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
83%
Recommended by
49 of 59 experts
17%
Recommended by
10 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 12# 15
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 
 Dodgers manager Dave Roberts announced Walker Buehler will start on Saturday versus the Rockies.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Sep 21st
Nationals starter Patrick Corbin allowed two unearned runs on five hits and four walks while striking out 11 over six innings in Tuesday's win over the Cardinals.
Mike Maher
Wed, Sep 18th
 Walker Buehler improved to 13-3 on Tuesday versus the Orioles, striking out 11 while spinning seven scoreless innings.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Sep 11th
Nationals starter Patrick Corbin allowed three earned runs on nine hits and no walks while striking out three over six innings in Thursday's win over the Twins.
Mike Maher
Fri, Sep 13th
 Walker Buehler earned the win despite a shaky outing on Monday versus Colorado, giving up six runs on eight hits over five innings pitched.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Sep 3rd
Nationals starter Patrick Corbin allowed one earned run on three hits and six walks while striking out nine over five innings in Friday's loss to the Atlanta Braves.
Mike Maher
Sat, Sep 7th
 Walker Buehler earned the win on Tuesday in San Diego, striking out 11 while tossing six scoreless frames.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Aug 28th
Washington starter Patrick Corbin allowed three earned runs on three hits and three walks while striking out eight over six innings in Sunday's win over the Marlins. The win brings him to 11-8 on the season.
Mike Maher
Mon, Sep 2nd
 Walker Buehler received a no-decision on Wednesday versus the Blue Jays, tossing seven scoreless innings while striking out eight.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Aug 22nd
Nationals starter Patrick Corbin allowed two earned runs on four hits and no walks while striking out nine over seven innings in Tuesday's loss to the Orioles.
Mike Maher
Wed, Aug 28th
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