Who Should I Draft?

Walker Buehler or Zack Greinke (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Walker Buehler
SP - LAD
Walker Buehler
Zack Greinke
SP - ARI
Zack Greinke
Expert
Recommendation
88%
Recommended by
49 of 56 experts
13%
Recommended by
7 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
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 - ARI
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 - ARI
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 - ARI
Zack Greinke
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
Zack Greinke improved to 8-2 on Thursday in Washington, tossing 7 1/3 shutout innings while allowing just two hits.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Jun 14th
 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
Zack Greinke improved to 7-2 on Saturday in Toronto, tossing six shutout innings while striking out seven.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Jun 9th
 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
Zack Greinke received a no-decision on Saturday versus the Mets, giving up four runs on seven hits in four innings of work.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Jun 2nd
 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
Zack Greinke received a no-decision on Memorial Day versus Colorado, throwing six innings of one-run ball while striking out six.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, May 28th
 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
Zack Greinke took the loss on Tuesday in San Diego, throwing seven innings of three-run ball and striking out five.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, May 22nd
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