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Who Should I Draft?

Trevor Bauer or Zack Wheeler (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Trevor Bauer
SP - CIN
Trevor Bauer
Zack Wheeler
SP - PHI
Zack Wheeler
Expert
Recommendation
84%
Recommended by
37 of 44 experts
16%
Recommended by
7 of 44 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 25# 37
Best Rank# 10# 17
Worst Rank# 47# 122
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 80# 108
Best Rank# 63# 88
Worst Rank# 87# 120
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts8363
Wins54
Saves00
ERA4.044.16
WHIP1.271.28
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 22# 90
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 21# 28
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 30# 41
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 19# 31
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 26# 34
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 25# 76
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 17# 39
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 37# 38
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 18# 63
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 23# 34
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 29# 39
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 29# 54
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 25# 32
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 31# 61
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 31# 33
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 23# 35
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 33# 63
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 32# 37
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 26# 36
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 41# 47
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 35# 36
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 25# 33
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 22# 38
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 38# 41
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 30# 43
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 19# 59
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 47# 48
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 23# 41
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 27# 40
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 31# 62
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 24# 29
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 28# 31
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 36# 122
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 19# 30
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 24# 33
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 24# 28
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 10# 22
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 28# 27
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 30# 17
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 32# 28
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 32# 30
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 38# 31
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 41# 40
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 43# 40
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Trevor Bauer
SP - CIN
Trevor Bauer
Zack Wheeler
SP - PHI
Zack Wheeler
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played3431
   
Games Started3431
   
Innings Pitched213.0195.0
   
Wins1111
   
Losses138
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed185196
   
Earned Runs10785
   
Home Runs Allowed3422
   
Strikeouts253195
   
Walks8250
   
ERA4.523.92
   
WHIP1.251.26
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Trevor Bauer
SP - CIN
Trevor Bauer
Zack Wheeler
SP - PHI
Zack Wheeler
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played1211
   
Games Started1211
   
Innings Pitched72.864.9
   
Wins54
   
Losses43
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed6564
   
Earned Runs3330
   
Home Runs Allowed1010
   
Strikeouts8363
   
Walks2719
   
ERA4.044.16
   
WHIP1.271.28
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Trevor Bauer
SP - CIN
Trevor Bauer
Zack Wheeler
SP - PHI
Zack Wheeler
News 
 Trevor Bauer could toe the mound every fourth day in the abbreviated 2020 season, according to Reds' pitching coach Derek Johnson.
Connor Rooney
Mon, Jul 6th
Phillies manager Joe Girardi says there is a chance Zack Wheeler (paternity) might not be available for the start of the season.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Jul 6th
  Zack Wheeler could miss one or two starts at the beginning of the season with his wife expecting a baby sometime in July.
Carmen Maiorano - Carm's Clubhouse
Fri, Jun 26th
  Phillies starter Zack Wheeler allowed one earned run on four hits and one walk while striking out six over four innings in Tuesday's win over the Minnesota Twins.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Tue, Mar 10th
  Phillies starter Zack Wheeler allowed two earned runs on three hits and one walk while striking out two over 2 1/3 innings in Thursday's Spring Training outing against the Toronto Blue Jays.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Thu, Mar 5th
  Phillies pitcher Zack Wheeler allowed two earned runs on one hit and one walk while striking out two over two innings in his Spring debut with his new team on Saturday. Both runs came on a two-run homer off the bat of Toronto‚Äôs Danny Jansen.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Sun, Mar 1st
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
Wheeler's had a fine career so far, and he parlayed a solid year with the Mets into a long-term deal with the Phillies. He's not that attractive of a fantasy asset, but he'll offer the volume you want this year.
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
Wheeler's numbers declined from his breakout 2018 season but, overall, there were plenty of gains. He upped his strikeout rate and velocity, cut his walk rate, and set a career high in innings. Now with the Phillies, he'll see a downgrade in park, but because he's been able to avoid home runs over the last two seasons, the move should not have too much of an impact. Wheeler probably won't develop into a fantasy ace, but he's, at worst, a strong third fantasy starter.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
 Piled up a whopping 253 strikeouts in a down season. Reasonable to expect 4.48 ERA to drop a bit
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros
Probably doesn't have the upside many still believe he possesses, but he's a perfect SP3 for fantasy purposes
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros