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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
59%
Recommended by
30 of 51 experts
41%
Recommended by
21 of 51 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 57# 59
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
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 52# 101
   
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 took the no-decison on Wednesday against Boston, allowing three runs on three hits over six innings with seven strikeouts and two walks.
Ari Koslow
Thu, Sep 16th
Corey Kluber allowed four runs on five hits while striking out six and walking two in a no-decision against the Mets on Saturday night.
John Aubin
Sun, Sep 12th
 Marco Gonzales earned the win on Friday against Arizona, allowing three runs (all unearned) on four hits over six innings with three strikeouts and one walk.
Ari Koslow
Sat, Sep 11th
Corey Kluber allowed two runs on four hits with three walks and five strikeouts over 3 2/3 innings on Sunday in a no-decision against the Orioles.
John Aubin
Sun, Sep 5th
 Marco Gonzales earned the win on Saturday against Arizona, allowing five runs on eight hits over five innings with two strikeouts and one walk.
Ari Koslow
Sun, Sep 5th
Corey Kluber gave up five runs on five hits with two walks and six strikeouts over four innings on Monday in a no-decision against the Angels.
John Aubin
Tue, Aug 31st
 Marco Gonzales earned the win on Sunday against Kansas City, allowing two runs on five hits over seven innings with four strikeouts and two walks.
Ari Koslow
Sun, Aug 29th
The Yankees plan to activate RHP Corey Kluber (shoulder) from the IL prior to Monday's start against the Angels.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Aug 30th
 Marco Gonzales took the no-decision on Monday against Oakland, allowing three runs on five hits over six innings with two strikeouts.
Ari Koslow
Tue, Aug 24th
After wrapping up a start in Double-A, Yankees SP Corey Kluber is now set to have another rehab assignment, this time with the team's Triple-A affiliate in Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
Ethan Biddle - The Work of Ethan Biddle
Tue, Aug 17th
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