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Who Should I Draft?

Patrick Corbin or Clayton Kershaw (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Clayton Kershaw
SP - LAD
Clayton Kershaw
Patrick Corbin
SP - WSH
Patrick Corbin
Expert
Recommendation
74%
Recommended by
37 of 50 experts
26%
Recommended by
13 of 50 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 10# 14
Best Rank# 2# 7
Worst Rank# 24# 50
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 33# 35
Best Rank# 30# 29
Worst Rank# 47# 53
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts6779
Wins55
Saves00
ERA3.623.83
WHIP1.141.26
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 12# 20
   
Site Rankings
Sports Illustrated
# 20# 44
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 14# 18
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 16# 19
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 2# 50
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 6# 26
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 13# 14
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 11# 13
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 10# 12
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 10# 14
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 8# 12
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 12# 20
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 14# 21
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 10# 13
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 8# 32
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 11# 15
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 9# 20
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 11# 13
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 10# 13
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 7# 30
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 10# 12
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 8# 14
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 10# 13
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 12# 14
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 10# 20
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 11# 16
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 12# 19
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 18# 23
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 11# 27
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 10# 12
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 9# 15
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 20# 26
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 6# 15
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 11# 14
   
George Kurtz
SportsGrid
# 13# 15
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 12# 15
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 10# 13
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 10# 7
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 16# 8
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 11# 9
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 21# 9
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 12# 10
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 12# 11
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 12# 11
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 12# 11
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 14# 11
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 14# 12
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 15# 13
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 16# 15
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 24# 16
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Clayton Kershaw
SP - LAD
Clayton Kershaw
Patrick Corbin
SP - WSH
Patrick Corbin
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played2933
   
Games Started2833
   
Innings Pitched178.1202.1
   
Wins1614
   
Losses57
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed145169
   
Earned Runs6173
   
Home Runs Allowed2824
   
Strikeouts189238
   
Walks4170
   
ERA3.083.25
   
WHIP1.041.18
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Clayton Kershaw
SP - LAD
Clayton Kershaw
Patrick Corbin
SP - WSH
Patrick Corbin
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played1112
   
Games Started1112
   
Innings Pitched67.371.1
   
Wins55
   
Losses33
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed6166
   
Earned Runs2730
   
Home Runs Allowed109
   
Strikeouts6779
   
Walks1623
   
ERA3.623.83
   
WHIP1.141.26
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Clayton Kershaw
SP - LAD
Clayton Kershaw
Patrick Corbin
SP - WSH
Patrick Corbin
News 
 Clayton Kershaw picked up the win on Sunday when he allowed two runs on five hits with six strikeouts and two walks over 5 2/3 innings in the Dodgers 4-2 win over the Rays in Game 5 of the World Series.
Jon Mathisen
Mon, Oct 26th
Nationals starter Patrick Corbin allowed three earned runs on 10 hits and three walks while striking out three over seven innings in Thursday's loss to the New York Mets. The loss drops him to 2-7 on the season.
Mike Maher
Fri, Sep 25th
 Clayton Kershaw picked up the win on Tuesday when he allowed just one run on two hits with eight strikeouts and one walk across six innings in the Dodgers 8-3 win over the Rays in Game 1 of the World Series.
Jon Mathisen
Wed, Oct 21st
Nationals starter Patrick Corbin allowed seven earned runs on 14 hits and no walks while striking out seven over six innings in Saturday's loss to the Miami Marlins. The loss drops him to 2-6 on the season.
Mike Maher
Sun, Sep 20th
 The Dodgers announced LHP Clayton Kershaw will start Game 1 of the 2020 World Series, which begins on Tuesday evening against the Tampa Bay Rays.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Oct 19th
Nationals starter Patrick Corbin allowed two earned runs on nine hits and no walks while striking out eight over seven innings in Saturday's loss to the Braves.
Mike Maher
Sun, Sep 13th
 Clayton Kershaw took the loss on Thursday when he surrendered four runs on seven hits with four strikeouts and one walk in the Dodgers 10-2 loss to the Braves in Game 4 of the NLCS.
Jon Mathisen
Fri, Oct 16th
Nationals starter Patrick Corbin allowed five earned runs on nine hits and four walks while striking out six over 5 1/3 innings in Sunday's loss to the Atlanta Braves.
Mike Maher
Mon, Sep 7th
 Clayton Kershaw, who was scratched prior to his scheduled start on Tuesday due to back spasms, will start Game 4 of the NLCS on Thursday, according to Dodgers manager Dave Roberts.
Jon Mathisen
Wed, Oct 14th
Nationals pitcher Patrick Corbin allowed two earned runs on five hits and three walks while striking out two over five innings in Tuesday's loss to the Phillies. The loss drops him to 2-3 on the season.
Mike Maher
Wed, Sep 2nd
Notes 
 Durability is an issue that concerns me less in 60 games than it might if we were in 162, but he isn't an Ace any more. He gets hurt too much and a DL/IL stint is a killer in a 9 week season.
Chris Mitchell - FantasyData
Strikeouts: they're addictive and why Corbin is higher on my list than maybe he deserves. His potential to get them. Nice schedule and park effects in the 60 game sprint structure of this season. Orioles, Mets, Marlins, Rays.
Chris Mitchell - FantasyData
 Kershaw silenced the decline talks last year after he put up another good season with an improved SwStr%. In quality starts leagues, he was money for managers, as he consistently went six and seven innings in his starts. He's had to change who he is as a pitcher, as the velocity just isn't there, which gives him little margin for error. He's worth taking still, but he's more of an SP2 at this point.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
Why is Patrick Corbin being underrated? Sure, his 2018 season raised eyebrows in a contract year, but he backed it up in 2019, which typically silences the critics. Instead, you're getting a safe - albeit with limited No. 1 upside potential - ace in the fifth round. Take it the value and run. Corbin allows you to either load up with hitters early on and have him as your fallback option, or he allows you to have two aces to give you a leg-up on your competition.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
 Peak Kershaw may be gone, but the version that remains is pretty darn good himself. Kershaw passed 175 innings pitched for the first time since 2015 despite starting the season on the IL, and although his ERA crept above 3.00 for the first time since 2008, his overall numbers remain elite. With strong win potential always present, Kershaw is a fine second starter on your staff. But his days of carrying a fantasy team are behind him.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Corbin largely followed up on his breakout 2018 season with the Nationals last year, again reaching the 200-inning plateau and pitching to a low-3.00 ERA. He continued to lean heavily on his outstanding slider, against which batters hit just .158. His walk rate and strikeout rate rose and fell just a tad from his peak, a trend that fantasy owners can expect to continue. But Corbin's baseline is excellent and even with further slow decline in skills, he should be an outstanding starter for a fantasy rotation.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
 No longer an ace but the price to draft him is reasonable. Can expect wins playing for the Dodgers, which can be tough for SPs to find
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros
About as consistent as you can get. Tremendous option if you decide to go hitter-hitter or even hitter-hitter-hitter to start.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy
  Has put up back-to-back seasons with 200 IP, 230+ strikeouts, and an ERA in the low 3s
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros