Who Should I Draft?

Zack Wheeler or David Price (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Zack Wheeler
SP - NYM
Zack Wheeler
David Price
SP - BOS
David Price
Expert
Recommendation
61%
Recommended by
34 of 56 experts
39%
Recommended by
22 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 28# 31
Best Rank# 13# 19
Worst Rank# 92# 66
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 85# 84
Best Rank# 83# 79
Worst Rank# 96# 99
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts169176
Wins1113
Saves00
ERA3.593.78
WHIP1.241.21
   
Misc 
   
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Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 13# 29
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 28# 29
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 17# 38
   
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FullTime Fantasy
# 27# 34
   
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 38# 39
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 17# 34
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 25# 28
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 19# 32
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 26# 34
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 19# 32
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 33# 66
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 29# 30
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 23# 26
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 32# 34
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 26# 33
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 23# 44
   
Joe Bond
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# 26# 33
   
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The Athletic
# 21# 27
   
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Expand The Boxscore
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Fake Teams
# 24# 28
   
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The Fake Baseball
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RotoBaller
# 20# 26
   
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FanGraphs
# 18# 31
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 34# 35
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 22# 47
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 21# 31
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 28# 34
   
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Razzball
# 23# 24
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 28# 31
   
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Fantrax
# 28# 36
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 33# 51
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 21# 29
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 21# 19
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 25# 23
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 29# 23
   
Brad Richter
Going For 2
# 31# 27
   
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# 32# 26
   
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 32# 28
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 33# 32
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 35# 33
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 35# 20
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 38# 33
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
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Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 39# 32
   
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FantasyPros
# 43# 32
   
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FantasyPros
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CBS Sports
# 46# 43
   
Tim Young
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# 47# 30
   
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Mr. Cheatsheet
# 49# 30
   
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RotoBaller
# 51# 19
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 51# 32
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 58# 30
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 92# 57
   
  Zack Wheeler
SP - NYM
Zack Wheeler
David Price
SP - BOS
David Price
2018 Stats 
   
   
Games Played2930
   
Games Started2930
   
Innings Pitched182.2176.2
   
Wins1216
   
Losses77
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed150151
   
Earned Runs6770
   
Home Runs Allowed1425
   
Strikeouts179177
   
Walks5550
   
ERA3.313.58
   
WHIP1.121.14
   
  Zack Wheeler
SP - NYM
Zack Wheeler
David Price
SP - BOS
David Price
2019 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2929
   
Games Started2930
   
Innings Pitched172.4176.9
   
Wins1113
   
Losses98
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed155164
   
Earned Runs6974
   
Home Runs Allowed1823
   
Strikeouts169176
   
Walks5850
   
ERA3.593.78
   
WHIP1.241.21
   
  Zack Wheeler
SP - NYM
Zack Wheeler
David Price
SP - BOS
David Price
News 
 Zack Wheeler (6-5) earned the win Saturday against the Cubs by allowing one run on five hits across seven innings. He struck out five and walked one.
Connor Rooney
Sun, Jun 23rd
David Price gave up one run on four hits with no walks and two strikeouts over five innings Tuesday against the Twins.
John Aubin
Wed, Jun 19th
 Mets starter Zack Wheeler allowed four earned runs on 10 hits and two walks while striking out four over six innings in Monday’s loss to the Atlanta Braves. The loss drops him to 5-5 on the season.
Mike Maher
Tue, Jun 18th
David Price lasted just 1 1/3 innings in a no-decision against the Rangers on Thursday, giving up six earned runs on five hits, striking out two and walking one as the Red Sox eventually pulled out a 7-6 victory.
John Aubin
Fri, Jun 14th
 Mets starter Zack Wheeler allowed nine runs (five earned) on 10 hits and one walk while striking out six over 4.2 innings in a loss to the New York Yankees on Tuesday. The loss drops him to 5-4 on the season.
Mike Maher
Wed, Jun 12th
David Price went six innings giving up one run on five hits with a walk and 10 strikeouts on Saturday in a 5-1 victory over the Rays in game two of a doubleheader.
John Aubin
Sun, Jun 9th
 Mets starting pitcher Zack Wheeler allowed three earned runs on three hits and one walk while striking out six over seven innings in a no-decision against the San Francisco Giants on Thursday.
Mike Maher
Fri, Jun 7th
David Price (3-2) earned the win Sunday over by holding the Yankees to two runs on six hits and a walk while striking out six through 6 1/3 innings of work.
John Aubin
Mon, Jun 3rd
 Wheeler allowed three runs on three hits with six strikeouts and one walk across six seven innings in a no-decision against the Giants on Thursday.
Connor Rooney
Fri, Jun 7th
David Price pitched six scoreless innings, allowing three hits and one walk while striking out six in a no-decision against the Indians on Tuesday.
John Aubin
Wed, May 29th
Notes 
 Wheeler has had struggles staying on the field but even if we can get 120 innings of the way he pitched to close the season, he would prove well worth a mid-round pick's investment. He may be the breakout ace that no one in the industry seems to be talking about this year.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
Price isn't going to thrill anyone as a workhorse ace anymore, but he still posts plenty of Ks to go with useful ratios each and every season. With Boston's lineup behind him, we can expect plenty of wins as well, making him one of the most appealing third-tier starting pitchers this year.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
 Wheeler posted a mid-3.00s ERA for the third time in four years in 2018, proving that his rough 2017 season was the true outlier. His .279 BABIP allowed was somewhat fortunate, but he also significantly trimmed his walk rate, providing confidence that he can maintain some of the gain he made in WHIP last year. He doesn't strike out enough hitters to have ace potential, but fantasy owners can feel pretty good about Wheeler as their third starter in 12-team mixed leagues.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
In 2018, Price completed his ninth straight season with a sub-4.00 ERA and WHIP of 1.20 or better. He's also averaged right around a strikeout per inning over the last five seasons, and his win potential in Boston is always good. While he's not the dominant fantasy ace it once looked like he would become, Price is a perfectly solid second or third fantasy starter.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
 Written off after an ineffective 2017 (5.21 ERA) following two season lost to Tommy John surgery, Wheeler unlocked his ace potential late last season. He was nearly as good as Jacob deGrom after the All-Star break, boasting a 1.68 ERA and 20.4 K-BB% in 11 starts. He went at least seven innings in nine of them and averaged 6.3 innings per start on the season. Fueled by a stellar heater, no qualified starter acquiesced a lower hard-hit rate (26.6%), and just two (deGrom and Max Scherzer) generated more soft contact. Another 180 innings, which is far from a given, is all Wheeler needs to give the Mets and fantasy investors another ace.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
Despite posting a 3.58 ERA and 177 strikeouts in 176 innings, Price showed some alarming signs of decline. His average fastball velocity dropped over a full tick, leading to his worst swinging-strike rate (9.6%) since 2013. His expected run-prevention metrics (4.02 FIP, 3.82 SIERA) also say he's no longer an ace. Yet he also recorded a 2.25 ERA after the All-Star break before vanquishing his postseason demons. The public seems well aware of the warning signs, so he won't make the worst SP2/3 if snagged beyond the top-20 starters.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros