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Who Should I Draft?

Lucas Giolito or Eugenio Suarez (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Lucas Giolito
SP - CWS
Lucas Giolito
Eugenio Suarez
3B - CIN
Eugenio Suarez
Expert
Recommendation
53%
Recommended by
29 of 55 experts
47%
Recommended by
26 of 55 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 59# 62
Best Rank# 34# 21
Worst Rank# 127# 111
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 52# 70
Best Rank# 44# 66
Worst Rank# 64# 89
   
Projections 
   
Runs32
Home Runs1014
RBI37
Stolen Bases1
Batting Avg.268
Strikeouts7961
Wins5
Saves0
ERA3.95
WHIP1.21
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 61# 69
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 54# 64
   
Site Rankings
Sports Illustrated
# 60# 111
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 39# 79
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 40# 46
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 46# 61
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 43# 76
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 61# 69
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 34# 57
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 59# 65
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 48# 56
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 63# 67
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 61# 76
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 57# 68
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 51# 52
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 39# 98
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 45# 68
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 62# 70
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 78# 84
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 58# 68
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 65# 102
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 49# 83
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 66# 78
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 38# 62
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 46# 64
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 36# 85
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 48# 54
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 55# 83
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 45# 74
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 45# 32
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 50# 33
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 57# 53
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 59# 55
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 61# 44
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 61# 56
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 61# 48
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 62# 21
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 63# 50
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 63# 54
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 65# 58
   
George Kurtz
SportsGrid
# 66# 57
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 67# 53
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 67# 60
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 67# 51
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 68# 51
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 69# 60
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 73# 38
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 78# 67
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 79# 67
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 80# 47
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 102# 65
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 106# 74
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 121# 91
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 127# 46
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 57
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Lucas Giolito
SP - CWS
Lucas Giolito
Eugenio Suarez
3B - CIN
Eugenio Suarez
2019 Stats 
   
   
Runs87
   
Home Runs2449
   
RBI103
   
Stolen Bases3
   
Batting Avg.271
   
Strikeouts228189
   
Wins14
   
Saves0
   
ERA3.41
   
WHIP1.06
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Lucas Giolito
SP - CWS
Lucas Giolito
Eugenio Suarez
3B - CIN
Eugenio Suarez
2020 Projections 
   
   
Runs32
   
Home Runs1014
   
RBI37
   
Stolen Bases1
   
Batting Avg.268
   
Strikeouts7961
   
Wins5
   
Saves0
   
ERA3.95
   
WHIP1.21
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Lucas Giolito
SP - CWS
Lucas Giolito
Eugenio Suarez
3B - CIN
Eugenio Suarez
News 
 Lucas Giolito grabbed the win in Game 1 of Chicago's Wild Card series on Tuesday when he allowed just one run on two hits while striking out eight and walking one as the White Sox took down the A's 4-1.
Jon Mathisen
Tue, Sep 29th
Eugenio Suarez went 2-for-5 with a double and in two RBI in Sunday's 5-3 win over the Twins.
Brad Camara
Sun, Sep 27th
 Chicago White Sox right-hander Lucas Giolito allowed two runs over six innings in a 3-2 loss to Cleveland on Wednesday. Giolito struck out 11 and walked three in the loss.
Matthew Terelle
Wed, Sep 23rd
Eugenio Suarez went 2-for-4 with a three-run home run in Wednesday's 6-1 win over the Brewers.
Brad Camara
Thu, Sep 24th
 Chicago White Sox right-hander Lucas Giolito turned in a quality start in a 5-1 loss to the Twins on Wednesday. Giolito allowed three runs over six innings while striking out four and walking three.
Matthew Terelle
Thu, Sep 17th
Eugenio Suarez went 2-for-3 with a two-run homer and a walk in Monday's 6-3 win over the Brewers.
Brad Camara
Tue, Sep 22nd
 Chicago White Sox right-hander Lucas Giolito allowed three runs in 5 2/3 innings in a 4-3 win over the Tigers on Friday. Giolito struck out seven and walked four.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, Sep 12th
Reds 3B Eugenio Suarez has returned from paternity leave.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Sep 18th
 Chicago White Sox right-hander Lucas Giolito allowed three runs over six innings in a 5-3 win over the Royals on Saturday. He struck out nine on the way to his fourth win.
Matthew Terelle
Sun, Sep 6th
Eugenio Suarez was absent from the Cincinnati Reds line-up on Tuesday because of the impending birth of his child. He can miss up to two more games while on paternity leave but COVID-19 safety protocols could delay his return even further. Aristides Aquino was recalled in a corresponding move.
Lucas Babits-Feinerman
Wed, Sep 16th
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
Eugenio Suarez has often been one of the most overlooked players in fantasy, but now, it seems like there's risk with the profile. Not only is he coming back from a shoulder injury, but you're banking on a pace of 45-plus home runs again to provide the value you need. He's essentially empty power, as he doesn't hit for a good average, nor will he still bases for you. The position is deep enough that you can move past Suarez and his red flags.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
 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
Few hitters benefited as much from the postponement of the season as did Suarez, whose shoulder woes made his availability for Opening Day questionable. He'll now likely be at or close to full strength when the season begins. Whether he can repeat his near-50 homer performance is another question (he likely can't), but you should draft him as you would few to no health concerns.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
 2019 breakout can be attributed to an uptick in velocity and an improved changeup. Can he do it again?
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros
Belted 49 homers a year ago. Monitor spring shoulder injury
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros