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Who Should I Draft?

Patrick Corbin or Kevin Gausman (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Patrick Corbin
SP - WSH
Patrick Corbin
Kevin Gausman
SP,RP - SF
Kevin Gausman
Expert
Recommendation
55%
Recommended by
28 of 51 experts
45%
Recommended by
23 of 51 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 44# 48
Best Rank# 17# 17
Worst Rank# 88# 111
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 125# 137
Best Rank# 95# 127
Worst Rank# 137# 160
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts192174
Wins1210
Saves00
ERA3.993.98
WHIP1.271.22
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 37# 48
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 17# 64
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 23# 111
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 42# 46
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 39# 45
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 47# 50
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 43# 85
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 48# 53
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 41# 42
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 49# 60
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 44# 55
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 31# 74
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 35# 70
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 32# 45
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 51# 57
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 39# 58
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 28# 45
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 43# 45
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 38# 74
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 39# 70
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 46# 49
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 41# 54
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 45# 51
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 36# 56
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 40# 59
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 26# 54
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 44# 55
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 34# 49
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 27# 17
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 30# 21
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 35# 32
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 37# 35
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 44# 33
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 45# 44
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 46# 34
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 48# 33
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 49# 48
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 50# 42
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 51# 41
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 54# 52
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 55# 33
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 55# 47
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 55# 49
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 61# 38
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 62# 43
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 63# 41
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 65# 35
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 81# 45
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 83# 21
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 88# 24
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 88# 38
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Patrick Corbin
SP - WSH
Patrick Corbin
Kevin Gausman
SP,RP - SF
Kevin Gausman
2020 Stats 
   
   
Games Played1112
   
Games Started1110
   
Innings Pitched66.360.3
   
Wins23
   
Losses73
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed8550
   
Earned Runs3424
   
Home Runs Allowed108
   
Strikeouts6079
   
Walks1816
   
ERA4.663.62
   
WHIP1.571.11
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Patrick Corbin
SP - WSH
Patrick Corbin
Kevin Gausman
SP,RP - SF
Kevin Gausman
2021 Projections 
   
   
Games Played3129
   
Games Started3129
   
Innings Pitched183.5161.4
   
Wins1210
   
Losses109
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed179152
   
Earned Runs8171
   
Home Runs Allowed2521
   
Strikeouts192174
   
Walks5444
   
ERA3.993.98
   
WHIP1.271.22
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Patrick Corbin
SP - WSH
Patrick Corbin
Kevin Gausman
SP,RP - SF
Kevin Gausman
News 
 Patrick Corbin struggled once again versus the Rockies. Corbin gave up nine hits, six runs (five earned), and three walks with five strikeouts.
Corbin Young
Sat, Sep 18th
RHP Kevin Gausman took the loss on Thursday when he allowed four runs on eight hits with one walk and seven strikeouts over five innings in the Giants' 7-4 loss to the Padres.
Jon Mathisen
Thu, Sep 16th
 Patrick Corbin went seven innings with a quality start. Corbin gave up four hits, two earned runs, and two walks with four strikeouts. He also earned the win to go 8-14 on the year.
Corbin Young
Sun, Sep 12th
Kevin Gausman allowed three runs on eight hits and no walks while striking out nine across six innings during Saturday's 15-4 win over the Cubs.
Andy Zimmerman
Sat, Sep 11th
 Patrick Corbin threw a quality start yet allowed 11 hits against Mets on Monday. Corbin gave up three earned runs, one walk, and one home run with four strikeouts.
Corbin Young
Mon, Sep 6th
RHP Kevin Gausman picked up his 13th win of the season on Monday when he allowed three runs on five hits with one walk and nine strikeouts over seven innings as the Giants took down the Rockies 10-5.
Jon Mathisen
Mon, Sep 6th
 Patrick Corbin struggled and gave up six earned runs on Tuesday. Corbin allowed nine hits, four walks, and two home runs with four strikeouts in five innings pitched.
Corbin Young
Tue, Aug 31st
RHP Kevin Gausman received a no-decision on Wednesday when he surrendered two runs on four hits with a walk and seven strikeouts over five innings pitched as the Giants lost to the Brewers by a score of 5-2.
Jon Mathisen
Thu, Sep 2nd
 Patrick Corbin allowed six earned runs and took his 13th loss. Corbin also allowed four hits, two walks, and two home runs with three strikeouts.
Corbin Young
Thu, Aug 26th
RHP Kevin Gausman took a no-decision on Friday when he allowed two runs on six hits with two strikeouts over six innings as the Giants lost to the Braves 6-5.
Jon Mathisen
Fri, Aug 27th
Notes 
 Corbin had a disastrous 2020 season, during which he went 2-7 with a 4.66 ERA and a 1.57 WHIP. His strikeout rate plummeted, and his velocity dropped significantly, with his fastball seeing a dip of almost two miles per hour. Corbin leans heavily into his slider, and he needs it to be pristine to be an effective pitcher. And although it wasn't a terrible pitch in 2020, the swinging strike rate on it dropped from 28.1% to 21.2%, and the whiff rate from 52% to just 38.2%. If the loss in velocity and effectiveness of his slider were entirely due to the oddities of the shortened season, then Corbin is going to be a major value in drafts this year. But if not, then his days as a "set it and forget it" starter are likely over. Monitor Corbin's performance this spring, particularly with his velocity. If it's back up to prior levels, then push him up your board significantly.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Gausman had the best season of his career with the Giants last season, and accepted a qualifying offer to remain in San Francisco. Gausman not only put up an impressive 3.62 ERA, but he upped his strikeout rate by about nine points to 32.2%. He saw a nice velocity bump on his fastball and leaned into his excellent splitter a bit more than usual. The downside for Gausman is that he really is mostly a fastball/splitter pitcher, meaning that when his splitter isn't working, he's likely to get hit hard. But, we've now at least seen the upside over a full season, and he's a pretty ideal SP4/SP5 if you can get him in that range.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros