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Who Should I Draft?

Trevor Bauer or Corey Kluber (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Trevor Bauer
SP - CIN
Trevor Bauer
Corey Kluber
SP - TEX
Corey Kluber
Expert
Recommendation
63%
Recommended by
27 of 43 experts
37%
Recommended by
16 of 43 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 25# 27
Best Rank# 10# 13
Worst Rank# 41# 48
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 78# 92
Best Rank# 63# 85
Worst Rank# 89# 111
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts8365
Wins54
Saves00
ERA4.083.90
WHIP1.271.24
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 23# 27
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 19# 27
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 26# 33
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 26# 44
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 17# 44
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 24# 48
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 23# 38
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 29# 32
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 25# 27
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 22# 27
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 31# 37
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 21# 24
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 32# 38
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 26# 30
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 22# 30
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 32# 35
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 20# 43
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 23# 32
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 32# 41
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 27# 38
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 27# 42
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 23# 25
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 19# 29
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 24# 35
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 24# 25
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 10# 29
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 38# 40
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 25# 18
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 28# 27
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 28# 24
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 30# 23
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 30# 16
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 30# 13
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 32# 28
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 32# 28
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 33# 30
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 35# 20
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 36# 25
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 37# 15
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 37# 34
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 38# 25
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 41# 28
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 41# 33
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Trevor Bauer
SP - CIN
Trevor Bauer
Corey Kluber
SP - TEX
Corey Kluber
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played347
   
Games Started347
   
Innings Pitched213.036.3
   
Wins112
   
Losses133
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed18545
   
Earned Runs10723
   
Home Runs Allowed344
   
Strikeouts25338
   
Walks8215
   
ERA4.525.80
   
WHIP1.251.68
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Trevor Bauer
SP - CIN
Trevor Bauer
Corey Kluber
SP - TEX
Corey Kluber
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played1211
   
Games Started1211
   
Innings Pitched72.764.0
   
Wins54
   
Losses43
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed6662
   
Earned Runs3328
   
Home Runs Allowed1110
   
Strikeouts8365
   
Walks2618
   
ERA4.083.90
   
WHIP1.271.24
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Trevor Bauer
SP - CIN
Trevor Bauer
Corey Kluber
SP - TEX
Corey Kluber
News 
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Notes 
 For someone who thinks he's the best player on the planet and an innovative genius, Trevor Bauer really only has one good season under his belt. If you're in a league that counts innings pitched, he has increased value, but outside of that, the strikeouts aren't worth the over-hyped price that comes with drafting Bauer."
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
Is there a need to make a case against a 34-year-old pitcher? Typically, no, as you expect the end to be near. With Corey Kluber, not only is his age going against him, but he missed all but seven starts last season with a broken arm thanks to a come-backer. What's more, it's not like he was dominant in those starts (slow starter throughout his career, yada yada), but he posted a 5.80 ERA and was flipped for Emmanuel Clase and Delino DeShields in the off-season. This is one of the times where the real-life market for a player should impact your decision to take him in fantasy. His days of being an ace are over.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
 Bauer may be one of the most talented pitchers in baseball, but he has exactly one season with an ERA below 4.18, a WHIP below 1.25, or more than 12 wins. Even on an improved Cincinnati team, there's little reason to expect him to do much better than those numbers. Bauer will give you innings and plenty of strikeouts, but fantasy owners would do well to largely forget 2018, and draft him with closer to a 4.00 ERA and 1.25 WHIP in mind.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Kluber showed some skills decline in 2018, but nothing could have prepared fantasy owners for the disaster that was 2019. He got off to a terrible start before a broken forearm ended his season. Now with the Rangers, Kluber will get a fresh start and look to rebuild some of his real and fantasy value. Throw out the 5.80 ERA and 1.65 WHIP from last year - Kluber hasn't declined to that extent. Expect him to provide very solid, albeit not pristine, numbers, if he can stay healthy.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros