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Who Should I Draft?

Mike Clevinger or Charlie Morton (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Mike Clevinger
SP - CLE
Mike Clevinger
Charlie Morton
SP - TB
Charlie Morton
Expert
Recommendation
72%
Recommended by
31 of 43 experts
28%
Recommended by
12 of 43 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 11# 13
Best Rank# 4# 7
Worst Rank# 378# 33
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 32# 50
Best Rank# 29# 44
Worst Rank# 51# 62
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts7877
Wins55
Saves00
ERA3.453.36
WHIP1.181.17
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 8# 21
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 13# 15
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 19# 33
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 18# 22
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 11# 12
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 14# 15
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 7# 12
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 12# 13
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 11# 15
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 6# 11
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 12# 13
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 12# 13
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 9# 14
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 12# 18
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 13# 19
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 8# 17
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 7# 18
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 6# 12
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 8# 16
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 9# 13
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 6# 10
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 9# 17
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 9# 11
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 14# 17
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 8# 17
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 4# 11
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 13# 19
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 8# 14
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 6# 10
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 7# 12
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 9# 13
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 10# 9
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 13# 10
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 14# 12
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 15# 14
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 18# 14
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 19# 14
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 20# 19
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 22# 10
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 22# 21
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 26# 11
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 33# 14
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 378# 7
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Mike Clevinger
SP - CLE
Mike Clevinger
Charlie Morton
SP - TB
Charlie Morton
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played2133
   
Games Started2133
   
Innings Pitched126.0195.3
   
Wins1316
   
Losses46
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed96154
   
Earned Runs3866
   
Home Runs Allowed1015
   
Strikeouts169240
   
Walks3757
   
ERA2.713.05
   
WHIP1.061.08
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Mike Clevinger
SP - CLE
Mike Clevinger
Charlie Morton
SP - TB
Charlie Morton
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played1111
   
Games Started1111
   
Innings Pitched65.066.5
   
Wins55
   
Losses33
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed5456
   
Earned Runs2525
   
Home Runs Allowed97
   
Strikeouts7877
   
Walks2222
   
ERA3.453.36
   
WHIP1.181.17
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Mike Clevinger
SP - CLE
Mike Clevinger
Charlie Morton
SP - TB
Charlie Morton
News 
 Indians pitching coach Carl Willis says Mike Clevinger (knee) has been able to field his position during summer camp.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Jul 6th
Rays RHP Charlie Morton says he expects to go 4-5 innings in his first start of the season.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Jul 8th
 Mike Clevinger (knee) is "doing well," per Indians' manager Terry Francona.
Brad Camara
Thu, Apr 16th
Charlie Morton says he hasn't decided whether or not he will continue his playing career after 2020.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Jul 3rd
 Mike Clevinger (knee) threw a bullpen session on Monday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Mar 9th
Charlie Morton fired 2 1/3 scoreless innings on Monday against the Orioles.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Mar 2nd
 Mike Clevinger (knee) threw from 150 feet on Tuesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Mar 3rd
Charlie Morton says that he is considering retirement following the 2020 baseball season.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Feb 11th
 The Indians announced Friday that Mike Clevinger (knee) is expected to return to Major League game activity in six to eight weeks.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Feb 14th
 
Notes 
 As Frank Stampfl pointed out on Twitter, in 16 starts from July 2 to September 24, Clevinger put up the following numbers: a 1.76 ERA, 2.98 xFIP, 1.02 WHIP, 11.82 K/9, 2.21 BB/9, 15.4% SwStr, 66.9% F-strike, and 32.2% O-swing. That's an ace, and that's what Clevinger was being drafted as ... until he got hurt ... again. It's up to you as a fantasy manager to decide if the high ceiling is worth the low floor (hurt) or not.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
He's no longer Ground Chuck, as the Astros and Rays were able to tap into the electric stuff that Morton has. It's hard to argue with the success that he's had over the past few seasons, but what hurts Morton - and fantasy managers - is that the breakout came late in his career. He's 35, and he said he "fully expects" to hang up his cleats at the end of his current contract. If he's the same pitcher as he has been the past few years, you're getting a steal here. But age and durability concerns have to be on your mind if you draft him.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
 Clevinger sustained a partial medial meniscus tear in his left knee on February 14th and underwent surgery. Although his 6-8 week timetable made it highly unlikely that he'd be back for Opening Day, the postponement of the season means that Clevinger should be ready to go when the bell rings. That should make him a top-12 pitcher at worst.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
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
 One of my favorite pitchers in the league, but beginning the season hurt is never a good thing as you never know if and when he will be back healthy. Risky pick at ADP.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy