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Who Should I Draft?

Tony Gonsolin or Tyler Mahle (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Tyler Mahle
SP - CIN
Tyler Mahle
Tony Gonsolin
SP,RP - LAD
Tony Gonsolin
Expert
Recommendation
60%
Recommended by
12 of 20 experts
40%
Recommended by
8 of 20 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 76# 91
Best Rank# 50# 55
Worst Rank# 139# 130
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 193# 212
Best Rank# 168# 173
Worst Rank# 241# 249
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts15793
Wins86
Saves00
ERA4.473.77
WHIP1.321.17
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 58# 78
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 79# 85
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 65# 68
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 50
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 57# 90
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 71# 102
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 64# 86
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 79# 114
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 60# 79
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 60# 83
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 55
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 66# 86
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 85# 55
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 111# 58
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 97# 64
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 73# 72
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 82# 74
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 124# 82
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 139# 101
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 133# 130
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Tyler Mahle
SP - CIN
Tyler Mahle
Tony Gonsolin
SP,RP - LAD
Tony Gonsolin
2020 Stats 
   
   
Games Played109
   
Games Started98
   
Innings Pitched48.347.2
   
Wins22
   
Losses22
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed3532
   
Earned Runs2112
   
Home Runs Allowed62
   
Strikeouts6046
   
Walks217
   
ERA3.972.31
   
WHIP1.170.84
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Tyler Mahle
SP - CIN
Tyler Mahle
Tony Gonsolin
SP,RP - LAD
Tony Gonsolin
2021 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2833
   
Games Started2811
   
Innings Pitched146.890.6
   
Wins86
   
Losses84
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds02
   
Hits Allowed14177
   
Earned Runs7338
   
Home Runs Allowed2413
   
Strikeouts15793
   
Walks5229
   
ERA4.473.77
   
WHIP1.321.17
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Tyler Mahle
SP - CIN
Tyler Mahle
Tony Gonsolin
SP,RP - LAD
Tony Gonsolin
News 
 The Reds and RHP Tyler Mahle avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $2.2 million contract.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Jan 15th
 
Notes 
 Mahle's solid 2020 season (3.59 ERA, 1.15 WHIP) will probably slip under the radar, but there are a lot of reasons to be optimistic about him with a guaranteed spot in the Reds rotation. His strikeout rate jumped to 30% on the back of a 4.4% increase in his swinging strike rate, and he had just a .188 expected batting average against, top 10% in the league. The biggest change for Mahle was that he brought back a slider that he had shelved entirely in 2019, and batters hit just .180 against the pitch with a .249 wOBA. He could do well to cut down on his walks a bit, but still, as a fifth starter for your fantasy team, there's plenty of potential for profit.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Gonsolin doesn't have a guaranteed spot in the Dodgers' rotation to start the season, and with the team signing Trevor Bauer, it's unclear just how much he'll start this season. His stuff doesn't blow you away, but he's got a 2.60 ERA and a 0.92 WHIP in 86.2 big league innings. And there were gains last year, as he cut his walk rate down and upped his strikeout rate. Gonsolin is an ideal candidate to have on your bench, because if he does get a spot in the rotation, he'll be a popular waiver wire add, and he can add value as a reliever in the meantime. So draft him late, and likely reap the rewards.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
 Tyler Mahle broke out in 2020, posting a 3.59 ERA, 1.15 WHIP and 60 strikeouts across 47 2/3 innings. He added a slider to his pitch repertoire and upped his strike percentage to 29.6. The 26-year-old signed a one-year, $2.2 million contract with the Reds avoiding arbitration. Mahle will be a fixture in the Reds rotation and prove his breakout in 2020 was no fluke. He could be a mid-round bargain and a pitcher fantasy managers should be targeting in their upcoming drafts.
Brad Camara - FantasyPros
Dodger
Jordan Eisen - Field of Vision Sports