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Who Should I Draft?

Tyler Mahle or Corey Kluber (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Tyler Mahle
SP - CIN
Tyler Mahle
Corey Kluber
SP - NYY
Corey Kluber
Expert
Recommendation
55%
Recommended by
28 of 51 experts
45%
Recommended by
23 of 51 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 56# 59
Best Rank# 36# 39
Worst Rank# 109# 154
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 173# 144
Best Rank# 162# 138
Worst Rank# 215# 168
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts155143
Wins810
Saves00
ERA4.444.01
WHIP1.281.20
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 55# 76
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 56# 76
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 57# 63
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 53# 79
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 55# 101
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 63# 77
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 52# 71
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 51# 61
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 64# 65
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 55# 59
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 52# 70
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 60# 70
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 72# 73
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 51# 59
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 66# 73
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 36# 65
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 56# 60
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 49# 80
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 62# 63
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 53# 103
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 77# 101
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 65# 87
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 55# 56
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 50# 75
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 57# 64
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 52# 68
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 80# 154
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 36# 87
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 52# 48
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 58# 55
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 59# 57
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 61# 58
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 61# 42
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 63# 55
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 64# 44
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 65# 57
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 65# 62
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 68# 53
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 68# 52
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 68# 59
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 68# 57
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 71# 39
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 72# 52
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 72# 69
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 72# 65
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 76# 56
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 81# 53
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 82# 61
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 97# 55
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 103# 41
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 109# 79
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Tyler Mahle
SP - CIN
Tyler Mahle
Corey Kluber
SP - NYY
Corey Kluber
2020 Stats 
   
   
Games Played101
   
Games Started91
   
Innings Pitched48.31.1
   
Wins20
   
Losses20
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed350
   
Earned Runs210
   
Home Runs Allowed60
   
Strikeouts601
   
Walks211
   
ERA3.970.00
   
WHIP1.171.00
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Tyler Mahle
SP - CIN
Tyler Mahle
Corey Kluber
SP - NYY
Corey Kluber
2021 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2826
   
Games Started2726
   
Innings Pitched143.4139.0
   
Wins810
   
Losses97
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed136130
   
Earned Runs7162
   
Home Runs Allowed2422
   
Strikeouts155143
   
Walks4837
   
ERA4.444.01
   
WHIP1.281.20
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Tyler Mahle
SP - CIN
Tyler Mahle
Corey Kluber
SP - NYY
Corey Kluber
News 
 Tyler Mahle (12-5) earned the win Thursday against the Pirates, tossing six shutout innings while allowing five hits and one walk. He struck out four.
Connor Rooney
Thu, Sep 16th
Corey Kluber allowed four hits and two walks while striking out four in six shutout innings to earn the win over Cleveland on Friday. He also hit one batter.
John Aubin
Sat, Sep 18th
 Tyler Mahle did not factor into the decision Friday against the Cardinals, allowing two runs on four hits in six innings. He walked two and struck out six.
Connor Rooney
Sat, Sep 11th
Corey Kluber allowed four runs on five hits while striking out six and walking two in a no-decision against the Mets on Saturday night.
John Aubin
Sun, Sep 12th
 Tyler Mahle (11-5) earned the win Saturday against the Tigers, allowing four runs on six hits across five innings. He walked five and struck out eight.
Connor Rooney
Sun, Sep 5th
Corey Kluber allowed two runs on four hits with three walks and five strikeouts over 3 2/3 innings on Sunday in a no-decision against the Orioles.
John Aubin
Sun, Sep 5th
 Tyler Mahle (10-5) took the tough-luck loss Sunday against the Marlins, allowing two runs on four hits across seven innings. He walked two and struck out six.
Connor Rooney
Sun, Aug 29th
Corey Kluber gave up five runs on five hits with two walks and six strikeouts over four innings on Monday in a no-decision against the Angels.
John Aubin
Tue, Aug 31st
 Tyler Mahle did not factor into the decision in Tuesday's loss to Milwaukee, allowing one run on five hits and one walk in 5.2 innings. He struck out eight.
Connor Rooney
Wed, Aug 25th
The Yankees plan to activate RHP Corey Kluber (shoulder) from the IL prior to Monday's start against the Angels.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Aug 30th
Notes 
 Mahle's solid 2020 season (3.59 ERA, 1.15 WHIP) will probably slip under the radar, but there are a lot of reasons to be optimistic about him with a guaranteed spot in the Reds rotation. His strikeout rate jumped to 30% on the back of a 4.4% increase in his swinging strike rate, and he had just a .188 expected batting average against, top 10% in the league. The biggest change for Mahle was that he brought back a slider that he had shelved entirely in 2019, and batters hit just .180 against the pitch with a .249 wOBA. He could do well to cut down on his walks a bit, but still, as a fifth starter for your fantasy team, there's plenty of potential for profit.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Kluber has pitched 36 2/3 innings combined over the last two years, and will now join the Yankees on a one-year deal. There's nothing to be gained from looking at his numbers since 2018, as the sample size is too small, and prior to that, he was a perennial Cy Young contender. There was a bit of a velocity drop at the end of his last healthy season, but he was also finishing up his fifth straight 200-inning season. In other words, his lack of innings over the last two years (due to injury) may wind up being a blessing in disguise for Kluber. His ADP has some helium based on how quickly the Yankees signed him, but so long as you bake in some pretty substantial injury risk, he's certainly worth drafting as an SP5 with upside.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
 Tyler Mahle broke out in 2020, posting a 3.59 ERA, 1.15 WHIP and 60 strikeouts across 47 2/3 innings. He added a slider to his pitch repertoire and upped his strike percentage to 29.6. The 26-year-old signed a one-year, $2.2 million contract with the Reds avoiding arbitration. Mahle will be a fixture in the Reds rotation and prove his breakout in 2020 was no fluke. He could be a mid-round bargain and a pitcher fantasy managers should be targeting in their upcoming drafts.
Brad Camara - FantasyPros