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Who Should I Draft?

Yu Darvish or Trevor Bauer (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Yu Darvish
SP - CHC
Yu Darvish
Trevor Bauer
SP - CIN
Trevor Bauer
Expert
Recommendation
95%
Recommended by
42 of 44 experts
5%
Recommended by
2 of 44 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 20# 25
Best Rank# 9# 10
Worst Rank# 36# 47
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 62# 80
Best Rank# 57# 63
Worst Rank# 83# 87
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts7683
Wins45
Saves00
ERA4.014.04
WHIP1.201.27
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 13# 22
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 20# 21
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 25# 30
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 17# 19
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 20# 26
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 10# 17
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 19# 37
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 12# 18
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 15# 23
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 19# 29
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 17# 29
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 19# 25
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 17# 31
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 23# 31
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 18# 23
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 20# 32
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 16# 41
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 32# 33
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 19# 32
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 19# 26
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 9# 30
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 16# 41
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 14# 35
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 19# 25
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 17# 22
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 36# 38
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 15# 30
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 13# 19
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 35# 47
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 16# 23
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 22# 32
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 20# 27
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 19# 31
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 10# 24
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 22# 28
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 20# 43
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 17# 28
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 24# 36
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 16# 19
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 20# 24
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 14# 24
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 17# 38
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 33# 25
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 34# 10
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Yu Darvish
SP - CHC
Yu Darvish
Trevor Bauer
SP - CIN
Trevor Bauer
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played3134
   
Games Started3134
   
Innings Pitched179.2213.0
   
Wins611
   
Losses813
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed140185
   
Earned Runs79107
   
Home Runs Allowed3334
   
Strikeouts229253
   
Walks5682
   
ERA3.984.52
   
WHIP1.101.25
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Yu Darvish
SP - CHC
Yu Darvish
Trevor Bauer
SP - CIN
Trevor Bauer
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played1112
   
Games Started1112
   
Innings Pitched64.772.8
   
Wins45
   
Losses34
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed5665
   
Earned Runs2933
   
Home Runs Allowed1010
   
Strikeouts7683
   
Walks2227
   
ERA4.014.04
   
WHIP1.201.27
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Yu Darvish
SP - CHC
Yu Darvish
Trevor Bauer
SP - CIN
Trevor Bauer
News 
 Yu Darvish dealt with a minor fingernail issue on his right finger in Thursday’s intrasquad game.
Brad Camara
Fri, Jul 10th
Trevor Bauer could toe the mound every fourth day in the abbreviated 2020 season, according to Reds' pitching coach Derek Johnson.
Connor Rooney
Mon, Jul 6th
 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
 
 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
For someone who thinks he's the best player on the planet and an innovative genius, Trevor Bauer really only has one good season under his belt. If you're in a league that counts innings pitched, he has increased value, but outside of that, the strikeouts aren't worth the over-hyped price that comes with drafting Bauer."
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
Bauer may be one of the most talented pitchers in baseball, but he has exactly one season with an ERA below 4.18, a WHIP below 1.25, or more than 12 wins. Even on an improved Cincinnati team, there's little reason to expect him to do much better than those numbers. Bauer will give you innings and plenty of strikeouts, but fantasy owners would do well to largely forget 2018, and draft him with closer to a 4.00 ERA and 1.25 WHIP in mind.
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
Piled up a whopping 253 strikeouts in a down season. Reasonable to expect 4.48 ERA to drop a bit
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros
 From July 12th through the end of the year Darvish posted a 2.76 ERA with 118 strikeouts and just seven walks
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros