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Who Should I Draft?

Lucas Giolito or Aaron Nola (2022)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Lucas Giolito
SP - CWS
Lucas Giolito
Aaron Nola
SP - PHI
Aaron Nola
Expert
Recommendation
53%
Recommended by
23 of 43 experts
47%
Recommended by
20 of 43 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 9# 10
Best Rank# 4# 7
Worst Rank# 24# 24
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 35# 41
Best Rank# 25# 24
Worst Rank# 39# 45
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts217216
Wins1313
Saves00
ERA3.723.69
WHIP1.141.14
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 9# 12
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 7# 10
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 8# 9
   
Greg Smith
Superflex.Guide
# 11# 12
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 9# 24
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 11# 13
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 9# 13
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 10# 11
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 9# 10
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 8# 9
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 5# 7
   
Christopher Welsh
FantasyPros
# 10# 14
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 9# 21
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 14# 17
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 7# 14
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 8# 11
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 9# 14
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 12# 13
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 13# 15
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 14# 15
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 9# 19
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 4# 21
   
Fred Zinkie
Yahoo! Sports
# 6# 10
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 9# 7
   
Scott Engel
The Game Day
# 10# 8
   
Brad Camara
RotoBaller
# 10# 9
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 10# 9
   
Scott Youngson
Pitcher List
# 10# 8
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 10# 8
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 11# 10
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 11# 8
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 11# 10
   
Pat Fitzmaurice
FantasyPros
# 12# 11
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 12# 11
   
Travis Argo
Fantasy Six Pack
# 12# 9
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 12# 11
   
Jody Smith
FullTime Fantasy
# 12# 10
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 13# 11
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 13# 12
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 13# 8
   
Scott Bogman
FantasyPros
# 14# 12
   
Nate Miller
Fantasy Six Pack
# 18# 12
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 24# 11
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Lucas Giolito
SP - CWS
Lucas Giolito
Aaron Nola
SP - PHI
Aaron Nola
2021 Stats 
   
   
Games Played3132
   
Games Started3132
   
Innings Pitched179.2181.1
   
Wins119
   
Losses99
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed145165
   
Earned Runs7093
   
Home Runs Allowed2726
   
Strikeouts201223
   
Walks5239
   
ERA3.534.63
   
WHIP1.101.13
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Lucas Giolito
SP - CWS
Lucas Giolito
Aaron Nola
SP - PHI
Aaron Nola
2022 Projections 
   
   
Games Played3131
   
Games Started3131
   
Innings Pitched185.3187.6
   
Wins1313
   
Losses99
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed151161
   
Earned Runs7777
   
Home Runs Allowed2726
   
Strikeouts217216
   
Walks5953
   
ERA3.723.69
   
WHIP1.141.14
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Lucas Giolito
SP - CWS
Lucas Giolito
Aaron Nola
SP - PHI
Aaron Nola
News 
 Lucas Giolito allowed seven hits, two earned runs, while walking two batters and striking out seven in five innings pitched to earn a no-decsion against the Kansas City Royals.
Nate Lowenthal
Thu, May 19th
Aaron Nola allowed four runs on five hits and a walk over 5 1/3 innings on Saturday against the Dodgers. He struck out nine and did not factor into the decision.
Dan Harris
Sat, May 21st
 Lucas Giolito told reporters Tuesday that he will start on Wednesday against the Royals.
Ari Koslow
Tue, May 17th
Aaron Nola allowed two runs on four hits and two walks over seven innings on Sunday against the Dodgers. He struck out eight and did not factor into the decision.
Dan Harris
Sun, May 15th
 As announced by the team prior Friday evening's game, Lucas Giolito has been placed on the COVID-19 Related Injured List.
Andy Zimmerman
Fri, May 13th
Aaron Nola allowed five runs (four earned) on nine hits and a walk over 5 1/3 innings on Tuesday against the Mariners. He struck out six and took the loss, falling to 1-4.
Dan Harris
Wed, May 11th
 Lucas Giolito earned the win over Cleveland allowing six hits (including a home run), one earned run while striking out five batters and walking two in seven innings.
Nate Lowenthal
Tue, May 10th
Aaron Nola allowed one run on three hits and a walk over seven innings on Thursday against the Mets. He struck out seven and did not factor into the decision.
Dan Harris
Thu, May 5th
 Lucas Giolito allowed three hits, three earned runs while striking out 10 batters and walking two in the win over the Cubs.
Nate Lowenthal
Wed, May 4th
Aaron Nola allowed three runs on seven hits over six innings on Friday against the Mets. He struck out nine and took the loss, falling to 1-3.
Dan Harris
Fri, Apr 29th
Notes 
 Giolito doesn't have pinpoint control, and he gives up his fair share of gopher balls, but those are relatively minor warts on an otherwise sterling profile. He's finished 16th, 4th and 16th in strikeouts over the last three seasons. His worst batting average against over that span is .217. Giolito had a 3.53 ERA last year, but it would have been 3.17 if the Red Sox hadn't shelled him for seven runs in one inning in a disastrous Patriots' Day start. At 27, Giolito is entering the prime of his career, and he should benefit from playing on a good team in a soft division.
Pat Fitzmaurice - FantasyPros
Don't overpay for what you hope Nola will be - the 2018 version of the pitcher who looked like he was on a path to superstardom. Nola's name still resonates, but his stats can be easily replicated four or five rounds after his fourth-round ADP. His 2022 ZiPS projection has him finishing 12-7 with a 3.46 ERA. Other systems are projecting his ERA to be closer to 3.75, which basically makes him Frankie Montas. You'd feel foolish drafting Montas 39th, right? Well, if that was your draft slot plan for Nola, think again.
Pat Fitzmaurice - FantasyPros