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Who Should I Draft?

Patrick Corbin or Yu Darvish (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Patrick Corbin
SP - WSH
Patrick Corbin
Yu Darvish
SP - CHC
Yu Darvish
Expert
Recommendation
75%
Recommended by
33 of 44 experts
25%
Recommended by
11 of 44 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 14# 20
Best Rank# 7# 9
Worst Rank# 44# 36
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 36# 62
Best Rank# 29# 57
Worst Rank# 53# 83
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts7876
Wins54
Saves00
ERA3.784.01
WHIP1.251.20
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 8# 20
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 7# 17
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 18# 20
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 19# 33
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 8# 10
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 11# 19
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 14# 19
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 12# 17
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 14# 19
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 21# 23
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 16# 18
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 13# 20
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 21# 32
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 13# 19
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 11# 19
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 13# 16
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 13# 14
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 10# 19
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 12# 17
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 30# 36
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 13# 15
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 14# 35
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 12# 16
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 14# 22
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 11# 20
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 10# 22
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 12# 20
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 15# 24
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 14# 16
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 15# 20
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 10# 14
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 13# 34
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 11# 17
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 10# 9
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 14# 13
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 16# 15
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 20# 13
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 20# 17
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 20# 10
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 20# 19
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 26# 17
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 26# 12
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 32# 16
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 44# 25
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Patrick Corbin
SP - WSH
Patrick Corbin
Yu Darvish
SP - CHC
Yu Darvish
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played3331
   
Games Started3331
   
Innings Pitched202.1179.2
   
Wins146
   
Losses78
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed169140
   
Earned Runs7379
   
Home Runs Allowed2433
   
Strikeouts238229
   
Walks7056
   
ERA3.253.98
   
WHIP1.181.10
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Patrick Corbin
SP - WSH
Patrick Corbin
Yu Darvish
SP - CHC
Yu Darvish
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played1211
   
Games Started1211
   
Innings Pitched70.864.7
   
Wins54
   
Losses33
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed6556
   
Earned Runs3029
   
Home Runs Allowed910
   
Strikeouts7876
   
Walks2322
   
ERA3.784.01
   
WHIP1.251.20
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Patrick Corbin
SP - WSH
Patrick Corbin
Yu Darvish
SP - CHC
Yu Darvish
News 
 Patrick Corbin threw 43 pitches in an intrasquad game on Saturday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Jul 12th
Yu Darvish dealt with a minor fingernail issue on his right finger in Thursday’s intrasquad game.
Brad Camara
Fri, Jul 10th
 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
Yu Darvish threw his new pitch, a two-seam, splitter hybrid in Saturday's intrasquad game. Darvish called the new pitch the "Supreme."
Brad Camara
Mon, Jul 6th
  Yu Darvish is the favorite to be the Cubs' Opening Day starter, but manager David Ross is also considering Jon Lester and Kyle Hendricks.
Brad Camara
Wed, Jul 1st
  Yu Darvish (illness) is expected to pitch three innings Friday.
Brad Camara
Thu, Mar 5th
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 lot of focus on the second-half performance of Yu Darvish, one in which he allowed just seven walks over his final 13 starts, but not a lot on his dreadful first three months of the season, where he was at best a streamer who was walking everyone. Maybe he figured it out, but the whole is a greater sample than selected stretches. For Darvish, you're likely looking at a player who will be somewhere in between. He'll be a strikeout artist, but he'll be an average pitcher who is fine - not great - in the other categories. If his first half of the season in 2019 happened in the second half of the season instead, we'd be looking at him as a late-round flyer at best.
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
Darvish's season was a tale of two halves. He was utterly unplayable to begin the season, tallying a 1.56 WHIP through May and walking roughly six batters per nine innings. But Darvish pulled out of it and then some, walking only seven batters over his final 14 starts, during which he had a 2.95 ERA and 0.83 WHIP. Can you fully trust Darvish? Probably not? But should you expect him to pitch closer to his second half than his first? For sure.
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
Which Yu Darvish will we get? If if it second half 2019 Darvish, he will blow his ADP out of the water, if it is first half 2019 Darvish, he will be a big loss of investment. Honestly know way of knowing, just depends if you want to take the risk or not.
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
From July 12th through the end of the year Darvish posted a 2.76 ERA with 118 strikeouts and just seven walks
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros