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Who Should I Draft?

Zack Greinke or Aroldis Chapman (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Zack Greinke
SP - HOU
Zack Greinke
Aroldis Chapman
RP - NYY
Aroldis Chapman
Expert
Recommendation
94%
Recommended by
49 of 52 experts
6%
Recommended by
3 of 52 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 18# 30
Best Rank# 9# 15
Worst Rank# 33# 84
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 50# 73
Best Rank# 42# 64
Worst Rank# 65# 93
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts6729
Wins51
Saves012
ERA3.902.83
WHIP1.161.12
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-IL10
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 15# 40
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 17# 38
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 15# 31
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 15# 24
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 17# 25
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 12# 15
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 20# 24
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 18# 23
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 20# 22
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 10# 19
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 15# 57
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 15# 33
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 19# 33
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 18# 41
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 17# 23
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 29# 53
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 18# 34
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 21# 22
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 24# 29
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 17# 36
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 17# 27
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 9# 17
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 24# 34
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 14# 29
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 20# 25
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 15# 25
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 28# 59
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 19# 21
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 18# 48
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 15# 47
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 19# 31
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 15# 74
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 22# 51
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 19# 35
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 19# 25
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 15# 32
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 17# 30
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 16# 53
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 13# 26
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 28# 31
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 18# 27
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 17# 84
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 10# 29
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 16# 47
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 17# 32
   
George Kurtz
SportsGrid
# 19# 23
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 15# 33
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 16# 28
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 16# 25
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 25# 23
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 29# 24
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 33# 30
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Zack Greinke
SP - HOU
Zack Greinke
Aroldis Chapman
RP - NYY
Aroldis Chapman
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played3360
   
Games Started330
   
Innings Pitched209.257.0
   
Wins183
   
Losses52
   
Saves037
   
Blown Saves05
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed17638
   
Earned Runs7114
   
Home Runs Allowed213
   
Strikeouts18785
   
Walks3025
   
ERA3.062.21
   
WHIP0.991.11
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Zack Greinke
SP - HOU
Zack Greinke
Aroldis Chapman
RP - NYY
Aroldis Chapman
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played1220
   
Games Started120
   
Innings Pitched71.119.6
   
Wins51
   
Losses31
   
Saves012
   
Blown Saves02
   
Holds01
   
Hits Allowed6713
   
Earned Runs316
   
Home Runs Allowed112
   
Strikeouts6729
   
Walks169
   
ERA3.902.83
   
WHIP1.161.12
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Zack Greinke
SP - HOU
Zack Greinke
Aroldis Chapman
RP - NYY
Aroldis Chapman
News 
 Zack Greinke received a no-decision on Saturday against the Angels, giving up two runs on three hits over 5 2/3 innings.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Aug 2nd
Aroldis Chapman (COVID-19) appears to be headed to the Yankees' alternate training site in Moosic, Pennsylvania.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Aug 3rd
 Zack Greinke lasted just 3 1/3 innings on Sunday against the Mariners, giving up three runs on four hits.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Jul 26th
Aroldis Chapman (COVID-19) is set to throw a bullpen session on Monday in New York.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Aug 2nd
 Zack Greinke is lined up to pitch the third game of the season for the Astros this year.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Jul 15th
Aroldis Chapman (Coronavirus) has been cleared to return to the Yankees.
Brad Camara
Fri, Jul 31st
 Zack Greinke pitched four innings on Monday against the Tigers, giving up one run on four hits while striking out two.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Mar 9th
Yankees GM Brian Cashman says Aroldis Chapman (COVID-19) is "doing well."
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Jul 28th
 Zack Greinke threw three shutout innings on Wednesday versus the Marlins.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Mar 4th
Aroldis Chapman (illness) produced his first negative test result for COVID-19 on Saturday, Marly Rivera of ESPN.com reports.
John Aubin
Sun, Jul 26th
Notes 
 Quality guy without the nasty flash. Safe pick ranked safely.
Chris Mitchell - FantasyData
It was announced that Chapman tested positive for COVID-19 on Saturday, July 11th. With less than two weeks left until the regular season, it seems unlikely that he'll begin the year on the active roster. With that said, it remains unclear exactly how long he'll miss and given Chapman's potential, he shouldn't slip beyond the top 10 closers in drafts.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
 One of these years, it's going to happen. Zack Greinke is going to get rocked as his velocity continues to decline. There's little upside here, with more downside that the end is here at age 36. Greinke has been the model of consistency, but at a position where strikeouts are the most valuable result that a pitcher can give you, Greinke doesn't help you at all. If you're looking at pure volume in a short season, he's worth the pick here.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
Paying the premium for a closer isn't advised, because replicating that success from year to year - especially for breakout pitchers at the position - is tough to do. But when you have a closer who has been a top-tier option year after year, he's one of the few who are worth the investment. Chapman isn't the lights-out closer that he was in the past, but he's as safe of a bet that there is to finish top 3 at the position. That, alone, makes him worth the price.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
 Greinke didn't see the patented Astros bump after a mid-season trade, as his overall numbers actually declined a bit after his move from the Diamondbacks. His ERA and WHIP remain outstanding, but his strikeout rate continues to decline, such that it now actively does not help fantasy owners. Still, he's nearly a lock for 200 innings, plenty of wins, and solid peripherals, making him a fine addition to any fantasy staff. But with his advancing age, don't bank on him necessarily being a top-20 pitcher.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Not as dominant as he once was but closer role remains safe
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros
 Has become a boring pick but there's plenty of upside in his first full season with the Astros. A lot of potential for wins, which are often overlooked when analyzing SPs
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros