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Who Should I Draft?

Stephen Strasburg or Mike Clevinger (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Stephen Strasburg
SP - WSH
Stephen Strasburg
Mike Clevinger
SP - CLE
Mike Clevinger
Expert
Recommendation
79%
Recommended by
34 of 43 experts
21%
Recommended by
9 of 43 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 7# 11
Best Rank# 5# 4
Worst Rank# 15# 378
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 23# 33
Best Rank# 20# 29
Worst Rank# 26# 51
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts8079
Wins55
Saves00
ERA3.623.42
WHIP1.161.17
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 7# 9
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 6# 13
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 11# 19
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 6# 18
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 6# 11
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 5# 22
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 7# 33
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 5# 14
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 8# 12
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 6# 11
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 8# 12
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 8# 12
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 8# 14
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 5# 20
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 8# 12
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 11# 13
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 10# 378
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 6# 15
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 7# 18
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 6# 8
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 7# 9
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 8# 22
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 6# 9
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 7# 9
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 9# 14
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 6# 19
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 7# 10
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 5# 13
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 7# 8
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 7# 13
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 6# 7
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 6# 26
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 9# 20
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 8# 9
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 7# 6
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 8# 6
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 9# 7
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 9# 6
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 9# 8
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 9# 8
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 10# 7
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 11# 6
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 15# 4
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Stephen Strasburg
SP - WSH
Stephen Strasburg
Mike Clevinger
SP - CLE
Mike Clevinger
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played3321
   
Games Started3321
   
Innings Pitched209.2126.0
   
Wins1813
   
Losses64
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed16196
   
Earned Runs7738
   
Home Runs Allowed2410
   
Strikeouts251169
   
Walks5637
   
ERA3.322.71
   
WHIP1.041.06
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Stephen Strasburg
SP - WSH
Stephen Strasburg
Mike Clevinger
SP - CLE
Mike Clevinger
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played1111
   
Games Started1111
   
Innings Pitched70.366.1
   
Wins55
   
Losses33
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed6155
   
Earned Runs2825
   
Home Runs Allowed99
   
Strikeouts8079
   
Walks2023
   
ERA3.623.42
   
WHIP1.161.17
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Stephen Strasburg
SP - WSH
Stephen Strasburg
Mike Clevinger
SP - CLE
Mike Clevinger
News 
 Nationals starter Stephen Strasburg allowed one earned run on two hits and no walks while striking out four in Wednesday's matchup against the Houston Astros.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Wed, Mar 11th
Indians pitching coach Carl Willis says Mike Clevinger (knee) has been able to field his position during summer camp.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Jul 6th
  Mike Clevinger (knee) is "doing well," per Indians' manager Terry Francona.
Brad Camara
Thu, Apr 16th
  Mike Clevinger (knee) threw a bullpen session on Monday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Mar 9th
  Mike Clevinger (knee) threw from 150 feet on Tuesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Mar 3rd
  The Indians announced Friday that Mike Clevinger (knee) is expected to return to Major League game activity in six to eight weeks.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Feb 14th
Notes 
 Strasburg is coming off of a year where he threw 209 regular season innings on top of 36 innings in the playoffs, so he has the workload carryover concern for 2020. In 2014, Strasburg threw 215 innings, and he followed it up with 127 in the next season, so the shortened season should help him out this year. Add to the workload and injury concerns that his 2019 velocity and movement most resembled that of Pablo Lopez, Jake Arrieta, Jorge Lopez, and Tyler Mahle. Strasburg is a top-12 pitcher still, yes, but you should look to pair another higher-end SP with him as insurance.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
As Frank Stampfl pointed out on Twitter, in 16 starts from July 2 to September 24, Clevinger put up the following numbers: a 1.76 ERA, 2.98 xFIP, 1.02 WHIP, 11.82 K/9, 2.21 BB/9, 15.4% SwStr, 66.9% F-strike, and 32.2% O-swing. That's an ace, and that's what Clevinger was being drafted as ... until he got hurt ... again. It's up to you as a fantasy manager to decide if the high ceiling is worth the low floor (hurt) or not.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
 Strasburg reached the 200-inning plateau for the second time in his career, and set a career high in wins with 18. Other than staying completely healthy, however, his numbers looked pretty much as they always have - just below the truly elite pitchers, but worthy of coming from your ace. Don't be sucked in by his magical postseason (1.98 ERA, 0.94 WHIP). Draft Strasburg as a top-10 pitcher, but expect his usual low-3.00 ERA and solid all around numbers.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Clevinger sustained a partial medial meniscus tear in his left knee on February 14th and underwent surgery. Although his 6-8 week timetable made it highly unlikely that he'd be back for Opening Day, the postponement of the season means that Clevinger should be ready to go when the bell rings. That should make him a top-12 pitcher at worst.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
  One of my favorite pitchers in the league, but beginning the season hurt is never a good thing as you never know if and when he will be back healthy. Risky pick at ADP.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy