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Who Should I Draft?

Mike Clevinger or Chris Paddack (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Mike Clevinger
SP - CLE
Mike Clevinger
Chris Paddack
SP - SD
Chris Paddack
Expert
Recommendation
88%
Recommended by
46 of 52 experts
12%
Recommended by
6 of 52 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 9# 15
Best Rank# 3# 10
Worst Rank# 33# 52
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 29# 53
Best Rank# 27# 49
Worst Rank# 48# 57
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts7765
Wins54
Saves00
ERA3.523.77
WHIP1.181.13
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 8# 14
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 10# 13
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 11# 13
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 20# 24
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 11# 12
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 14# 16
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 11# 52
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 7# 13
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 7# 17
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 10# 17
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 5# 16
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 12# 15
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 6# 38
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 9# 17
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 9# 15
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 8# 11
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 9# 15
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 12# 16
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 13# 22
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 3# 16
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 8# 16
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 15# 18
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 8# 18
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 5# 16
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 7# 26
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 4# 25
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 8# 14
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 9# 19
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 5# 17
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 7# 12
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 7# 23
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 5# 20
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 8# 20
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 6# 17
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 6# 15
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 10# 14
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 9# 17
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 5# 17
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 11# 13
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 6# 13
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 8# 19
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 5# 13
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 13# 20
   
George Kurtz
SportsGrid
# 7# 29
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 9# 18
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 6# 14
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 17# 13
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 19# 10
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 22# 13
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 23# 10
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 26# 19
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 33# 15
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Mike Clevinger
SP - CLE
Mike Clevinger
Chris Paddack
SP - SD
Chris Paddack
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played2126
   
Games Started2126
   
Innings Pitched126.0141.3
   
Wins139
   
Losses47
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed96107
   
Earned Runs3852
   
Home Runs Allowed1023
   
Strikeouts169153
   
Walks3731
   
ERA2.713.33
   
WHIP1.060.98
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Mike Clevinger
SP - CLE
Mike Clevinger
Chris Paddack
SP - SD
Chris Paddack
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played1111
   
Games Started1111
   
Innings Pitched64.862.2
   
Wins54
   
Losses33
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed5455
   
Earned Runs2526
   
Home Runs Allowed99
   
Strikeouts7765
   
Walks2215
   
ERA3.523.77
   
WHIP1.181.13
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Mike Clevinger
SP - CLE
Mike Clevinger
Chris Paddack
SP - SD
Chris Paddack
News 
 Cleveland Indians right-hander Mike Clevinger pitched 5 2/3 scoreless innings in a 2-0 win over the Reds on Wednesday. Clevinger struck out four and walked five in the win.
Matthew Terelle
Wed, Aug 5th
Chris Paddack improved to 2-0 on Monday against the Dodgers, giving up three runs on five hits over six innings pitched.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Aug 4th
 Cleveland Indians right-hander Mike Clevinger struggled in a 4-1 loss to the Twins on Friday. Clevinger allowed four runs over four innings of work while striking out five and walking five.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, Aug 1st
Chris Paddack received a no-decision on Wednesday against the Giants, throwing five innings of two-run ball while striking out six.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Jul 30th
 Cleveland Indians right-hander Mike Clevinger allowed just two runs over seven innings in a 3-2 loss to the Royals on Saturday. Clevinger struck out six in the outing.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, Jul 25th
Chris Paddack earned the win on Opening Night against Arizona, tossing six scoreless innings while striking out four.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Jul 25th
 Cleveland Indians right-hander Mike Clevinger allowed three runs over five innings while striking out five in an 11-7 win over the Pirates on Monday.
Matthew Terelle
Tue, Jul 21st
The Padres announced Chris Paddack will be the team’s Opening Day starter.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Jul 20th
 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
Chris Paddack will make one more intrasquad start as a tune-up for the regular season.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Jul 13th
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
Very good SP that could break out in 2020. 60 games rather than the long, drawn out grind of 162 could help establish him as one of the best in the business on the bump without having to prove he can maintain his Ace stuff over the durability test that is a full 162. I bet he is overdraft in 2021, but in 2020 he could be a #1.
Chris Mitchell - FantasyData
 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
The Padres actually managed to have Chris Paddack on an innings limit that didn't totally drive fantasy managers mad. He showed that he could hold up over the course of a full season, and he more than performed to the lofty expectations that were thrust upon him when he made the Padres Opening Day roster. Paddack is working on developing his curveball, and if he's able to throw that with more regularity, he's going to have three plus-pitches. We haven't even begun to see his upside."
Michael Waterloo - 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
Paddack earned his "biggest spring training breakout" award with an outstanding season, albeit one capped with an innings limit. The reins should be taken off a bit this year, which should allow Paddack to remain in a groove and build on his outstanding 2019 numbers. His fastball and changeup are simpy elite, and if he can continue to refine his curveball, he could develop into a true fantasy ace.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
 Injury concerns but has potential to be overall SP1 this year
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros
Allowed more than two walks just twice in 26 starts, resulting in a 0.98 WHIP for the season
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros