Who Should I Draft?

Zack Wheeler or Miles Mikolas (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Zack Wheeler
SP - NYM
Zack Wheeler
Miles Mikolas
SP - STL
Miles Mikolas
Expert
Recommendation
68%
Recommended by
40 of 59 experts
32%
Recommended by
19 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 28# 33
Best Rank# 13# 16
Worst Rank# 92# 88
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 85# 98
Best Rank# 83# 90
Worst Rank# 96# 105
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts169149
Wins1113
Saves00
ERA3.593.60
WHIP1.241.20
   
Misc 
   
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Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 13# 41
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 28# 32
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 17# 23
   
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# 27# 30
   
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DailyOverlay
# 31# 34
   
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The Fantasy Fix
# 17# 30
   
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# 39# 43
   
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Razzball
# 25# 53
   
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The Fake Baseball
# 35# 59
   
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Fantasy Football Empire
# 19# 27
   
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The Athletic
# 26# 31
   
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The Athletic
# 21# 62
   
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Yahoo! Sports
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The Athletic
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Expand The Boxscore
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# 27# 37
   
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# 25# 29
   
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RotoBaller
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# 18# 36
   
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# 34# 46
   
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# 21# 28
   
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# 39# 57
   
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# 28# 38
   
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Razzball
# 23# 43
   
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# 28# 32
   
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# 35# 41
   
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BRoto Fantasy
# 20# 48
   
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Fake Teams
# 33# 43
   
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The Fantasy Fix
# 21# 35
   
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# 22# 16
   
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# 26# 20
   
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# 28# 27
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 29# 28
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
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FanGraphs
# 33# 22
   
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The Athletic
# 38# 34
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
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Fantasy Six Pack
# 39# 38
   
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FantasyPros
# 43# 40
   
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FantasyPros
# 46# 26
   
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CBS Sports
# 46# 26
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 47# 34
   
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Mr. Cheatsheet
# 49# 35
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 51# 17
   
KJ
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# 51# 39
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 58# 51
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 92# 27
   
  Zack Wheeler
SP - NYM
Zack Wheeler
Miles Mikolas
SP - STL
Miles Mikolas
2018 Stats 
   
   
Games Played2932
   
Games Started2932
   
Innings Pitched182.2201.3
   
Wins1218
   
Losses74
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed150186
   
Earned Runs6763
   
Home Runs Allowed1416
   
Strikeouts179146
   
Walks5529
   
ERA3.312.83
   
WHIP1.121.07
   
  Zack Wheeler
SP - NYM
Zack Wheeler
Miles Mikolas
SP - STL
Miles Mikolas
2019 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2931
   
Games Started2931
   
Innings Pitched172.4191.7
   
Wins1113
   
Losses99
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed155192
   
Earned Runs6977
   
Home Runs Allowed1821
   
Strikeouts169149
   
Walks5837
   
ERA3.593.60
   
WHIP1.241.20
   
  Zack Wheeler
SP - NYM
Zack Wheeler
Miles Mikolas
SP - STL
Miles Mikolas
News 
 Mets starter Zack Wheeler allowed three earned runs on five hits and no walks while striking out 10 over eight innings in a loss to the Miami Marlins on Thursday.
Mike Maher
Fri, Sep 27th
Miles Mikolas did not factor into the decision Sunday against the Cubs, allowing two runs (one earned) on eight hits and one walk in 7.2 innings. He struck out four.
Connor Rooney
Sun, Sep 22nd
 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
Miles Mikolas (9-14) took the loss Tuesday against the Nationals, allowing three runs on eight hits and one walk across six innings. He struck out four.
Connor Rooney
Wed, Sep 18th
 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
Miles Mikolas allowed one run on three hits with four walks across five innings in a no-decision against the Pirates on Friday. He struck out seven.
Connor Rooney
Sat, Sep 7th
 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
Miles Mikolas did not factor into the decision in the first game of Sunday's double header, allowing three runs on four hits and no walks over six innings. He struck out five.
Connor Rooney
Sun, Sep 1st
 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
Miles Mikolas (8-13) earned the win Tuesday against the Brewers, allowing one run on four hits and no walks over six innings. He struck out 10.
Connor Rooney
Wed, Aug 28th
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
Mikolas had an incredible season in his first year back from pitching in Japan, posting a 2.83 ERA and 1.07 WHIP while winning 18 games for the Cardinals. His weak strikeout rate is a bit of a detriment in roto leagues with low innings caps, but it isn't too big a deal in points leagues. That said, he's due for a bit of a correction in his BABIP and HRs allowed, which should cause his ERA to rise at least into the mid-3.00s. He can still be a useful fantasy pitcher in most formats, but could be overvalued.
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
It's easy to dismiss Mikolas' breakout as a fluke. In his first season back from a three-year stint in Japan, the righty registered 18 wins and a 2.83 ERA in 200.2 innings despite collecting just 146 strikeouts. The ERA will at least rise to his 3.28 FIP, if not higher, but the 30-year-old isn't necessarily a full-blown bust waiting to happen. No qualified starter submitted a lower walk rate (3.6%) than Mikolas, who limited hard contact and induced a 49.3% ground-ball rate. Also, he's not some mid-80s junkballer pitching solely to contact. A 9.6% swinging-strike rate finished right above David Price on the leaderboard, so there's at least a path to 160 punchouts. He throws harder, but Mikolas' final line could resemble Kyle Hendricks in 2018 (199 IP, 3.44 ERA, 161 K).
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