs58
   
Home Runs Allowed19
   
Strikeouts139
   
Walks49
   
ERA4.30
   
WHIP1.29
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Justin Verlander
SP - HOU
Justin Verlander
Zac Gallen
SP - ARI
Zac Gallen
2022 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2428
   
Games Started2428
   
Innings Pitched144.9157.4
   
Wins109
   
Losses79
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed116139
   
Earned Runs5671
   
Home Runs Allowed2523
   
Strikeouts163168
   
Walks3859
   
ERA3.504.03
   
WHIP1.071.26
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Justin Verlander
SP - HOU
Justin Verlander
Zac Gallen
SP - ARI
Zac Gallen
News 
 Justin Verlander improved to 5-1 on the season, tossing five scoreless innings against the Nationals.
Kendall Capps
Mon, May 16th
Arizona Diamondbacks SP Zac Gallen pitched six innings on Saturday, striking out nine, walking one, and allowing two hits for one earned run in the Diamondbacks' 4-2 loss to the Cubs.
Josh Thiessen
Sun, May 15th
 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
Arizona Diamondbacks SP Zac Gallen pitched seven innings on Sunday, striking out seven, and allowing five hits for zero earned runs in the Diamondbacks' 4-0 win over the Rockies.
Josh Thiessen
Mon, May 9th
 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
Arizona Diamondbacks SP Zac Gallen pitched 6 2/3 innings on Monday, striking out five, and allowing five hits for two earned runs in the Diamondbacks' 5-4 win over the Marlins.
Josh Thiessen
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
Zac Gallen allowed two hits in six scoreless innings while striking out five during Wednesday's 3-1 win over the Dodgers.
Diego Sandoval
Wed, Apr 27th
 Justin Verlander worked six innings in Friday's 4-3 loss to the Blue jays, allowing three runs on four hits and a walk while striking out five.
Nate Miller
Fri, Apr 22nd
Diamondbacks starting pitcher was excellent on the mound Friday night, allowing just one run on two hits while also walking one and striking out seven in five innings pitched, picking up the no-decision in the Diamondbacks' 6-5 loss to the Mets.
Chris Schommer
Sat, Apr 23rd
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
Gallen took a major step back last year, but it's tough not to blame the injuries. He missed time with forearm, elbow, and hamstring injuries and the quality of nearly every one of his pitches declined. He looked like a prime bounce-back candidate, but he's already behind schedule because of bursitis in his shoulder. If you believe that Gallen's decline last year was due to his injuries and that he won't miss much time this year, then he should be drafted as a low-end No. 2 starter. When he's right, his fastball, changeup, and curveball are all outstanding, and he can pile on the strikeouts with ease. But you'd be foolish not to acknowledge the injury risks, and if you do draft Gallen, make sure you have a deep staff behind him.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros