Who Should I Draft?

Trevor Bauer or Noah Syndergaard (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Trevor Bauer
SP - CIN
Trevor Bauer
Noah Syndergaard
SP - NYM
Noah Syndergaard
Expert
Recommendation
69%
Recommended by
41 of 59 experts
31%
Recommended by
18 of 59 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
   
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Yahoo! Sports
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# 8# 9
   
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# 11# 27
   
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  Trevor Bauer
SP - CIN
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 - CIN
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 - CIN
Trevor Bauer
Noah Syndergaard
SP - NYM
Noah Syndergaard
News 
 Trevor Bauer (2-5) took the loss Sunday against the Mets, allowing five runs on six hits and no walks across seven innings. He struck out eight.
Connor Rooney
Sun, Sep 22nd
Mets starter Noah Syndergaard allowed four earned runs on 10 hits and no walks while striking out seven over five innings in a no-decision against the Marlins on Tuesday.
Mike Maher
Wed, Sep 25th
 Trevor Bauer (2-4) earned the win Sunday against the Diamondbacks, allowing one run on four hits and one walk over eight innings. He struck out nine.
Connor Rooney
Mon, Sep 16th
Mets starter Noah Syndergaard allowed four earned runs on 10 hits and two walks while striking out six in a no-decision against the Rockies on Wednesday.
Mike Maher
Thu, Sep 19th
 Trevor Bauer did not factor into the decision Tuesday against the Mariners, allowing two runs on three hits and three walks over 6.1 innings. He struck out eight.
Connor Rooney
Wed, Sep 11th
Mets starter Noah Syndergaard allowed four earned runs on five hits and two walks while striking out four over five innings in Friday's loss to the Dodgers.
Mike Maher
Sat, Sep 14th
 Trevor Bauer did not factor into the decision in Wednesday's win over the Phillies, allowing four runs on six hits and two walks over five innings. He struck out six.
Connor Rooney
Thu, Sep 5th
Mets starter Noah Syndergaard allowed four earned runs on six hits and one walk while striking out five over five innings in a no-decision against the Phillies on Sunday.
Mike Maher
Mon, Sep 9th
 Trevor Bauer (10-12) took the loss in game one of Saturday's double header against the Cardinals, allowing six runs on seven hits and three walks over four innings. He struck out five.
Connor Rooney
Sat, Aug 31st
Mets starter Noah Syndergaard tossed seven scoreless innings in Monday's win over the Washington Nationals, allowing three hits while striking out 10.
Mike Maher
Tue, Sep 3rd
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