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Who Should I Draft?

Zack Wheeler or Jose Berrios (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Jose Berrios
SP - MIN
Jose Berrios
Zack Wheeler
SP - PHI
Zack Wheeler
Expert
Recommendation
76%
Recommended by
38 of 50 experts
24%
Recommended by
12 of 50 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 25# 30
Best Rank# 14# 19
Worst Rank# 44# 54
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 76# 87
Best Rank# 67# 79
Worst Rank# 85# 102
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts184172
Wins1212
Saves00
ERA4.003.89
WHIP1.221.23
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 27# 28
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 27# 28
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 28# 47
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 21# 38
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 25# 28
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 14# 54
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 18# 33
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 18# 33
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 22# 32
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 28# 32
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 18# 24
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 29# 31
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 25# 30
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 18# 42
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 26# 32
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 32# 34
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 28# 44
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 23# 26
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 26# 30
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 26# 29
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 22# 31
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 24# 26
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 19# 35
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 34# 47
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 22# 37
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 29# 31
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 25# 30
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 32# 35
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 30# 35
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 29# 33
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 26# 31
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 25# 36
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 26# 30
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 25# 29
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 36# 42
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 28# 35
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 27# 31
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 38# 47
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 30# 19
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 33# 21
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 34# 21
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 29# 22
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 25# 22
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 31# 27
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 28# 27
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 32# 27
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 37# 27
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 29# 27
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 44# 30
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 37# 30
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Jose Berrios
SP - MIN
Jose Berrios
Zack Wheeler
SP - PHI
Zack Wheeler
2020 Stats 
   
   
Games Played1211
   
Games Started1211
   
Innings Pitched63.071.2
   
Wins54
   
Losses42
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed5766
   
Earned Runs2823
   
Home Runs Allowed83
   
Strikeouts6853
   
Walks2616
   
ERA4.002.92
   
WHIP1.321.15
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Jose Berrios
SP - MIN
Jose Berrios
Zack Wheeler
SP - PHI
Zack Wheeler
2021 Projections 
   
   
Games Played3030
   
Games Started3030
   
Innings Pitched179.5182.0
   
Wins1212
   
Losses98
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed165177
   
Earned Runs8079
   
Home Runs Allowed2523
   
Strikeouts184172
   
Walks5447
   
ERA4.003.89
   
WHIP1.221.23
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Jose Berrios
SP - MIN
Jose Berrios
Zack Wheeler
SP - PHI
Zack Wheeler
News 
 Minnesota Twins right-hander Jose Berrios took a hard-luck loss in Game 2 of a Tuesday doubleheader against Oakland. Berrios allowed just one run over five innings and struck out five in the 1-0 loss.
Matthew Terelle
Wed, Apr 21st
Phillies starter Zack Wheeler allowed four earned runs on five hits and three walks while striking out six over 5 2/3 innings in Tuesday's no-decision against the San Francisco Giants.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Wed, Apr 21st
 Minnesota Twins right-hander Jose Berrios allowed four runs over 4 1/3 innings in a 7-1 loss to the Red Sox in Game 2 of a Wednesday doubleheader. Berrios struck out five and walked three in the loss.
Matthew Terelle
Wed, Apr 14th
Phillies starter Zack Wheeler allowed three earned runs on 10 hits and one walk while striking out six over 6 1/3 innings in Wednesday's loss to the New York Mets. The loss drops him to 1-2 on the season.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Thu, Apr 15th
 Minnesota Twins right-hander Jose Berrios allowed two runs over 5 2/3 innings of work in a 10-2 win over the Mariners on Thursday. Berrios struck out eight and walked three in the win.
Matthew Terelle
Thu, Apr 8th
Phillies starter Zack Wheeler allowed three earned runs on seven hits and four walks while striking out four over 4 2/3 innings in Friday's loss to the Atlanta Braves.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Sat, Apr 10th
 Minnesota Twins right-hander Jose Berrios was excellent in his first start of the season on Saturday. He threw six no-hit innings of shutout ball, striking out 12 batters. The Twins went on to win 2-0 over the Brewers, although the bullpen lost the no-hit bid in the eighth inning.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, Apr 3rd
Phillies starter Zack Wheeler tossed seven scoreless, one-hit innings in Saturday's win over the Atlanta Braves. He struck out 10,
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Sun, Apr 4th
  Phillies' skipper Joe Girardi announced on Monday that Zack Wheeler would take the mound for the second game of the season.
Jack Mannis
Wed, Mar 31st
Notes 
 Berrios may not ever become the dominant pitcher many projected him to be, but he offers a strong floor for fantasy managers. Ignoring his 2016 cup of coffee, Berrios has pitched to a 3.89 ERA, a 1.21 WHIP, and a strikeout per inning in his career. And although his walk rate went up a tad and he gave up a bit harder contact in 2020's shortened season, his numbers didn't vary from his usual output significantly. Bank on around a 4.00 ERA, a WHIP somewhere around 1.25, and plenty of strikeouts. In today's fantasy game, that's more than adequate for a strong fantasy staff.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Wheeler's first season in Philadelphia was a success, in that he had the lowest ERA of his career (2.92) and a strong 1.17 WHIP. But his strikeout numbers plummeted, as he struck out just 18.4% of batters. The whiff rate on all of Wheeler's pitches, other than his "show me" curveball, dropped significantly, despite the fact that his velocity remained the same. If Wheeler can again excel at completely limiting hard contact like he did last season (his 85.7 MPH average exit velocity allowed ranked in the top 10% in baseball), then he can probably get away with the lack of strikeouts. Otherwise, he's unlikely to repeat his 2020 success. Given the shortened season, it's a good bet that Wheeler's strikeouts will bounce back, and you can slot him in as an SP3 without much worry.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros