Who Should I Draft?

Ross Stripling or Collin McHugh (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Ross Stripling
SP,RP - LAD
Ross Stripling
Collin McHugh
RP,SP - HOU
Collin McHugh
Expert
Recommendation
60%
Recommended by
33 of 55 experts
40%
Recommended by
22 of 55 experts
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ECR# 76# 88
Best Rank# 35# 35
Worst Rank# 216# 131
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 192# 210
Best Rank# 184# 161
Worst Rank# 212# 245
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts118142
Wins810
Saves00
ERA3.553.87
WHIP1.201.24
   
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  Ross Stripling
SP,RP - LAD
Ross Stripling
Collin McHugh
RP,SP - HOU
Collin McHugh
2018 Stats 
   
   
Games Played3358
   
Games Started210
   
Innings Pitched122.272.0
   
Wins86
   
Losses62
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves01
   
Holds312
   
Hits Allowed12345
   
Earned Runs4116
   
Home Runs Allowed186
   
Strikeouts13694
   
Walks2221
   
ERA3.021.99
   
WHIP1.190.91
   
  Ross Stripling
SP,RP - LAD
Ross Stripling
Collin McHugh
RP,SP - HOU
Collin McHugh
2019 Projections 
   
   
Games Played3625
   
Games Started1724
   
Innings Pitched116.3137.7
   
Wins810
   
Losses67
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds10
   
Hits Allowed111130
   
Earned Runs4659
   
Home Runs Allowed1517
   
Strikeouts118142
   
Walks2842
   
ERA3.553.87
   
WHIP1.201.24
   
  Ross Stripling
SP,RP - LAD
Ross Stripling
Collin McHugh
RP,SP - HOU
Collin McHugh
News 
 Ross Stripling started and went three innings on Wednesday versus the Padres, giving up three runs on four hits while striking out seven.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Sep 26th
The Houston Astros have activated Collin McHugh from the 10-day injured list.
John Pritchard
Tue, Jun 25th
 Ross Stripling pitched three innings in Wednesday's start in Baltimore, allowing one run on three hits while striking out two.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Sep 12th
McHugh will join Houston's Triple-A affiliate in Round Rock on Friday as he works his way back from elbow discomfort.
James Bisson
Fri, Jun 14th
 Ross Stripling threw three shutout inning on Sunday versus the Diamondbacks, allowing just two hits while striking out two.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Sep 2nd
Astros manager A.J. Hinch says Colin McHugh is being moved to the bullpen for now.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, May 11th
 Ross Stripling (neck discomfort) has been shut down for an additional week.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Aug 10th
Collin McHugh allowed eight runs on seven hits, three walks, and three strikeouts through three innings pitched on Tuesday against Kansas City.
Kamran Hoda
Wed, May 8th
 Ross Stripling was placed on the 10-day injured list Saturday with right biceps tightness.
Brad Camara
Sat, Jul 27th
Collin McHugh allowed four runs on five hits, one walk, and two strikeouts through six innings pitched on Wednesday against the Twins.
Kamran Hoda
Thu, May 2nd
Notes 
 Let's not forget how awesome Stripling was to start the season. He posted a 2.39 ERA with an MLB-high 11.38 BB/K ratio before the All-Star break. Despite finishing with a 3.02 ERA, he underperformed a .266 xwOBA that finished ninth among all starters. A potential top-25 starter if provided a secure job, he's instead a dicey top-50 choice with the Dodgers likely to give Kenta Maeda the fifth spot after Clayton Kershaw, Walker Buehler, Rich Hill, and Hyun-Jin Ryu. He'll earn some starts eventually, potentially to start the season if Kershaw (shoulder inflammation) and/or Buehler (arm) aren't ready, but Stripling may not significantly exceed last year's 122 innings. The skills make him worth a plunge at the right spot, especially with injuries already beginning to pile up for the NL champs.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
McHugh was terrific in relief for the Astros last season and is now slated for a return to the starting rotation. This is a pitcher capable of helping in ERA, WHIP, and strikeouts, and the win potential is certainly there as well. He's a nice sleeper.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
 Stripling had a big breakthrough in 2018, as exemplified by his terrific 6.18 strikeout-to-walk ratio. He made 21 starts and also pitched out of the bullpen, excelling in both roles. Stripling isn't guaranteed a rotation spot on Opening Day, but with the way the Dodgers handle their injury-prone starters, he's likely to make quite a few starts when it is all said and done. He should also be useful in long relief in formats where non-closing relievers have value.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
 
 Stripling may have faded toward the end of the season, but his start to the season was so absurd that he still managed to finish top five in xFIP among all starting pitchers with at least 120 innings. Stripling is like Mike Clevinger this time last year in that his dominant sample size is large enough to assume he can be a top 30 starting pitcher with a full season worth of work.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros