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Who Should I Draft?

Lucas Giolito or Trevor Bauer (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Lucas Giolito
SP - CWS
Lucas Giolito
Trevor Bauer
SP - CIN
Trevor Bauer
Expert
Recommendation
86%
Recommended by
37 of 43 experts
14%
Recommended by
6 of 43 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 18# 25
Best Rank# 11# 10
Worst Rank# 42# 45
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 52# 79
Best Rank# 44# 63
Worst Rank# 65# 88
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts7883
Wins54
Saves00
ERA3.994.14
WHIP1.201.27
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 20# 21
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 18# 21
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 17# 30
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 11# 19
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 19# 26
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 12# 17
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 17# 37
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 17# 18
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 16# 29
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 14# 30
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 18# 25
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 19# 22
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 19# 31
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 19# 21
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 11# 32
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 30# 41
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 15# 33
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 17# 32
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 13# 26
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 15# 30
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 14# 41
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 17# 36
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 24# 25
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 16# 38
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 16# 32
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 16# 20
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 26# 45
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 15# 23
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 18# 32
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 15# 27
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 11# 23
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 15# 28
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 16# 28
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 13# 35
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 18# 24
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 23# 24
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 12# 38
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 18# 10
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 23# 22
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 26# 19
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 27# 23
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 28# 27
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 42# 26
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Lucas Giolito
SP - CWS
Lucas Giolito
Trevor Bauer
SP - CIN
Trevor Bauer
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played2934
   
Games Started2934
   
Innings Pitched177.3213.0
   
Wins1411
   
Losses913
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed131185
   
Earned Runs67107
   
Home Runs Allowed2434
   
Strikeouts228253
   
Walks5782
   
ERA3.414.52
   
WHIP1.061.25
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Lucas Giolito
SP - CWS
Lucas Giolito
Trevor Bauer
SP - CIN
Trevor Bauer
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played1112
   
Games Started1112
   
Innings Pitched67.172.9
   
Wins54
   
Losses44
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed5666
   
Earned Runs3034
   
Home Runs Allowed1011
   
Strikeouts7883
   
Walks2427
   
ERA3.994.14
   
WHIP1.201.27
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Lucas Giolito
SP - CWS
Lucas Giolito
Trevor Bauer
SP - CIN
Trevor Bauer
News 
 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
Trevor Bauer could toe the mound every fourth day in the abbreviated 2020 season, according to Reds' pitching coach Derek Johnson.
Connor Rooney
Mon, Jul 6th
 Lucas Giolito (chest) threw a bullpen on Saturday and said afterwards that he feels 100 percent.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Feb 22nd
 
 Lucas Giolito (chest muscle) made throws from 150 feet on Tuesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Feb 19th
 
 Lucas Giolito is dealing with a strained muscle in his rib-cage area, and is expected to miss the first week of Cactus League play.
Connor Rooney
Wed, Feb 12th
 
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
For someone who thinks he's the best player on the planet and an innovative genius, Trevor Bauer really only has one good season under his belt. If you're in a league that counts innings pitched, he has increased value, but outside of that, the strikeouts aren't worth the over-hyped price that comes with drafting Bauer."
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
Bauer may be one of the most talented pitchers in baseball, but he has exactly one season with an ERA below 4.18, a WHIP below 1.25, or more than 12 wins. Even on an improved Cincinnati team, there's little reason to expect him to do much better than those numbers. Bauer will give you innings and plenty of strikeouts, but fantasy owners would do well to largely forget 2018, and draft him with closer to a 4.00 ERA and 1.25 WHIP in mind.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros