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Who Should I Draft?

Anthony DeSclafani or John Means (2022)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  John Means
SP - BAL
John Means
Anthony DeSclafani
SP - SF
Anthony DeSclafani
Expert
Recommendation
70%
Recommended by
30 of 43 experts
30%
Recommended by
13 of 43 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 59# 75
Best Rank# 35# 54
Worst Rank# 101# 309
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 187# 184
Best Rank# 178# 152
Worst Rank# 217# 210
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts146145
Wins910
Saves00
ERA4.334.35
WHIP1.171.27
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertIL60IL60
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 43# 59
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 44# 57
   
Pat Fitzmaurice
FantasyPros
# 62# 69
   
Jody Smith
FullTime Fantasy
# 55# 65
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 60# 69
   
Greg Smith
Superflex.Guide
# 71
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 68# 72
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 66# 81
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 44# 72
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 55# 309
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 51# 68
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 56# 60
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 62# 74
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 67# 76
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 35# 72
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 65# 104
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 65# 73
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 61# 87
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 66# 67
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 70# 78
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 67# 70
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 58# 94
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 94# 176
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 64# 75
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 63# 76
   
Nate Miller
Fantasy Six Pack
# 56# 58
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 41# 64
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 74# 80
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 71
   
Scott Youngson
Pitcher List
# 58# 68
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 58# 54
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 65# 56
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 81# 62
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 69# 63
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 65# 63
   
Brad Camara
RotoBaller
# 78# 64
   
Fred Zinkie
Yahoo! Sports
# 71# 64
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 77# 64
   
Travis Argo
Fantasy Six Pack
# 66# 65
   
Christopher Welsh
FantasyPros
# 72# 65
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 78# 70
   
Scott Bogman
FantasyPros
# 81# 76
   
Scott Engel
The Game Day
# 101# 91
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  John Means
SP - BAL
John Means
Anthony DeSclafani
SP - SF
Anthony DeSclafani
2021 Stats 
   
   
Games Played2631
   
Games Started2631
   
Innings Pitched147.3168.3
   
Wins613
   
Losses97
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed125141
   
Earned Runs5959
   
Home Runs Allowed3019
   
Strikeouts134152
   
Walks2642
   
ERA3.623.17
   
WHIP1.031.09
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  John Means
SP - BAL
John Means
Anthony DeSclafani
SP - SF
Anthony DeSclafani
2022 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2930
   
Games Started2930
   
Innings Pitched163.8162.3
   
Wins910
   
Losses1110
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed154157
   
Earned Runs7979
   
Home Runs Allowed3123
   
Strikeouts146145
   
Walks3849
   
ERA4.334.35
   
WHIP1.171.27
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  John Means
SP - BAL
John Means
Anthony DeSclafani
SP - SF
Anthony DeSclafani
News 
 Orioles ace John Means announced Saturday that multiple MRIs have confirmed he needs Tommy John surgery and will miss the remainder of the 2022 season.
Luke Monaldo
Sat, Apr 23rd
Giants starter Anthony DeSclafani is back working off a mound, according to The Athletic's Andrew Baggarly.
Kendall Capps
Mon, May 9th
 The Orioles have placed SP John Means on the 10-day IL, retroactive to April 14th. Travis Lakins has been called up from AAA.
Vince DiSilvio
Fri, Apr 15th
Anthony DeSclafani, who is on the IL with right ankle inflammation, has begun playing catch.
Dan Harris
Wed, May 4th
 Orioles SP John Means will undergo an MRI after exiting his latest start with forearm tightness according to The Athletic’s Dan Connolly.
Luke Monaldo
Thu, Apr 14th
Giants starter Anthony DeSclafani is going to be placed on the 10-day IL with right ankle inflammation.
Kendall Capps
Fri, Apr 22nd
 Baltimore Orioles star pitcher John Means (forearm) has left Wednesday night's tilt against the Brewers early due to tightness in his forearm.
Josh Thiessen
Wed, Apr 13th
Giants starting pitcher Anthony DeSclafani struggled on the mound Thursday afternoon, allowing five runs on nine hits while also striking out four and walking one in five innings pitched in the Giants' 6-2 loss to the Mets.
Chris Schommer
Thu, Apr 21st
 Orioles starter John Means allowed one run on six hits and a walk during Friday's start against the Rays. He tallied five strikeouts and the no-decision as Baltimore fell to Tampa Bay by a score of 2-1.
Andersen Pickard
Fri, Apr 8th
Giants starting pitcher Anthony DeSclafani was solid on the mound Saturday, allowing two runs on five hits while also striking out four in 4.2 innings pitched, picking up his second no-decision Saturday in the Giants' 4-2 win over the Guardians.
Chris Schommer
Sun, Apr 17th
Notes 
 Means had a fine overall season with a 3.62 ERA and 1.03 WHIP, the latter number helped by the fact that he walked just 4.4% of batters, which ranked in the top four percent of baseball. If you put Means on another team, his ADP would probably rise 20 or 30 spots. He has elite control as mentioned, and an above-average fastball, changeup, and curveball. But with Baltimore, he just won't win many games (he has eight wins over his last 36 starts) and his always awful home run rate likely won't improve that much, though it may stabilize at least a little with the new dimensions in Camden Yards. Means's expected stats were worse than his actual numbers last year, so some ERA regression may be due. But he's got upside, particularly if he is traded out of Baltimore, and his floor should be pretty stable regardless.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
DeSclafani is back with the Giants after an impressive 2021 season during which he pitched to a 3.17 ERA and 1.09 WHIP. It's not going out on a limb to say that DeSclafani is not going to repeat those numbers this year, however. He's really mostly just a two-pitch pitcher at this point, with an excellent slider and decent fastball, and he doesn't have the strikeout rate to sustain the ratio stats we saw last year. But San Francisco is a good place to pitch, the Giants should boast a strong team again, and DeSclafani's control is good enough so that he should have a decent floor. Just take a point off his 2021 ERA when you consider where to draft him.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros