Who Should I Draft?

Noah Syndergaard or Walker Buehler (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Noah Syndergaard
SP - NYM
Noah Syndergaard
Walker Buehler
SP - LAD
Walker Buehler
Expert
Recommendation
70%
Recommended by
39 of 56 experts
30%
Recommended by
17 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 11# 12
Best Rank# 2# 4
Worst Rank# 27# 39
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 35# 40
Best Rank# 33# 35
Worst Rank# 38# 44
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts182180
Wins1212
Saves00
ERA3.223.18
WHIP1.161.14
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertIL10-
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 8# 9
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 8# 14
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 9# 12
   
Brad Richter
Going For 2
# 11# 12
   
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 12# 14
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 9# 14
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 10# 12
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 10# 12
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 11# 12
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 10# 13
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 10# 14
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 9# 14
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 19# 21
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 2# 10
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 11# 12
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 11# 12
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 6# 13
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 11# 13
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 11# 18
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 10# 12
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 7# 39
   
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 12# 13
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 5# 17
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 9# 12
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 13# 18
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 9# 12
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 11# 12
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 11# 15
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 10# 16
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 6# 13
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 10# 18
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 11# 13
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 9# 15
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 14# 16
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 10# 12
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 7# 11
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 11# 12
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 12# 19
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 10# 12
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 7# 4
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 9# 6
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 12# 11
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 12# 11
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 12# 10
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 13# 9
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 13# 12
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 14# 9
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 14# 12
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 14# 12
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 14# 12
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 15# 12
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 15# 13
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 18# 14
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 20# 15
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 21# 10
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 27# 17
   
  Noah Syndergaard
SP - NYM
Noah Syndergaard
Walker Buehler
SP - LAD
Walker Buehler
2018 Stats 
   
   
Games Played2524
   
Games Started2523
   
Innings Pitched154.1137.2
   
Wins138
   
Losses45
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves01
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed14895
   
Earned Runs5240
   
Home Runs Allowed912
   
Strikeouts155151
   
Walks3937
   
ERA3.032.62
   
WHIP1.210.96
   
  Noah Syndergaard
SP - NYM
Noah Syndergaard
Walker Buehler
SP - LAD
Walker Buehler
2019 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2828
   
Games Started2828
   
Innings Pitched174.1162.2
   
Wins1212
   
Losses87
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed158133
   
Earned Runs6257
   
Home Runs Allowed1517
   
Strikeouts182180
   
Walks4552
   
ERA3.223.18
   
WHIP1.161.14
   
  Noah Syndergaard
SP - NYM
Noah Syndergaard
Walker Buehler
SP - LAD
Walker Buehler
News 
 Noah Syndergaard (hamstring) allowed three runs in five innings while striking out nine in a rehab start for Single-A Brooklyn on Tuesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Jun 25th
Walker Buehler was sensational on Friday versus Colorado, throwing a complete game, three-hitter while striking out 16.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Jun 22nd
 Noah Syndergaard (hamstring) was placed on the 10-day injured list Sunday.
Connor Rooney
Sun, Jun 16th
Walker Buehler received a no-decision on Saturday versus the Cubs, hurling seven scoreless frames while striking out six and allowing just two hits.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Jun 16th
 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
Walker Buehler improved to 7-1 on Sunday versus the Giants, tossing seven shutout innings while striking out nine.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Jun 9th
 Noah Syndergaard (illness) is expected to make his regularly scheduled start this Saturday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Jun 13th
Walker Buehler picked up the win on Monday versus Arizona, striking out 11 over eight innings of one-run ball.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Jun 4th
 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
Walker Buehler received a no-decision on Wednesday versus the Mets, giving up five runs on seven hits over five innings.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, May 30th
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
After tearing through the minors, Buehler pitcher pretty well for the Dodgers in the first half. Then a flip switched and he proceeded to become one of the top pitchers in baseball over the second half, posting a 2.03 ERA with 92 Ks and just a .165 BA allowed in 80 innings. Draft him accordingly
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
An easy Rookie of the Year pick any other year, Buehler boasted a 2.62 ERA, 152 strikeouts, and a 50.0% ground-ball rate in 137.1 spectacular frames for the Dodgers. That's not including a dominant World Series gem. The hype is thus growing exponentially, so much so that he's going around the same area as Carlos Carrasco, Trevor Bauer, and Noah Syndergaard. Such a steep price is a tough sell because the Dodgers -- who haven't let a single starter work 180 innings in the last three years -- will curate his workload with extreme caution. That's before considering arm discomfort that has made his Opening Day availability "a little far-fetched." Drafters are probably paying too much for 160 superb frames in 2019.
Andrew Gould - 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
Buehler lived up to the hype and more in his first extended stint in the Big Leagues, posting a 2.62 ERA, 0.96 WHIP, and 9.9 K/9 rate across 137 1/3 innings. His peripherals suggest his ERA is due to rise into the low-3.00s, but make no mistake, he is the real deal. The bigger question is how many innings the Dodgers will let him throw this season. Last season's total represented a big jump, and the Dodgers are notorious for rotating six or seven starters in and out of their rotation, so it is best to expect Buehler to throw around 150 innings and take anything beyond that as a bonus.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros