Who Should I Draft?

Zack Wheeler or German Marquez (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Zack Wheeler
SP - NYM
Zack Wheeler
German Marquez
SP - COL
German Marquez
Expert
Recommendation
58%
Recommended by
34 of 59 experts
42%
Recommended by
25 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 28# 32
Best Rank# 13# 11
Worst Rank# 92# 96
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 85# 82
Best Rank# 83# 73
Worst Rank# 96# 112
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts169200
Wins1113
Saves00
ERA3.593.88
WHIP1.241.26
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-IL10
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 13# 31
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 28# 54
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 17# 41
   
Brad Richter
DailyOverlay
# 31# 57
   
Michael Beller
The Athletic
# 38# 47
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 17# 23
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 29# 32
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 35# 37
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 19# 33
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 26# 38
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 92# 96
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 21# 27
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 19# 39
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 33# 77
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 29# 32
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 23# 25
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 26# 55
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 23# 46
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 26# 28
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 21# 27
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 24# 26
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 58# 85
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 18# 48
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 16# 29
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 20# 23
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 46# 48
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 18# 32
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 22# 30
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 39# 66
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 28# 38
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 28# 42
   
Jason Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 20# 35
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 33# 36
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 21# 31
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 21# 11
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 21# 19
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 23# 19
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 25# 19
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 25# 22
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 27# 26
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 27# 22
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 28# 25
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 29# 25
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 31# 23
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 32# 21
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 32# 22
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 32# 17
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 33# 21
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 34# 30
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 35# 31
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 38# 19
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 39# 36
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 39# 35
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 43# 34
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 46# 32
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 47# 24
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 49# 23
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 51# 40
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 51# 14
   
  Zack Wheeler
SP - NYM
Zack Wheeler
German Marquez
SP - COL
German Marquez
2018 Stats 
   
   
Games Played2933
   
Games Started2933
   
Innings Pitched182.2196.1
   
Wins1214
   
Losses711
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed150179
   
Earned Runs6782
   
Home Runs Allowed1424
   
Strikeouts179230
   
Walks5557
   
ERA3.313.77
   
WHIP1.121.20
   
  Zack Wheeler
SP - NYM
Zack Wheeler
German Marquez
SP - COL
German Marquez
2019 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2932
   
Games Started2932
   
Innings Pitched172.4185.7
   
Wins1113
   
Losses910
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed155179
   
Earned Runs6980
   
Home Runs Allowed1824
   
Strikeouts169200
   
Walks5855
   
ERA3.593.88
   
WHIP1.241.26
   
  Zack Wheeler
SP - NYM
Zack Wheeler
German Marquez
SP - COL
German Marquez
News 
 Mets starter Zack Wheeler allowed one earned run on seven hits and one walk while striking out six over seven innings in a no-decision against the Reds on Saturday.
Mike Maher
Sun, Sep 22nd
The Rockies placed German Marquez on the 10-day IL with right arm inflammation.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Aug 26th
 Mets starter Zack Wheeler allowed one earned run on six hits and no walks while striking out nine over seven innings in a no-decision against the Dodgers on Sunday.
Mike Maher
Mon, Sep 16th
German Marquez improved to 12-5 on Saturday versus Miami, striking out eight while allowing two runs over five innings pitched.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Aug 18th
 Mets starter Zack Wheeler allowed one earned run on seven hits and two walks while striking out seven over seven innings in Tuesday's win over the Diamondbacks. The win brings him to 11-7 on the season.
Mike Maher
Wed, Sep 11th
German Marquez improved to 11-5 on Sunday against the Padres, allowing just three runs on five hits while striking out nine over eight innings pitched.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Aug 12th
 Mets starter Zack Wheeler allowed one earned run on seven hits and two walks while striking out three over five innings in Wednesday's win over the Nationals. The win brings him to 10-7 on the year.
Mike Maher
Thu, Sep 5th
German Marquez received a no-decision on Tuesday in Houston, surrendering five runs on eight hits over five innings pitched.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Aug 6th
 Mets starter Zack Wheeler allowed one earned run on seven hits and three walks while striking out four over six innings in a no-decision against the Phillies on Friday.
Mike Maher
Sat, Aug 31st
Rockies pitcher German Marquez left Wednesday's start against the Dodgers with what was later described as "full-body cramping," according to Nick Groke of The Athletic. He had struck out 10 batters over six shutout innings prior to exiting.
Mike Maher
Wed, Jul 31st
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
Marquez had a terrific strikeout-to-walk ratio last season, but still finished with an ERA of 3.77, which feels like a best-case scenario for a pitcher who calls Coors Field home. Marquez should provide plenty of innings and strikeouts and his fair share of wins, but he's not likely to be of much help when it comes to ERA and WHIP.
Andrew Seifter - 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
Marquez discovered top-tier ace form during 14 second-half starts, during which he recorded a 2.61 ERA and 2.25 FIP with the fourth-best K-BB% (28.4) behind Justin Verlander, Max Scherzer, and Jacob deGrom. So why isn't he a consensus top-20 starter? Opponents tattooed his four-seam fastball (.315/.390/.508) last season, so his curveball and slider would have to remain other-worldly elite in elevated usage rates. Oh yeah, he pitches for the Rockies. He's an attractive upside selection if Coors Field tempers his price.
Andrew Gould - 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