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Who Should I Draft?

Zack Greinke or Jose Berrios (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Zack Greinke
SP - HOU
Zack Greinke
Jose Berrios
SP - MIN
Jose Berrios
Expert
Recommendation
93%
Recommended by
40 of 43 experts
7%
Recommended by
3 of 43 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 17# 24
Best Rank# 6# 13
Worst Rank# 29# 42
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 48# 70
Best Rank# 42# 59
Worst Rank# 66# 98
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts6871
Wins55
Saves00
ERA3.884.17
WHIP1.151.25
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 15# 25
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 17# 22
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 16# 26
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 17# 24
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 13# 35
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 18# 19
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 20# 28
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 16# 24
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 17# 30
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 20# 24
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 18# 29
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 17# 24
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 20# 25
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 24# 35
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 11# 23
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 17# 23
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 9# 36
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 6# 19
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 20# 26
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 15# 28
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 19# 36
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 19# 30
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 20# 34
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 15# 30
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 29# 42
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 23# 28
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 15# 18
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 17# 31
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 20# 24
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 19# 26
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 21# 23
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 18# 39
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 27# 37
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 18# 30
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 10# 25
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 15# 32
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 17# 28
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 19# 32
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 15# 27
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 14# 17
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 15# 13
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 19# 17
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 25# 22
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Zack Greinke
SP - HOU
Zack Greinke
Jose Berrios
SP - MIN
Jose Berrios
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played3332
   
Games Started3332
   
Innings Pitched209.2200.2
   
Wins1814
   
Losses58
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed176194
   
Earned Runs7182
   
Home Runs Allowed2126
   
Strikeouts187195
   
Walks3051
   
ERA3.063.68
   
WHIP0.991.22
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Zack Greinke
SP - HOU
Zack Greinke
Jose Berrios
SP - MIN
Jose Berrios
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played1112
   
Games Started1112
   
Innings Pitched71.672.2
   
Wins55
   
Losses33
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed6769
   
Earned Runs3133
   
Home Runs Allowed1111
   
Strikeouts6871
   
Walks1521
   
ERA3.884.17
   
WHIP1.151.25
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Zack Greinke
SP - HOU
Zack Greinke
Jose Berrios
SP - MIN
Jose Berrios
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
Twins manager Rocco Baldelli said Jose Berrios "couldn't look any better" after Friday's sim game.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Jul 4th
 Zack Greinke threw three shutout innings on Wednesday versus the Marlins.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Mar 4th
Minnesota Twins right-hander Jose Berrios allowed three runs over 4 1/3 innings of work in a 3-2 spring loss to the Braves on Wednesday. He struck out five in the outing.
Matthew Terelle
Wed, Mar 11th
 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
Jose Berrios will officially start Opening Day for the Twins, per manager Rocco Baldelli.
Brad Camara
Wed, Mar 11th
 Zack Greinke arrived to Astros spring training on Saturday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Feb 23rd
Jose Berrios threw two scoreless frames in his Grapefruit League debut against the Blue Jays.
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 Jose Berrios overrated a little bit every year? Yeah, definitely. Berrios can be inconsistent from start to start, and you want more when you watch him pitch and he's on. That said, while he may not be an ace, he's one hell of an SP2 to have on your roster. You want guys who are going to give you 200 innings and a good strikeout rate. Berrios checks those boxes, even with the occasional bad start.
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
Berrios reached 200 innings but didn't really take the step forward that most fantasy owners had hoped for. His strikeout rate dropped, his WHIP increased, and batters made better contact. Still, Berrios was a pitcher who fantasy owners could start each and every time out, contributed well in wins, and rarely walked batters. When you add it all up, Berrios remains a starter that fantasy owners should covet, but perhaps temper expectations until he shows that he's ready to take that next step.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros