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Who Should I Draft?

Zack Wheeler or Eduardo Rodriguez (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Zack Wheeler
SP - PHI
Zack Wheeler
Eduardo Rodriguez
SP - BOS
Eduardo Rodriguez
Expert
Recommendation
68%
Recommended by
30 of 44 experts
32%
Recommended by
14 of 44 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 37# 41
Best Rank# 17# 16
Worst Rank# 122# 84
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 108# 119
Best Rank# 88# 105
Worst Rank# 120# 147
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts6369
Wins45
Saves00
ERA4.164.10
WHIP1.281.32
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 28# 39
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 41# 50
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 31# 60
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 34# 37
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 38# 43
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 39# 47
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 54# 56
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 32# 39
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 33# 54
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 35# 41
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 28# 33
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 40# 42
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 37# 42
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 36# 40
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 17# 61
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 47# 49
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 36# 39
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 33# 68
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 38# 44
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 43# 74
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 48# 84
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 41# 53
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 30# 31
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 29# 55
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 27# 38
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 40# 45
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 31# 41
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 33# 43
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 28# 46
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 22# 26
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 30# 25
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 31# 28
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 34# 26
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 39# 26
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 40# 32
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 41# 37
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 59# 44
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 61# 54
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 62# 38
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 63# 55
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 63# 16
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 76# 36
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 90# 75
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 122# 80
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Zack Wheeler
SP - PHI
Zack Wheeler
Eduardo Rodriguez
SP - BOS
Eduardo Rodriguez
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played3134
   
Games Started3134
   
Innings Pitched195.0203.2
   
Wins1119
   
Losses86
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed196194
   
Earned Runs8585
   
Home Runs Allowed2224
   
Strikeouts195213
   
Walks5075
   
ERA3.923.76
   
WHIP1.261.32
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Zack Wheeler
SP - PHI
Zack Wheeler
Eduardo Rodriguez
SP - BOS
Eduardo Rodriguez
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played1111
   
Games Started1111
   
Innings Pitched64.965.5
   
Wins45
   
Losses33
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed6462
   
Earned Runs3030
   
Home Runs Allowed109
   
Strikeouts6369
   
Walks1924
   
ERA4.164.10
   
WHIP1.281.32
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Zack Wheeler
SP - PHI
Zack Wheeler
Eduardo Rodriguez
SP - BOS
Eduardo Rodriguez
News 
 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
Eduardo Rodriguez (illness) has been able to throw into a net in his backyard while quarantined, Bill Koch of The Providence Journal reports.
John Aubin
Tue, Jul 14th
 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
Red Sox manager Ron Roenicke has not yet ruled out Rodriguez (illness) for Opening Day but added that time is running out, Chris Cotillo of MassLive.com reports.
John Aubin
Sun, Jul 12th
 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
Eduardo Rodriguez has tested positive for Coronavirus.
Brad Camara
Tue, Jul 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
Eduardo Rodriguez is not in Red Sox' summer camp after being around someone who tested positive for COVID-19 according to Jen McCaffrey of The Athletic.
John Aubin
Fri, Jul 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
Eduardo Rodriguez gave up six hits and struck out 10 batters over four scoreless innings against the Rays on Wednesday in his Grapefruit League start.
John Aubin
Thu, Mar 12th
Notes 
 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
Rodriguez has tested positive for COVID-19, and Ron Roenicke has admitted that it's unlikely the Red Sox will have him ready for Opening Day. He's reportedly asymptomatic, however, which hopefully means he'll be able to have two positive tests and return to the team sometime after the first few days.
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
Rodríguez' biggest attribute last year was that he won a ton of games. You can't bet on that, so you can't bet on a repeat season for him, at least to the same level.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
 Probably doesn't have the upside many still believe he possesses, but he's a perfect SP3 for fantasy purposes
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros