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Trevor Bauer or Noah Syndergaard (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Trevor Bauer
SP - CLE
Trevor Bauer
Noah Syndergaard
SP - NYM
Noah Syndergaard
Expert
Recommendation
73%
Recommended by
41 of 56 experts
27%
Recommended by
15 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 10# 11
Best Rank# 1# 2
Worst Rank# 17# 27
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 31# 35
Best Rank# 30# 33
Worst Rank# 46# 38
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts218182
Wins1412
Saves00
ERA3.333.22
WHIP1.191.16
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-IL10
   
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Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 9# 12
   
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FullTime Fantasy
# 8# 9
   
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Going For 2
# 8# 11
   
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Sports Illustrated
# 10# 12
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 8# 9
   
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RotoChamp
# 11# 27
   
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Razzball
# 9# 21
   
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The Fake Baseball
# 7# 10
   
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Fantasy Football Empire
# 8# 11
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 9# 10
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 10# 14
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 8# 10
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 11# 14
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 11# 19
   
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Mr. Cheatsheet
# 10# 11
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 11# 12
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
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Razzball
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The Athletic
# 9# 11
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
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Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 7# 12
   
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Expand The Boxscore
# 7# 13
   
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Fake Teams
# 7# 11
   
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# 1# 18
   
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 10# 12
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 5# 9
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 10# 13
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 5# 9
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 11# 13
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 7# 11
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 8# 14
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 9# 11
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 8# 15
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 8# 10
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 5# 14
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 8# 11
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 8# 9
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 9# 14
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 10# 11
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 10# 12
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 9# 10
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 8# 7
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 10# 6
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 10# 5
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 11# 10
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 11# 10
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 11# 2
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 11# 10
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 11# 10
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 11# 9
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 11# 6
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 14# 9
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 15# 8
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 15# 8
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 17# 7
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 17# 7
   
  Trevor Bauer
SP - CLE
Trevor Bauer
Noah Syndergaard
SP - NYM
Noah Syndergaard
2018 Stats 
   
   
Games Played2825
   
Games Started2725
   
Innings Pitched175.1154.1
   
Wins1213
   
Losses64
   
Saves10
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed134148
   
Earned Runs4352
   
Home Runs Allowed99
   
Strikeouts221155
   
Walks5739
   
ERA2.213.03
   
WHIP1.091.21
   
  Trevor Bauer
SP - CLE
Trevor Bauer
Noah Syndergaard
SP - NYM
Noah Syndergaard
2019 Projections 
   
   
Games Played3128
   
Games Started3028
   
Innings Pitched187.0174.1
   
Wins1412
   
Losses88
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed160158
   
Earned Runs6962
   
Home Runs Allowed1915
   
Strikeouts218182
   
Walks6245
   
ERA3.333.22
   
WHIP1.191.16
   
  Trevor Bauer
SP - CLE
Trevor Bauer
Noah Syndergaard
SP - NYM
Noah Syndergaard
News 
 Cleveland Indians right-hander Trevor Bauer struggled in a 7-6 win over the Tigers on Friday. He gave up five runs on 10 hits over four innings of work.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, Jun 22nd
Noah Syndergaard (hamstring) allowed three runs in five innings while striking out nine in a rehab start for Single-A Brooklyn on Tuesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Jun 25th
 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
Noah Syndergaard (hamstring) was placed on the 10-day injured list Sunday.
Connor Rooney
Sun, Jun 16th
 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
Mets starter Noah Syndergaard left Saturday's start against the St. Louis Cardinals in the seventh inning with what appears to be a hamstring injury.
Mike Maher
Sat, Jun 15th
 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
Noah Syndergaard (illness) is expected to make his regularly scheduled start this Saturday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Jun 13th
 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
Mets starter Noah Syndergaard tossed seven scoreless innings in a win over the Colorado Rockies on Sunday, allowing just one hit and two walks while striking out seven.
Mike Maher
Mon, Jun 10th
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
Thor has elite stuff without a doubt, but the numbers haven't quite made it to the top tier of pitchers. Rather, he has just one season with 170 strikeouts and has yet to win 15 games. You may argue that a Cy Young is right around the corner, but we've been saying that for three years now and it is starting to look like we have another Strasburg on our hands
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
There is little doubt that Thor is a fantastic pitcher when healthy -- he has a 2.93 ERA, 1.13 WHIP, and 9.95 K/9 rate through 518 1/3 career innings. The issue, of course, is that Syndergaard has yet to reach 200 innings in a season, and has managed less than 155 innings in three of his four seasons in the Majors. As such, his value is very much format-dependent. He is significantly more valuable in a roto league with a low innings cap than he is in a points or categories league, and he's better suited to shallower leagues, where the replacement pitchers available on the waiver wire are better.
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
The SP1 ceiling remains for Syndergaard, who registered a 3.03 ERA over 154.1 innings last year. Baseball's hardest-throwing starter submitted the lowest hard-hit rate (21.9%) and barrels per plate appearance (1.4%). His K/9 dropped nearly a run despite maintaining an elite 13.6% swinging-strike rate, so he could return to upper-echelon strikeout dominance. Although elite on a per-inning basis, he has never exceeded 183.1 frames in a single season. He's not durable enough to trust as a top-10 ace, but Thor could easily invade that territory by staying healthy.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros