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Who Should I Draft?

Marcus Stroman or Michael Kopech (2022)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Michael Kopech
SP,RP - CWS
Michael Kopech
Marcus Stroman
SP - CHC
Marcus Stroman
Expert
Recommendation
63%
Recommended by
27 of 43 experts
37%
Recommended by
16 of 43 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 57# 64
Best Rank# 34# 40
Worst Rank# 86# 188
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 146# 164
Best Rank# 134# 145
Worst Rank# 186# 180
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts156146
Wins811
Saves00
ERA3.764.02
WHIP1.221.28
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertPLIL10
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 46# 54
   
Scott Engel
The Game Day
# 58# 82
   
Jody Smith
FullTime Fantasy
# 57# 59
   
Greg Smith
Superflex.Guide
# 57
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 60# 61
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 54# 65
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 55# 69
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 37# 188
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 59# 64
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 58# 66
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 57# 60
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 45# 63
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 46# 71
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 64# 92
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 34# 61
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 56# 61
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 46# 81
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 63# 175
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 52# 59
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 56# 63
   
Nate Miller
Fantasy Six Pack
# 48# 62
   
Brad Camara
RotoBaller
# 54# 85
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 58# 113
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 37# 53
   
Scott Youngson
Pitcher List
# 50# 57
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 43# 54
   
Fred Zinkie
Yahoo! Sports
# 55# 57
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 56# 40
   
Scott Bogman
FantasyPros
# 69# 51
   
Travis Argo
Fantasy Six Pack
# 63# 51
   
Christopher Welsh
FantasyPros
# 57# 53
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 73# 54
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 73# 55
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 58# 57
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 62# 59
   
Pat Fitzmaurice
FantasyPros
# 66# 61
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 64# 62
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 65# 64
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 76# 65
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 86# 68
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 83# 68
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 79# 71
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 72
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Michael Kopech
SP,RP - CWS
Michael Kopech
Marcus Stroman
SP - CHC
Marcus Stroman
2021 Stats 
   
   
Games Played4433
   
Games Started433
   
Innings Pitched69.0179.2
   
Wins410
   
Losses313
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves10
   
Holds150
   
Hits Allowed54160
   
Earned Runs2760
   
Home Runs Allowed917
   
Strikeouts103158
   
Walks2444
   
ERA3.503.02
   
WHIP1.131.14
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Michael Kopech
SP,RP - CWS
Michael Kopech
Marcus Stroman
SP - CHC
Marcus Stroman
2022 Projections 
   
   
Games Played3131
   
Games Started2131
   
Innings Pitched125.6176.5
   
Wins811
   
Losses610
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds10
   
Hits Allowed104174
   
Earned Runs5379
   
Home Runs Allowed1822
   
Strikeouts156146
   
Walks4852
   
ERA3.764.02
   
WHIP1.221.28
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Michael Kopech
SP,RP - CWS
Michael Kopech
Marcus Stroman
SP - CHC
Marcus Stroman
News 
 The Chicago White Sox placed Michael Kopech on the paternity leave list on Tuesday.
Ari Koslow
Tue, May 17th
Cubs starting pitcher Marcus Stroman has been cleared to play and tossed a bullpen session Tuesday, according to Cubs writer Ryan Herrera.
Kendall Capps
Wed, May 18th
 Michael Kopech allowed one hit, three earned runs, while walking four batters and striking out three in six innings pitched to earn the loss against the Yankees.
Nate Lowenthal
Sun, May 15th
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
 Michael Kopech allowed two hits, zero earned runs, while walking two batters and striking out seven in a no-decision against Cleveland.
Nate Lowenthal
Tue, May 10th
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
 Michael Kopech allowed four hits, zero earned runs, while striking out five and walking two in four innings pitched.
Nate Lowenthal
Wed, May 4th
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
 Michael Kopech walked four batters in five innings of work Thursday. He allowed two earned runs and struck out three, earning yet another no-decision.
Kendall Capps
Fri, Apr 29th
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
Notes 
 There is no doubting Kopech's talent - he has an outstanding fastball and slider with a decent changeup - but it's more his role. He's had a tortured path to success, including undergoing Tommy John surgery and opting out of the 2020 season. But he was excellent last year, mostly in relief, and showed that he has the stuff to succeed in the majors. His role in 2022 is a bit undefined as of now, as the White Sox appear to want him in the rotation but state that he is behind the other starters. Given that he's thrown just 69.1 innings over the last two years, you'd be wise to pencil him in for about 130 innings and 20-25 starts. So long as you draft depth behind him, he should be a major asset this year.
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