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Trevor Bauer or Walker Buehler (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Trevor Bauer
SP - CIN
Trevor Bauer
Walker Buehler
SP - LAD
Walker Buehler
Expert
Recommendation
86%
Recommended by
51 of 59 experts
14%
Recommended by
8 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 10# 12
Best Rank# 1# 4
Worst Rank# 17# 39
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 31# 40
Best Rank# 30# 35
Worst Rank# 46# 44
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts218180
Wins1412
Saves00
ERA3.333.18
WHIP1.191.14
   
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Yahoo! Sports
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USA Today
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  Trevor Bauer
SP - CIN
Trevor Bauer
Walker Buehler
SP - LAD
Walker Buehler
2018 Stats 
   
   
Games Played2824
   
Games Started2723
   
Innings Pitched175.1137.2
   
Wins128
   
Losses65
   
Saves10
   
Blown Saves01
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed13495
   
Earned Runs4340
   
Home Runs Allowed912
   
Strikeouts221151
   
Walks5737
   
ERA2.212.62
   
WHIP1.090.96
   
  Trevor Bauer
SP - CIN
Trevor Bauer
Walker Buehler
SP - LAD
Walker Buehler
2019 Projections 
   
   
Games Played3128
   
Games Started3028
   
Innings Pitched187.0162.2
   
Wins1412
   
Losses87
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed160133
   
Earned Runs6957
   
Home Runs Allowed1917
   
Strikeouts218180
   
Walks6252
   
ERA3.333.18
   
WHIP1.191.14
   
  Trevor Bauer
SP - CIN
Trevor Bauer
Walker Buehler
SP - LAD
Walker Buehler
News 
 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
Walker Buehler improved to 13-3 on Tuesday versus the Orioles, striking out 11 while spinning seven scoreless innings.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Sep 11th
 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
Walker Buehler earned the win despite a shaky outing on Monday versus Colorado, giving up six runs on eight hits over five innings pitched.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Sep 3rd
 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
Walker Buehler earned the win on Tuesday in San Diego, striking out 11 while tossing six scoreless frames.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Aug 28th
 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
Walker Buehler received a no-decision on Wednesday versus the Blue Jays, tossing seven scoreless innings while striking out eight.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Aug 22nd
 Trevor Bauer will not make his scheduled start Friday against the Cardinals due to inclement weather.
Connor Rooney
Fri, Aug 30th
Walker Buehler took the loss on Thursday in Miami, allowing five runs on five hits over four innings pitched.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Aug 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
After tearing through the minors, Buehler pitcher pretty well for the Dodgers in the first half. Then a flip switched and he proceeded to become one of the top pitchers in baseball over the second half, posting a 2.03 ERA with 92 Ks and just a .165 BA allowed in 80 innings. Draft him accordingly
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
An easy Rookie of the Year pick any other year, Buehler boasted a 2.62 ERA, 152 strikeouts, and a 50.0% ground-ball rate in 137.1 spectacular frames for the Dodgers. That's not including a dominant World Series gem. The hype is thus growing exponentially, so much so that he's going around the same area as Carlos Carrasco, Trevor Bauer, and Noah Syndergaard. Such a steep price is a tough sell because the Dodgers -- who haven't let a single starter work 180 innings in the last three years -- will curate his workload with extreme caution. That's before considering arm discomfort that has made his Opening Day availability "a little far-fetched." Drafters are probably paying too much for 160 superb frames in 2019.
Andrew Gould - 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
Buehler lived up to the hype and more in his first extended stint in the Big Leagues, posting a 2.62 ERA, 0.96 WHIP, and 9.9 K/9 rate across 137 1/3 innings. His peripherals suggest his ERA is due to rise into the low-3.00s, but make no mistake, he is the real deal. The bigger question is how many innings the Dodgers will let him throw this season. Last season's total represented a big jump, and the Dodgers are notorious for rotating six or seven starters in and out of their rotation, so it is best to expect Buehler to throw around 150 innings and take anything beyond that as a bonus.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros