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Who Should I Draft?

Mike Clevinger or Zack Greinke (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Mike Clevinger
SP - CLE
Mike Clevinger
Zack Greinke
SP - HOU
Zack Greinke
Expert
Recommendation
77%
Recommended by
33 of 43 experts
23%
Recommended by
10 of 43 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 11# 17
Best Rank# 4# 6
Worst Rank# 378# 29
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 33# 49
Best Rank# 29# 42
Worst Rank# 51# 66
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts7868
Wins55
Saves00
ERA3.473.93
WHIP1.181.15
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 9# 16
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 13# 17
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 11# 17
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 14# 20
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 5# 15
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 12# 17
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 11# 20
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 7# 18
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 12# 17
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 12# 20
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 14# 24
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 12# 17
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 15# 20
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 8# 15
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 18# 19
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 7# 19
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 6# 20
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 8# 15
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 9# 29
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 6# 23
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 9# 15
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 12# 19
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 14# 20
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 8# 19
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 19# 21
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 10# 18
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 4# 27
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 13# 18
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 8# 10
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 6# 15
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 13# 17
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 7# 19
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 9# 25
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 13# 9
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 18# 16
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 19# 15
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 20# 11
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 20# 14
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 22# 13
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 22# 19
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 26# 15
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 33# 18
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 378# 6
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Mike Clevinger
SP - CLE
Mike Clevinger
Zack Greinke
SP - HOU
Zack Greinke
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played2133
   
Games Started2133
   
Innings Pitched126.0209.2
   
Wins1318
   
Losses45
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed96176
   
Earned Runs3871
   
Home Runs Allowed1021
   
Strikeouts169187
   
Walks3730
   
ERA2.713.06
   
WHIP1.060.99
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Mike Clevinger
SP - CLE
Mike Clevinger
Zack Greinke
SP - HOU
Zack Greinke
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played1111
   
Games Started1111
   
Innings Pitched65.471.4
   
Wins55
   
Losses33
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed5568
   
Earned Runs2531
   
Home Runs Allowed911
   
Strikeouts7868
   
Walks2215
   
ERA3.473.93
   
WHIP1.181.15
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Mike Clevinger
SP - CLE
Mike Clevinger
Zack Greinke
SP - HOU
Zack Greinke
News 
 Mike Clevinger (knee) is "doing well," per Indians' manager Terry Francona.
Brad Camara
Thu, Apr 16th
Zack Greinke pitched four innings on Monday against the Tigers, giving up one run on four hits while striking out two.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Mar 9th
 Mike Clevinger (knee) threw a bullpen session on Monday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Mar 9th
Zack Greinke threw three shutout innings on Wednesday versus the Marlins.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Mar 4th
 Mike Clevinger (knee) threw from 150 feet on Tuesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Mar 3rd
Zack Greinke allowed an unearned run over two innings as the Astros beat the Marlins on Friday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Feb 28th
 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
Zack Greinke arrived to Astros spring training on Saturday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Feb 23rd
 Mike Clevinger is scheduled to undergo surgery on Friday after he sustained a partial tear of the medial meniscus in his left knee while training this week. A timetable for his return will be established after the procedure.
Dan Harris
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
One of these years, it's going to happen. Zack Greinke is going to get rocked as his velocity continues to decline. There's little upside here, with more downside that the end is here at age 36. Greinke has been the model of consistency, but at a position where strikeouts are the most valuable result that a pitcher can give you, Greinke doesn't help you at all. If you're looking at pure volume in a short season, he's worth the pick here.
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
Greinke didn't see the patented Astros bump after a mid-season trade, as his overall numbers actually declined a bit after his move from the Diamondbacks. His ERA and WHIP remain outstanding, but his strikeout rate continues to decline, such that it now actively does not help fantasy owners. Still, he's nearly a lock for 200 innings, plenty of wins, and solid peripherals, making him a fine addition to any fantasy staff. But with his advancing age, don't bank on him necessarily being a top-20 pitcher.
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