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Who Should I Draft?

Triston McKenzie or Adam Wainwright (2022)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Adam Wainwright
SP - STL
Adam Wainwright
Triston McKenzie
SP - CLE
Triston McKenzie
Expert
Recommendation
69%
Recommended by
29 of 42 experts
31%
Recommended by
13 of 42 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 72# 83
Best Rank# 50# 59
Worst Rank# 228# 193
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 138# 219
Best Rank# 129# 206
Worst Rank# 190# 250
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts143142
Wins117
Saves00
ERA4.144.51
WHIP1.261.27
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 60# 78
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 52# 59
   
Pat Fitzmaurice
FantasyPros
# 72# 75
   
Jody Smith
FullTime Fantasy
# 69# 82
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 70# 112
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 83# 94
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 75# 77
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 70# 76
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 60# 71
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 74# 92
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 58# 78
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 70# 81
   
Christopher Welsh
FantasyPros
# 68# 80
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 78# 92
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 80# 95
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 76# 82
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 70# 86
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 81# 92
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 66# 83
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 58# 77
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 69# 112
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 50# 73
   
Nate Miller
Fantasy Six Pack
# 51# 89
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 85# 146
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 85# 107
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 51
   
Scott Youngson
Pitcher List
# 59# 82
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 53
   
Scott Bogman
FantasyPros
# 83# 85
   
Brad Camara
RotoBaller
# 73# 61
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 75# 70
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 95# 74
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 98# 77
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 81# 77
   
Fred Zinkie
Yahoo! Sports
# 90# 79
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 99# 80
   
Scott Engel
The Game Day
# 87# 83
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 102# 83
   
Travis Argo
Fantasy Six Pack
# 85# 84
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 97# 87
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 152# 105
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 228# 193
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Adam Wainwright
SP - STL
Adam Wainwright
Triston McKenzie
SP - CLE
Triston McKenzie
2021 Stats 
   
   
Games Played3225
   
Games Started3224
   
Innings Pitched206.2120.0
   
Wins175
   
Losses79
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed16884
   
Earned Runs7066
   
Home Runs Allowed2121
   
Strikeouts174136
   
Walks5058
   
ERA3.054.95
   
WHIP1.061.18
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Adam Wainwright
SP - STL
Adam Wainwright
Triston McKenzie
SP - CLE
Triston McKenzie
2022 Projections 
   
   
Games Played3026
   
Games Started2926
   
Innings Pitched177.3131.2
   
Wins117
   
Losses108
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed171113
   
Earned Runs8266
   
Home Runs Allowed2423
   
Strikeouts143142
   
Walks5253
   
ERA4.144.51
   
WHIP1.261.27
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Adam Wainwright
SP - STL
Adam Wainwright
Triston McKenzie
SP - CLE
Triston McKenzie
News 
 Cardinals SP Adam Wainwright tossed seven innings of one run ball Friday, scattering four hits while also walking three and striking out three in the Cardinals' 5-3 win over the Pirates.
Chris Schommer
Sat, May 21st
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
 Cardinals starter Adam Wainwright allowed just two runs, three hits, and two walks over six innings of work against the Giants on Sunday evening. He struck out five batters and earned the win as St. Louis ultimately clobbered San Francisco by a score of 15-6.
Andersen Pickard
Mon, May 16th
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
 As announced by the team Friday afternoon, Adam Wainwright has been placed on the injured list.
Andy Zimmerman
Fri, May 6th
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
 Cardinals SP Adam Wainwright was excellent on the mound Wednesday, allowing zero runs on one hit while also walking one and striking out two in seven innings pitched in the Cardinals' 10-0 win over the Royals.
Chris Schommer
Wed, May 4th
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
 Cardinals starting pitcher Adam Wainwright struggled on the mound Friday, allowing three runs on four hits while also walking five and striking out four in six innings pitched in the Cardinals' 6-2 loss to the Diamondbacks.
Chris Schommer
Sat, Apr 30th
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
Notes 
 Wainwright found the fountain of youth last year, pitching to a 3.05 ERA and a 1.06 WHIP and totaling 17 wins, his most since 2014. He benefitted greatly from the weak NL Central and an outstanding defense, but the bottom line is that Wainwright was just . . . good. His curveball remained effective, his sinker worked well, and he topped 200 innings pitched. Expecting this again as he enters his age-41 season would be overly optimistic, but if you have a strong staff and just need a filler for the back end of your rotation, then Wainwright is your guy.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
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