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Who Should I Draft?

Masahiro Tanaka or Charlie Morton (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Charlie Morton
SP - TB
Charlie Morton
Masahiro Tanaka
SP - NYY
Masahiro Tanaka
Expert
Recommendation
100%
Recommended by
41 of 41 experts
0%
Recommended by
0 of 41 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 13# 70
Best Rank# 7# 56
Worst Rank# 33# 100
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 50# 175
Best Rank# 45# 166
Worst Rank# 62# 212
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts189144
Wins1211
Saves00
ERA3.444.39
WHIP1.161.24
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 20# 70
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 15# 58
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 33# 79
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 22# 76
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 12# 63
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 11# 60
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 14# 100
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 15# 76
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 10# 66
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 13# 64
   
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The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 15# 71
   
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# 14# 78
   
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Expand The Boxscore
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Matt Brandon
# 17# 71
   
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Fantasy Six Pack
# 13# 87
   
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# 21# 74
   
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FantasyPros
# 17# 76
   
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RotoBaller
# 19# 64
   
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FantasyPros
# 10# 75
   
Max Freeze
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# 17# 69
   
Dennis Sosic
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# 17# 68
   
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# 14# 79
   
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# 14# 83
   
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Todd D Clark
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# 17# 77
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 12# 79
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 10# 61
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 12# 69
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 11# 71
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 19# 73
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 13# 89
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Charlie Morton
SP - TB
Charlie Morton
Masahiro Tanaka
SP - NYY
Masahiro Tanaka
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played3332
   
Games Started3331
   
Innings Pitched195.3182.2
   
Wins1611
   
Losses69
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed154187
   
Earned Runs6690
   
Home Runs Allowed1528
   
Strikeouts240149
   
Walks5740
   
ERA3.054.45
   
WHIP1.081.25
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Charlie Morton
SP - TB
Charlie Morton
Masahiro Tanaka
SP - NYY
Masahiro Tanaka
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2727
   
Games Started2727
   
Innings Pitched162.9159.7
   
Wins1211
   
Losses78
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed136161
   
Earned Runs6278
   
Home Runs Allowed1728
   
Strikeouts189144
   
Walks5437
   
ERA3.444.39
   
WHIP1.161.24
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Charlie Morton
SP - TB
Charlie Morton
Masahiro Tanaka
SP - NYY
Masahiro Tanaka
News 
 Charlie Morton fired 2 1/3 scoreless innings on Monday against the Orioles.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Mar 2nd
Masahiro Tanaka took to Twitter to inform people he has returned home to Japan for the time being.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Apr 3rd
 Charlie Morton says that he is considering retirement following the 2020 baseball season.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Feb 11th
Masahiro Tanaka threw in the bullpen Sunday in order to keep his arm in shape, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports.
John Aubin
Tue, Mar 17th
  Masahiro Tanaka pitched 3 2/3 scoreless innings giving up only one hit and struck out four batters without issuing a walk in his Grapefruit League start Sunday versus the Braves.
John Aubin
Mon, Mar 9th
  Masahiro Tanaka pitched three perfect innings against the Red Sox in a spring start Tuesday, striking out five.
John Aubin
Wed, Mar 4th
Notes 
 Morton only got better after leaving the Astros, setting career bests in innings pitched, ERA, WHIP, and strikeout percentage. Batters simply don't hit his curveball, which he throws more than a third of the time, and his fastball is nearly equally as effective. In a dynasty or keeper format, things may be different, as Morton speaks of retirement often. For this year, however, there is zero reason for concern.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Tanaka had a bizarre year. On the negative side, his ERA soared to 4.45 and his WHIP and strikeout rate went to a career worst 1.24 and 7.37/9, respectively. Yet he slightly lowered his walk rate from the past two years, cut his HR/FB rate, and got batters to swing at pitches outside the zone more than almost any other pitcher in the second half of the season. At this point in his career, given his home park, there's little optimism that Tanaka can ever develop into the ace he appeared to be during his debut. Draft him as a back-end-of-the-rotation starter in deeper leagues but nothing more.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
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