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Who Should I Draft?

Patrick Corbin or Mike Clevinger (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Mike Clevinger
SP - SD
Mike Clevinger
Patrick Corbin
SP - WSH
Patrick Corbin
Expert
Recommendation
82%
Recommended by
41 of 50 experts
18%
Recommended by
9 of 50 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 9# 14
Best Rank# 3# 7
Worst Rank# 33# 50
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 29# 35
Best Rank# 27# 29
Worst Rank# 48# 53
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts7779
Wins55
Saves00
ERA3.523.83
WHIP1.181.26
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 8# 20
   
Site Rankings
Sports Illustrated
# 19# 44
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 11# 18
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 11# 50
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 7# 26
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 7# 14
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 10# 13
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 5# 12
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 12# 14
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 6# 16
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 9# 12
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 9# 20
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 8# 21
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 9# 13
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 12# 13
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 13# 32
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 3# 15
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 8# 20
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 8# 11
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 5# 11
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 4# 13
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 9# 12
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 22# 30
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 5# 12
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 7# 14
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 7# 15
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 5# 13
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 8# 14
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 6# 20
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 6# 16
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 10# 19
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 9# 23
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 5# 27
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 11# 12
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 6# 15
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 8# 26
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 5# 15
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 13# 14
   
George Kurtz
SportsGrid
# 7# 15
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 9# 11
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 6# 13
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 17# 7
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 33# 8
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 10# 9
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 11# 9
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 26# 10
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 14# 11
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 15# 13
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 23# 15
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 20# 19
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Mike Clevinger
SP - SD
Mike Clevinger
Patrick Corbin
SP - WSH
Patrick Corbin
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played2133
   
Games Started2133
   
Innings Pitched126.0202.1
   
Wins1314
   
Losses47
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed96169
   
Earned Runs3873
   
Home Runs Allowed1024
   
Strikeouts169238
   
Walks3770
   
ERA2.713.25
   
WHIP1.061.18
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Mike Clevinger
SP - SD
Mike Clevinger
Patrick Corbin
SP - WSH
Patrick Corbin
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played1112
   
Games Started1112
   
Innings Pitched64.871.1
   
Wins55
   
Losses33
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed5466
   
Earned Runs2530
   
Home Runs Allowed99
   
Strikeouts7779
   
Walks2223
   
ERA3.523.83
   
WHIP1.181.26
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Mike Clevinger
SP - SD
Mike Clevinger
Patrick Corbin
SP - WSH
Patrick Corbin
News 
 Padres’ GM A.J. Preller said that he doesn’t expect Mike Clevinger (elbow) to require offseason surgery.
Brad Camara
Wed, Oct 14th
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
 The Padres removed Mike Clevinger (elbow) from their NLDS roster.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Oct 7th
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
 After being removed from Tuesday's NLDS start against the Dodgers, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports that Mike Clevinger's elbow inflammation will sideline him once more in the 2020 season.
Andy Zimmerman
Wed, Oct 7th
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
 Padres ace Mike Clevinger was removed from Tuesday's NLDS start against the Dodgers.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Oct 6th
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
 Mike Clevinger (elbow) is scheduled to start Game 1 of the NLDS against the Dodgers.
Brad Camara
Tue, Oct 6th
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 
 As Frank Stampfl pointed out on Twitter, in 16 starts from July 2 to September 24, Clevinger put up the following numbers: a 1.76 ERA, 2.98 xFIP, 1.02 WHIP, 11.82 K/9, 2.21 BB/9, 15.4% SwStr, 66.9% F-strike, and 32.2% O-swing. That's an ace, and that's what Clevinger was being drafted as ... until he got hurt ... again. It's up to you as a fantasy manager to decide if the high ceiling is worth the low floor (hurt) or not.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
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
 Clevinger sustained a partial medial meniscus tear in his left knee on February 14th and underwent surgery. Although his 6-8 week timetable made it highly unlikely that he'd be back for Opening Day, the postponement of the season means that Clevinger should be ready to go when the bell rings. That should make him a top-12 pitcher at worst.
Dan Harris - 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
 One of my favorite pitchers in the league, but beginning the season hurt is never a good thing as you never know if and when he will be back healthy. Risky pick at ADP.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy
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
 Injury concerns but has potential to be overall SP1 this year
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