Who Should I Draft?

Walker Buehler or Zack Greinke (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Walker Buehler
SP - LAD
Walker Buehler
Zack Greinke
SP - HOU
Zack Greinke
Expert
Recommendation
88%
Recommended by
52 of 59 experts
12%
Recommended by
7 of 59 experts
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ECR# 12# 18
Best Rank# 4# 11
Worst Rank# 39# 41
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 40# 56
Best Rank# 35# 52
Worst Rank# 44# 65
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts180185
Wins1213
Saves00
ERA3.183.68
WHIP1.141.18
   
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  Walker Buehler
SP - LAD
Walker Buehler
Zack Greinke
SP - HOU
Zack Greinke
2018 Stats 
   
   
Games Played2433
   
Games Started2333
   
Innings Pitched137.2208.1
   
Wins815
   
Losses511
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves10
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed95181
   
Earned Runs4074
   
Home Runs Allowed1228
   
Strikeouts151199
   
Walks3743
   
ERA2.623.21
   
WHIP0.961.08
   
  Walker Buehler
SP - LAD
Walker Buehler
Zack Greinke
SP - HOU
Zack Greinke
2019 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2831
   
Games Started2831
   
Innings Pitched162.2194.9
   
Wins1213
   
Losses711
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed133182
   
Earned Runs5780
   
Home Runs Allowed1725
   
Strikeouts180185
   
Walks5248
   
ERA3.183.68
   
WHIP1.141.18
   
  Walker Buehler
SP - LAD
Walker Buehler
Zack Greinke
SP - HOU
Zack Greinke
News 
 Dodgers manager Dave Roberts announced Walker Buehler will start on Saturday versus the Rockies.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Sep 21st
Zack Greinke (17-5) allowed four runs on seven hits and zero walks while striking out four through five innings in Friday's 6-4 win over the Angels. He earned his 17th win of the season.
Brad Camara
Sat, Sep 21st
 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
Zack Greinke (16-5) allowed one run on six hits while striking out seven through six innings in Saturday's 6-1 win over the Royals. He picked up his 16th win of the season.
Brad Camara
Sun, Sep 15th
 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
Zack Greinke (15-5) allowed two hits and no walks while striking out five through six scoreless innings in Monday's 15-0 win over the Athletics. He picked up his 15th win of the season.
Brad Camara
Tue, Sep 10th
 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
Zack Greinke (14-5) allowed four runs on eight hits and zero walks while striking out four through six innings in Tuesday's 4-2 loss to the Brewers. He was saddled with his fifth loss of the season.
Brad Camara
Wed, Sep 4th
 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
Zack Greinke allowed five runs on six hits and one walk while striking out eight in Thursday's 9-8 loss to the Rays. He did not factor into the decision.
Brad Camara
Thu, Aug 29th
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
Greinke's age is now 35 and he did have a rough season three years ago, but besides then, he has been phenomenal since 2009. Expect plenty more of the same in 2019 with excellent ratios, about 15 wins and around 200 strikeouts. This makes him a top 20 starting pitcher for 2019 fantasy leagues
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
Greinke is not an elite strikeout pitcher, but he is a workhorse with pinpoint control who has produced an ERA of 3.21 or better and WHIP of 1.15 or better in five of the last six seasons. There is real value in that consistency. He's an ideal second starter in standard mixed leagues.
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
Greinke has posted superbly similar ERAs (3.20, 3.21) and WHIP (1.07, 1.08) in the last two years, but the heavily used 35-year-old comes with some warning signs. His average fastball velocity slipped to 89.6 mph, leading to a .361 wOBA against the pitch. He also benefited from his lowest BABIP (.272) and highest strand rate (80.2) since 2015's 1.66 ERA. A cerebral pitcher with elite control, Greinke should avoid bottoming out entirely. Yet the risk is there. He's someone to draft as a steady SP2 rather than a staff anchor.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros