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Who Should I Draft?

Marcus Stroman or Luis Garcia (2022)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Luis Garcia
SP - HOU
Luis Garcia
Marcus Stroman
SP - CHC
Marcus Stroman
Expert
Recommendation
67%
Recommended by
29 of 43 experts
33%
Recommended by
14 of 43 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 55# 64
Best Rank# 30# 40
Worst Rank# 95# 188
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 264# 164
Best Rank# 125# 145
Worst Rank# 144# 180
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts149146
Wins911
Saves00
ERA4.034.02
WHIP1.241.28
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-IL10
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 56# 68
   
Scott Engel
The Game Day
# 56# 82
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 54# 57
   
Greg Smith
Superflex.Guide
# 40
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 30# 61
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 60# 65
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 57# 64
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 50# 54
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 66# 188
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 51# 62
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 48# 66
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 41# 72
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 58# 60
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 60# 71
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 41# 92
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 51# 61
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 43# 65
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 54# 61
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 49# 81
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 68# 175
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 62# 68
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 55# 63
   
Nate Miller
Fantasy Six Pack
# 46# 62
   
Brad Camara
RotoBaller
# 50# 85
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 75# 113
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 39# 71
   
Scott Youngson
Pitcher List
# 49# 57
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 42# 54
   
Fred Zinkie
Yahoo! Sports
# 37# 57
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 61# 40
   
Scott Bogman
FantasyPros
# 72# 51
   
Travis Argo
Fantasy Six Pack
# 77# 51
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 92# 53
   
Christopher Welsh
FantasyPros
# 55# 53
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 65# 54
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 58# 55
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 69# 59
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 72# 59
   
Jody Smith
FullTime Fantasy
# 60# 59
   
Pat Fitzmaurice
FantasyPros
# 73# 61
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 82# 63
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 95# 64
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 74# 69
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Luis Garcia
SP - HOU
Luis Garcia
Marcus Stroman
SP - CHC
Marcus Stroman
2021 Stats 
   
   
Games Played3033
   
Games Started2833
   
Innings Pitched155.2179.2
   
Wins1110
   
Losses813
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed130160
   
Earned Runs5660
   
Home Runs Allowed1917
   
Strikeouts167158
   
Walks5044
   
ERA3.243.02
   
WHIP1.161.14
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Luis Garcia
SP - HOU
Luis Garcia
Marcus Stroman
SP - CHC
Marcus Stroman
2022 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2631
   
Games Started2631
   
Innings Pitched142.3176.5
   
Wins911
   
Losses810
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed124174
   
Earned Runs6479
   
Home Runs Allowed2322
   
Strikeouts149146
   
Walks5252
   
ERA4.034.02
   
WHIP1.241.28
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Luis Garcia
SP - HOU
Luis Garcia
Marcus Stroman
SP - CHC
Marcus Stroman
News 
 Astros starter Luis Garcia was excellent again Thursday night, pitching five shutout innings, striking out nine. He improved to 3-1 with his performance.
Kendall Capps
Fri, May 13th
Marcus Stroman has been placed on the IL without a designation and will not make Sunday's start against the Dodgers.
Dan Harris
Sun, May 8th
 Luis Garcia was lights out on Friday, pitching seven strong innings. He allowed two runs (one earned) on two hits and two walks while striking out nine batters.
Kendall Capps
Sat, May 7th
Marcus Stroman allowed just two hits and one walk while striking out five in seven scoreless innings of Sunday's 2-0 win over the Brewers.
Diego Sandoval
Sun, May 1st
 Luis Garcia (1-1) allowed two runs on five hits over six innings on Saturday in the 2-1 loss to the Blue Jays. He walked one and struck out five but was credited with the loss.
Brad Richter
Sun, May 1st
Marcus Stroman allowed two earned runs on six hits while striking out three in six innings of work during Tuesday's 3-1 loss to the Braves.
Diego Sandoval
Tue, Apr 26th
 Luis Garcia worked six innings in Sunday' 8-7 win over the Blue Jays, allowing five runs on five hits and a walk while striking out six.
Nate Miller
Sun, Apr 24th
Marcus Stroman lasted 4 1/3 innings, allowing seven earned runs, and eight hits, while walking two and striking out seven in the losing effort.
Nate Lowenthal
Wed, Apr 20th
 Luis Garcia picked up his first win of the season in Monday's 8-3 victory over the Angels, as he allowed three runs on four hits and a walk while striking out seven over 5 2/3 innings.
Nate Miller
Tue, Apr 19th
Cubs starting pitcher Marcus Stroman was roughed up Friday night, allowing five runs on six hits while also walking one and striking out four in four innings pitched in the Cubs' 6-5 loss to the Rockies.
Chris Schommer
Sat, Apr 16th
Notes 
 Garcia had a fine 2021 season, as both his cutter (.175 BAA) and slider (.133 BAA) were dominant, at least until the end of the year and playoffs. His upside is capped just a bit because his fastball is so mediocre, so he really needs to lean in to both of those other pitches and have them both working to be effective. That's what we saw most of last year, so another season of a mid-3.00 ERA and a passable WHIP may certainly be in the cards. Let's just hope the mini-swoon we saw over the final month of the season (4.67 ERA) was a blip and not a sign of things to come.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Stroman had some of the best surface numbers of his career with a 3.02 ERA and 1.15 WHIP, as a stronger Mets infield defense helped to normalize his BABIP against just a bit. But even though he had the highest strikeout rate of his career, the new splitter he introduced didn't generate enough whiffs to make a difference. He remained an overall negative in the category (7.94/9), and he'll now pitch for a mediocre Cubs team in 2022. Stroman won't hurt you, and drafting a pitcher with little downside can be a plus if you have a deep rotation. But at this point in his career, there's equally little upside, so whether you take the shot on him depends entirely on how the rest of your staff looks.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros