Who Should I Draft?

Yu Darvish or Eduardo Rodriguez (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Yu Darvish
SP - CHC
Yu Darvish
Eduardo Rodriguez
SP - BOS
Eduardo Rodriguez
Expert
Recommendation
73%
Recommended by
41 of 56 experts
27%
Recommended by
15 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 46# 53
Best Rank# 8# 24
Worst Rank# 93# 97
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 143# 150
Best Rank# 137# 133
Worst Rank# 148# 158
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts160155
Wins910
Saves00
ERA3.793.94
WHIP1.231.27
   
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# 40# 55
   
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# 55# 78
   
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  Yu Darvish
SP - CHC
Yu Darvish
Eduardo Rodriguez
SP - BOS
Eduardo Rodriguez
2018 Stats 
   
   
Games Played827
   
Games Started823
   
Innings Pitched40.1130.1
   
Wins113
   
Losses35
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed36119
   
Earned Runs2255
   
Home Runs Allowed716
   
Strikeouts49146
   
Walks2145
   
ERA4.953.82
   
WHIP1.431.26
   
  Yu Darvish
SP - CHC
Yu Darvish
Eduardo Rodriguez
SP - BOS
Eduardo Rodriguez
2019 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2426
   
Games Started2426
   
Innings Pitched140.6142.9
   
Wins910
   
Losses87
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed122131
   
Earned Runs5963
   
Home Runs Allowed1819
   
Strikeouts160155
   
Walks5250
   
ERA3.793.94
   
WHIP1.231.27
   
  Yu Darvish
SP - CHC
Yu Darvish
Eduardo Rodriguez
SP - BOS
Eduardo Rodriguez
News 
 Yu Darvish allowed four runs on four hits and two walks over six innings on Friday against the Mets. He struck out two and did not factor into the decision.
Dan Harris
Mon, Jun 24th
Eduardo Rodriguez gave up five runs on six hits and two walks in 6 1/3 innings Monday, striking out four batters and taking the no-decision in the win over the White Sox.
John Aubin
Tue, Jun 25th
 Yu Darvish allowed one run on two hits over seven innings in the Cubs' 2-1 win over the Dodgers on Saturday. He walked one and struck out ten in the no-decision.
Elliott Baas
Sun, Jun 16th
Eduardo Rodriguez gave up four runs and three walks while striking out nine through seven innings, taking the win over the Twins on Wednesday.
John Aubin
Thu, Jun 20th
 Yu Darvish allowed four runs on six hits over six innings in the Cubs' 6-5 loss to the Rockies on Monday. He walked none and struck out three in the no-decision.
Elliott Baas
Tue, Jun 11th
Eduardo Rodriguez gave up just one run on six hits and struck out four over seven innings Friday in a 13-2 win over the Orioles.
John Aubin
Sat, Jun 15th
 Yu Darvish allowed three runs (two earned) on three hits over 5.1 innings in the Cubs' 9-8 win over the Rockies on Wednesday. He walked three and struck out five in the no-decision.
Elliott Baas
Wed, Jun 5th
Eduardo Rodriguez gave up four runs on seven hits while walking two and striking out seven batters over 5 2/3 innings in Sunday's loss to the Rays.
John Aubin
Sun, Jun 9th
 Yu Darvish allowed one run on three hits over six innings in the Cubs' 2-1 loss to the Cardinals on Friday. He walked three and struck out six in the no-decision.
Elliott Baas
Sat, Jun 1st
Eduardo Rodriguez gave up three runs on six hits, did not give up a walk and struck out seven batters as the Red Sox beat the Royals on Wednesday.
John Aubin
Wed, Jun 5th
Notes 
 Darvish missed most of the 2018 season due to elbow and triceps injuries, and he was clearly not himself for the 40 innings he was able to pitch. Health has been a constant concern for Darvish, but he's been a consistently dominant strikeout pitcher, and last year was the first time in his Major League career that he's had an ERA over 3.90 or WHIP above 1.28. His team context in Chicago remains great, so the chance of a big bounce back season is there if he can just stay off of the DL.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
An intriguing option when healthy, Rodriguez took another step forward with a 3.82 ERA, 3.65 FIP, and 10.13 K/9 in 2018. Good luck getting a full season out of the lefty. Knee and ankle injuries contained him to 129.2 frames, so he has yet to make 25 starts for more than 137.1 frames in a single season. He flaunted a high ceiling by mixing in fewer four-seamers in favor of a cutter, and he has reportedly spent the offseason working on his slider with help from Chris Sale and Pedro Martinez. Drafters must prepare to make up the lost innings elsewhere, but he's nevertheless the type of high-strikeout hurler worth targeting after locking down sturdier rotation anchors.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
 Arthroscopic elbow surgery limited Darvish to eight starts in 2018. Adding insult to injury, he wasn't even good (4.95 ERA) in his brief time on the mound. He has now pitched 327 innings over the last four seasons combined. Darvish reportedly added 10-15 pounds of muscle during the offseason, and he said he feels far more comfortable in Chicago after dealing with pressure from signing a hefty contract. There's always the chance he stays healthy and drafters steal an ace with a career 3.49 ERA and 11.04 K/9. There's also, however, enough risk to proceed with caution. He's the ultimate boom-or-bust SP3.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros