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Patrick Corbin or Jameson Taillon (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Patrick Corbin
SP - WSH
Patrick Corbin
Jameson Taillon
SP - PIT
Jameson Taillon
Expert
Recommendation
73%
Recommended by
43 of 59 experts
27%
Recommended by
16 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 15# 20
Best Rank# 9# 11
Worst Rank# 42# 40
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 47# 66
Best Rank# 43# 54
Worst Rank# 74# 72
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts201173
Wins1312
Saves00
ERA3.503.65
WHIP1.221.23
   
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Injury Alert-IL60
   
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  Patrick Corbin
SP - WSH
Patrick Corbin
Jameson Taillon
SP - PIT
Jameson Taillon
2018 Stats 
   
   
Games Played3332
   
Games Started3332
   
Innings Pitched200.2191.2
   
Wins1114
   
Losses710
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed162179
   
Earned Runs7068
   
Home Runs Allowed1520
   
Strikeouts246179
   
Walks4846
   
ERA3.153.20
   
WHIP1.051.18
   
  Patrick Corbin
SP - WSH
Patrick Corbin
Jameson Taillon
SP - PIT
Jameson Taillon
2019 Projections 
   
   
Games Played3232
   
Games Started3232
   
Innings Pitched188.0186.7
   
Wins1312
   
Losses910
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed174181
   
Earned Runs7376
   
Home Runs Allowed2121
   
Strikeouts201173
   
Walks5548
   
ERA3.503.65
   
WHIP1.221.23
   
  Patrick Corbin
SP - WSH
Patrick Corbin
Jameson Taillon
SP - PIT
Jameson Taillon
News 
 Nationals starter Patrick Corbin allowed two unearned runs on five hits and four walks while striking out 11 over six innings in Tuesday's win over the Cardinals.
Mike Maher
Wed, Sep 18th
Jameson Taillion underwent Tommy John surgery Tuesday.
Brad Camara
Wed, Aug 14th
 Nationals starter Patrick Corbin allowed three earned runs on nine hits and no walks while striking out three over six innings in Thursday's win over the Twins.
Mike Maher
Fri, Sep 13th
Jameson Taillon acknowledged Thursday that his 2019 season is likely over, after experiencing a setback in recovering from a strained right elbow.
Connor Rooney
Thu, Jul 25th
 Nationals starter Patrick Corbin allowed one earned run on three hits and six walks while striking out nine over five innings in Friday's loss to the Atlanta Braves.
Mike Maher
Sat, Sep 7th
Jamison Taillon (elbow) will start playing catch Thursday or Friday of this week.
Connor Rooney
Thu, Jul 4th
 Washington starter Patrick Corbin allowed three earned runs on three hits and three walks while striking out eight over six innings in Sunday's win over the Marlins. The win brings him to 11-8 on the season.
Mike Maher
Mon, Sep 2nd
In order to make room on the 40-man roster for Jake Elmore, the Pirates have moved Jameson Taillon to the 60-day injured list.
Andrew Seifter
Mon, May 13th
 Nationals starter Patrick Corbin allowed two earned runs on four hits and no walks while striking out nine over seven innings in Tuesday's loss to the Orioles.
Mike Maher
Wed, Aug 28th
The Pirates placed Jameson Taillon on the 10-day IL with a right elbow flexor strain.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, May 4th
Notes 
 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
If you look at Taillon's second half, it may seem as though he broke out into an ace, but the underlying metrics tell a different story. Rather, he was propped up by a great deal of BABIP and HR/FB ratio luck. Most likely, he will continue to pitch like a good #3 this season for Pittsburgh.
Bobby Sylvester - 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
Finally healthy after dealing with injuries and a cancer diagnosis, Taillon established himself in 2018 as a pitcher who can provide solid ratios, albeit it with a middling strikeout rate. He benefits from a very pitcher-friendly environment in Pittsburgh, boosting his fantasy floor, but he simply doesn't belong among the top-25 fantasy starters until he begins to pile up the Ks.
Andrew Seifter - 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
Taillon quietly developed into an ace late in 2018, posting a 2.63 ERA over his last 21 starts. That's not an entirely arbitrary endpoint, as he unleashed a slider-one of three pitches to net a double-digit swinging-strike rate-in June. The pitch could help him unlock a few more punchouts, but the 27-year-old has the look of a polished SP2 who can at least post a mid-threes ERA with a steady WHIP and 8.5 K/9.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros