Who Should I Draft?

Zack Greinke or Mike Clevinger (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Zack Greinke
SP - HOU
Zack Greinke
Mike Clevinger
SP - CLE
Mike Clevinger
Expert
Recommendation
63%
Recommended by
36 of 57 experts
37%
Recommended by
21 of 57 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 18# 21
Best Rank# 11# 11
Worst Rank# 41# 62
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 56# 58
Best Rank# 52# 50
Worst Rank# 65# 78
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts185191
Wins1313
Saves00
ERA3.683.69
WHIP1.181.25
   
Misc 
   
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Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 17# 21
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 14# 25
   
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The Fantasy Fix
# 19# 21
   
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RotoChamp
# 13# 25
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 17# 26
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 14# 22
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 13# 33
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 32# 42
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 13# 20
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 16# 19
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 22# 30
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 22# 45
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 29# 36
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 26# 31
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 18# 20
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 15# 18
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 15# 31
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 18# 30
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 21# 23
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 20# 24
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 11# 16
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 16# 17
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 27# 62
   
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 18# 24
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 21# 26
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 17# 22
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 16# 44
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 19# 25
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 12# 27
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 13# 14
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 20# 22
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 18# 23
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 19# 21
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 14# 20
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 20# 21
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 19# 26
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 16# 15
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 17# 16
   
Michael Beller
The Athletic
# 17# 11
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 17# 15
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 18# 17
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 20# 14
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 20# 19
   
Brad Richter
DailyOverlay
# 20# 13
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 22# 17
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 23# 17
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 23# 20
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 23# 21
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 24# 23
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 24# 16
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 25# 24
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 27# 13
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 28# 13
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 29# 20
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 29# 24
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 36# 32
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 41# 30
   
  Zack Greinke
SP - HOU
Zack Greinke
Mike Clevinger
SP - CLE
Mike Clevinger
2018 Stats 
   
   
Games Played3332
   
Games Started3332
   
Innings Pitched208.1200.2
   
Wins1513
   
Losses118
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed181164
   
Earned Runs7467
   
Home Runs Allowed2821
   
Strikeouts199207
   
Walks4367
   
ERA3.213.02
   
WHIP1.081.16
   
  Zack Greinke
SP - HOU
Zack Greinke
Mike Clevinger
SP - CLE
Mike Clevinger
2019 Projections 
   
   
Games Played3130
   
Games Started3130
   
Innings Pitched194.9180.1
   
Wins1313
   
Losses119
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed182157
   
Earned Runs8074
   
Home Runs Allowed2522
   
Strikeouts185191
   
Walks4868
   
ERA3.683.69
   
WHIP1.181.25
   
  Zack Greinke
SP - HOU
Zack Greinke
Mike Clevinger
SP - CLE
Mike Clevinger
News 
 Zack Greinke (12-4) allowed two runs on seven hits and two walks while striking out six through six innings in Tuesday's 6-2 win over the White Sox. He earned his 12th win of the season.
Brad Camara
Tue, Aug 13th
Cleveland Indians right-hander Mike Clevinger labored through 4 2/3 innings in a 7-6 loss to the Red Sox on Tuesday. Clevinger allowed four runs on 11 hits while striking out six.
Matthew Terelle
Tue, Aug 13th
 Zack Greinke will pitch Game 1 of Tuesday’s doubleheader after Monday’s matchup against the White Sox was postponed due to inclement weather.
Brad Camara
Mon, Aug 12th
Cleveland Indians right-hander Mike Clevinger pitched well in a 7-5 win over the Twins on Thursday. Clevinger allowed just two runs over seven innings while striking out eight.
Matthew Terelle
Fri, Aug 9th
 Zack Greinke (11-4) allowed five earned runs on seven hits and two walks while striking out two in Tuesday's 11-6 win over the Rockies. He picked up his 11th win of the season.
Brad Camara
Wed, Aug 7th
Cleveland Indians right-hander Mike Clevinger pitched well in a 7-3 win over the Angels on Friday. Clevinger allowed just one run over 6 1/3 innings while striking out eight.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, Aug 3rd
 Diamondbacks ace Zack Greinke has been traded to the Houston Astros just before Wednesday's trade deadline, according to multiple reports.
Mike Maher
Wed, Jul 31st
Cleveland Indians right-hander Mike Clevinger pitched well in a 9-1 win over the Royals on Saturday. Clevinger allowed just one run over seven innings while striking out seven.
Matthew Terelle
Sun, Jul 28th
 Zack Greinke received a no-decision on Friday in Miami, allowing just one run on four hits over six strong innings.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Jul 27th
Cleveland Indians right-hander Mike Clevinger picked up his fourth win in a 7-3 victory over Toronto on Monday. Clevinger pitched seven innings of three-run ball while striking out seven.
Matthew Terelle
Tue, Jul 23rd
Notes 
 Greinke's age is now 35 and he did have a rough season three years ago, but besides then, he has been phenomenal since 2009. Expect plenty more of the same in 2019 with excellent ratios, about 15 wins and around 200 strikeouts. This makes him a top 20 starting pitcher for 2019 fantasy leagues
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
After dominating in a smaller 2017 sample size, Clevinger took it up another notch in 2018, this time with 200 innings of proof. He might not win 16 games or strikeout 240 batters like some of the top tier aces, but his ratios and 200 Ks put him firmly in the 6th-8th rounds of this season's drafts
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
 Greinke is not an elite strikeout pitcher, but he is a workhorse with pinpoint control who has produced an ERA of 3.21 or better and WHIP of 1.15 or better in five of the last six seasons. There is real value in that consistency. He's an ideal second starter in standard mixed leagues.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
Clevinger took the gains he made in 2017 and translated them to a full season as a starter i 2018. The one difference was that he trimmed his walk rate from nearly 4.5 per nine to barely 3.0 per nine, thereby dropping his WHIP all the way down to 1.16. Clevinger was particularly dominant in the second half, posting a 2.31 ERA, 1.03 WHIP, and 10.27 K/9 rate after the All Star break. The projection systems expect a little bit of regression due to his low BABIP allowed and left-on-base percentage, but it's also possible Clevinger can further improve on his strikeout rate and WHIP.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
 Greinke has posted superbly similar ERAs (3.20, 3.21) and WHIP (1.07, 1.08) in the last two years, but the heavily used 35-year-old comes with some warning signs. His average fastball velocity slipped to 89.6 mph, leading to a .361 wOBA against the pitch. He also benefited from his lowest BABIP (.272) and highest strand rate (80.2) since 2015's 1.66 ERA. A cerebral pitcher with elite control, Greinke should avoid bottoming out entirely. Yet the risk is there. He's someone to draft as a steady SP2 rather than a staff anchor.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
Clevinger rose to the next level in the second half, posting a 2.31 ERA and 89 strikeouts in 78 innings. While he outperformed his overall 3.52 FIP and 3.86 SIERA with a 3.02 ERA, 2018 marked the second straight year he defied the peripherals. A high infield-fly rate (11.2%) and low barrel rate (5.8%) led him to a .280 xwOBA, so don't expect severe regression from the borderline top-20 starter.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros