Who Should I Draft?

Trevor Bauer or Carlos Carrasco (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Trevor Bauer
SP - CLE
Trevor Bauer
Carlos Carrasco
SP - CLE
Carlos Carrasco
Expert
Recommendation
52%
Recommended by
29 of 56 experts
48%
Recommended by
27 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 10# 9
Best Rank# 1# 7
Worst Rank# 17# 15
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 31# 36
Best Rank# 30# 33
Worst Rank# 46# 40
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts218215
Wins1415
Saves00
ERA3.333.31
WHIP1.191.12
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-IL10
   
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FullTime Fantasy
# 8# 10
   
Brad Richter
Going For 2
# 8# 10
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 8# 11
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 9# 12
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 7# 9
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 8# 9
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 9# 11
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 8# 11
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 11# 15
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 7# 10
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 7# 8
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 7# 10
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 1# 9
   
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 10# 11
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 10# 11
   
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# 5# 11
   
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RotoBaller
# 10# 12
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 5# 8
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 7# 10
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 8# 10
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 8# 9
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 8# 11
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 10# 12
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 5# 10
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 8# 10
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 8# 11
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 8# 14
   
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Pitcher List
# 10# 11
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 9# 11
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 9# 8
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 9# 8
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 9# 7
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 9# 8
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 9# 8
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 10# 9
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 10# 8
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 10# 7
   
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 10# 9
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 10# 8
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 11# 7
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 11# 8
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 11# 8
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 11# 10
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 11# 9
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 11# 7
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 11# 8
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 11# 9
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 11# 10
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 11# 8
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 11# 7
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 11# 8
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 14# 8
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 15# 10
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 15# 10
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 17# 10
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 17# 11
   
  Trevor Bauer
SP - CLE
Trevor Bauer
Carlos Carrasco
SP - CLE
Carlos Carrasco
2018 Stats 
   
   
Games Played2832
   
Games Started2730
   
Innings Pitched175.1192.0
   
Wins1217
   
Losses610
   
Saves10
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed134173
   
Earned Runs4372
   
Home Runs Allowed921
   
Strikeouts221231
   
Walks5743
   
ERA2.213.38
   
WHIP1.091.13
   
  Trevor Bauer
SP - CLE
Trevor Bauer
Carlos Carrasco
SP - CLE
Carlos Carrasco
2019 Projections 
   
   
Games Played3130
   
Games Started3030
   
Innings Pitched187.0189.4
   
Wins1415
   
Losses88
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed160168
   
Earned Runs6970
   
Home Runs Allowed1922
   
Strikeouts218215
   
Walks6244
   
ERA3.333.31
   
WHIP1.191.12
   
  Trevor Bauer
SP - CLE
Trevor Bauer
Carlos Carrasco
SP - CLE
Carlos Carrasco
News 
 Cleveland Indians right-hander Trevor Bauer pitched a complete game shutout in an 8-0 win over the Tigers on Sunday. Bauer struck out eight and allowed just four baserunners in the win.
Matthew Terelle
Mon, Jun 17th
The Indians have placed Carlos Carrasco on the 10-day injured list with a blood condition.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Jun 5th
 Cleveland Indians right-hander Trevor Bauer was excellent in a 2-1 win over the Reds on Tuesday. Bauer held Cincinnati to one run over 7 2/3 innings while striking out six and walking five.
Matthew Terelle
Wed, Jun 12th
Cleveland Indians right-hander Carlos Carrasco struggled in a 10-4 loss to the White Sox on Thursday. Carrasco allowed six runs in 6 1/3 innings while striking out seven.
Matthew Terelle
Fri, May 31st
 Cleveland Indians right-hander Trevor Bauer gave up three homers in a 5-4 loss to the Twins on Thursday. Bauer went eight innings, giving up five runs and striking out seven.
Matthew Terelle
Thu, Jun 6th
Cleveland Indians right-hander Carlos Carrasco struggled in his team's 6-2 loss to the Rays on Saturday. Carrasco allowed six runs (five earned) in 6 1/3 innings of work while striking out six.
Matthew Terelle
Sun, May 26th
 Cleveland Indians right-hander Trevor Bauer was let down by his defense in a 6-1 loss to the White Sox on Friday. Bauer allowed six runs, but only two earned runs, in seven innings. He struck out eight in the outing.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, Jun 1st
Cleveland Indians right-hander Carlos Carrasco worked hard to get through five innings in a 6-4 loss to Oakland on Monday. Carrasco threw 100 pitches and allowed three runs while striking out four.
Matthew Terelle
Tue, May 21st
 Cleveland Indians right-hander Trevor Bauer pitched well in a 6-3 loss to the Rays on Sunday. Bauer allowed four runs (three earned) in six innings of work. He struck out eight and allowed just five hits.
Matthew Terelle
Mon, May 27th
Carlos Carrasco's next start is being pushed back to Monday due to Adam Plutko starting on Saturday. He'll face Oakland on Monday.
Kamran Hoda
Thu, May 16th
Notes 
 Prior to an injury in the second half, Bauer was among the top pitchers in baseball. He still struck out 221 batters in 175 innings, but with health, those numbers could easily climb to 270 in 215 innings
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
Although Cleveland doesn't pay him like it, Carrasco has been a true ace for five straight years, posting a sparkling 3.27 ERA with 193 Ks per season in that time. There is more upside with a pitcher like Syndergaard or Strasburg, but Carrasco's floor makes him one of the top 15 pitchers in this year's fantasy drafts
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
 Bauer took a big step forward as a pitcher in 2017, and then last year he finally put it all together and performed like an ace. The big increase in his strikeout rate over the last two seasons is the biggest ingredient in his success, but he was also somewhat fortunate in terms of his home run rate last year after being unlucky in that regard the previous season. His walk rate is still a bit high, and he is a little risky just based on the fact that he had never produced a sub-4.00 ERA or sub-1.30 WHIP before last year, but the skills are certainly there for another strong season.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
While he is not quite as dominant as the top-tier fantasy aces, Carrasco has been consistently excellent over the last five seasons in Cleveland, churning out a low-3.00s ERA and 1.10-ish WHIP, while striking out well more than a batter per inning. And although he has had health concerns at times, Carrasco has been something of a workhorse of late, tossing at least 192 innings and collecting at least 17 wins each of the last two seasons. Carrasco's terrific year-to-year consistency makes him a prudent choice once the top-six aces are off the board.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
 A viable Cy Young Award contender before suffering a stress fracture in his right fibula, Bauer boasted a 2.21 ERA and 221 strikeouts over 175.1 spectacular frames. Only Jacob deGrom bested him in FIP (2.44), and he leaned more on a slider that yielded a -8 wRC+. If the injury depresses his value, pounce on a top-10 stud.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
To little fanfare, Carrasco has finally morphed into the ace everyone has chased for years. Dealing with durability problems throughout his career, Cleveland's overlooked stud has posted ERAs of 3.29 and 3.38 in 200 and 192 innings, respectively, over the last two years. Each time he notched a K/9 above 10.0 and BB/9 slightly above 2.00. He ranked inside the top 10 in FIP (2.98), swinging-strike rate (15.2%), and contact rate (69.2%) among qualified starters in 2018, but isn't always getting drafted like a top-10 ace. He's a great affordable anchor to target in the fourth round.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros