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Who Should I Draft?

Luis Severino or Steven Matz (2022)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Luis Severino
RP,SP - NYY
Luis Severino
Steven Matz
SP - STL
Steven Matz
Expert
Recommendation
79%
Recommended by
34 of 43 experts
21%
Recommended by
9 of 43 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 76# 92
Best Rank# 25# 61
Worst Rank# 119# 149
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 158# 237
Best Rank# 152# 210
Worst Rank# 194# 328
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts139141
Wins1010
Saves00
ERA3.784.38
WHIP1.211.30
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-IL15
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 84# 90
   
Pat Fitzmaurice
FantasyPros
# 81# 100
   
Scott Engel
The Game Day
# 61
   
Jody Smith
FullTime Fantasy
# 71# 95
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 64# 82
   
Greg Smith
Superflex.Guide
# 47
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 73
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 81# 94
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 94# 100
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 88# 103
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 79# 88
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 76# 78
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 84# 113
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 80# 94
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 67# 84
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 71# 95
   
Christopher Welsh
FantasyPros
# 69# 89
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 49# 105
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 82# 103
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 72# 94
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 62# 102
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 75# 121
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 55# 88
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 64# 91
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 48# 100
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 25# 139
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 73# 113
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 109# 149
   
Brad Camara
RotoBaller
# 74# 82
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 51# 136
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 57# 99
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 52
   
Scott Bogman
FantasyPros
# 82# 87
   
Fred Zinkie
Yahoo! Sports
# 65# 108
   
Nate Miller
Fantasy Six Pack
# 67# 61
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 108# 77
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 110# 63
   
Travis Argo
Fantasy Six Pack
# 115# 70
   
Scott Youngson
Pitcher List
# 118# 92
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 119# 97
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 78
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 82
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 95
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Luis Severino
RP,SP - NYY
Luis Severino
Steven Matz
SP - STL
Steven Matz
2021 Stats 
   
   
Games Played429
   
Games Started029
   
Innings Pitched6.0151.1
   
Wins114
   
Losses07
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds10
   
Hits Allowed2158
   
Earned Runs064
   
Home Runs Allowed018
   
Strikeouts8144
   
Walks143
   
ERA0.003.82
   
WHIP0.501.33
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Luis Severino
RP,SP - NYY
Luis Severino
Steven Matz
SP - STL
Steven Matz
2022 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2629
   
Games Started2429
   
Innings Pitched131.2153.2
   
Wins1010
   
Losses79
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed120150
   
Earned Runs5574
   
Home Runs Allowed1922
   
Strikeouts139141
   
Walks3949
   
ERA3.784.38
   
WHIP1.211.30
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Luis Severino
RP,SP - NYY
Luis Severino
Steven Matz
SP - STL
Steven Matz
News 
 Luis Severino pitched seven innings, scattering eight hits to allow no runs, while striking out five and walking none in New York's 5-0 loss the White Sox in Game 2 of Sunday's double header.
Luke Monaldo
Mon, May 23rd
The Cardinals placed Steven Matz on the 15-day IL with a left shoulder impingement on Monday.
Dan Harris
Mon, May 23rd
 Luis Severino pitched six innings Monday, allowing one run on one hit and two walks while striking out seven in the Yankees' 6-2 win.
Luke Monaldo
Tue, May 17th
Cardinals starter Steven Matz was removed from his Sunday start against the Pirates after throwing just four pitches. Matz appeared to tweak something after delivering a fastball that was not at his normal velocity.
Jesse Garcia
Sun, May 22nd
 Luis Severino lasted only 4 2/3 innings, allowing three runs on five hits and two walks while striking out eight in a 6-5 Yankees win Tuesday
Luke Monaldo
Wed, May 11th
Cardinals SP Steven Matz was solid on the mound Tuesday night, allowing two runs on three hits while also striking out seven in five innings pitched, picking up a no decision in the Cardinals' 4-3 win over the Mets.
Chris Schommer
Wed, May 18th
 Luis Severino pitched five innings on Sunday afternoon, allowing three earned runs on seven hits and one walk while striking out four. He got a no-decision, though the Yankees did win 6-4 over the Royals.
Kelly Kirby
Sun, May 1st
Cardinals SP Steven Matz was solid on the mound Thursday, allowing three runs on seven hits while also striking out seven in 6 2/3 innings pitched in the Cardinals' 3-2 loss to the Orioles.
Chris Schommer
Fri, May 13th
 Luis Severino pitched six innings, allowing three hits, two walks, four earned runs, and five strikeouts to win his second game of the season as the Yankees beat the Orioles 12-8.
Kelly Kirby
Tue, Apr 26th
Per Jeff Jones on Twitter, the Cardinals have scratched Jordan Hicks and moved Steven Matz’s scheduled start to today against Baltimore.
Jesse Garcia
Thu, May 12th
Notes 
 It's hard to properly assess a pitcher who has thrown 18 innings combined over the last three seasons, even one as talented as Severino. In his last two full seasons, he was a fantasy ace, pitching to a 3.18 ERA, a 1.09 WHIP, and a 10.5 K/9 rate. He's purportedly healthy now, but you can't expect him to return to his old form after such a long layoff. Be conservative with your projections, including both his ratio stats and innings, but he's obviously got the potentuial to be a mainstay in your rotation if everything breaks right.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Matz had a surprisingly effective year despite moving to the AL East and Toronto, pitching 150 2/3 innings with a 3.82 ERA. We know what he is by now in his career - a strikeout rate that won't hurt you, a decent walk rate that isn't enough to keep his WHIP in check, and a ceiling of about 160 innings. Moving to St. Louis is a great thing for him, however, as he'll benefit from the Cardinals' excellent infield defense (Matz has a 47.1% ground ball rate). But he's essentially a replacement level fantasy starter at this point, and entering his age-31 season, we're probably not going to see much growth.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros