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Who Should I Draft?

Zack Greinke or Trevor Bauer (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Zack Greinke
SP - HOU
Zack Greinke
Trevor Bauer
SP - CIN
Trevor Bauer
Expert
Recommendation
91%
Recommended by
39 of 43 experts
9%
Recommended by
4 of 43 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 17# 25
Best Rank# 6# 10
Worst Rank# 29# 45
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 48# 79
Best Rank# 42# 63
Worst Rank# 66# 88
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts6883
Wins54
Saves00
ERA3.884.14
WHIP1.151.27
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 15# 21
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 17# 21
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 15# 30
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 16# 19
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 17# 26
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 13# 26
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 20# 37
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 16# 17
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 17# 23
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 20# 29
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 18# 30
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 17# 25
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 20# 22
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 24# 31
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 11# 21
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 17# 32
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 9# 41
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 6# 33
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 20# 32
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 15# 26
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 19# 30
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 19# 41
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 20# 36
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 15# 25
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 19# 38
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 23# 32
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 15# 20
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 17# 45
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 20# 23
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 19# 32
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 21# 27
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 18# 27
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 18# 28
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 10# 28
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 15# 35
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 17# 19
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 19# 24
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 15# 24
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 25# 38
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 14# 10
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 18# 17
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 28# 23
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 29# 22
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Zack Greinke
SP - HOU
Zack Greinke
Trevor Bauer
SP - CIN
Trevor Bauer
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played3334
   
Games Started3334
   
Innings Pitched209.2213.0
   
Wins1811
   
Losses513
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed176185
   
Earned Runs71107
   
Home Runs Allowed2134
   
Strikeouts187253
   
Walks3082
   
ERA3.064.52
   
WHIP0.991.25
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Zack Greinke
SP - HOU
Zack Greinke
Trevor Bauer
SP - CIN
Trevor Bauer
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played1112
   
Games Started1112
   
Innings Pitched71.672.9
   
Wins54
   
Losses34
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed6766
   
Earned Runs3134
   
Home Runs Allowed1111
   
Strikeouts6883
   
Walks1527
   
ERA3.884.14
   
WHIP1.151.27
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Zack Greinke
SP - HOU
Zack Greinke
Trevor Bauer
SP - CIN
Trevor Bauer
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
Trevor Bauer could toe the mound every fourth day in the abbreviated 2020 season, according to Reds' pitching coach Derek Johnson.
Connor Rooney
Mon, Jul 6th
 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
For someone who thinks he's the best player on the planet and an innovative genius, Trevor Bauer really only has one good season under his belt. If you're in a league that counts innings pitched, he has increased value, but outside of that, the strikeouts aren't worth the over-hyped price that comes with drafting Bauer."
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
Bauer may be one of the most talented pitchers in baseball, but he has exactly one season with an ERA below 4.18, a WHIP below 1.25, or more than 12 wins. Even on an improved Cincinnati team, there's little reason to expect him to do much better than those numbers. Bauer will give you innings and plenty of strikeouts, but fantasy owners would do well to largely forget 2018, and draft him with closer to a 4.00 ERA and 1.25 WHIP in mind.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros