Who Should I Draft?

Ross Stripling or Joey Lucchesi (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Ross Stripling
SP,RP - LAD
Ross Stripling
Joey Lucchesi
SP - SD
Joey Lucchesi
Expert
Recommendation
57%
Recommended by
32 of 56 experts
43%
Recommended by
24 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 77# 70
Best Rank# 35# 30
Worst Rank# 216# 156
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 192# 196
Best Rank# 184# 183
Worst Rank# 212# 212
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts118158
Wins810
Saves00
ERA3.553.91
WHIP1.201.28
   
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# 99
   
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  Ross Stripling
SP,RP - LAD
Ross Stripling
Joey Lucchesi
SP - SD
Joey Lucchesi
2018 Stats 
   
   
Games Played3326
   
Games Started2126
   
Innings Pitched122.0130.0
   
Wins88
   
Losses69
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds30
   
Hits Allowed123125
   
Earned Runs4159
   
Home Runs Allowed1823
   
Strikeouts136145
   
Walks2243
   
ERA3.024.08
   
WHIP1.191.29
   
  Ross Stripling
SP,RP - LAD
Ross Stripling
Joey Lucchesi
SP - SD
Joey Lucchesi
2019 Projections 
   
   
Games Played3628
   
Games Started1728
   
Innings Pitched116.3155.2
   
Wins810
   
Losses610
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds10
   
Hits Allowed111147
   
Earned Runs4667
   
Home Runs Allowed1520
   
Strikeouts118158
   
Walks00
   
ERA3.553.91
   
WHIP1.201.28
   
  Ross Stripling
SP,RP - LAD
Ross Stripling
Joey Lucchesi
SP - SD
Joey Lucchesi
News 
 Ross Stripling picked up the win on Sunday versus Milwaukee, throwing eight innings of one-run ball as the Dodgers went on to win 7-1.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Apr 14th
Joey Lucchesi fell to 2-2 on Monday versus the Rockies, allowing five run on seven hits over seven innings.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Apr 16th
 Ross Stripling allowed four runs on four hits in five innings of work in Tuesday's loss to the Cardinals, striking out seven and walking three in the outing.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Apr 9th
Joey Lucchesi allowed seven runs on seven hits over four innings of work on Tuesday versus the Giants.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Apr 10th
 Ross Stripling took a no-decision on Wednesday versus the Giants, allowing three runs on six hits over 6 1/3 innings.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Apr 4th
Joey Lucchesi improved to 2-0 on Wednesday versus the Diamondbacks, throwing five shutout innings while striking out six.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Apr 3rd
 Ross Stripling threw 5 1/3 shutout innings while striking out five as the Dodgers fell to the Diamondbacks 5-4 in extra innings on Friday night.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Mar 30th
Joey Lucchesi improved to 1-0 on Friday versus San Francisco, allowing just three hits over 5 1/3 shutout innings.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Mar 30th
 Ross Stripling will start the Dodgers' second game of the season.
Blaine Blontz
Fri, Mar 22nd
Joey Lucchesi will pitch San Diego's second game of the season this Friday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Mar 24th
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
 
 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