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
71%
Recommended by
42 of 59 experts
29%
Recommended by
17 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 46# 52
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 (6-8) took the tough luck loss Sunday against the Cardinals, allowing three runs on seven hits and no walks across 8.1 innings. He struck out 12.
Connor Rooney
Sun, Sep 22nd
Eduardo Rodriguez allowed three runs on four hits with two walks and eight strikeouts across seven innings during a no-decision against the Orioles on Sunday.
John Aubin
Mon, Sep 30th
 Yu Darvish (6-7) took the loss Tuesday against the Reds, allowing four runs on six hits and one walk across seven innings. He struck out 13.
Connor Rooney
Wed, Sep 18th
Eduardo Rodriguez gave up seven runs on 11 hits, three walks, and six strikeouts over five innings as the Red Sox beat the Rangers by a 12-10 score.
John Aubin
Wed, Sep 25th
 Yu Darvish threw five scoreless frames Saturday against the Brewers, allowing three hits and a walk while striking out seven.
Connor Rooney
Sun, Sep 8th
Eduardo Rodriguez allowed just an unearned run on two hits and walked two batters over six innings and fanned 10 to beat the Giants on Thursday.
John Aubin
Thu, Sep 19th
 Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Yu Darvish has been scratched from his scheduled Sunday start against the Milwaukee Brewers with right forearm tightness, the team announced. He is expected to be able to make his next start.
Mike Maher
Sun, Sep 1st
Eduardo Rodriguez struck out 12 batters over 6 2/3 innings Saturday against the Phillies, allowing just a single run on four hits and a walk.
John Aubin
Sun, Sep 15th
 Yu Darvish (5-6) pitched eight innings of one-run ball to earn the win Tuesday against the Mets. He allowed five hits and one walk, while striking out seven.
Connor Rooney
Wed, Aug 28th
Eduardo Rodriguez gave up one run on five hits and one walk while striking out nine through six innings to take the loss against the Yankees on Monday.
John Aubin
Tue, Sep 10th
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