Who Should I Draft?

Mike Clevinger or Jose Berrios (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Mike Clevinger
SP - CLE
Mike Clevinger
Jose Berrios
SP - MIN
Jose Berrios
Expert
Recommendation
66%
Recommended by
37 of 56 experts
34%
Recommended by
19 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 21# 24
Best Rank# 11# 6
Worst Rank# 62# 47
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 58# 73
Best Rank# 50# 66
Worst Rank# 78# 79
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts191192
Wins1313
Saves00
ERA3.693.90
WHIP1.251.23
   
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The Athletic
# 21# 22
   
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USA Today
# 17# 26
   
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# 25# 45
   
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Razzball
# 17# 26
   
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The Fake Baseball
# 17# 18
   
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Fantasy Football Empire
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CBS Sports
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Athlon Sports
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Pitcher List
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RotoBaller
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# 23# 38
   
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Razzball
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FantasyPros
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FantasyPros
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Freeze Stats
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The Fantasy Fix
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RotoBaller
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The Athletic
# 20# 14
   
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The Fantasy Fix
# 21# 15
   
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RotoBaller
# 22# 21
   
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The Fantasy Headliners
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Expand The Boxscore
# 24# 23
   
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The Athletic
# 24# 17
   
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FullTime Fantasy
# 24# 18
   
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Yahoo! Sports
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FanGraphs
# 26# 18
   
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# 26# 23
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 30# 12
   
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BretskyBall
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Understanding Fantasy Baseball
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The Athletic
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The Athletic
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Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 62# 6
   
  Mike Clevinger
SP - CLE
Mike Clevinger
Jose Berrios
SP - MIN
Jose Berrios
2018 Stats 
   
   
Games Played3232
   
Games Started3232
   
Innings Pitched200.2192.0
   
Wins1312
   
Losses811
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed164159
   
Earned Runs6782
   
Home Runs Allowed2125
   
Strikeouts207202
   
Walks6761
   
ERA3.023.84
   
WHIP1.161.14
   
  Mike Clevinger
SP - CLE
Mike Clevinger
Jose Berrios
SP - MIN
Jose Berrios
2019 Projections 
   
   
Games Played3032
   
Games Started3032
   
Innings Pitched180.1189.5
   
Wins1313
   
Losses910
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed157171
   
Earned Runs7482
   
Home Runs Allowed2224
   
Strikeouts191192
   
Walks6862
   
ERA3.693.90
   
WHIP1.251.23
   
  Mike Clevinger
SP - CLE
Mike Clevinger
Jose Berrios
SP - MIN
Jose Berrios
News 
 The Cleveland Indians are cautiously optimistic that starter Mike Clevinger will be able to make his start on Saturday against the Tigers due to an ankle injury he suffered during Monday's start. He did not leave Monday's start but did tumble off of the mound in the second inning and was seen heading to the trainer’s room limping and carrying a walking boot.
Mike Maher
Wed, Jun 19th
Minnesota Twins right-hander Jose Berrios pitched well in a 2-0 loss to the Red Sox on Monday. Berrios allowed one run in eight innings while striking out 10.
Matthew Terelle
Tue, Jun 18th
 Cleveland Indians right-hander Mike Clevinger struggled in a 7-2 loss to the Rangers on Monday. He allowed five runs in 4 2/3 innings while striking out seven and walking three.
Matthew Terelle
Tue, Jun 18th
Minnesota Twins right-hander Jose Berrios pitched well in a 9-6 loss to the Mariners on Wednesday. Berrios allowed just one run in 6 2/3 innings while striking out six and walking two.
Matthew Terelle
Thu, Jun 13th
 Clevinger (back) will start Monday's game against the Rangers.
Connor Rooney
Wed, Jun 12th
Minnesota Twins right-hander Jose Berrios pitched well in a 5-4 win over Cleveland on Thursday. Berrios allowed two runs (one earned) in six innings while striking out six.
Matthew Terelle
Thu, Jun 6th
 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
Minnesota Twins right-hander Jose Berrios pitched well in a 5-3 win over the Rays on Friday. Berrios allowed three runs in 6 2/3 innings while striking out eight.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, Jun 1st
 Mike Clevinger (back) will begin his rehab assignment in Triple-A on Thursday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Jun 4th
Minnesota Twins right-hander Jose Berrios pitched well in an 11-4 win over the White Sox on Friday. Berrios allowed just one earned run over 6 1/3 innings of work while striking out four.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, May 25th
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
Berrios' 2018 season was pretty similar to 2017. He made some strides in strikeout rate and WHIP, but it didn't help his ERA much thanks to a spike in home runs allowed. Berrios is a good but not great strikeout pitcher and his walk rate is just ok, so he'll need to make further improvements to live up to the hype he had as a prospect. That could certainly happen in his age-24 season, but it isn't guaranteed.
Andrew Seifter - 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
There is a chance Berrios has another level of potential yet to be seen, but more likely, he has settled in as a third tier pitcher that will produce above average ratios with about 200 strikeouts. That is perfectly sufficient for an 8th round pick. He may not have finished the season strong on paper, but his underlying metrics showed no reason for lingering concern.
Bobby Sylvester - 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
His ERA only improved slightly from 3.89 to 3.84, but Berrios made major strides last season. His swinging-strike rate lunged from 9.4 to 11.2%, leading to 202 punchouts in a career-high 192.1 frames. Although his walk rate (2.85 BB/9) also improved just slightly, he upped his first-pitch strike % significantly from 59.1 to 64.5. Berrios could take a major leap in his age-25 season, but the ERA estimators (3.90 FP, 4.29 SIERA) and career 5.31 road ERA urge some caution.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros