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Who Should I Draft?

Yu Darvish or Jose Berrios (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Yu Darvish
SP - CHC
Yu Darvish
Jose Berrios
SP - MIN
Jose Berrios
Expert
Recommendation
88%
Recommended by
38 of 43 experts
12%
Recommended by
5 of 43 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 20# 24
Best Rank# 9# 13
Worst Rank# 36# 42
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 63# 69
Best Rank# 57# 59
Worst Rank# 87# 97
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts7571
Wins45
Saves00
ERA4.044.18
WHIP1.201.25
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 13# 25
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 20# 22
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 17# 26
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 20# 24
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 34# 35
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 10# 19
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 19# 28
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 13# 24
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 15# 30
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 19# 24
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 17# 29
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 19# 24
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 14# 25
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 23# 35
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 18# 25
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 20# 23
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 16# 36
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 19# 26
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 19# 28
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 9# 36
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 16# 30
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 14# 34
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 19# 30
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 17# 42
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 15# 28
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 14# 18
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 16# 24
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 22# 26
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 20# 23
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 19# 25
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 10# 37
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 22# 31
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 17# 25
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 25# 32
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 16# 28
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 20# 32
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 14# 27
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 17# 22
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 25# 13
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 32# 19
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 34# 17
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 36# 31
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 36# 17
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Yu Darvish
SP - CHC
Yu Darvish
Jose Berrios
SP - MIN
Jose Berrios
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played3132
   
Games Started3132
   
Innings Pitched179.2200.2
   
Wins614
   
Losses88
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed140194
   
Earned Runs7982
   
Home Runs Allowed3326
   
Strikeouts229195
   
Walks5651
   
ERA3.983.68
   
WHIP1.101.22
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Yu Darvish
SP - CHC
Yu Darvish
Jose Berrios
SP - MIN
Jose Berrios
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played1112
   
Games Started1112
   
Innings Pitched64.172.4
   
Wins45
   
Losses33
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed5669
   
Earned Runs2934
   
Home Runs Allowed1011
   
Strikeouts7571
   
Walks2221
   
ERA4.044.18
   
WHIP1.201.25
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Yu Darvish
SP - CHC
Yu Darvish
Jose Berrios
SP - MIN
Jose Berrios
News 
 Yu Darvish dealt with a minor fingernail issue on his right finger in Thursday’s intrasquad game.
Brad Camara
Fri, Jul 10th
Twins manager Rocco Baldelli said Jose Berrios "couldn't look any better" after Friday's sim game.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Jul 4th
 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
Minnesota Twins right-hander Jose Berrios allowed three runs over 4 1/3 innings of work in a 3-2 spring loss to the Braves on Wednesday. He struck out five in the outing.
Matthew Terelle
Wed, Mar 11th
 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
Jose Berrios will officially start Opening Day for the Twins, per manager Rocco Baldelli.
Brad Camara
Wed, Mar 11th
 Yu Darvish (illness) is expected to pitch three innings Friday.
Brad Camara
Thu, Mar 5th
Jose Berrios threw two scoreless frames in his Grapefruit League debut against the Blue Jays.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Feb 23rd
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 Jose Berrios overrated a little bit every year? Yeah, definitely. Berrios can be inconsistent from start to start, and you want more when you watch him pitch and he's on. That said, while he may not be an ace, he's one hell of an SP2 to have on your roster. You want guys who are going to give you 200 innings and a good strikeout rate. Berrios checks those boxes, even with the occasional bad start.
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
Berrios reached 200 innings but didn't really take the step forward that most fantasy owners had hoped for. His strikeout rate dropped, his WHIP increased, and batters made better contact. Still, Berrios was a pitcher who fantasy owners could start each and every time out, contributed well in wins, and rarely walked batters. When you add it all up, Berrios remains a starter that fantasy owners should covet, but perhaps temper expectations until he shows that he's ready to take that next step.
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