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Who Should I Draft?

Marco Gonzales or Aaron Civale (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Marco Gonzales
SP - SEA
Marco Gonzales
Aaron Civale
SP - CLE
Aaron Civale
Expert
Recommendation
67%
Recommended by
34 of 51 experts
33%
Recommended by
17 of 51 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 57# 64
Best Rank# 36# 42
Worst Rank# 161# 146
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 163# 191
Best Rank# 136# 155
Worst Rank# 185# 209
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts142137
Wins119
Saves00
ERA4.254.40
WHIP1.231.28
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 56# 57
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 52# 63
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 46# 56
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 36# 46
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 57# 65
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 60# 80
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 88# 117
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 56# 103
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 65# 101
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 55# 70
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 55# 70
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 87# 146
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 55# 71
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 72# 77
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 58# 72
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 57# 61
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 52# 54
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 53# 69
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 65# 69
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 107# 112
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 52# 62
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 45# 60
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 59# 61
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 51# 76
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 85# 126
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 85# 93
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 59# 63
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 56# 61
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 58# 64
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 50# 58
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 82# 85
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 63# 71
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 56# 60
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 51# 52
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 48# 42
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 57# 48
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 62# 52
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 66# 46
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 67# 46
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 67# 56
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 68# 56
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 68# 58
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 68# 65
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 69# 60
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 71# 54
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 73# 62
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 74# 44
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 78# 49
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 80# 77
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 107# 96
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 161# 51
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Marco Gonzales
SP - SEA
Marco Gonzales
Aaron Civale
SP - CLE
Aaron Civale
2020 Stats 
   
   
Games Played1112
   
Games Started1112
   
Innings Pitched70.174.2
   
Wins74
   
Losses26
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed5982
   
Earned Runs2439
   
Home Runs Allowed811
   
Strikeouts6469
   
Walks716
   
ERA3.104.74
   
WHIP0.951.32
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Marco Gonzales
SP - SEA
Marco Gonzales
Aaron Civale
SP - CLE
Aaron Civale
2021 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2927
   
Games Started2927
   
Innings Pitched172.4156.3
   
Wins119
   
Losses1010
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed174160
   
Earned Runs8176
   
Home Runs Allowed2625
   
Strikeouts142137
   
Walks3840
   
ERA4.254.40
   
WHIP1.231.28
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Marco Gonzales
SP - SEA
Marco Gonzales
Aaron Civale
SP - CLE
Aaron Civale
News 
 Marco Gonzales earned the no-decision Monday against Minnesota, allowing three runs on eight hits over five innings with five strikeouts and two walks.
Ari Koslow
Tue, Jun 15th
Cleveland right-hander Aaron Civale allowed five runs over five innings in an 8-7 win over the Orioles on Wednesday. Civale struck out two and walked two.
Matthew Terelle
Wed, Jun 16th
 Marco Gonzales took the loss Tuesday against Detroit, allowing four runs on five hits over four innings with two strikeouts and one walk.
Ari Koslow
Wed, Jun 9th
Cleveland right-hander Aaron Civale was excellent in a 7-0 win over Seattle on Friday. Civale threw eight shutout innings, striking out 11 and walking one.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, Jun 12th
 Marco Gonzales took the no-decision Tuesday against Oakland, allowing one run on two hits over four innings with six strikeouts and one walk.
Ari Koslow
Wed, Jun 2nd
Cleveland right-hander Aaron Civale allowed four runs over six innings of work in a 10-4 win over the Orioles on Saturday. Civale struck out four in the win.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, Jun 5th
 Marco Gonzales is slated to return to the Mariners starting rotation on Tuesday against the Athletics.
Ari Koslow
Fri, May 28th
Cleveland right-hander Aaron Civale struggled in a 4-1 loss to the Blue Jays in Game 1 of a Sunday doubleheader. Civale struck out just one while allowing four runs on 10 hits over six innings.
Matthew Terelle
Sun, May 30th
 Mariners pitcher Marco Gonzales is ahead of schedule, and is expected to resume throwing off a mound starting on Monday.
Ethan Biddle
Sun, May 16th
Cleveland right-hander Aaron Civale allowed just one run over eight innings in a 4-1 win over the Tigers on Tuesday. Civale struck out six and walked one.
Matthew Terelle
Wed, May 26th
Notes 
 If you want to buy into performances from the 2020 season, then you'll have Gonzales significantly higher than you would otherwise. He made major gains last year, including up his strikeout rate to a career-best 23.1% and lowering his walk rate to a career-best 2.5%. Bu even with the gains, Gonzales's swinging strike rate was only 8.4% (below his career average), and his fastball velocity is close to the worst in the league. As a pure back end of the rotation starter, he's fine, but do not expect anything close to a 3.10 ERA again, and bake in regression for his strikeouts.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Civale fits the mold of the Cleveland pitcher over the last few seasons: start with the command, and let the team work on the rest. That's how Civale has found success the last two seasons, and continues to do so in the spring. He's never going to be a high-strikeout pitcher - he never was in the minors and his fastball sits in about the 91 MPH range. But his ability to limit free passes and hard contact means that he shouldn't hurt a fantasy rotation. He's a high-floor, low-ceiling starter, who is ideal for the back end of a fantasy staff.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros