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Who Should I Draft?

Roberto Osuna or Corey Kluber (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Roberto Osuna
RP - HOU
Roberto Osuna
Corey Kluber
SP - TEX
Corey Kluber
Expert
Recommendation
51%
Recommended by
26 of 51 experts
49%
Recommended by
25 of 51 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 26# 25
Best Rank# 12# 13
Worst Rank# 60# 50
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 88# 95
Best Rank# 72# 85
Worst Rank# 97# 102
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts2664
Wins14
Saves130
ERA3.283.88
WHIP1.031.21
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertIL10IL60
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 14# 43
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 31# 45
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 37# 44
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 23# 34
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 37# 50
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 24# 28
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 26# 27
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 19# 26
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 23# 28
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 19# 35
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 32# 38
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 29# 38
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 12# 33
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 27# 28
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 24# 30
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 24# 28
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 18# 25
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 38# 40
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 28# 41
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 21# 29
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 29# 38
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 23# 26
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 23# 27
   
George Kurtz
SportsGrid
# 25# 35
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 26# 40
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 22# 39
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 22# 16
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 24# 13
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 27# 24
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 28# 18
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 28# 27
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 29# 20
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 29# 26
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 33# 21
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 33# 29
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 35# 30
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 36# 31
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 36# 33
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 36# 29
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 38# 22
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 38# 29
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 39# 26
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 39# 27
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 40# 27
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 41# 25
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 41# 29
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 43# 18
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 44# 20
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 44# 29
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 46# 28
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 60# 33
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Roberto Osuna
RP - HOU
Roberto Osuna
Corey Kluber
SP - TEX
Corey Kluber
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played667
   
Games Started07
   
Innings Pitched65.236.3
   
Wins42
   
Losses33
   
Saves380
   
Blown Saves60
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed4545
   
Earned Runs1923
   
Home Runs Allowed84
   
Strikeouts7338
   
Walks1215
   
ERA2.635.80
   
WHIP0.881.68
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Roberto Osuna
RP - HOU
Roberto Osuna
Corey Kluber
SP - TEX
Corey Kluber
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2210
   
Games Started011
   
Innings Pitched22.162.3
   
Wins14
   
Losses13
   
Saves130
   
Blown Saves30
   
Holds10
   
Hits Allowed1859
   
Earned Runs827
   
Home Runs Allowed39
   
Strikeouts2664
   
Walks517
   
ERA3.283.88
   
WHIP1.031.21
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Roberto Osuna
RP - HOU
Roberto Osuna
Corey Kluber
SP - TEX
Corey Kluber
News 
 Roberto Osuna has reportedly received a diagnosis that he needs to undergo Tommy John surgery to address his injured elbow.
Dan Harris
Tue, Aug 4th
The Rangers placed Corey Kluber (shoulder) on the 45-day injured list.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Jul 28th
 Astros manager Dusty Baker says he isn’t optimistic about the outlook for Roberto Osuna (elbow) moving forward.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Aug 4th
Corey Kluber has been diagnosed with a Grade 2 tear of the teres major muscle in his shoulder.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Jul 27th
 Roberto Osuna was placed on the 10-day injured list Sunday with right arm soreness.
Brad Camara
Sun, Aug 2nd
Corey Kluber exited Sunday's start against the Rockies after just one inning.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Jul 26th
 Roberto Osuna left Saturday night's game against the Angels with arm discomfort. He is headed back to Houston for an MRI.
Carmen Maiorano - Carm's Clubhouse
Sat, Aug 1st
Corey Kluber allowed one run over six innings in Thursday's intrasquad game.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Jul 9th
 Roberto Osuna picked up the save on Monday against the Mariners, striking out two in the ninth to preserve the 8-5 win.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Jul 28th
 
Notes 
 If you want to invest in a closer but don't want one of the top-priced guys, you could do far worse than Roberto Osuna, who is my No. 1 reliever. He's done that thing that managers love where he's "proven himself" able to handle the late-inning work, and he pitches for one of the best teams in the league, which means the saves should be there. This is a great spot to dip your toes into the saves category.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
Is there a need to make a case against a 34-year-old pitcher? Typically, no, as you expect the end to be near. With Corey Kluber, not only is his age going against him, but he missed all but seven starts last season with a broken arm thanks to a come-backer. What's more, it's not like he was dominant in those starts (slow starter throughout his career, yada yada), but he posted a 5.80 ERA and was flipped for Emmanuel Clase and Delino DeShields in the off-season. This is one of the times where the real-life market for a player should impact your decision to take him in fantasy. His days of being an ace are over.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
 Osuna may not be quite the pitcher he was in his absolute prime, but he's not far off. He has yet to have a season in the majors with a WHIP above 1.00, and his strikeout rate has rebounded to above-average, if not elite, levels. He has immense job security on an excellent team and should once again provide all the numbers you could want from a closer. Draft him with confidence.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Kluber showed some skills decline in 2018, but nothing could have prepared fantasy owners for the disaster that was 2019. He got off to a terrible start before a broken forearm ended his season. Now with the Rangers, Kluber will get a fresh start and look to rebuild some of his real and fantasy value. Throw out the 5.80 ERA and 1.65 WHIP from last year - Kluber hasn't declined to that extent. Expect him to provide very solid, albeit not pristine, numbers, if he can stay healthy.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
 Still just 25 years old, a top-four option for saves in fantasy
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros