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Who Should I Draft?

Zack Greinke or Corey Kluber (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Zack Greinke
SP - HOU
Zack Greinke
Corey Kluber
SP - TEX
Corey Kluber
Expert
Recommendation
93%
Recommended by
40 of 43 experts
7%
Recommended by
3 of 43 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 17# 27
Best Rank# 6# 13
Worst Rank# 29# 49
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 48# 92
Best Rank# 42# 85
Worst Rank# 66# 110
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts6764
Wins54
Saves00
ERA3.903.84
WHIP1.161.22
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 15# 27
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 17# 27
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 15# 16
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 16# 27
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 17# 33
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 13# 44
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 18# 44
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 20# 34
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 15# 49
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 17# 38
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 20# 32
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 18# 23
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 17# 27
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 21# 35
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 24# 37
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 17# 30
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 17# 38
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 9# 33
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 6# 30
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 20# 28
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 15# 30
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 19# 28
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 20# 25
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 15# 18
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 29# 30
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 19# 25
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 23# 34
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 15# 42
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 20# 32
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 19# 41
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 21# 38
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 18# 36
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 18# 24
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 10# 27
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 15# 20
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 17# 29
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 19# 35
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 15# 25
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 14# 29
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 25# 40
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 17# 16
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 19# 13
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 28# 21
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Zack Greinke
SP - HOU
Zack Greinke
Corey Kluber
SP - TEX
Corey Kluber
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played337
   
Games Started337
   
Innings Pitched209.236.3
   
Wins182
   
Losses53
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed17645
   
Earned Runs7123
   
Home Runs Allowed214
   
Strikeouts18738
   
Walks3015
   
ERA3.065.80
   
WHIP0.991.68
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Zack Greinke
SP - HOU
Zack Greinke
Corey Kluber
SP - TEX
Corey Kluber
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played1110
   
Games Started1110
   
Innings Pitched71.062.2
   
Wins54
   
Losses33
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed6759
   
Earned Runs3127
   
Home Runs Allowed119
   
Strikeouts6764
   
Walks1517
   
ERA3.903.84
   
WHIP1.161.22
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Zack Greinke
SP - HOU
Zack Greinke
Corey Kluber
SP - TEX
Corey Kluber
News 
 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
Corey Kluber allowed one run over six innings in Thursday's intrasquad game.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Jul 9th
 Zack Greinke threw three shutout innings on Wednesday versus the Marlins.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Mar 4th
 
 Zack Greinke allowed an unearned run over two innings as the Astros beat the Marlins on Friday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Feb 28th
 
 Zack Greinke arrived to Astros spring training on Saturday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Feb 23rd
 
Notes 
 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
Is there a need to make a case against a 34-year-old pitcher? Typically, no, as you expect the end to be near. With Corey Kluber, not only is his age going against him, but he missed all but seven starts last season with a broken arm thanks to a come-backer. What's more, it's not like he was dominant in those starts (slow starter throughout his career, yada yada), but he posted a 5.80 ERA and was flipped for Emmanuel Clase and Delino DeShields in the off-season. This is one of the times where the real-life market for a player should impact your decision to take him in fantasy. His days of being an ace are over.
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
Kluber showed some skills decline in 2018, but nothing could have prepared fantasy owners for the disaster that was 2019. He got off to a terrible start before a broken forearm ended his season. Now with the Rangers, Kluber will get a fresh start and look to rebuild some of his real and fantasy value. Throw out the 5.80 ERA and 1.65 WHIP from last year - Kluber hasn't declined to that extent. Expect him to provide very solid, albeit not pristine, numbers, if he can stay healthy.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros