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Who Should I Draft?

Alex Colome or James Paxton (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  James Paxton
SP - SEA
James Paxton
Alex Colome
RP - MIN
Alex Colome
Expert
Recommendation
71%
Recommended by
36 of 51 experts
29%
Recommended by
15 of 51 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 62# 74
Best Rank# 36# 43
Worst Rank# 99# 146
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 204# 160
Best Rank# 182# 133
Worst Rank# 216# 176
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts14555
Wins83
Saves019
ERA4.053.88
WHIP1.221.23
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertIL60-
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 60# 64
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 78# 81
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 56# 107
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 52# 67
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 56# 75
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 36# 87
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 67# 89
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 49# 85
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 47# 80
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 73# 88
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 68# 79
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 69# 93
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 62# 82
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 44# 108
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 81# 86
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 63# 81
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 73# 102
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 61# 76
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 66# 69
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 46# 86
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 67# 87
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 91# 146
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 38# 94
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 63# 71
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 58# 84
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 51# 144
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 44# 88
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 63# 72
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 73# 78
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 46# 120
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 55# 78
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 53# 104
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 64# 73
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 64# 77
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 77# 89
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 77
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 92# 43
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 86# 55
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 61# 58
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 82# 58
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 80# 62
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 71# 62
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 70# 64
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 93# 64
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 71# 64
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 86# 65
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 69# 65
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 67# 66
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 84# 69
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 93# 74
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 99# 85
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  James Paxton
SP - SEA
James Paxton
Alex Colome
RP - MIN
Alex Colome
2020 Stats 
   
   
Games Played521
   
Games Started50
   
Innings Pitched20.222.1
   
Wins12
   
Losses10
   
Saves012
   
Blown Saves01
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed2313
   
Earned Runs152
   
Home Runs Allowed40
   
Strikeouts2616
   
Walks78
   
ERA6.640.81
   
WHIP1.480.94
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  James Paxton
SP - SEA
James Paxton
Alex Colome
RP - MIN
Alex Colome
2021 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2462
   
Games Started240
   
Innings Pitched125.361.9
   
Wins83
   
Losses73
   
Saves019
   
Blown Saves04
   
Holds06
   
Hits Allowed11355
   
Earned Runs5627
   
Home Runs Allowed197
   
Strikeouts14555
   
Walks4021
   
ERA4.053.88
   
WHIP1.221.23
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  James Paxton
SP - SEA
James Paxton
Alex Colome
RP - MIN
Alex Colome
News 
 James Paxton underwent Tommy John surgery within this past week.
Brenden Trout
Thu, Apr 29th
Minnesota Twins reliever Alex Colome threw a scoreless eighth inning in a 5-4 win over Oakland on Saturday. He struck out one and was credited with the win.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, May 15th
 Mariners manager Scott Servais confirmed that James Paxton will have season-ending surgery on his elbow.
Dan Harris
Tue, Apr 13th
Alex Colome will no longer be used in high-leverage situations, according to manager Rocco Baldelli.
Lucas Babits-Feinerman
Tue, Apr 27th
 Tommy John surgery has been recommended for James Paxton, per Jon Heyman of MLB Network.
Matt Flipi
Thu, Apr 8th
Minnesota Twins closer Alex Colome allowed two runs and did not record an out in the 10th inning of a 5-3 loss to Cleveland on Monday.
Matthew Terelle
Mon, Apr 26th
 Seattle Mariners LHP James Paxton, who's currently on the 10-day IL with a left forearm strain, is seeking a second opinion on his recent MRI results.
Jon Mathisen
Thu, Apr 8th
Minnesota Twins closer Alex Colome allowed four runs (one earned) in 1 2/3 innings in a 13-12 loss to Oakland on Wednesday. He struck out one and walked two in the loss.
Matthew Terelle
Wed, Apr 21st
 The Mariners placed James Paxton on the 10-day IL on Wednesday with a left forearm strain.
Dan Harris
Wed, Apr 7th
Minnesota Twins closer Alex Colome threw a scoreless ninth inning in a 4-3 win over the Red Sox on Thursday. Colome struck out two and allowed one hit in the win.
Matthew Terelle
Thu, Apr 15th
Notes 
 Paxton missed almost the entire 2020 season after straining a flexor in his pitching forearm. Any forearm injury is worrisome because of the connection to the elbow, and Paxton has hardly been the picture of health in his career. He'll try to jumpstart his career again back with the Mariners, and the reports from his workout, where he reportedly touched 94 MPH, were encouraging after his velocity drop last year. When he pitches, he's almost always effective, so he's worth a late-round pick for the potential upside. But the injury history should keep him relatively low on your draft board.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Colome has been a quality major league reliever for year, but last year, managed to drop his ERA down to a silly 0.81 and his WHIP below 1.00 for the first time in his career. His success was largely on the back of increased movement on his cutter (which induced a ton of weak contact, but which was also less of a strikeout pitch, leading to a drop in strikeouts), as well as Yasmani Grandal's pitch-framing skills. He'll now move to Minnesota where he'll likely form some sort of committee with Taylor Rogers. He's worth drafting, but only very late, and with the expectation that he won't pile on a ton of saves.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros