Who Should I Draft?

Noah Syndergaard or Patrick Corbin (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Noah Syndergaard
SP - NYM
Noah Syndergaard
Patrick Corbin
SP - WSH
Patrick Corbin
Expert
Recommendation
84%
Recommended by
47 of 56 experts
16%
Recommended by
9 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 11# 16
Best Rank# 2# 9
Worst Rank# 27# 42
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 35# 47
Best Rank# 33# 43
Worst Rank# 38# 74
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts182201
Wins1213
Saves00
ERA3.223.50
WHIP1.161.22
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertIL10-
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 8# 14
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 8# 12
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 12# 22
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 9# 26
   
Brad Richter
Going For 2
# 11# 21
   
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 12# 21
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 9# 20
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 10# 14
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 10# 13
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 9# 18
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 11# 13
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 10# 22
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 7# 9
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 14# 16
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 10# 12
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 9# 18
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 14# 18
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 2# 31
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 11# 16
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 12# 19
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 11# 13
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 6# 19
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 11# 14
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 12# 13
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 13# 15
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 11# 20
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 10# 24
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 7# 28
   
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 12# 17
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 5# 42
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 9# 15
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 13# 17
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 9# 14
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 13# 15
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 11# 23
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 14# 16
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 11# 28
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 10# 22
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 6# 23
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 10# 12
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 11# 22
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 9# 16
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 10# 17
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 7# 16
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 11# 17
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 12# 14
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 10# 18
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 14# 13
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 14# 13
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 15# 13
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 15# 14
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 18# 13
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 19# 17
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 20# 17
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 21# 11
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 27# 18
   
  Noah Syndergaard
SP - NYM
Noah Syndergaard
Patrick Corbin
SP - WSH
Patrick Corbin
2018 Stats 
   
   
Games Played2533
   
Games Started2533
   
Innings Pitched154.1200.2
   
Wins1311
   
Losses47
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed148162
   
Earned Runs5270
   
Home Runs Allowed915
   
Strikeouts155246
   
Walks3948
   
ERA3.033.15
   
WHIP1.211.05
   
  Noah Syndergaard
SP - NYM
Noah Syndergaard
Patrick Corbin
SP - WSH
Patrick Corbin
2019 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2832
   
Games Started2832
   
Innings Pitched174.1188.0
   
Wins1213
   
Losses89
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed158174
   
Earned Runs6273
   
Home Runs Allowed1521
   
Strikeouts182201
   
Walks4555
   
ERA3.223.50
   
WHIP1.161.22
   
  Noah Syndergaard
SP - NYM
Noah Syndergaard
Patrick Corbin
SP - WSH
Patrick Corbin
News 
 Noah Syndergaard (hamstring) was placed on the 10-day injured list Sunday.
Connor Rooney
Sun, Jun 16th
Nationals starter Patrick Corbin allowed seven earned runs on six hits and two walks while striking out five over five innings in a loss to the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday. The loss drops him to 5-5 on the season.
Mike Maher
Wed, Jun 12th
 Mets starter Noah Syndergaard left Saturday's start against the St. Louis Cardinals in the seventh inning with what appears to be a hamstring injury.
Mike Maher
Sat, Jun 15th
Corbin was tagged with the loss against the Padres on Thursday night, giving up five runs (three earned) on five hits across five innings, striking out six and walking five as the Nationals fell 5-4.
Connor Rooney
Fri, Jun 7th
 Noah Syndergaard (illness) is expected to make his regularly scheduled start this Saturday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Jun 13th
Nationals starter Patrick Corbin allowed six earned runs on 11 hits and no walks while striking out two over just 2 2/3 innings in Friday’s loss to the Cincinnati Reds. The loss drops him to 5-3 on the season.
Mike Maher
Sat, Jun 1st
 Mets starter Noah Syndergaard tossed seven scoreless innings in a win over the Colorado Rockies on Sunday, allowing just one hit and two walks while striking out seven.
Mike Maher
Mon, Jun 10th
Nationals starter Patrick Corbin tossed a four-hit shutout in Saturday's win over the Miami Marlins, allowing one walk while striking out five.
Mike Maher
Sun, May 26th
 Mets starter Noah Syndergaard allowed three earned runs on five hits and three walks while striking out four over 6 2/3 innings in a no-decision against the San Francisco Giants on Tuesday.
Mike Maher
Wed, Jun 5th
Nationals starter Patrick Corbin allowed four earned runs on six hits and three walks while striking out seven over five innings in a loss to the New York Mets on Monday. The loss drops him to 4-2 on the season.
Mike Maher
Mon, May 20th
Notes 
 Thor has elite stuff without a doubt, but the numbers haven't quite made it to the top tier of pitchers. Rather, he has just one season with 170 strikeouts and has yet to win 15 games. You may argue that a Cy Young is right around the corner, but we've been saying that for three years now and it is starting to look like we have another Strasburg on our hands
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
Corbin was an absolute monster last season, striking out 246 batters with a 1.05 WHIP and 3.15 ERA. Granted, those ratios are likely to jump, perhaps even half a run in ERA, but he should also add considerably to his 11 wins from 2018 now that he is in Washington
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
 There is little doubt that Thor is a fantastic pitcher when healthy -- he has a 2.93 ERA, 1.13 WHIP, and 9.95 K/9 rate through 518 1/3 career innings. The issue, of course, is that Syndergaard has yet to reach 200 innings in a season, and has managed less than 155 innings in three of his four seasons in the Majors. As such, his value is very much format-dependent. He is significantly more valuable in a roto league with a low innings cap than he is in a points or categories league, and he's better suited to shallower leagues, where the replacement pitchers available on the waiver wire are better.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
Corbin had a breakout season in 2018, and his peripherals suggest his 3.15 ERA should have been even better. He was not a mixed league asset in either of the previous two seasons, so there is a bit of risk in relying on him as your top starter, but he should be able to replicate his success as long as he can continue to miss bats with his slider like he did last season.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
 The SP1 ceiling remains for Syndergaard, who registered a 3.03 ERA over 154.1 innings last year. Baseball's hardest-throwing starter submitted the lowest hard-hit rate (21.9%) and barrels per plate appearance (1.4%). His K/9 dropped nearly a run despite maintaining an elite 13.6% swinging-strike rate, so he could return to upper-echelon strikeout dominance. Although elite on a per-inning basis, he has never exceeded 183.1 frames in a single season. He's not durable enough to trust as a top-10 ace, but Thor could easily invade that territory by staying healthy.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
Corbin's breakout came as a result of leaning more on a devastating slider that yielded a .195 wOBA and 29.3% swinging-strike rate. It steered him to MLB's third-lowest FIP (2.47), seventh-highest strikeout % (30.8), and second-lowest contact rate (66.8%) among all qualified starters. The peripherals back the 29-year-old southpaw's breakout, but skeptics will point to an alarming 41.7% hard-hit rate and lack of a second plus pitch. Luckily the market is bearish enough on an encore to price Corbin as a high-end No. 2 starter rather than staff anchor.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros