Who Should I Draft?

Walker Buehler or Patrick Corbin (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Walker Buehler
SP - LAD
Walker Buehler
Patrick Corbin
SP - WSH
Patrick Corbin
Expert
Recommendation
84%
Recommended by
47 of 56 experts
16%
Recommended by
9 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 12# 16
Best Rank# 4# 9
Worst Rank# 39# 42
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 40# 47
Best Rank# 35# 43
Worst Rank# 44# 74
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts180201
Wins1213
Saves00
ERA3.183.50
WHIP1.141.22
   
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  Walker Buehler
SP - LAD
Walker Buehler
Patrick Corbin
SP - WSH
Patrick Corbin
2018 Stats 
   
   
Games Played2433
   
Games Started2333
   
Innings Pitched137.2200.2
   
Wins811
   
Losses57
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves10
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed95162
   
Earned Runs4070
   
Home Runs Allowed1215
   
Strikeouts151246
   
Walks3748
   
ERA2.623.15
   
WHIP0.961.05
   
  Walker Buehler
SP - LAD
Walker Buehler
Patrick Corbin
SP - WSH
Patrick Corbin
2019 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2832
   
Games Started2832
   
Innings Pitched162.2188.0
   
Wins1213
   
Losses79
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed133174
   
Earned Runs5773
   
Home Runs Allowed1721
   
Strikeouts180201
   
Walks5255
   
ERA3.183.50
   
WHIP1.141.22
   
  Walker Buehler
SP - LAD
Walker Buehler
Patrick Corbin
SP - WSH
Patrick Corbin
News 
 Walker Buehler received a no-decision on Saturday versus the Cubs, hurling seven scoreless frames while striking out six and allowing just two hits.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Jun 16th
Nationals starter Patrick Corbin allowed one run on four hits and three walks while striking out eight over sinning innings in Wednesday's win over the Philadelphia Phillies. The in brings him to 6-5 on the season.
Mike Maher
Wed, Jun 19th
 Walker Buehler improved to 7-1 on Sunday versus the Giants, tossing seven shutout innings while striking out nine.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Jun 9th
Tuesday’s game between the Nationals and Phillies has been postponed due to rain.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Jun 18th
 Walker Buehler picked up the win on Monday versus Arizona, striking out 11 over eight innings of one-run ball.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Jun 4th
Nationals starter Patrick Corbin allowed seven earned runs on six hits and two walks while striking out five over five innings in a loss to the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday. The loss drops him to 5-5 on the season.
Mike Maher
Wed, Jun 12th
 Walker Buehler received a no-decision on Wednesday versus the Mets, giving up five runs on seven hits over five innings.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, May 30th
Corbin was tagged with the loss against the Padres on Thursday night, giving up five runs (three earned) on five hits across five innings, striking out six and walking five as the Nationals fell 5-4.
Connor Rooney
Fri, Jun 7th
 Walker Buehler improved to 5-1 on Friday versus the Pirates, throwing six innings of one-run ball while striking out six.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, May 25th
Nationals starter Patrick Corbin allowed six earned runs on 11 hits and no walks while striking out two over just 2 2/3 innings in Friday’s loss to the Cincinnati Reds. The loss drops him to 5-3 on the season.
Mike Maher
Sat, Jun 1st
Notes 
 After tearing through the minors, Buehler pitcher pretty well for the Dodgers in the first half. Then a flip switched and he proceeded to become one of the top pitchers in baseball over the second half, posting a 2.03 ERA with 92 Ks and just a .165 BA allowed in 80 innings. Draft him accordingly
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
Corbin was an absolute monster last season, striking out 246 batters with a 1.05 WHIP and 3.15 ERA. Granted, those ratios are likely to jump, perhaps even half a run in ERA, but he should also add considerably to his 11 wins from 2018 now that he is in Washington
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
 An easy Rookie of the Year pick any other year, Buehler boasted a 2.62 ERA, 152 strikeouts, and a 50.0% ground-ball rate in 137.1 spectacular frames for the Dodgers. That's not including a dominant World Series gem. The hype is thus growing exponentially, so much so that he's going around the same area as Carlos Carrasco, Trevor Bauer, and Noah Syndergaard. Such a steep price is a tough sell because the Dodgers -- who haven't let a single starter work 180 innings in the last three years -- will curate his workload with extreme caution. That's before considering arm discomfort that has made his Opening Day availability "a little far-fetched." Drafters are probably paying too much for 160 superb frames in 2019.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
Corbin had a breakout season in 2018, and his peripherals suggest his 3.15 ERA should have been even better. He was not a mixed league asset in either of the previous two seasons, so there is a bit of risk in relying on him as your top starter, but he should be able to replicate his success as long as he can continue to miss bats with his slider like he did last season.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
 Buehler lived up to the hype and more in his first extended stint in the Big Leagues, posting a 2.62 ERA, 0.96 WHIP, and 9.9 K/9 rate across 137 1/3 innings. His peripherals suggest his ERA is due to rise into the low-3.00s, but make no mistake, he is the real deal. The bigger question is how many innings the Dodgers will let him throw this season. Last season's total represented a big jump, and the Dodgers are notorious for rotating six or seven starters in and out of their rotation, so it is best to expect Buehler to throw around 150 innings and take anything beyond that as a bonus.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
Corbin's breakout came as a result of leaning more on a devastating slider that yielded a .195 wOBA and 29.3% swinging-strike rate. It steered him to MLB's third-lowest FIP (2.47), seventh-highest strikeout % (30.8), and second-lowest contact rate (66.8%) among all qualified starters. The peripherals back the 29-year-old southpaw's breakout, but skeptics will point to an alarming 41.7% hard-hit rate and lack of a second plus pitch. Luckily the market is bearish enough on an encore to price Corbin as a high-end No. 2 starter rather than staff anchor.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros