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Who Should I Draft?

Steven Matz or Anthony DeSclafani (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Anthony DeSclafani
SP - CIN
Anthony DeSclafani
Steven Matz
SP - NYM
Steven Matz
Expert
Recommendation
60%
Recommended by
28 of 47 experts
40%
Recommended by
19 of 47 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 95# 96
Best Rank# 73# 81
Worst Rank# 138# 158
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 245# 282
Best Rank# 239# 275
Worst Rank# 283# 301
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts5251
Wins33
Saves00
ERA4.574.50
WHIP1.301.35
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 95# 110
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 73# 116
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 100# 110
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 112# 154
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 85# 111
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 93# 105
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 92# 104
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 96# 97
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 101# 102
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 99# 102
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 120# 123
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 88# 91
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 89# 101
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 94# 95
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 105# 106
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 94# 97
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 105
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 130# 158
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 105# 109
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 100# 118
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 94# 96
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 97# 110
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 83# 88
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 97# 103
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 89# 112
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 82# 84
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 95# 155
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 92# 100
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 91# 81
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 98# 88
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 91# 89
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 96# 91
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 99# 93
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 111# 95
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 111# 96
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 98# 97
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 102# 97
   
George Kurtz
SportsGrid
# 105# 98
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 117# 104
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 108# 104
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 106# 104
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 138# 105
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 106# 105
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 106
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 125# 110
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 123# 119
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 121
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Anthony DeSclafani
SP - CIN
Anthony DeSclafani
Steven Matz
SP - NYM
Steven Matz
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played3132
   
Games Started3130
   
Innings Pitched167.2160.1
   
Wins911
   
Losses910
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds01
   
Hits Allowed151163
   
Earned Runs7275
   
Home Runs Allowed2927
   
Strikeouts167153
   
Walks4952
   
ERA3.894.21
   
WHIP1.201.34
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Anthony DeSclafani
SP - CIN
Anthony DeSclafani
Steven Matz
SP - NYM
Steven Matz
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played1010
   
Games Started1010
   
Innings Pitched54.556.0
   
Wins33
   
Losses33
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed5556
   
Earned Runs2828
   
Home Runs Allowed109
   
Strikeouts5251
   
Walks1619
   
ERA4.574.50
   
WHIP1.301.35
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Anthony DeSclafani
SP - CIN
Anthony DeSclafani
Steven Matz
SP - NYM
Steven Matz
News 
 Anthony DeSclafani (1-1) allowed nine earned runs on nine hits and two walks while striking out one across two innings to take the loss in Thursday's 9-6 defeat to the Pirates.
Brad Camara
Fri, Aug 14th
Mets starter Steven Matz allowed eight earned runs on eight hits and no walks while striking out five over 4 1/3 innings in Monday's loss to the Washington Nationals.
Mike Maher
Tue, Aug 11th
 Anthony DeSclafani (1-0) allowed two hits and one walk while striking out six across six scoreless innings in Saturday's 4-1 win over the Brewers. He picked up his first win of the season.
Brad Camara
Sun, Aug 9th
Steven Matz fell to 0-2 on Tuesday in Washington, giving up five runs on seven hits in three innings pitched.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Aug 5th
 Anthony DeSclafani allowed three hits and no walks while striking out two through five scoreless innings in Sunday's 4-3 win over the Tigers. He did not factor into the decision.
Brad Camara
Sun, Aug 2nd
Mets starter Steven Matz allowed three earned runs on eight hits and two walks while striking out three over 5 1/3 innings in Thursday's loss to the Boston Red Sox.
Mike Maher
Fri, Jul 31st
 Anthony DeSclafani was placed on the injured list Thursday due to a teres major strain.
Brad Camara
Thu, Jul 23rd
Mets starter Steven Matz allowed one earned run on two hits and one walk while striking out seven over six innings in a no-decision against the Braves on Saturday.
Mike Maher
Sat, Jul 25th
  Mets starter Steven Matz did not allow a baserunner while striking out three over three innings in Saturday's matchup against the Washington Nationals.
Mike Maher
Sun, Mar 8th
Notes 
 DeSclafani had a sub-4 ERA, and also a 9-plus K/9 and 10-plus SwStr% for the first time in his career. If he stumbles, Tyler Mahle is waiting in the wings.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
Let's not do this again with Matz, OK?
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
 Desclafani quietly had a decent season in 2019, with a 3.89 ERA, a 1.20 WHIP, and more than a strikeout per inning. But his FIP and xFIP suggested he was lucky, and he lacks the upside of other late-round starters. In deeper mixed leagues where your rotation is solid and you just want someone to not hurt you, Desclafani is your guy. Otherwise, go for a higher ceiling.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Matz is what is he is at this point. He'll likely give you around a 4.00 ERA, a 1.30 WHIP, and short of a strikeout per inning. With the Mets' addition of Rick Porcello and Michael Wacha, Matz's rotation spot could be in jeopardy unless he gets traded. For now, assume he'll get a starting spot, and draft him in NL-only formats.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros