Who Should I Draft?

Patrick Corbin or Zack Greinke (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Patrick Corbin
SP - WSH
Patrick Corbin
Zack Greinke
SP - HOU
Zack Greinke
Expert
Recommendation
69%
Recommended by
41 of 59 experts
31%
Recommended by
18 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 15# 18
Best Rank# 9# 11
Worst Rank# 42# 41
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 47# 56
Best Rank# 43# 52
Worst Rank# 74# 65
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts201185
Wins1313
Saves00
ERA3.503.68
WHIP1.221.18
   
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  Patrick Corbin
SP - WSH
Patrick Corbin
Zack Greinke
SP - HOU
Zack Greinke
2018 Stats 
   
   
Games Played3333
   
Games Started3333
   
Innings Pitched200.2208.1
   
Wins1115
   
Losses711
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed162181
   
Earned Runs7074
   
Home Runs Allowed1528
   
Strikeouts246199
   
Walks4843
   
ERA3.153.21
   
WHIP1.051.08
   
  Patrick Corbin
SP - WSH
Patrick Corbin
Zack Greinke
SP - HOU
Zack Greinke
2019 Projections 
   
   
Games Played3231
   
Games Started3231
   
Innings Pitched188.0194.9
   
Wins1313
   
Losses911
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed174182
   
Earned Runs7380
   
Home Runs Allowed2125
   
Strikeouts201185
   
Walks5548
   
ERA3.503.68
   
WHIP1.221.18
   
  Patrick Corbin
SP - WSH
Patrick Corbin
Zack Greinke
SP - HOU
Zack Greinke
News 
 Nationals starter Patrick Corbin allowed two unearned runs on five hits and four walks while striking out 11 over six innings in Tuesday's win over the Cardinals.
Mike Maher
Wed, Sep 18th
Zack Greinke (16-5) allowed one run on six hits while striking out seven through six innings in Saturday's 6-1 win over the Royals. He picked up his 16th win of the season.
Brad Camara
Sun, Sep 15th
 Nationals starter Patrick Corbin allowed three earned runs on nine hits and no walks while striking out three over six innings in Thursday's win over the Twins.
Mike Maher
Fri, Sep 13th
Zack Greinke (15-5) allowed two hits and no walks while striking out five through six scoreless innings in Monday's 15-0 win over the Athletics. He picked up his 15th win of the season.
Brad Camara
Tue, Sep 10th
 Nationals starter Patrick Corbin allowed one earned run on three hits and six walks while striking out nine over five innings in Friday's loss to the Atlanta Braves.
Mike Maher
Sat, Sep 7th
Zack Greinke (14-5) allowed four runs on eight hits and zero walks while striking out four through six innings in Tuesday's 4-2 loss to the Brewers. He was saddled with his fifth loss of the season.
Brad Camara
Wed, Sep 4th
 Washington starter Patrick Corbin allowed three earned runs on three hits and three walks while striking out eight over six innings in Sunday's win over the Marlins. The win brings him to 11-8 on the season.
Mike Maher
Mon, Sep 2nd
Zack Greinke allowed five runs on six hits and one walk while striking out eight in Thursday's 9-8 loss to the Rays. He did not factor into the decision.
Brad Camara
Thu, Aug 29th
 Nationals starter Patrick Corbin allowed two earned runs on four hits and no walks while striking out nine over seven innings in Tuesday's loss to the Orioles.
Mike Maher
Wed, Aug 28th
Zack Greinke (14-4) allowed three runs (two earned) on 10 hits while striking out one through six 2/3 innings in Friday's 5-4 win over the Angels. He picked up his 14th win of the season.
Brad Camara
Sat, Aug 24th
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
Greinke's age is now 35 and he did have a rough season three years ago, but besides then, he has been phenomenal since 2009. Expect plenty more of the same in 2019 with excellent ratios, about 15 wins and around 200 strikeouts. This makes him a top 20 starting pitcher for 2019 fantasy leagues
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
Greinke is not an elite strikeout pitcher, but he is a workhorse with pinpoint control who has produced an ERA of 3.21 or better and WHIP of 1.15 or better in five of the last six seasons. There is real value in that consistency. He's an ideal second starter in standard mixed leagues.
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
Greinke has posted superbly similar ERAs (3.20, 3.21) and WHIP (1.07, 1.08) in the last two years, but the heavily used 35-year-old comes with some warning signs. His average fastball velocity slipped to 89.6 mph, leading to a .361 wOBA against the pitch. He also benefited from his lowest BABIP (.272) and highest strand rate (80.2) since 2015's 1.66 ERA. A cerebral pitcher with elite control, Greinke should avoid bottoming out entirely. Yet the risk is there. He's someone to draft as a steady SP2 rather than a staff anchor.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros