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Who Should I Draft?

Lucas Giolito or Aaron Nola (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Lucas Giolito
SP - CWS
Lucas Giolito
Aaron Nola
SP - PHI
Aaron Nola
Expert
Recommendation
62%
Recommended by
32 of 52 experts
38%
Recommended by
20 of 52 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 16# 19
Best Rank# 8# 8
Worst Rank# 41# 40
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 52# 47
Best Rank# 44# 41
Worst Rank# 64# 60
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts7976
Wins54
Saves00
ERA3.953.93
WHIP1.211.26
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 17# 19
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 11# 14
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 8# 17
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 12# 13
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 20# 25
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 15# 16
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 14# 22
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 30# 31
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 24# 29
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 16# 20
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 11# 14
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 12# 31
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 17# 19
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 13# 14
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 17# 19
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 14# 22
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 17# 29
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 19# 24
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 16# 29
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 14# 18
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 16# 24
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 12# 16
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 14# 24
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 20# 27
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 11# 24
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 12# 20
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 14# 15
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 18# 25
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 16# 22
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 14# 17
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 12# 16
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 17# 21
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 16# 15
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 17# 13
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 17# 8
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 17# 16
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 18# 16
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 18# 15
   
George Kurtz
SportsGrid
# 18# 16
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 18# 16
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 19# 16
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 19# 15
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 19# 15
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 19# 18
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 20# 8
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 20# 16
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 21# 19
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 23# 20
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 23# 16
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 26# 12
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 30# 23
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 41# 40
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Lucas Giolito
SP - CWS
Lucas Giolito
Aaron Nola
SP - PHI
Aaron Nola
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played2934
   
Games Started2934
   
Innings Pitched177.3202.1
   
Wins1412
   
Losses97
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed131176
   
Earned Runs6787
   
Home Runs Allowed2427
   
Strikeouts228229
   
Walks5780
   
ERA3.413.87
   
WHIP1.061.27
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Lucas Giolito
SP - CWS
Lucas Giolito
Aaron Nola
SP - PHI
Aaron Nola
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played1112
   
Games Started1112
   
Innings Pitched67.370.8
   
Wins54
   
Losses43
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed5764
   
Earned Runs3031
   
Home Runs Allowed109
   
Strikeouts7976
   
Walks2525
   
ERA3.953.93
   
WHIP1.211.26
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Lucas Giolito
SP - CWS
Lucas Giolito
Aaron Nola
SP - PHI
Aaron Nola
News 
 White Sox right-hander Lucas Giolito was excellent in a 4-0 win over the Indians on Wednesday. Giolito tossed six shutout innings while striking out six.
Matthew Terelle
Wed, Jul 29th
The Phillies announced that Aaron Nola will start on Tuesday against the Yankees.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Aug 3rd
 Chicago White Sox right-hander Lucas Giolito struggled in a 10-5 loss to the Twins on Opening Day. Giolito allowed seven runs over 3 2/3 innings of work while striking out three and walking three.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, Jul 25th
Phillies starter Aaron Nola allowed four earned runs on five hits and one walk while striking out seven over 5 1/3 innings in a loss to the Marlins on Friday.
Mike Maher
Sat, Jul 25th
 Lucas Giolito was confirmed as the starter for Opening Day. He will face off against the Twins at home.
Carmen Maiorano - Carm's Clubhouse
Sun, Jul 19th
Aaron Nola will start on Opening Day versus the Marlins.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Jul 20th
 Chicago White Sox right-hander Lucas Giolito (chest) is expected to make his Cactus League debut later this week, according to manager Rick Renteria.
Matthew Terelle
Mon, Mar 2nd
Phillies starter Aaron Nola tossed five shutout innings in a win over the Nationals in Saturday's spring training matchup, allowing just one hit and one walk while striking out four.
Mike Maher
Sun, Jul 19th
 Lucas Giolito (chest) threw a bullpen on Saturday and said afterwards that he feels 100 percent.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Feb 22nd
Aaron Nola has reported to Phillies camp and is taking part in team workouts.
Joe Buttgereit - Fantasy Sports Nerdz
Mon, Jul 6th
Notes 
 There's a reason that you hear fantasy analysts say that you should target post-hype players: baseball is hard, man, and it takes time for players to fully figure it out. With his prospect pedigree, it took longer than most thought for Lucas Giolito to figure things out. But boy did he ever in 2019, with his 25-start dominating stretch to end the season. He looked like a totally different pitcher - but one who mowed down the league. Hitters are more often to click sooner than pitchers are in the big leagues, and if you look at his peripherals, there's not much to question about Giolito's breakout performance. As long as he keeps his increased velocity on his fastball, he'll continue to be a solid SP2 for fantasy managers.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
I expect more but 200K potential in a 162 season still gets my attention. I am higher than most on Nola but I see potential here.
Chris Mitchell - FantasyData
 Giolito earned every bit of his breakout season, putting up an ERA that we nearly identical to his FIP and xFIP and a major gain in control. Most impressive for Giolito was his ability to limit contact on pitches in the strike zone - just 77.3%, second best in MLB behind Gerrit Cole. His raw stuff is elite, and another fantastic season should follow in 2020.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Aaron Nola is one of the more polarizing players in fantasy baseball, but if you're looking for a dependable pitcher who can give you not just volume, but good volume, you shouldn't be too quick to discount what Nola brings to the table. He consistently goes six and seven innings, and he's one year removed from being a legitimate Cy Young candidate. If the baseball returns to its normal form, you should see Nola return to that Cy Young level, too.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
 2019 breakout can be attributed to an uptick in velocity and an improved changeup. Can he do it again?
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros
Nola simply wasn't very good in 2019. His control took a major step back and batters consistently made better contact against him, particularly against his fastball. Whether it was an aberration for the youngster after two years of major growth, or whether perhaps Nola isn't as good as previously thought, is an open question. But given how drastically his control dipped, fantasy owners would be wise to give Nola somewhat of a pass for his 2019. He can't be drafted as an ace, but as a second starter? Go for it.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
  Started slow and finished poorly. However, if you're a believer you can cling to a four-month stretch where Nola posted a 2.96 ERA with 10.2 K/9
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros