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Who Should I Draft?

Sonny Gray or Brandon Woodruff (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Brandon Woodruff
SP,RP - MIL
Brandon Woodruff
Sonny Gray
SP - CIN
Sonny Gray
Expert
Recommendation
65%
Recommended by
28 of 43 experts
35%
Recommended by
15 of 43 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 29# 28
Best Rank# 21# 16
Worst Rank# 110# 81
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 86# 96
Best Rank# 76# 88
Worst Rank# 91# 111
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts6466
Wins44
Saves00
ERA3.973.94
WHIP1.261.28
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 24# 32
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 25# 29
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 27# 28
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 27# 44
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 28# 33
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 31# 33
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 26# 27
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 24# 26
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 22# 42
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 26# 31
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 21# 22
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 21# 39
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 29# 30
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 22# 27
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 34# 37
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 28# 31
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 24# 25
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 23# 29
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 23# 42
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 26# 28
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 37# 38
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 22# 34
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 25# 27
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 21# 30
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 26# 29
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 27# 33
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 38# 43
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 24# 29
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 44# 16
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 29# 20
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 34# 22
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 27# 22
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 28# 26
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 32# 26
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 34# 26
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 35# 28
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 29# 28
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 39# 32
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 110# 36
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 56# 39
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 49# 43
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 49# 45
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 81
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Brandon Woodruff
SP,RP - MIL
Brandon Woodruff
Sonny Gray
SP - CIN
Sonny Gray
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played2231
   
Games Started2231
   
Innings Pitched122.2175.1
   
Wins1111
   
Losses38
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed109122
   
Earned Runs4956
   
Home Runs Allowed1217
   
Strikeouts143205
   
Walks3068
   
ERA3.622.87
   
WHIP1.141.08
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Brandon Woodruff
SP,RP - MIL
Brandon Woodruff
Sonny Gray
SP - CIN
Sonny Gray
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played1111
   
Games Started1111
   
Innings Pitched60.662.1
   
Wins44
   
Losses33
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed5755
   
Earned Runs2727
   
Home Runs Allowed88
   
Strikeouts6466
   
Walks2024
   
ERA3.973.94
   
WHIP1.261.28
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Brandon Woodruff
SP,RP - MIL
Brandon Woodruff
Sonny Gray
SP - CIN
Sonny Gray
News 
  Reds manager David Bell announced Sonny Gray would be his Opening Day starter.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Jul 8th
  Sonny Gray (elbow) is scheduled to make his first start of the Spring Wednesday against the Mariners.
Connor Rooney
Mon, Feb 24th
  Sonny Gray (elbow) has reported no issues during his early bullpen sessions this spring.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Feb 16th
Notes 
 Last year, fantasy managers were trying to decide between Freddy Peralta, Corbin Burnes and Brandon Woodruff. We know who the clear winner was. If Woodruff didn't miss time with an oblique injury, there's no telling how good he'd be. The Brewers bullpen will be relied upon heavily with their other starters, so expect Woodruff to be the go-to length pitcher for them this year.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
Sonny Gray was a favorite of many heading into 2019, as the thought was that he'd have positive regression from leaving New York. Boy, did he ever. The results look pretty legitimate, but don't forget that we've done this same song and dance with Gray twice, where he's disappointed managers in a big way after his big 2015 and 2017 seasons. If you can get Gray as your SP3, you're in good shape, but if you're counting on him to lead your staff, start planning for 2021.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
 Woodruff earned his breakout 2019, relying on his elite fastball to limit hard contact and avoid big innings. His solid control allows him to keep the line moving, and the Brewers' strong lineup adds to his win potential. Although he missed a large chunk of the season due to injury, he should be ready to lead the Brewers rotation this year, and can and should be drafted as a strong second-tier starter.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Gray talked about how he didn't like how the Yankees had forced him to use his slider and that he expected better results in 2019. Boy, did he get them with the Reds. His slider and curveball went from very good to great in 2019, and along with it improved all of his numbers. Armed now with a top-notch strikeout rate and peripherals that finally match his raw stuff, Gray should be drafted with confidence in 2020 as a reliable fantasy starter.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
  My 2019 Charlie Morton (Favorite pitcher at ADP) goes to Sonny Gray. Gray had a huge breakout season in 2019 for Cincinnati and we have seen him be successful in the past. Even if he does regress, I do not expect it to be major regression, making him a great pick at his current ADP.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy