Who Should I Draft?

Patrick Corbin or Mike Clevinger (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Patrick Corbin
SP - WSH
Patrick Corbin
Mike Clevinger
SP - CLE
Mike Clevinger
Expert
Recommendation
80%
Recommended by
45 of 56 experts
20%
Recommended by
11 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 16# 21
Best Rank# 9# 11
Worst Rank# 42# 62
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 47# 58
Best Rank# 43# 50
Worst Rank# 74# 78
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts201191
Wins1313
Saves00
ERA3.503.69
WHIP1.221.25
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-IL60
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 14# 21
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 12# 21
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 22# 25
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 20# 21
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 14# 17
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 18# 25
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 11# 17
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 13# 17
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 18# 26
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 13# 22
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 9# 33
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 16# 42
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 12# 20
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 18# 19
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 18# 30
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 17# 45
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 31# 36
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 16# 31
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 19# 20
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 13# 18
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 17# 30
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 19# 31
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 14# 30
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 14# 23
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 13# 24
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 15# 24
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 13# 16
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 28# 62
   
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 17# 24
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 17# 26
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 14# 22
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 15# 44
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 16# 23
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 28# 32
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 13# 25
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 22# 27
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 12# 14
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 13# 22
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 16# 23
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 13# 21
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 17# 21
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 16# 20
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 17# 26
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 14# 16
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 18# 19
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 15# 14
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 20# 13
   
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 21# 11
   
Brad Richter
Going For 2
# 21# 13
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 22# 20
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 22# 15
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 23# 15
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 23# 16
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 24# 17
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 26# 24
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 42# 13
   
  Patrick Corbin
SP - WSH
Patrick Corbin
Mike Clevinger
SP - CLE
Mike Clevinger
2018 Stats 
   
   
Games Played3332
   
Games Started3332
   
Innings Pitched200.2200.2
   
Wins1113
   
Losses78
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed162164
   
Earned Runs7067
   
Home Runs Allowed1521
   
Strikeouts246207
   
Walks4867
   
ERA3.153.02
   
WHIP1.051.16
   
  Patrick Corbin
SP - WSH
Patrick Corbin
Mike Clevinger
SP - CLE
Mike Clevinger
2019 Projections 
   
   
Games Played3230
   
Games Started3230
   
Innings Pitched188.0180.1
   
Wins1313
   
Losses99
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed174157
   
Earned Runs7374
   
Home Runs Allowed2122
   
Strikeouts201191
   
Walks5568
   
ERA3.503.69
   
WHIP1.221.25
   
  Patrick Corbin
SP - WSH
Patrick Corbin
Mike Clevinger
SP - CLE
Mike Clevinger
News 
 Nationals starter Patrick Corbin allowed seven earned runs on six hits and two walks while striking out five over five innings in a loss to the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday. The loss drops him to 5-5 on the season.
Mike Maher
Wed, Jun 12th
Clevinger (back) will start Monday's game against the Rangers.
Connor Rooney
Wed, Jun 12th
 Corbin was tagged with the loss against the Padres on Thursday night, giving up five runs (three earned) on five hits across five innings, striking out six and walking five as the Nationals fell 5-4.
Connor Rooney
Fri, Jun 7th
Mike Clevinger pitched well in a rehab start for Double-A Akron on Tuesday, tossing 5 1/3 shutout innings while striking out five.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Jun 11th
 Nationals starter Patrick Corbin allowed six earned runs on 11 hits and no walks while striking out two over just 2 2/3 innings in Friday’s loss to the Cincinnati Reds. The loss drops him to 5-3 on the season.
Mike Maher
Sat, Jun 1st
Mike Clevinger (back) will begin his rehab assignment in Triple-A on Thursday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Jun 4th
 Nationals starter Patrick Corbin tossed a four-hit shutout in Saturday's win over the Miami Marlins, allowing one walk while striking out five.
Mike Maher
Sun, May 26th
Mike Clevinger (back) threw a 20-pitch bullpen session on Tuesday afternoon.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, May 14th
 Nationals starter Patrick Corbin allowed four earned runs on six hits and three walks while striking out seven over five innings in a loss to the New York Mets on Monday. The loss drops him to 4-2 on the season.
Mike Maher
Mon, May 20th
Indians starting pitcher Mike Clevinger threw from 120 feet on Monday and, according to Clevinger himself, felt "like money." If all goes well over the next few days, it is possible that the right-hander could begin throwing some bullpen sessions soon. He’s eligible to be activated from the IL on June 7.
Mike Maher
Tue, May 7th
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
After dominating in a smaller 2017 sample size, Clevinger took it up another notch in 2018, this time with 200 innings of proof. He might not win 16 games or strikeout 240 batters like some of the top tier aces, but his ratios and 200 Ks put him firmly in the 6th-8th rounds of this season's drafts
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
Clevinger took the gains he made in 2017 and translated them to a full season as a starter i 2018. The one difference was that he trimmed his walk rate from nearly 4.5 per nine to barely 3.0 per nine, thereby dropping his WHIP all the way down to 1.16. Clevinger was particularly dominant in the second half, posting a 2.31 ERA, 1.03 WHIP, and 10.27 K/9 rate after the All Star break. The projection systems expect a little bit of regression due to his low BABIP allowed and left-on-base percentage, but it's also possible Clevinger can further improve on his strikeout rate and WHIP.
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
Clevinger rose to the next level in the second half, posting a 2.31 ERA and 89 strikeouts in 78 innings. While he outperformed his overall 3.52 FIP and 3.86 SIERA with a 3.02 ERA, 2018 marked the second straight year he defied the peripherals. A high infield-fly rate (11.2%) and low barrel rate (5.8%) led him to a .280 xwOBA, so don't expect severe regression from the borderline top-20 starter.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros