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Who Should I Draft?

Mike Clevinger or Clayton Kershaw (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Mike Clevinger
SP - SD
Mike Clevinger
Clayton Kershaw
SP - LAD
Clayton Kershaw
Expert
Recommendation
70%
Recommended by
35 of 50 experts
30%
Recommended by
15 of 50 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 9# 10
Best Rank# 3# 2
Worst Rank# 33# 24
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 29# 33
Best Rank# 27# 30
Worst Rank# 48# 47
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts7767
Wins55
Saves00
ERA3.523.62
WHIP1.181.14
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 8# 12
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 10# 11
   
Site Rankings
Sports Illustrated
# 19# 20
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 11# 14
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 11# 21
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 7# 13
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 10# 11
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 5# 10
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 6# 24
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 9# 12
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 8# 14
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 9# 10
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 12# 15
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 3# 11
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 8# 9
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 8# 12
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 5# 12
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 4# 10
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 9# 14
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 5# 10
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 7# 8
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 7# 16
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 5# 10
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 8# 12
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 6# 10
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 6# 11
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 10# 12
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 9# 18
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 5# 11
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 6# 9
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 8# 20
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 5# 6
   
George Kurtz
SportsGrid
# 7# 13
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 9# 14
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 6# 10
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 7# 6
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 9# 8
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 11# 10
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 11# 2
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 12# 10
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 13# 8
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 13# 11
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 14# 12
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 15# 11
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 17# 10
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 20# 16
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 22# 7
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 23# 12
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 26# 12
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 33# 16
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Mike Clevinger
SP - SD
Mike Clevinger
Clayton Kershaw
SP - LAD
Clayton Kershaw
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played2129
   
Games Started2128
   
Innings Pitched126.0178.1
   
Wins1316
   
Losses45
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed96145
   
Earned Runs3861
   
Home Runs Allowed1028
   
Strikeouts169189
   
Walks3741
   
ERA2.713.08
   
WHIP1.061.04
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Mike Clevinger
SP - SD
Mike Clevinger
Clayton Kershaw
SP - LAD
Clayton Kershaw
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played1111
   
Games Started1111
   
Innings Pitched64.867.3
   
Wins55
   
Losses33
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed5461
   
Earned Runs2527
   
Home Runs Allowed910
   
Strikeouts7767
   
Walks2216
   
ERA3.523.62
   
WHIP1.181.14
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Mike Clevinger
SP - SD
Mike Clevinger
Clayton Kershaw
SP - LAD
Clayton Kershaw
News 
 The Padres announced they have signed RHP Mike Clevinger to a two-year contract and that he's undergoing Tommy John surgery on Tuesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Nov 16th
Clayton Kershaw picked up the win on Sunday when he allowed two runs on five hits with six strikeouts and two walks over 5 2/3 innings in the Dodgers 4-2 win over the Rays in Game 5 of the World Series.
Jon Mathisen
Mon, Oct 26th
 Robert Murray of FanSided reports that Mike Clevinger and the Padres are working on a two-year contract that'll wipe out his remaining arbitration years.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Nov 12th
Clayton Kershaw picked up the win on Tuesday when he allowed just one run on two hits with eight strikeouts and one walk across six innings in the Dodgers 8-3 win over the Rays in Game 1 of the World Series.
Jon Mathisen
Wed, Oct 21st
 Padres’ GM A.J. Preller said that he doesn’t expect Mike Clevinger (elbow) to require offseason surgery.
Brad Camara
Wed, Oct 14th
The Dodgers announced LHP Clayton Kershaw will start Game 1 of the 2020 World Series, which begins on Tuesday evening against the Tampa Bay Rays.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Oct 19th
 The Padres removed Mike Clevinger (elbow) from their NLDS roster.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Oct 7th
Clayton Kershaw took the loss on Thursday when he surrendered four runs on seven hits with four strikeouts and one walk in the Dodgers 10-2 loss to the Braves in Game 4 of the NLCS.
Jon Mathisen
Fri, Oct 16th
 After being removed from Tuesday's NLDS start against the Dodgers, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports that Mike Clevinger's elbow inflammation will sideline him once more in the 2020 season.
Andy Zimmerman
Wed, Oct 7th
Clayton Kershaw, who was scratched prior to his scheduled start on Tuesday due to back spasms, will start Game 4 of the NLCS on Thursday, according to Dodgers manager Dave Roberts.
Jon Mathisen
Wed, Oct 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
Durability is an issue that concerns me less in 60 games than it might if we were in 162, but he isn't an Ace any more. He gets hurt too much and a DL/IL stint is a killer in a 9 week season.
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
Kershaw silenced the decline talks last year after he put up another good season with an improved SwStr%. In quality starts leagues, he was money for managers, as he consistently went six and seven innings in his starts. He's had to change who he is as a pitcher, as the velocity just isn't there, which gives him little margin for error. He's worth taking still, but he's more of an SP2 at this point.
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
Peak Kershaw may be gone, but the version that remains is pretty darn good himself. Kershaw passed 175 innings pitched for the first time since 2015 despite starting the season on the IL, and although his ERA crept above 3.00 for the first time since 2008, his overall numbers remain elite. With strong win potential always present, Kershaw is a fine second starter on your staff. But his days of carrying a fantasy team are behind him.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
 Injury concerns but has potential to be overall SP1 this year
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros
No longer an ace but the price to draft him is reasonable. Can expect wins playing for the Dodgers, which can be tough for SPs to find
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros