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Who Should I Draft?

Andrew Heaney or Triston McKenzie (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Andrew Heaney
SP - LAA
Andrew Heaney
Triston McKenzie
SP - CLE
Triston McKenzie
Expert
Recommendation
54%
Recommended by
27 of 50 experts
46%
Recommended by
23 of 50 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 66# 72
Best Rank# 34# 53
Worst Rank# 101# 199
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 197# 181
Best Rank# 179# 167
Worst Rank# 249# 223
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts173124
Wins107
Saves00
ERA4.284.26
WHIP1.221.20
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 50# 89
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 58# 77
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 75# 110
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 64# 65
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 44# 98
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 34# 53
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 67# 74
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 70# 82
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 63# 67
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 47# 199
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 66# 86
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 57# 74
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 74# 84
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 70# 91
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 46# 78
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 60# 62
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 60# 62
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 66# 81
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 76# 85
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 76# 87
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 52# 102
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 68# 71
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 82# 114
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 66# 69
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 71# 76
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 101# 196
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 68# 70
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 61# 57
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 66# 58
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 66# 63
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 67# 66
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 67# 53
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 67# 65
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 68# 67
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 72# 65
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 72# 71
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 73# 62
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 74# 73
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 74# 54
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 74# 73
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 79# 65
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 79# 74
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 80# 77
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 81# 75
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 83# 64
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 84# 80
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 86# 85
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 89# 57
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 89# 66
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 89# 72
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Andrew Heaney
SP - LAA
Andrew Heaney
Triston McKenzie
SP - CLE
Triston McKenzie
2020 Stats 
   
   
Games Played128
   
Games Started126
   
Innings Pitched67.133.0
   
Wins42
   
Losses31
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed6321
   
Earned Runs3312
   
Home Runs Allowed96
   
Strikeouts7042
   
Walks199
   
ERA4.463.24
   
WHIP1.230.90
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Andrew Heaney
SP - LAA
Andrew Heaney
Triston McKenzie
SP - CLE
Triston McKenzie
2021 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2927
   
Games Started2923
   
Innings Pitched162.4118.7
   
Wins107
   
Losses97
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed153105
   
Earned Runs7756
   
Home Runs Allowed2820
   
Strikeouts173124
   
Walks4537
   
ERA4.284.26
   
WHIP1.221.20
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Andrew Heaney
SP - LAA
Andrew Heaney
Triston McKenzie
SP - CLE
Triston McKenzie
News 
 Andrew Heaney allowed two runs on two hits in 5 1/3 innings during Friday's 10-3 win over the Twins. The left-hander stuck out six while issuing three free passes.
Andy Zimmerman
Sat, Apr 17th
Cleveland right-hander Triston McKenzie allowed just one run over five innings in a 3-2 loss to the Reds on Saturday. McKenzie struck out seven and walked four in the outing, a no-decision for the youngster.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, Apr 17th
 SP Andrew Heaney struck out nine batters and gave up three hits and two walks over six innings of work on Friday.
Jack Mannis
Sat, Apr 10th
Cleveland right-hander Triston McKenzie allowed three runs over four innings of work in a 4-3 loss to the White Sox on Monday. McKenzie struck out six and walked two in the no-decision.
Matthew Terelle
Tue, Apr 13th
 Andrew Heaney surrendered seven earned runs, five hits, two walks, and struck out four batters across three innings pitched on Friday.
Jack Mannis
Sat, Apr 3rd
Cleveland Indians right-hander Triston McKenzie allowed one run in 3 2/3 innings of work in a 3-0 loss to the Royals on Monday. McKenzie struck out five and walked four.
Matthew Terelle
Mon, Apr 5th
 The Angels and LHP Andrew Heaney avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $6.75 million deal.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Jan 15th
 
Notes 
 Heaney is a fine pitcher, but it feels like he has a lot more to him than his career 4.44 ERA and 1.25 WHIP. His fastball is hittable and he throws it often, and his curveball isn't quite good enough to offset the damage. He was outspoken about working this offseason to become less predictable, so hopefully that manifests itself in his 2021 performance. But there's no reason to draft him as anything but a pitcher who will give you decent strikeouts and mediocre ratios, hopefully as someone you can use on your bench and stream in the right matchup.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
McKenzie had a very successful major league debut last year, pitching to a 3.24 ERA, a 0.90 WHIP, and a 33.1% strikeout rate. His talent isn't in question at this point, but his health certainly is. McKenzie has a very slight build and has missed time with injury in his minor league career, including all of the 2019 season. Even if he stays healthy all year, Cleveland is likely to put a hard cap on his innings. There's a reward, but there's plenty of risk to go with it. Draft him for the back end of your rotation and hope he gets to 140 innings.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
  McKenzie's big league debut on August 22nd was his first competitive game action since the 2018 season. While his initial impression was electric, McKenzie's fastball velocity waned as the season went on. This isn't unexpected for a young starter who has dealt with injuries as of late, but it's worrisome as his slender frame has some scouts convinced he's best utilized as a reliever. Fantasy managers should proceed with caution when it comes to the former top prospect.
Brendan Tuma - FantasyPros