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Who Should I Draft?

Patrick Corbin or Lucas Giolito (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Patrick Corbin
SP - WSH
Patrick Corbin
Lucas Giolito
SP - CWS
Lucas Giolito
Expert
Recommendation
77%
Recommended by
33 of 43 experts
23%
Recommended by
10 of 43 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 14# 18
Best Rank# 7# 11
Worst Rank# 44# 42
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 36# 52
Best Rank# 29# 44
Worst Rank# 53# 65
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts7877
Wins55
Saves00
ERA3.704.03
WHIP1.241.21
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 19# 20
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 9# 18
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 7# 11
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 18# 19
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 20# 42
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 8# 12
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 11# 17
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 16# 27
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 14# 16
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 12# 14
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 14# 18
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 11# 19
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 17# 19
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 13# 17
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 11# 13
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 10# 15
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 13# 14
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 13# 17
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 10# 24
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 12# 23
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 13# 16
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 13# 16
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 14# 22
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 12# 15
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 14# 18
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 11# 15
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 19# 28
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 10# 15
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 14# 26
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 15# 18
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 10# 23
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 13# 18
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 11# 12
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 13# 11
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 14# 13
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 18# 11
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 21# 19
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 21# 15
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 26# 16
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 30# 16
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 32# 30
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 43# 17
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 44# 17
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Patrick Corbin
SP - WSH
Patrick Corbin
Lucas Giolito
SP - CWS
Lucas Giolito
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played3329
   
Games Started3329
   
Innings Pitched202.1177.3
   
Wins1414
   
Losses79
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed169131
   
Earned Runs7367
   
Home Runs Allowed2424
   
Strikeouts238228
   
Walks7057
   
ERA3.253.41
   
WHIP1.181.06
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Patrick Corbin
SP - WSH
Patrick Corbin
Lucas Giolito
SP - CWS
Lucas Giolito
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played1211
   
Games Started1211
   
Innings Pitched70.566.7
   
Wins55
   
Losses34
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed6457
   
Earned Runs2930
   
Home Runs Allowed910
   
Strikeouts7877
   
Walks2324
   
ERA3.704.03
   
WHIP1.241.21
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Patrick Corbin
SP - WSH
Patrick Corbin
Lucas Giolito
SP - CWS
Lucas Giolito
News 
 Nationals starter Patrick Corbin allowed three earned runs on four hits and one walk while striking out five or three innings in Thursday's Spring Training outing against the St. Louis Cardinals.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Thu, Mar 5th
Chicago White Sox right-hander Lucas Giolito (chest) is expected to make his Cactus League debut later this week, according to manager Rick Renteria.
Matthew Terelle
Mon, Mar 2nd
  Lucas Giolito (chest) threw a bullpen on Saturday and said afterwards that he feels 100 percent.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Feb 22nd
  Lucas Giolito (chest muscle) made throws from 150 feet on Tuesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Feb 19th
  Lucas Giolito is dealing with a strained muscle in his rib-cage area, and is expected to miss the first week of Cactus League play.
Connor Rooney
Wed, Feb 12th
Notes 
 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
There's a reason that you hear fantasy analysts say that you should target post-hype players: baseball is hard, man, and it takes time for players to fully figure it out. With his prospect pedigree, it took longer than most thought for Lucas Giolito to figure things out. But boy did he ever in 2019, with his 25-start dominating stretch to end the season. He looked like a totally different pitcher - but one who mowed down the league. Hitters are more often to click sooner than pitchers are in the big leagues, and if you look at his peripherals, there's not much to question about Giolito's breakout performance. As long as he keeps his increased velocity on his fastball, he'll continue to be a solid SP2 for fantasy managers.
Michael Waterloo - 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
Giolito earned every bit of his breakout season, putting up an ERA that we nearly identical to his FIP and xFIP and a major gain in control. Most impressive for Giolito was his ability to limit contact on pitches in the strike zone - just 77.3%, second best in MLB behind Gerrit Cole. His raw stuff is elite, and another fantastic season should follow in 2020.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
 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