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Who Should I Draft?

Yu Darvish or Corey Kluber (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Yu Darvish
SP - CHC
Yu Darvish
Corey Kluber
SP - TEX
Corey Kluber
Expert
Recommendation
84%
Recommended by
36 of 43 experts
16%
Recommended by
7 of 43 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 20# 27
Best Rank# 9# 13
Worst Rank# 36# 51
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 63# 93
Best Rank# 57# 85
Worst Rank# 87# 109
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts7665
Wins44
Saves00
ERA4.133.87
WHIP1.211.23
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 13# 27
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 20# 27
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 17# 27
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 20# 33
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 34# 44
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 10# 44
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 19# 34
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 15# 51
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 15# 38
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 19# 32
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 17# 23
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 19# 27
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 14# 27
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 23# 37
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 15# 24
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 20# 38
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 16# 33
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 19# 28
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 19# 30
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 9# 13
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 16# 28
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 14# 25
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 17# 30
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 15# 35
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 14# 42
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 16# 32
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 22# 41
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 20# 38
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 17# 42
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 10# 25
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 22# 24
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 17# 27
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 16# 29
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 20# 35
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 14# 25
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 17# 40
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 19# 18
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 25# 20
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 25# 16
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 32# 30
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 34# 29
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 36# 16
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 36# 25
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Yu Darvish
SP - CHC
Yu Darvish
Corey Kluber
SP - TEX
Corey Kluber
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played317
   
Games Started317
   
Innings Pitched179.236.3
   
Wins62
   
Losses83
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed14045
   
Earned Runs7923
   
Home Runs Allowed334
   
Strikeouts22938
   
Walks5615
   
ERA3.985.80
   
WHIP1.101.68
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Yu Darvish
SP - CHC
Yu Darvish
Corey Kluber
SP - TEX
Corey Kluber
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played1111
   
Games Started1111
   
Innings Pitched64.763.3
   
Wins44
   
Losses33
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed5661
   
Earned Runs3027
   
Home Runs Allowed109
   
Strikeouts7665
   
Walks2217
   
ERA4.133.87
   
WHIP1.211.23
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Yu Darvish
SP - CHC
Yu Darvish
Corey Kluber
SP - TEX
Corey Kluber
News 
 Yu Darvish threw his new pitch, a two-seam, splitter hybrid in Saturday's intrasquad game. Darvish called the new pitch the "Supreme."
Brad Camara
Mon, Jul 6th
Corey Kluber allowed one run over six innings in Thursday's intrasquad game.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Jul 9th
 Yu Darvish is the favorite to be the Cubs' Opening Day starter, but manager David Ross is also considering Jon Lester and Kyle Hendricks.
Brad Camara
Wed, Jul 1st
 
 Yu Darvish (illness) is expected to pitch three innings Friday.
Brad Camara
Thu, Mar 5th
 
Notes 
 There's a lot of focus on the second-half performance of Yu Darvish, one in which he allowed just seven walks over his final 13 starts, but not a lot on his dreadful first three months of the season, where he was at best a streamer who was walking everyone. Maybe he figured it out, but the whole is a greater sample than selected stretches. For Darvish, you're likely looking at a player who will be somewhere in between. He'll be a strikeout artist, but he'll be an average pitcher who is fine - not great - in the other categories. If his first half of the season in 2019 happened in the second half of the season instead, we'd be looking at him as a late-round flyer at best.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
Is there a need to make a case against a 34-year-old pitcher? Typically, no, as you expect the end to be near. With Corey Kluber, not only is his age going against him, but he missed all but seven starts last season with a broken arm thanks to a come-backer. What's more, it's not like he was dominant in those starts (slow starter throughout his career, yada yada), but he posted a 5.80 ERA and was flipped for Emmanuel Clase and Delino DeShields in the off-season. This is one of the times where the real-life market for a player should impact your decision to take him in fantasy. His days of being an ace are over.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
 Darvish's season was a tale of two halves. He was utterly unplayable to begin the season, tallying a 1.56 WHIP through May and walking roughly six batters per nine innings. But Darvish pulled out of it and then some, walking only seven batters over his final 14 starts, during which he had a 2.95 ERA and 0.83 WHIP. Can you fully trust Darvish? Probably not? But should you expect him to pitch closer to his second half than his first? For sure.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Kluber showed some skills decline in 2018, but nothing could have prepared fantasy owners for the disaster that was 2019. He got off to a terrible start before a broken forearm ended his season. Now with the Rangers, Kluber will get a fresh start and look to rebuild some of his real and fantasy value. Throw out the 5.80 ERA and 1.65 WHIP from last year - Kluber hasn't declined to that extent. Expect him to provide very solid, albeit not pristine, numbers, if he can stay healthy.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
 Which Yu Darvish will we get? If if it second half 2019 Darvish, he will blow his ADP out of the water, if it is first half 2019 Darvish, he will be a big loss of investment. Honestly know way of knowing, just depends if you want to take the risk or not.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy