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Who Should I Draft?

Marco Gonzales or Corey Kluber (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Marco Gonzales
SP - SEA
Marco Gonzales
Corey Kluber
SP - NYY
Corey Kluber
Expert
Recommendation
58%
Recommended by
29 of 50 experts
42%
Recommended by
21 of 50 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 58# 57
Best Rank# 36# 39
Worst Rank# 161# 154
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 163# 144
Best Rank# 136# 138
Worst Rank# 185# 168
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts142143
Wins1110
Saves00
ERA4.254.01
WHIP1.231.20
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 56# 76
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 52# 76
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 46# 63
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 36# 79
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 57# 79
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 80# 101
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 56# 69
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 55# 71
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 55# 61
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 58# 59
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 66# 70
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 68# 70
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 57# 73
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 52# 55
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 53# 56
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 68# 73
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 48# 65
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 68# 80
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 67# 103
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 45# 87
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 51# 75
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 59# 65
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 56# 62
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 58# 59
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 50# 64
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 63# 68
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 56# 57
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 51# 53
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 69# 87
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 55# 52
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 57# 44
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 59# 56
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 60# 58
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 62# 61
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 65# 48
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 65# 55
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 67# 59
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 71# 52
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 72# 65
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 73# 60
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 74# 41
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 78# 57
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 82# 53
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 85# 55
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 85# 57
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 87# 42
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 88# 77
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 107# 63
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 107# 39
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 161# 154
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Marco Gonzales
SP - SEA
Marco Gonzales
Corey Kluber
SP - NYY
Corey Kluber
2020 Stats 
   
   
Games Played111
   
Games Started111
   
Innings Pitched70.11.1
   
Wins70
   
Losses20
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed590
   
Earned Runs240
   
Home Runs Allowed80
   
Strikeouts641
   
Walks71
   
ERA3.100.00
   
WHIP0.951.00
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Marco Gonzales
SP - SEA
Marco Gonzales
Corey Kluber
SP - NYY
Corey Kluber
2021 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2926
   
Games Started2926
   
Innings Pitched172.4139.0
   
Wins1110
   
Losses107
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed174130
   
Earned Runs8162
   
Home Runs Allowed2622
   
Strikeouts142143
   
Walks3837
   
ERA4.254.01
   
WHIP1.231.20
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Marco Gonzales
SP - SEA
Marco Gonzales
Corey Kluber
SP - NYY
Corey Kluber
News 
 Marco Gonzales earned his first win of the season for Seattle in game one of Thursday's doubleheader against Baltimore, allowing two runs on three hits over five innings pitched with five strikeouts and two walks.
Ari Koslow
Fri, Apr 16th
Corey Kluber received a no-decision on Wednesday against the Blue Jays, giving up three runs on six hits over four innings pitched.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Apr 15th
 Marco Gonzales took the loss Thursday against the Twins, allowing seven runs (all earned) on nine hits over 4.1 innings pitched with six strikeouts and two walks.
Ari Koslow
Fri, Apr 9th
Corey Kluber (0-1) allowed five runs (three earned) on five hits and two walks over 2 1/3 innings Friday, striking out three and taking a loss against the Rays.
John Aubin
Sat, Apr 10th
 Seattle starting pitcher Marco Gonzales went six innings in the Mariners extra innings Opening Day win, allowing five runs (all earned) on eight hits with two strikeouts and three walks.
Ari Koslow
Fri, Apr 2nd
Corey Kluber was charged with two runs (one earned) over four innings on Saturday in a no-decision against the Blue Jays. Kluber yielded five hits, recorded five strikeouts, and also issued three walks
John Aubin
Sat, Apr 3rd
 Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Marco Gonzales threw two innings Sunday against the Padres, allowing one (unearned) run on two hits with one walk.
Ari Koslow
Sun, Feb 28th
ESPN's Jeff Passan reports the New York Yankees are finalizing a deal with free agent RHP Corey Kluber.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Jan 15th
 Marco Gonzales was named the Mariners' Opening Day starter for the third consecutive season by manager Scott Servais.
Jon Mathisen
Sun, Feb 21st
Buster Olney of ESPN reports the bidding on free agent RHP Corey Kluber is moving quickly.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Jan 14th
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
Kluber has pitched 36 2/3 innings combined over the last two years, and will now join the Yankees on a one-year deal. There's nothing to be gained from looking at his numbers since 2018, as the sample size is too small, and prior to that, he was a perennial Cy Young contender. There was a bit of a velocity drop at the end of his last healthy season, but he was also finishing up his fifth straight 200-inning season. In other words, his lack of innings over the last two years (due to injury) may wind up being a blessing in disguise for Kluber. His ADP has some helium based on how quickly the Yankees signed him, but so long as you bake in some pretty substantial injury risk, he's certainly worth drafting as an SP5 with upside.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros