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
70%
Recommended by
39 of 56 experts
30%
Recommended by
17 of 56 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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# 13# 41
   
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# 28# 32
   
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# 17# 23
   
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# 27# 30
   
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# 31# 34
   
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# 17# 30
   
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# 39# 43
   
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# 25# 53
   
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The Athletic
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# 58# 51
   
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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 
 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
Miles Mikolas allowed one run on seven hits over five innings in the Cardinals' 6-4 loss to the Angels on Sunday. He walked two and struck out four while falling to 5-8.
Elliott Baas
Mon, Jun 24th
 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
Miles Mikolas fired six scoreless innings and improved to 5-7 in the Cardinals' 5-0 win over the Marlins on Monday. He allowed six hits, walked none, and struck out four.
Elliott Baas
Mon, Jun 17th
 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
Miles Mikolas allowed five runs on eight hits and a walk over five innings on Wednesday against the Marlins. He struck out four and took the loss, falling to 4-7.
Dan Harris
Thu, Jun 13th
 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
Mikolas was forced from Friday's game against the Chicago Cubs after pitching just four innings.
James Bisson
Fri, Jun 7th
 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
Miles Mikolas allowed one run on three hits over seven innings in the Cardinals' 2-1 win over the Cubs on Friday. He walked two and struck out three in the no-decision.
Elliott Baas
Sat, Jun 1st
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