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Who Should I Draft?

Triston McKenzie or Aaron Civale (2022)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Triston McKenzie
SP - CLE
Triston McKenzie
Aaron Civale
SP - CLE
Aaron Civale
Expert
Recommendation
73%
Recommended by
30 of 41 experts
27%
Recommended by
11 of 41 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 83# 90
Best Rank# 59# 64
Worst Rank# 193# 218
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 219# 197
Best Rank# 206# 181
Worst Rank# 250# 261
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts142139
Wins710
Saves00
ERA4.514.47
WHIP1.271.27
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-DTD
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 59# 69
   
Scott Engel
The Game Day
# 83
   
Jody Smith
FullTime Fantasy
# 82# 84
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 112# 114
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 74# 99
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 77# 83
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 76# 85
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 71# 93
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 193# 218
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 77# 96
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 70# 91
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 78# 94
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 81# 86
   
Christopher Welsh
FantasyPros
# 80# 87
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 92# 116
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 82# 87
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 77# 78
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 86# 98
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 92# 108
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 83# 90
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 77# 90
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 112# 118
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 105# 170
   
Nate Miller
Fantasy Six Pack
# 89# 108
   
Brad Camara
RotoBaller
# 61# 91
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 146# 175
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 107# 132
   
Scott Youngson
Pitcher List
# 82# 86
   
Scott Bogman
FantasyPros
# 85# 94
   
Fred Zinkie
Yahoo! Sports
# 79# 111
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 73# 72
   
Pat Fitzmaurice
FantasyPros
# 75# 71
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 78# 77
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 80# 70
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 83# 64
   
Travis Argo
Fantasy Six Pack
# 84# 72
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 87# 72
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 92# 83
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 94# 85
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 95# 94
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 86
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Triston McKenzie
SP - CLE
Triston McKenzie
Aaron Civale
SP - CLE
Aaron Civale
2021 Stats 
   
   
Games Played2521
   
Games Started2421
   
Innings Pitched120.0124.1
   
Wins512
   
Losses95
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed84109
   
Earned Runs6655
   
Home Runs Allowed2123
   
Strikeouts13699
   
Walks5831
   
ERA4.953.98
   
WHIP1.181.13
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Triston McKenzie
SP - CLE
Triston McKenzie
Aaron Civale
SP - CLE
Aaron Civale
2022 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2629
   
Games Started2628
   
Innings Pitched131.2165.6
   
Wins710
   
Losses811
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed113166
   
Earned Runs6682
   
Home Runs Allowed2328
   
Strikeouts142139
   
Walks5344
   
ERA4.514.47
   
WHIP1.271.27
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Triston McKenzie
SP - CLE
Triston McKenzie
Aaron Civale
SP - CLE
Aaron Civale
News 
 Cleveland Guardians right-hander Triston McKenzie allowed one run over seven innings in a 6-1 win over Houston on Monday.
Matthew Terelle
Mon, May 23rd
Aaron Civale left his start Friday night against the Tigers in the seventh inning after he fell while attempting to field the ball. Before that, he was having his best start of the season, giving up only three hits and one walk in 6 1/3 innings while striking out three.
Kelly Kirby
Fri, May 20th
 Cleveland Guardians right-hander Triston McKenzie pitched well in a 3-1 loss to the Twins on Sunday. McKenzie allowed three runs over seven innings while striking out four and walking two.
Matthew Terelle
Sun, May 15th
Cleveland Guardians right-hander Aaron Civale allowed six runs over 4 2/3 innings of work in a 12-8 loss to the Twins on Friday. He struck out five and walked two.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, May 14th
 Cleveland Guardians right-hander Triston McKenzie pitched well in an 8-2 win over the Blue Jays in the second game of a Saturday doubleheader. McKenzie allowed two runs over six innings of work while striking out six and walking two.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, May 7th
The Cleveland Guardians versus Chicago White Sox game was postponed on Wednesday afternoon due to multiple positive Covid tests within the Cleveland organization.
Kelly Kirby
Wed, May 11th
 Cleveland Guardians right-hander Triston McKenzie threw a gem in a 7-3 win over the A's on Sunday. McKenzie tossed 6 1/3 shutout innings while striking out seven and walking one.
Matthew Terelle
Sun, May 1st
Cleveland Guardians right-hander Aaron Civale allowed four runs over 5 2/3 innings of work in a 6-5 win over the Blue Jays on Thursday. Civale struck out eight and walked none in the start.
Matthew Terelle
Thu, May 5th
 Cleveland Guardians right-hander Triston McKenzie allowed four runs in 5 2/3 innings in a 4-1 loss to the Angels on Tuesday. McKenzie struck out six and walked none.
Matthew Terelle
Wed, Apr 27th
Cleveland Guardians right-hander Aaron Civale struggled in a 9-8 win over the A's on Friday. Civale allowed six runs over four innings while striking out three and walking one.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, Apr 30th
Notes 
 McKenzie's overall numbers from last year look rough, as he pitched to a 4.95 ERA and had an 11.7% walk rate. But he was significantly better after he returned from the minors in the second half of the season and at least offered hoped for this year. McKenzie is incredibly slight and he needs to improve his command and the effectiveness of his fastball to become a reliable fantasy starter. But he's worth a late flier given his pedigree.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
It should be pretty accepted by now that Civale is not going to morph into an above-average fantasy starter. His velocity is sub-par, his strikeout rate is mediocre at best, and he'll be pitching behind one of the worst lineups in baseball. His FIP, xFIP, and xERA all suggest that he was lucky last year, so really, if you're looking for reasons to be optimistic that Civale can take a leap forward, there just aren't any from last year. Spend your draft capital on someone with more upside, even in the later rounds.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros