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Who Should I Draft?

Walker Buehler or Chris Sale (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Walker Buehler
SP - LAD
Walker Buehler
Chris Sale
SP - BOS
Chris Sale
Expert
Recommendation
100%
Recommended by
39 of 39 experts
0%
Recommended by
0 of 39 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 4
Best Rank# 3
Worst Rank# 30
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 16
Best Rank# 14
Worst Rank# 18
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts205170
Wins149
Saves00
ERA3.313.65
WHIP1.091.12
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 4
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 4
   
Staff Rankings
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USA Today
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Site Projections
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# 6
   
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# 6# 42
   
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Fantasy Football Empire
# 4
   
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Fantasy Team Advice
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# 4
   
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The Athletic
# 3# 13
   
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Expand The Boxscore
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Fake Teams
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Sporfolio
# 30
   
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Athlon Sports
# 5# 9
   
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RotoBaller
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FantasyPros
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Understanding Fantasy Baseball
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FantasyPros
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Freeze Stats
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The Fantasy Fix
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FantasyPros
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The Action Network
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George Kurtz
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# 5# 10
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 5# 18
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 8# 60
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Walker Buehler
SP - LAD
Walker Buehler
Chris Sale
SP - BOS
Chris Sale
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played3025
   
Games Started3025
   
Innings Pitched182.2147.0
   
Wins146
   
Losses411
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed152123
   
Earned Runs6672
   
Home Runs Allowed2024
   
Strikeouts215218
   
Walks3737
   
ERA3.264.40
   
WHIP1.041.09
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Walker Buehler
SP - LAD
Walker Buehler
Chris Sale
SP - BOS
Chris Sale
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played3024
   
Games Started3023
   
Innings Pitched178.0124.5
   
Wins149
   
Losses66
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed149110
   
Earned Runs6550
   
Home Runs Allowed2118
   
Strikeouts205170
   
Walks4429
   
ERA3.313.65
   
WHIP1.091.12
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Walker Buehler
SP - LAD
Walker Buehler
Chris Sale
SP - BOS
Chris Sale
News 
 Walker Buehler allowed two runs on three hits and two walks across 2.1 innings Thursday against the Athletics. He struck out two.
Connor Rooney
Fri, Mar 6th
Red Sox ace Chris Sale will undergo Tommy John surgery, the team announced on Thursday.
Mike Maher
Thu, Mar 19th
 Walker Buehler pitched two perfect innings against the Rockies in his spring debut Saturday, striking out two batters.
Connor Rooney
Sun, Mar 1st
Red Sox ace Chris Sale has resumed a throwing program in Fort Myers after being shut down earlier in the month due to what was ultimately diagnosed as a strained flexor tendon in his left forearm, according to a report from Alex Speier of the Boston Globe.
Mike Maher
Wed, Mar 18th
  Chris Sale (elbow) will be reassessed within the next week, Julian McWilliams of The Boston Globe reports.
John Aubin
Tue, Mar 10th
  The Red Sox say that Sale has a strained flexor in his throwing elbow and has been advised not to throw for at least another week.
James Bisson
Thu, Mar 5th
  Red Sox ace Chris Sale, who has been seeking multiple opinions on his ailing elbow, is not expected to undergo Tommy John surgery "at this point," according to a report from The Athletic's Ken Rosenthal.
Mike Maher
Wed, Mar 4th
Notes 
 A 5.22 ERA in April scared fantasy owners, but Buehler quickly recovered from the Dodgers' ill-planned "ease into the year" plan. He looked precisely like the pitcher his fantasy owners had hoped for after that, ending the year with a 3.26 ERA and 1.04 WHIP with a 29.2% strikeout rate. His meager five percent walk rate was one of the best in the league, and with an incredibly strong offense behind him once again, Buehler should excel in all four of the starting pitching categories in 2020. Have no concerns.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
 
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