Who Should I Draft?

Kyle Freeland or Alex Wood (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Kyle Freeland
SP - COL
Kyle Freeland
Alex Wood
SP - CIN
Alex Wood
Expert
Recommendation
55%
Recommended by
31 of 56 experts
45%
Recommended by
25 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 78# 82
Best Rank# 40# 43
Worst Rank# 158# 152
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 158# 230
Best Rank# 141# 213
Worst Rank# 197# 299
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts152129
Wins129
Saves00
ERA4.143.81
WHIP1.381.26
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-IL60
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 83# 103
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 74# 82
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 73# 81
   
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FullTime Fantasy
# 74# 84
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 43
   
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USA Today
# 75# 78
   
Site Projections
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# 75# 86
   
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Razzball
# 65# 66
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 93
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 54# 76
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 72# 82
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 99
   
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The Athletic
# 70# 103
   
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# 80# 104
   
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FantasyPros
# 68# 79
   
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The Athletic
# 99# 101
   
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Fantasy Six Pack
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The Athletic
# 78# 87
   
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Expand The Boxscore
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FanGraphs
# 61
   
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Pitcher List
# 51# 100
   
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RotoBaller
# 42# 90
   
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RotoBaller
# 59# 85
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 119# 152
   
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Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 85# 88
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 59# 89
   
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RotoBaller
# 76# 121
   
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Hail to Fantasy Football
# 62# 71
   
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Pitcher List
# 51# 72
   
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The Fantasy Fix
# 75# 86
   
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DailyOverlay
# 50# 43
   
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Sporfolio
# 59# 46
   
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Freeze Stats
# 66# 64
   
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Sports Illustrated
# 71# 64
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 74# 72
   
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SportsLine
# 76# 73
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 77# 72
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 79# 73
   
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 81# 80
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 85# 83
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 88# 83
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 97# 94
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 103# 78
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 104# 102
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 105# 69
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 112# 72
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 114# 85
   
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Razzball
# 116# 113
   
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FanGraphs
# 126# 85
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 131# 63
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 132# 85
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 158# 81
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 55
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 60
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 95
   
  Kyle Freeland
SP - COL
Kyle Freeland
Alex Wood
SP - CIN
Alex Wood
2018 Stats 
   
   
Games Played3333
   
Games Started3327
   
Innings Pitched202.1152.2
   
Wins179
   
Losses77
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds01
   
Hits Allowed182143
   
Earned Runs6462
   
Home Runs Allowed1714
   
Strikeouts173135
   
Walks7040
   
ERA2.853.68
   
WHIP1.251.21
   
  Kyle Freeland
SP - COL
Kyle Freeland
Alex Wood
SP - CIN
Alex Wood
2019 Projections 
   
   
Games Played3125
   
Games Started3125
   
Innings Pitched186.6141.8
   
Wins129
   
Losses108
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed191136
   
Earned Runs8660
   
Home Runs Allowed2316
   
Strikeouts152129
   
Walks6643
   
ERA4.143.81
   
WHIP1.381.26
   
  Kyle Freeland
SP - COL
Kyle Freeland
Alex Wood
SP - CIN
Alex Wood
News 
 Kyle Freeland (2-7) allowed five runs on six hits and three walks while striking out six over four innings in Friday's 8-2 loss to the Yankees. He took his seventh loss of the season.
Brad Camara
Sat, Jul 20th
Responding to a question on Twitter, Fay said Wood hasn't begun his throwing program yet and will "probably" be sidelined until the end of June.
James Bisson
Fri, May 24th
 Kyle Freeland received a no-decision on Saturday versus the Reds, giving up five runs on nine hits in just four innings of work.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Jul 14th
Alex Wood (sore back) is scheduled to throw off a mound on Saturday for the first time since experiencing a setback on March 24.
Andrew Seifter
Mon, Apr 15th
 Kyle Freeland is scheduled to return to the rotation to start Saturday‚Äôs Game against the Reds.
Brad Camara
Thu, Jul 11th
The Reds have placed Alex Wood (back) on the 10-day injured list.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Mar 28th
 Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Kyle Freeland was optioned to Triple-A Albuquerque on Friday.
Mike Maher
Fri, May 31st
Reds starting pitcher Alex Wood is dealing with back tightness and might not be ready for the start of the season. Wood faced eight batters and threw 36 pitches during a simulated game Friday.
Mike Maher
Mon, Mar 11th
 Kyle Freeland was hit hard once again on Thursday versus Arizona, giving up five runs on seven hits in just three innings of work.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, May 31st
 
Notes 
  Wood will open 2019 on the IL with a back injury, but don't forget about him. Even before getting hurt, he was overlooked in drafts despite carrying a career 3.29 ERA and 3.36 FIP and gaining job security with a move from the Dodgers to the Reds. The park change and diminished velocity have caused valid concerns, but the 28-year-old righty should remain a solid No. 4 or 5 starter when healthy.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
  Wood seems to be a perennially underrated fantasy option. He's compiled a strong 3.29 ERA and 1.21 WHIP through 803 1/3 innings since 2013, most of them coming as a starter. He will call a hitter-friendly ballpark home for the first time this year, but his ability to generate ground balls should help mitigate the damage. He also won't have to fight for a rotation spot like he did in Los Angeles, meaning a boost in innings could be in store.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros