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Who Should I Draft?

Sonny Gray or Zack Wheeler (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Sonny Gray
SP - CIN
Sonny Gray
Zack Wheeler
SP - PHI
Zack Wheeler
Expert
Recommendation
84%
Recommended by
43 of 51 experts
16%
Recommended by
8 of 51 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 27# 39
Best Rank# 16# 24
Worst Rank# 81# 90
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 98# 110
Best Rank# 83# 91
Worst Rank# 109# 150
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts6662
Wins44
Saves00
ERA3.964.17
WHIP1.281.28
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 32# 90
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 27# 30
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 28# 34
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 44# 75
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 16# 43
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 22# 39
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 36# 38
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 42# 53
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 49# 68
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 31# 57
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 30# 36
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 26# 40
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 28# 32
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 30# 31
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 38# 61
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 26# 49
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 22# 28
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 39# 40
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 36# 66
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 26# 56
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 30# 37
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 27# 36
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 20# 24
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 37# 47
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 33# 38
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 31# 38
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 26# 41
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 19# 51
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 27# 60
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 45# 54
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 26# 81
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 36# 65
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 25# 39
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 31# 57
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 28# 31
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 29# 40
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 20# 24
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 20# 39
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 30# 31
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 29# 90
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 16# 28
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 29# 31
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 18# 31
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 29# 28
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 33# 30
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 38# 30
   
George Kurtz
SportsGrid
# 39# 33
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 41# 25
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 43# 34
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 60# 43
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 81# 41
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Sonny Gray
SP - CIN
Sonny Gray
Zack Wheeler
SP - PHI
Zack Wheeler
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played3131
   
Games Started3131
   
Innings Pitched175.1195.0
   
Wins1111
   
Losses88
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed122196
   
Earned Runs5685
   
Home Runs Allowed1722
   
Strikeouts205195
   
Walks6850
   
ERA2.873.92
   
WHIP1.081.26
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Sonny Gray
SP - CIN
Sonny Gray
Zack Wheeler
SP - PHI
Zack Wheeler
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played1111
   
Games Started1111
   
Innings Pitched62.564.2
   
Wins44
   
Losses33
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed5663
   
Earned Runs2830
   
Home Runs Allowed89
   
Strikeouts6662
   
Walks2419
   
ERA3.964.17
   
WHIP1.281.28
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Sonny Gray
SP - CIN
Sonny Gray
Zack Wheeler
SP - PHI
Zack Wheeler
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
Phillies starter Zack Wheeler allowed one earned run on five hits and two walks while striking out four over seven innings in a win over the Miami Marlins in his debut with the team on Saturday.
Mike Maher
Sun, Jul 26th
 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
Zack Wheeler is scheduled to make his Phillies debut and first start of 2020 on Saturday agains the Miami Marlins.
Jon Mathisen
Wed, Jul 22nd
 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
Phillies manager Joe Girardi says there is a chance Zack Wheeler (paternity) might not be available for the start of the season.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Jul 6th
 Reds manager David Bell announced Sonny Gray would be his Opening Day starter.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Jul 8th
Zack Wheeler could miss one or two starts at the beginning of the season with his wife expecting a baby sometime in July.
Carmen Maiorano - Carm's Clubhouse
Fri, Jun 26th
 Sonny Gray (elbow) is scheduled to make his first start of the Spring Wednesday against the Mariners.
Connor Rooney
Mon, Feb 24th
Phillies starter Zack Wheeler allowed one earned run on four hits and one walk while striking out six over four innings in Tuesday's win over the Minnesota Twins.
Mike Maher
Tue, Mar 10th
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
Wheeler's had a fine career so far, and he parlayed a solid year with the Mets into a long-term deal with the Phillies. He's not that attractive of a fantasy asset, but he'll offer the volume you want this year.
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
Wheeler's numbers declined from his breakout 2018 season but, overall, there were plenty of gains. He upped his strikeout rate and velocity, cut his walk rate, and set a career high in innings. Now with the Phillies, he'll see a downgrade in park, but because he's been able to avoid home runs over the last two seasons, the move should not have too much of an impact. Wheeler probably won't develop into a fantasy ace, but he's, at worst, a strong third 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
Probably doesn't have the upside many still believe he possesses, but he's a perfect SP3 for fantasy purposes
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros
 Quietly put up a 2.87 ERA with over 200 strikeouts in first season with the Reds
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros