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Who Should I Draft?

Zack Wheeler or Carlos Carrasco (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Carlos Carrasco
SP,RP - CLE
Carlos Carrasco
Zack Wheeler
SP - PHI
Zack Wheeler
Expert
Recommendation
52%
Recommended by
23 of 44 experts
48%
Recommended by
21 of 44 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 39# 37
Best Rank# 21# 17
Worst Rank# 108# 122
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 125# 108
Best Rank# 103# 88
Worst Rank# 135# 120
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts6763
Wins44
Saves00
ERA3.774.16
WHIP1.191.28
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 58# 90
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 29# 31
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 54# 76
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 36# 39
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 52# 63
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 24# 34
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 35# 39
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 46# 54
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 36# 61
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 28# 33
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 29# 63
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 31# 37
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 38# 47
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 23# 36
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 27# 38
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 36# 43
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 41# 59
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 25# 48
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 34# 41
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 39# 40
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 28# 62
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 51# 122
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 21# 30
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 38# 17
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 33# 22
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 48# 27
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 45# 28
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 42# 28
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 38# 28
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 33# 29
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 34# 30
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 36# 31
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 54# 31
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 37# 32
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 36# 33
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 59# 33
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 43# 34
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 62# 35
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 54# 36
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 108# 38
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 48# 40
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 65# 40
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 41
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 60# 41
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Carlos Carrasco
SP,RP - CLE
Carlos Carrasco
Zack Wheeler
SP - PHI
Zack Wheeler
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played2331
   
Games Started1231
   
Innings Pitched80.2195.0
   
Wins611
   
Losses78
   
Saves10
   
Blown Saves10
   
Holds10
   
Hits Allowed92196
   
Earned Runs4785
   
Home Runs Allowed1822
   
Strikeouts96195
   
Walks1650
   
ERA5.293.92
   
WHIP1.351.26
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Carlos Carrasco
SP,RP - CLE
Carlos Carrasco
Zack Wheeler
SP - PHI
Zack Wheeler
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played1011
   
Games Started1011
   
Innings Pitched59.764.9
   
Wins44
   
Losses33
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed5764
   
Earned Runs2530
   
Home Runs Allowed910
   
Strikeouts6763
   
Walks1419
   
ERA3.774.16
   
WHIP1.191.28
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Carlos Carrasco
SP,RP - CLE
Carlos Carrasco
Zack Wheeler
SP - PHI
Zack Wheeler
News 
 Carlos Carrasco (elbow) says he is "ready to go" and has built up to pitching six innings.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Jul 3rd
Phillies manager Joe Girardi says there is a chance Zack Wheeler (paternity) might not be available for the start of the season.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Jul 6th
 Indians manager Terry Francona says Carlos Carrasco (elbow) is throwing bullpens in Cleveland.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Apr 17th
Zack Wheeler could miss one or two starts at the beginning of the season with his wife expecting a baby sometime in July.
Carmen Maiorano - Carm's Clubhouse
Fri, Jun 26th
 Carlos Carrasco received an injection in his elbow and will be shut down for a few days.
Brad Camara
Wed, Mar 11th
Phillies starter Zack Wheeler allowed one earned run on four hits and one walk while striking out six over four innings in Tuesday's win over the Minnesota Twins.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Tue, Mar 10th
 Cleveland pitcher Carlos Carrasco has "been backed up a few days due to mild elbow inflammation," according to a report from beat reporter Mandy Bell. However, manager Terry Francona seemed unconcerned and described the situation as maintenance.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Sat, Mar 7th
Phillies starter Zack Wheeler allowed two earned runs on three hits and one walk while striking out two over 2 1/3 innings in Thursday's Spring Training outing against the Toronto Blue Jays.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Thu, Mar 5th
 Cleveland Indians right-hander Carlos Carrasco allowed two runs in two innings in an 11-7 loss to the Angels on Tuesday.
Matthew Terelle
Tue, Mar 3rd
Phillies pitcher Zack Wheeler allowed two earned runs on one hit and one walk while striking out two over two innings in his Spring debut with his new team on Saturday. Both runs came on a two-run homer off the bat of Toronto’s Danny Jansen.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Sun, Mar 1st
Notes 
 The Indians had Carrasco on their lineup for Spring Training, so all signs point to him playing this year. If he pitches and can be healthy, he's an absolute steal here at this nice spot. The relief eligibility elevates him in points leagues.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
Wheeler's had a fine career so far, and he parlayed a solid year with the Mets into a long-term deal with the Phillies. He's not that attractive of a fantasy asset, but he'll offer the volume you want this year.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
 Carrasco was already dealing with plenty of question marks after losing much of last season to leukemia, and now has been diagnosed with a mild hip flexor. He's day-to-day but it's obviously not the start to the spring that Carrasco owners were hoping for. Continue to monitor his progress but he avoids setbacks, he represents a fairly steep bargain in fantasy drafts, given his past performance and the fact that last year can largely be written off to his illness.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Wheeler's numbers declined from his breakout 2018 season but, overall, there were plenty of gains. He upped his strikeout rate and velocity, cut his walk rate, and set a career high in innings. Now with the Phillies, he'll see a downgrade in park, but because he's been able to avoid home runs over the last two seasons, the move should not have too much of an impact. Wheeler probably won't develop into a fantasy ace, but he's, at worst, a strong third fantasy starter.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
 Too many injured seasons for Carrasco throughout his career and he is having some soreness this Spring already. He has been "relatively" healthy over the last 3 or 4 years (2019 he had his physical issues), and I love the strikeout potential, but I can't help but be cautious here.
Chris Mitchell - FantasyData
Probably doesn't have the upside many still believe he possesses, but he's a perfect SP3 for fantasy purposes
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros