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Who Should I Draft?

Marcus Stroman or Jose Leclerc (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Jose Leclerc
SP,RP - TEX
Jose Leclerc
Marcus Stroman
SP - NYM
Marcus Stroman
Expert
Recommendation
75%
Recommended by
39 of 52 experts
25%
Recommended by
13 of 52 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 76# 78
Best Rank# 32# 34
Worst Rank# 111# 258
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 166# 185
Best Rank# 159# 161
Worst Rank# 192# 201
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts3352
Wins14
Saves100
ERA3.694.02
WHIP1.271.37
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertIL60IL10
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 68# 79
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 72# 126
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 49# 93
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 56# 88
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 62# 217
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 67# 77
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 61# 83
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 76# 79
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 66# 108
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 70# 79
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 32# 258
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 78# 103
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 78# 93
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 71# 102
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 77# 78
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 65# 129
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 59# 86
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 77# 81
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 76# 81
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 67# 120
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 60# 61
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 58# 149
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 74# 124
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 63# 66
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 68# 75
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 67# 133
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 58# 101
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 67# 76
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 74# 82
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 47# 84
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 67# 104
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 73# 134
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 62# 130
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 86# 101
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 87# 96
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 43# 97
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 72# 74
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 62# 75
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 75# 79
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 76# 34
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 108# 62
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 72# 63
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 63
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 103# 68
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 72# 70
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 111# 72
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 90# 76
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 80# 78
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 80
   
George Kurtz
SportsGrid
# 82
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 109# 83
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 84
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Jose Leclerc
SP,RP - TEX
Jose Leclerc
Marcus Stroman
SP - NYM
Marcus Stroman
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played7032
   
Games Started332
   
Innings Pitched69.3184.1
   
Wins210
   
Losses413
   
Saves140
   
Blown Saves40
   
Holds70
   
Hits Allowed52183
   
Earned Runs3366
   
Home Runs Allowed718
   
Strikeouts100159
   
Walks3958
   
ERA4.333.22
   
WHIP1.331.31
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Jose Leclerc
SP,RP - TEX
Jose Leclerc
Marcus Stroman
SP - NYM
Marcus Stroman
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2411
   
Games Started011
   
Innings Pitched23.863.0
   
Wins14
   
Losses14
   
Saves100
   
Blown Saves40
   
Holds10
   
Hits Allowed1765
   
Earned Runs1028
   
Home Runs Allowed37
   
Strikeouts3352
   
Walks1321
   
ERA3.694.02
   
WHIP1.271.37
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Jose Leclerc
SP,RP - TEX
Jose Leclerc
Marcus Stroman
SP - NYM
Marcus Stroman
News 
 The Rangers placed Jose Leclerc on the 45-day injured list with a Grade 2 teres major strain in his right shoulder.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Jul 30th
Mets starter Marcus Stroman (calf) threw four innings of live batting practice in a simulated game on Friday that went well, according to Justin Toscano of The Bergen Record.
Mike Maher
Sat, Aug 1st
 Jose LeClerc was warming up in the eighth inning against the Diamondbacks when he experienced shoulder tightness. The Rangers were cautious and sat him down, letting Nick Goody earn the save in his stead.
Carmen Maiorano - Carm's Clubhouse
Wed, Jul 29th
Marcus Stroman (calf) is scheduled to face live hitters on Friday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Jul 30th
 Rangers manager Chris Woodward says Jose Leclerc will enter spring training as the Rangers' closer.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Feb 5th
Marcus Stroman, who was placed on the 10-day IL with a left calf tear on 7/22, has been throwing live bullpen sessions per Mets manager Luis Rojas.
Jon Mathisen
Thu, Jul 30th
  Marcus Stroman was placed on the 10-day IL with a left calf tear on Wednesday.
Jon Mathisen
Wed, Jul 22nd
  Marcus Stroman is day-to-day with calf tightness.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Jul 22nd
Notes 
 The Rangers moved on from Leclerc once last year, and it doesn't seem like they'll hesitate to do it again. Hello, Demarcus Evans.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
I loved Stroman this year in the NL without the DH and in some friendly parks. Now, he is hurt and the NL has a DH. Corona threw cold water on my sizzle for Stroman, but I still like him enough to write him up here.
Chris Mitchell - FantasyData
 The Rangers signed Leclerc to be their closer but he just absolutely refused to hold down the job in 2019. Bouts of ineffectiveness were followed by dominant stretches in mop-up duty, which were again followed by failures in the ninth inning. Above everything else, Leclerc has to again get his walks below four per nine innings as he did in 2018. Absent that, even though he'll begin the year as the Rangers' closer, he'll unlikely end it that way.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Stroman is the type of pitcher you want when chasing volume. Usually that's reserved for points-based leagues, but he's an intriguing option in category leagues this year, too.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
  Stroman had an excellent 2019 season, though he struggled somewhat after his trade to the Mets. The one thing missing, however, finally arrived, as his strikeout rate popped to over one per inning when he got to New York. After spending all offseason strengthening his core and now in a contract year, Stroman should be in a position to provide plenty of value pitching with a full year in the National League.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
  Marcus Stroman becomes a much more interesting fantasy option with his move to the Mets. He averaged a K per inning and changed his approach a bit after moving to the NL. As someone who never bought into Stroman, this is the first year where I am likely to take the chance.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy