Who Should I Draft?

Yu Darvish or Nick Pivetta (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Yu Darvish
SP - CHC
Yu Darvish
Nick Pivetta
SP - PHI
Nick Pivetta
Expert
Recommendation
77%
Recommended by
43 of 56 experts
23%
Recommended by
13 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 46# 50
Best Rank# 8# 31
Worst Rank# 93# 247
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 143# 151
Best Rank# 137# 147
Worst Rank# 148# 168
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts160177
Wins910
Saves00
ERA3.794.15
WHIP1.231.29
   
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  Yu Darvish
SP - CHC
Yu Darvish
Nick Pivetta
SP - PHI
Nick Pivetta
2018 Stats 
   
   
Games Played833
   
Games Started832
   
Innings Pitched40.1164.2
   
Wins17
   
Losses314
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed36163
   
Earned Runs2287
   
Home Runs Allowed724
   
Strikeouts49188
   
Walks2151
   
ERA4.954.77
   
WHIP1.431.30
   
  Yu Darvish
SP - CHC
Yu Darvish
Nick Pivetta
SP - PHI
Nick Pivetta
2019 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2430
   
Games Started2430
   
Innings Pitched140.6162.2
   
Wins910
   
Losses810
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed122154
   
Earned Runs5975
   
Home Runs Allowed1823
   
Strikeouts160177
   
Walks5255
   
ERA3.794.15
   
WHIP1.231.29
   
  Yu Darvish
SP - CHC
Yu Darvish
Nick Pivetta
SP - PHI
Nick Pivetta
News 
 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
Phillies starter Nick Pivetta allowed four earned runs on eight hits and two walks while striking out six over 6 2/3 innings in a no-decision against the Atlanta Braves on Friday.
Mike Maher
Sat, Jun 15th
 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
Phillies starter Nick Pivetta allowed one earned run on six hits and no walks while striking out six over nine innings in a complete game win over the Cincinnati Reds on Saturday. The win brings him to 4-1 on the season.
Mike Maher
Sun, Jun 9th
 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
Phillies starter Nick Pivetta tossed six shutout innings on Sunday, allowing three hits and no walks while striking out nine.
Mike Maher
Sun, Jun 2nd
 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
Phillies starter Nick Pivetta allowed three earned runs on three hits and two walks while striking out six over five innings in Tuesday’s win over the St. Louis Cardinals.
Mike Maher
Wed, May 29th
 Yu Darvish allowed six runs on 12 hits over seven innings in the Cubs' 8-6 win over the Reds on Saturday. He walked two and struck out five in the no decision.
Elliott Baas
Sun, May 26th
The Phillies announced Nick Pivetta will start on Tuesday versus the Cardinals.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, May 26th
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
Pivetta's peripherals say that his ERA should have been much better than 4.77 last year, but he was victimized by a high BABIP, low strand rate, and lots and lots of home runs. This is an elite bat misser who has thrown fewer than 300 innings at the Major League level, so there is some breakout potential here. We'll learn this season whether Pivetta is ready to take a step forward or if he's the next in a line of pitchers who don't quite live up to their peripherals.
Andrew Seifter - 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
Most metrics paint Pivetta as the perfect breakout pick. On the strength of a stellar 19.7 K-BB%, he posted a 3.80 FIP and 3.51 SIERA despite a bloated 4.77 ERA. He possesses an excellent curveball and slider combination that each induced swinging-strike rates above 15.0%. Before going all in on a Cy Young Award dark horse, beware an abysmal fastball that surrendered a .302/.385/.516 slash line. His ups and downs also weren't predictable, as he went from silencing the Red Sox to getting stuffed by the Mets in consecutive August outings. There's enough upside to draft him as a top-40 hurler. Just don't assume he's a sure thing to slice his ERA by at least a full run.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros