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Who Should I Draft?

Sonny Gray or Carlos Carrasco (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Sonny Gray
SP - CIN
Sonny Gray
Carlos Carrasco
SP,RP - CLE
Carlos Carrasco
Expert
Recommendation
81%
Recommended by
42 of 52 experts
19%
Recommended by
10 of 52 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 27# 38
Best Rank# 16# 13
Worst Rank# 81# 108
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 98# 120
Best Rank# 83# 95
Worst Rank# 109# 134
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts6665
Wins44
Saves00
ERA3.963.85
WHIP1.281.19
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 32# 57
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 29# 33
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 81
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 27# 28
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 28# 43
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 44# 54
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 16# 44
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 22# 36
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 36# 108
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 42# 51
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 49# 65
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 30# 32
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 26# 47
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 28# 37
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 30# 42
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 26# 41
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 22# 45
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 39# 48
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 36# 45
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 26# 33
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 30# 31
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 27# 54
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 20# 22
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 37# 38
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 33# 44
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 26# 60
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 19# 26
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 27# 41
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 26# 43
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 36# 38
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 25# 34
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 31# 33
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 28# 32
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 29# 33
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 20# 50
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 20# 93
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 30# 36
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 29# 52
   
George Kurtz
SportsGrid
# 39# 59
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 16# 42
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 29# 53
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 18# 42
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 31# 27
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 31# 27
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 33# 23
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 33# 21
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 38# 34
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 38# 36
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 41# 31
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 43# 30
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 45# 24
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 60# 13
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Sonny Gray
SP - CIN
Sonny Gray
Carlos Carrasco
SP,RP - CLE
Carlos Carrasco
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played3123
   
Games Started3112
   
Innings Pitched175.180.2
   
Wins116
   
Losses87
   
Saves01
   
Blown Saves01
   
Holds01
   
Hits Allowed12292
   
Earned Runs5647
   
Home Runs Allowed1718
   
Strikeouts20596
   
Walks6816
   
ERA2.875.29
   
WHIP1.081.35
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Sonny Gray
SP - CIN
Sonny Gray
Carlos Carrasco
SP,RP - CLE
Carlos Carrasco
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played1110
   
Games Started1110
   
Innings Pitched62.558.6
   
Wins44
   
Losses33
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed5655
   
Earned Runs2825
   
Home Runs Allowed89
   
Strikeouts6665
   
Walks2414
   
ERA3.963.85
   
WHIP1.281.19
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Sonny Gray
SP - CIN
Sonny Gray
Carlos Carrasco
SP,RP - CLE
Carlos Carrasco
News 
 Sonny Gray (3-0) allowed two runs (one earned) on four hits and two walks while striking out eight across six innings in Monday's 3-2 win over the Indians.
Brad Camara
Tue, Aug 4th
Cleveland Indians right-hander Carlos Carrasco allowed three runs over six innings of work in a 3-0 loss to the Twins on Saturday. He struck out five and walked one.
Matthew Terelle
Sun, Aug 2nd
 Sonny Gray (2-0) allowed two runs (zero earned) on one hit and one walk while striking out 11 across six 2/3 innings in Wednesday's 12-7 win over the Cubs.
Brad Camara
Thu, Jul 30th
Cleveland Indians right-hander Carlos Carrasco was excellent in his first start of the 2020 season on Sunday. Carrasco allowed just two runs over six innings while striking out 10.
Matthew Terelle
Sun, Jul 26th
 Sonny Gray (1-0) allowed one run on three hits while striking out nine across six innings in Friday's 7-1 win over the Tigers. He earned his first win of the season.
Brad Camara
Sat, Jul 25th
Carlos Carrasco (elbow) says he is "ready to go" and has built up to pitching six innings.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Jul 3rd
 Reds manager David Bell announced Sonny Gray would be his Opening Day starter.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Jul 8th
Indians manager Terry Francona says Carlos Carrasco (elbow) is throwing bullpens in Cleveland.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Apr 17th
 Sonny Gray (elbow) is scheduled to make his first start of the Spring Wednesday against the Mariners.
Connor Rooney
Mon, Feb 24th
Carlos Carrasco received an injection in his elbow and will be shut down for a few days.
Brad Camara
Wed, Mar 11th
Notes 
 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
The Indians had Carrasco on their lineup for Spring Training, so all signs point to him playing this year. If he pitches and can be healthy, he's an absolute steal here at this nice spot. The relief eligibility elevates him in points leagues.
Michael Waterloo - 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
Carrasco was already dealing with plenty of question marks after losing much of last season to leukemia, and now has been diagnosed with a mild hip flexor. He's day-to-day but it's obviously not the start to the spring that Carrasco owners were hoping for. Continue to monitor his progress but he avoids setbacks, he represents a fairly steep bargain in fantasy drafts, given his past performance and the fact that last year can largely be written off to his illness.
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
Too many injured seasons for Carrasco throughout his career and he is having some soreness this Spring already. He has been "relatively" healthy over the last 3 or 4 years (2019 he had his physical issues), and I love the strikeout potential, but I can't help but be cautious here.
Chris Mitchell - FantasyData
 Quietly put up a 2.87 ERA with over 200 strikeouts in first season with the Reds
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros