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Who Should I Draft?

Steven Matz or Noah Syndergaard (2022)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Noah Syndergaard
SP - LAA
Noah Syndergaard
Steven Matz
SP - STL
Steven Matz
Expert
Recommendation
69%
Recommended by
29 of 42 experts
31%
Recommended by
13 of 42 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 85# 92
Best Rank# 53# 61
Worst Rank# 316# 149
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 182# 237
Best Rank# 150# 210
Worst Rank# 202# 328
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts132141
Wins910
Saves00
ERA4.114.38
WHIP1.241.30
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 62# 90
   
Pat Fitzmaurice
FantasyPros
# 78# 100
   
Scott Engel
The Game Day
# 72
   
Jody Smith
FullTime Fantasy
# 81# 95
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 65# 82
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 91
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 91# 94
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 87# 103
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 78# 88
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 96# 113
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 76# 94
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 81# 82
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 67# 95
   
Christopher Welsh
FantasyPros
# 73# 89
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 101# 105
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 77# 103
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 83# 94
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 93# 102
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 57# 121
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 56# 97
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 76# 91
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 106# 139
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 78# 95
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 119# 149
   
Brad Camara
RotoBaller
# 53# 82
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 93
   
Scott Youngson
Pitcher List
# 91# 92
   
Scott Bogman
FantasyPros
# 74# 87
   
Fred Zinkie
Yahoo! Sports
# 98# 108
   
Nate Miller
Fantasy Six Pack
# 96# 61
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 92# 63
   
Travis Argo
Fantasy Six Pack
# 90# 70
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 91# 77
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 94# 78
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 316# 78
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 92# 84
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 101# 88
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 101# 99
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 104# 100
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 132# 100
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 113
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 209# 136
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Noah Syndergaard
SP - LAA
Noah Syndergaard
Steven Matz
SP - STL
Steven Matz
2021 Stats 
   
   
Games Played229
   
Games Started229
   
Innings Pitched2.2151.1
   
Wins014
   
Losses17
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed3158
   
Earned Runs264
   
Home Runs Allowed118
   
Strikeouts2144
   
Walks043
   
ERA9.003.82
   
WHIP1.501.33
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Noah Syndergaard
SP - LAA
Noah Syndergaard
Steven Matz
SP - STL
Steven Matz
2022 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2529
   
Games Started2629
   
Innings Pitched144.5153.2
   
Wins910
   
Losses89
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed140150
   
Earned Runs6674
   
Home Runs Allowed2122
   
Strikeouts132141
   
Walks3949
   
ERA4.114.38
   
WHIP1.241.30
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Noah Syndergaard
SP - LAA
Noah Syndergaard
Steven Matz
SP - STL
Steven Matz
News 
 Noah Syndergaard allowed one run on seven hits while striking out seven in 5 1/3 innings of Monday's 11-3 win over the Rays.
Diego Sandoval
Tue, May 10th
Cardinals SP Steven Matz was solid on the mound Thursday, allowing three runs on seven hits while also striking out seven in 6 2/3 innings pitched in the Cardinals' 3-2 loss to the Orioles.
Chris Schommer
Fri, May 13th
 Noah Syndergaard allowed three runs on eight hits while striking out eight in seven innings of Tuesday's 4-0 loss to the Red Sox.
Diego Sandoval
Tue, May 3rd
Per Jeff Jones on Twitter, the Cardinals have scratched Jordan Hicks and moved Steven Matz’s scheduled start to today against Baltimore.
Jesse Garcia
Thu, May 12th
 Angels RHP Noah Syndergaard has been scratched from his scheduled start Friday against the White Sox as reported by MLB.com’s Rhett Bollinger.
Luke Monaldo
Fri, Apr 29th
Cardinals SP Steven Matz struggled on the mound Saturday, allowing eight runs on five hits while also walking three and striking out three in just two innings pitched in the Cardinals' 13-7 loss to the Giants.
Chris Schommer
Sun, May 8th
 Los Angeles Angels SP Noah Syndergaard pitched 5 2/3 innings on Saturday, striking out six, walking two, and allowing three hits for two earned runs in the Angels' 5-4 loss to the Orioles.
Josh Thiessen
Sun, Apr 24th
Steven Matz was placed on the bereavement list by the Cardinals today. LHP Patrick Naughton has been recalled from AAA Memphis to take his place on the roster.
Scott Youngson - FantasyPros
Tue, May 3rd
 Noah Syndergaard let up two runs on five hits while striking out four in six innings of Saturday's 7-2 win over the Rangers.
Diego Sandoval
Sun, Apr 17th
Cardinals SP Steven Matz tossed six shutout innings Monday, allowing four hits and striking out four in the Cardinals' 1-0 win over the Royals.
Chris Schommer
Mon, May 2nd
Notes 
 Syndergaard has pitched two innings since 2019 after undergoing Tommy John surgery and then having setbacks last season, and he'll get a fresh start with the Angels. Fantasy managers know what he brings to the table when he's at his best. A high-90s fastball, and excellent curveball, changeup, and slider, and the ability to dominate any lineup he faces when he's on. There are obvious injury concerns, but considering his low ADP, he has more upside than any pitcher going around him. Take comfort in the fact that he took a one-year deal in an effort to rebuild his value, and accept the discount on someone who could easily be an SP2 or SP3 if he stays healthy.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Matz had a surprisingly effective year despite moving to the AL East and Toronto, pitching 150 2/3 innings with a 3.82 ERA. We know what he is by now in his career - a strikeout rate that won't hurt you, a decent walk rate that isn't enough to keep his WHIP in check, and a ceiling of about 160 innings. Moving to St. Louis is a great thing for him, however, as he'll benefit from the Cardinals' excellent infield defense (Matz has a 47.1% ground ball rate). But he's essentially a replacement level fantasy starter at this point, and entering his age-31 season, we're probably not going to see much growth.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros