Who Should I Draft?

Mike Clevinger or David Price (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Mike Clevinger
SP - CLE
Mike Clevinger
David Price
SP - BOS
David Price
Expert
Recommendation
89%
Recommended by
50 of 56 experts
11%
Recommended by
6 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 21# 31
Best Rank# 11# 19
Worst Rank# 62# 66
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 58# 84
Best Rank# 50# 79
Worst Rank# 78# 99
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts191176
Wins1313
Saves00
ERA3.693.78
WHIP1.251.21
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertIL60-
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 21# 29
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 21# 29
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 25# 38
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 24# 34
   
Brad Richter
Going For 2
# 13# 27
   
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 11# 39
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 21# 34
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 17# 23
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 25# 32
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 17# 28
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 17# 20
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 26# 30
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 22# 32
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 20# 34
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 33# 57
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 20# 33
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 19# 43
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 30# 32
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 36# 66
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 20# 30
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 18# 26
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 30# 34
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 31# 33
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 30# 44
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 23# 33
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 24# 27
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 24# 35
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 13# 28
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 16# 26
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 17# 35
   
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 24# 28
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 13# 21
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 14# 28
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 22# 26
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 16# 31
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 23# 35
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 32# 47
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 25# 31
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 27# 32
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 15# 19
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 14# 36
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 22# 34
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 15# 24
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 23# 31
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 21# 33
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 21# 36
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 20# 51
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 26# 32
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 16# 29
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 19# 29
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 26# 23
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 31# 30
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 42# 19
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 44# 36
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 45# 32
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 62# 30
   
  Mike Clevinger
SP - CLE
Mike Clevinger
David Price
SP - BOS
David Price
2018 Stats 
   
   
Games Played3230
   
Games Started3230
   
Innings Pitched200.2176.2
   
Wins1316
   
Losses87
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed164151
   
Earned Runs6770
   
Home Runs Allowed2125
   
Strikeouts207177
   
Walks6750
   
ERA3.023.58
   
WHIP1.161.14
   
  Mike Clevinger
SP - CLE
Mike Clevinger
David Price
SP - BOS
David Price
2019 Projections 
   
   
Games Played3029
   
Games Started3030
   
Innings Pitched180.1176.9
   
Wins1313
   
Losses98
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed157164
   
Earned Runs7474
   
Home Runs Allowed2223
   
Strikeouts191176
   
Walks6850
   
ERA3.693.78
   
WHIP1.251.21
   
  Mike Clevinger
SP - CLE
Mike Clevinger
David Price
SP - BOS
David Price
News 
 Clevinger (back) will start Monday's game against the Rangers.
Connor Rooney
Wed, Jun 12th
David Price lasted just 1 1/3 innings in a no-decision against the Rangers on Thursday, giving up six earned runs on five hits, striking out two and walking one as the Red Sox eventually pulled out a 7-6 victory.
John Aubin
Fri, Jun 14th
 Mike Clevinger pitched well in a rehab start for Double-A Akron on Tuesday, tossing 5 1/3 shutout innings while striking out five.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Jun 11th
David Price went six innings giving up one run on five hits with a walk and 10 strikeouts on Saturday in a 5-1 victory over the Rays in game two of a doubleheader.
John Aubin
Sun, Jun 9th
 Mike Clevinger (back) will begin his rehab assignment in Triple-A on Thursday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Jun 4th
David Price (3-2) earned the win Sunday over by holding the Yankees to two runs on six hits and a walk while striking out six through 6 1/3 innings of work.
John Aubin
Mon, Jun 3rd
 Mike Clevinger (back) threw a 20-pitch bullpen session on Tuesday afternoon.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, May 14th
David Price pitched six scoreless innings, allowing three hits and one walk while striking out six in a no-decision against the Indians on Tuesday.
John Aubin
Wed, May 29th
 Indians starting pitcher Mike Clevinger threw from 120 feet on Monday and, according to Clevinger himself, felt "like money." If all goes well over the next few days, it is possible that the right-hander could begin throwing some bullpen sessions soon. He’s eligible to be activated from the IL on June 7.
Mike Maher
Tue, May 7th
David Price (illness) will start on Tuesday versus Cleveland.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, May 27th
Notes 
 After dominating in a smaller 2017 sample size, Clevinger took it up another notch in 2018, this time with 200 innings of proof. He might not win 16 games or strikeout 240 batters like some of the top tier aces, but his ratios and 200 Ks put him firmly in the 6th-8th rounds of this season's drafts
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
Price isn't going to thrill anyone as a workhorse ace anymore, but he still posts plenty of Ks to go with useful ratios each and every season. With Boston's lineup behind him, we can expect plenty of wins as well, making him one of the most appealing third-tier starting pitchers this year.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
 Clevinger took the gains he made in 2017 and translated them to a full season as a starter i 2018. The one difference was that he trimmed his walk rate from nearly 4.5 per nine to barely 3.0 per nine, thereby dropping his WHIP all the way down to 1.16. Clevinger was particularly dominant in the second half, posting a 2.31 ERA, 1.03 WHIP, and 10.27 K/9 rate after the All Star break. The projection systems expect a little bit of regression due to his low BABIP allowed and left-on-base percentage, but it's also possible Clevinger can further improve on his strikeout rate and WHIP.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
In 2018, Price completed his ninth straight season with a sub-4.00 ERA and WHIP of 1.20 or better. He's also averaged right around a strikeout per inning over the last five seasons, and his win potential in Boston is always good. While he's not the dominant fantasy ace it once looked like he would become, Price is a perfectly solid second or third fantasy starter.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
 Clevinger rose to the next level in the second half, posting a 2.31 ERA and 89 strikeouts in 78 innings. While he outperformed his overall 3.52 FIP and 3.86 SIERA with a 3.02 ERA, 2018 marked the second straight year he defied the peripherals. A high infield-fly rate (11.2%) and low barrel rate (5.8%) led him to a .280 xwOBA, so don't expect severe regression from the borderline top-20 starter.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
Despite posting a 3.58 ERA and 177 strikeouts in 176 innings, Price showed some alarming signs of decline. His average fastball velocity dropped over a full tick, leading to his worst swinging-strike rate (9.6%) since 2013. His expected run-prevention metrics (4.02 FIP, 3.82 SIERA) also say he's no longer an ace. Yet he also recorded a 2.25 ERA after the All-Star break before vanquishing his postseason demons. The public seems well aware of the warning signs, so he won't make the worst SP2/3 if snagged beyond the top-20 starters.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros