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Who Should I Draft?

Zac Gallen or Patrick Corbin (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Zac Gallen
SP - ARI
Zac Gallen
Patrick Corbin
SP - WSH
Patrick Corbin
Expert
Recommendation
63%
Recommended by
32 of 51 experts
37%
Recommended by
19 of 51 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 41# 44
Best Rank# 10# 17
Worst Rank# 97# 88
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 83# 125
Best Rank# 58# 95
Worst Rank# 146# 137
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts160192
Wins912
Saves00
ERA3.543.99
WHIP1.161.27
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 34# 50
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 25# 48
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 35# 51
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 78# 83
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 26# 35
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 15# 42
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 16# 47
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 29# 43
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 31# 41
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 47# 49
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 15# 44
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 53# 62
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 42# 81
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 15# 31
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 30# 61
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 44# 51
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 29# 55
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 15# 38
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 22# 39
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 41# 46
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 31# 46
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 43# 44
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 44# 88
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 32# 41
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 40# 54
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 14# 45
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 45# 63
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 18# 40
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 37# 45
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 17# 44
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 10# 34
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 62# 88
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 30# 27
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 44# 35
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 48# 43
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 49# 36
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 50# 39
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 51# 26
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 52# 28
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 53# 32
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 56# 55
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 57# 48
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 59# 39
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 59# 37
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 60# 17
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 63# 30
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 70# 37
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 75# 23
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 92# 55
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 95# 49
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 97# 65
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Zac Gallen
SP - ARI
Zac Gallen
Patrick Corbin
SP - WSH
Patrick Corbin
2020 Stats 
   
   
Games Played1211
   
Games Started1211
   
Innings Pitched72.066.3
   
Wins32
   
Losses27
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed5585
   
Earned Runs2234
   
Home Runs Allowed910
   
Strikeouts8260
   
Walks2518
   
ERA2.754.66
   
WHIP1.111.57
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Zac Gallen
SP - ARI
Zac Gallen
Patrick Corbin
SP - WSH
Patrick Corbin
2021 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2431
   
Games Started2331
   
Innings Pitched141.0183.5
   
Wins912
   
Losses710
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed117179
   
Earned Runs5581
   
Home Runs Allowed1825
   
Strikeouts160192
   
Walks4654
   
ERA3.543.99
   
WHIP1.161.27
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Zac Gallen
SP - ARI
Zac Gallen
Patrick Corbin
SP - WSH
Patrick Corbin
News 
 RHP Zac Gallen took a no-decision on Sunday when he allowed four runs on five hits with one walk and seven strikeouts over six innings as the D-Backs lost to the Astros 7-6.
Jon Mathisen
Mon, Sep 20th
Patrick Corbin tossed a quality start against the Reds. Corbin allowed four hits, zero earned runs, and four walks with seven strikeouts.
Corbin Young
Thu, Sep 23rd
 RHP Zac Gallen took the loss on Tuesday when he allowed three runs on six hits with eight strikeouts over 6 2/3 innings as the Diamondbacks lost to the Rangers 3-1.
Jon Mathisen
Wed, Sep 8th
Patrick Corbin struggled once again versus the Rockies. Corbin gave up nine hits, six runs (five earned), and three walks with five strikeouts.
Corbin Young
Sat, Sep 18th
 RHP Zac Gallen took a loss on Tuesday when he surrendered three runs on five hits with four walks and four strikeouts over six innings as the D-Backs lost to the Rangers.
Jon Mathisen
Wed, Sep 1st
Patrick Corbin went seven innings with a quality start. Corbin gave up four hits, two earned runs, and two walks with four strikeouts. He also earned the win to go 8-14 on the year.
Corbin Young
Sun, Sep 12th
 RHP Zac Gallen earned the win on Thursday when he surrendered two unearned runs on three hits with two walks and six strikeouts over five innings as the D-Backs beat the Phillies 8-7.
Jon Mathisen
Thu, Aug 26th
Patrick Corbin threw a quality start yet allowed 11 hits against Mets on Monday. Corbin gave up three earned runs, one walk, and one home run with four strikeouts.
Corbin Young
Mon, Sep 6th
 RHP Zac Gallen took a no-decision on Saturday when he allowed just three hits and one walk to go along with nine strikeouts over seven scoreless innings as the Diamondbacks lost to the Rockies 5-2.
Jon Mathisen
Sun, Aug 22nd
Patrick Corbin struggled and gave up six earned runs on Tuesday. Corbin allowed nine hits, four walks, and two home runs with four strikeouts in five innings pitched.
Corbin Young
Tue, Aug 31st
Notes 
 Gallen has a hairline stress fracture of his right forearm at the radial head. He's reportedly going to be able to continue playing catch at a "low stress level" while recovering, though there's no indication of how much time he'll miss. When healthy, he's a solid SP2. He built on his excellent 2019 season with an even more impressive 2020 campaign. Not only did he drop his ERA slightly to 2.75, but he cut way down on his walks (10.8% to 8.6%), which led to a much-improved 1.11 WHIP. Gallen has a 28.5% strikeout rate in 152 MLB innings, and an excellent fastball, curveball, and changeup. There's just not much negative you can say about him when he's healthy other than he might again struggle for wins playing for a mediocre team in a good division. Because of the injury and surrounding uncertainty, you shouldn't draft him as anything higher than an SP4, but he should perform extremely well when he does recover.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Corbin had a disastrous 2020 season, during which he went 2-7 with a 4.66 ERA and a 1.57 WHIP. His strikeout rate plummeted, and his velocity dropped significantly, with his fastball seeing a dip of almost two miles per hour. Corbin leans heavily into his slider, and he needs it to be pristine to be an effective pitcher. And although it wasn't a terrible pitch in 2020, the swinging strike rate on it dropped from 28.1% to 21.2%, and the whiff rate from 52% to just 38.2%. If the loss in velocity and effectiveness of his slider were entirely due to the oddities of the shortened season, then Corbin is going to be a major value in drafts this year. But if not, then his days as a "set it and forget it" starter are likely over. Monitor Corbin's performance this spring, particularly with his velocity. If it's back up to prior levels, then push him up your board significantly.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
 Gallen has been undergoing treatment for lateral forearm soreness since mid-March, which isn't what fantasy managers want to hear. Even worse, the young right-hander first felt the injury while swinging a bat. His timeline to return is completely up in the air, so we need to move him down the rankings until we learn more. Once healthy, Gallen has four above average pitches that he can use to flummox hitters. The WHIP won't be as pristine as most of the true SP1s, but this is a young pitcher who has a 2.81 ERA over his first 27 big league starts. Hopefully he gets right soon.
Brendan Tuma - FantasyPros