Who Should I Draft?

Trevor Bauer or Patrick Corbin (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Trevor Bauer
SP - CIN
Trevor Bauer
Patrick Corbin
SP - WSH
Patrick Corbin
Expert
Recommendation
95%
Recommended by
56 of 59 experts
5%
Recommended by
3 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 10# 15
Best Rank# 1# 9
Worst Rank# 17# 42
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 31# 47
Best Rank# 30# 43
Worst Rank# 46# 74
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts218201
Wins1413
Saves00
ERA3.333.50
WHIP1.191.22
   
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  Trevor Bauer
SP - CIN
Trevor Bauer
Patrick Corbin
SP - WSH
Patrick Corbin
2018 Stats 
   
   
Games Played2833
   
Games Started2733
   
Innings Pitched175.1200.2
   
Wins1211
   
Losses67
   
Saves10
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed134162
   
Earned Runs4370
   
Home Runs Allowed915
   
Strikeouts221246
   
Walks5748
   
ERA2.213.15
   
WHIP1.091.05
   
  Trevor Bauer
SP - CIN
Trevor Bauer
Patrick Corbin
SP - WSH
Patrick Corbin
2019 Projections 
   
   
Games Played3132
   
Games Started3032
   
Innings Pitched187.0188.0
   
Wins1413
   
Losses89
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed160174
   
Earned Runs6973
   
Home Runs Allowed1921
   
Strikeouts218201
   
Walks6255
   
ERA3.333.50
   
WHIP1.191.22
   
  Trevor Bauer
SP - CIN
Trevor Bauer
Patrick Corbin
SP - WSH
Patrick Corbin
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
Nationals starter Patrick Corbin allowed two unearned runs on five hits and four walks while striking out 11 over six innings in Tuesday's win over the Cardinals.
Mike Maher
Wed, Sep 18th
 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
Nationals starter Patrick Corbin allowed three earned runs on nine hits and no walks while striking out three over six innings in Thursday's win over the Twins.
Mike Maher
Fri, Sep 13th
 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
Nationals starter Patrick Corbin allowed one earned run on three hits and six walks while striking out nine over five innings in Friday's loss to the Atlanta Braves.
Mike Maher
Sat, Sep 7th
 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
Washington starter Patrick Corbin allowed three earned runs on three hits and three walks while striking out eight over six innings in Sunday's win over the Marlins. The win brings him to 11-8 on the season.
Mike Maher
Mon, Sep 2nd
 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
Nationals starter Patrick Corbin allowed two earned runs on four hits and no walks while striking out nine over seven innings in Tuesday's loss to the Orioles.
Mike Maher
Wed, Aug 28th
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
Corbin was an absolute monster last season, striking out 246 batters with a 1.05 WHIP and 3.15 ERA. Granted, those ratios are likely to jump, perhaps even half a run in ERA, but he should also add considerably to his 11 wins from 2018 now that he is in Washington
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
Corbin had a breakout season in 2018, and his peripherals suggest his 3.15 ERA should have been even better. He was not a mixed league asset in either of the previous two seasons, so there is a bit of risk in relying on him as your top starter, but he should be able to replicate his success as long as he can continue to miss bats with his slider like he did last season.
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
Corbin's breakout came as a result of leaning more on a devastating slider that yielded a .195 wOBA and 29.3% swinging-strike rate. It steered him to MLB's third-lowest FIP (2.47), seventh-highest strikeout % (30.8), and second-lowest contact rate (66.8%) among all qualified starters. The peripherals back the 29-year-old southpaw's breakout, but skeptics will point to an alarming 41.7% hard-hit rate and lack of a second plus pitch. Luckily the market is bearish enough on an encore to price Corbin as a high-end No. 2 starter rather than staff anchor.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros