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Who Should I Draft?

Brad Keller or Michael Kopech (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Brad Keller
SP - KC
Brad Keller
Michael Kopech
SP - CWS
Michael Kopech
Expert
Recommendation
65%
Recommended by
22 of 34 experts
35%
Recommended by
12 of 34 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 133# 142
Best Rank# 71# 97
Worst Rank# 238# 258
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 306# 303
Best Rank# 265# 274
Worst Rank# 340# 334
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts11894
Wins95
Saves00
ERA4.344.32
WHIP1.351.35
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 116
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 88
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 71
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 146# 165
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 141# 166
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 143# 144
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 133# 139
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 120# 125
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 144# 150
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 129
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 108
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 107# 126
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 133# 137
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 97
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 107
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 131# 147
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 86
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 90# 126
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 117
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 238# 258
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 80# 134
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 117
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 114# 108
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 135# 134
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 145# 112
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 156# 125
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 220# 164
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 97
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 100
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 111
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 115
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 118
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 118
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 132
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Brad Keller
SP - KC
Brad Keller
Michael Kopech
SP - CWS
Michael Kopech
2020 Stats 
   
   
Games Played9
   
Games Started9
   
Innings Pitched55.1
   
Wins5
   
Losses3
   
Saves0
   
Blown Saves0
   
Holds0
   
Hits Allowed39
   
Earned Runs15
   
Home Runs Allowed2
   
Strikeouts35
   
Walks17
   
ERA2.47
   
WHIP1.02
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Brad Keller
SP - KC
Brad Keller
Michael Kopech
SP - CWS
Michael Kopech
2021 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2936
   
Games Started2811
   
Innings Pitched160.683.2
   
Wins95
   
Losses105
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds04
   
Hits Allowed15976
   
Earned Runs7740
   
Home Runs Allowed1812
   
Strikeouts11894
   
Walks5837
   
ERA4.344.32
   
WHIP1.351.35
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Brad Keller
SP - KC
Brad Keller
Michael Kopech
SP - CWS
Michael Kopech
News 
 Brad Keller (1-1) allowed one run on four hits and one walk and struck out five over 5 2/3 innings to earn the win during Wednesday’s 6-1 victory over the Angels.
Brad Camara
Wed, Apr 14th
Michael Kopech (1-0) walked one and struck out three across two scoreless innings during Friday’s 12-8 win over the Angels. He picked up his first win of the season.
Brad Camara
Sat, Apr 3rd
 Brad Keller (0-1) allowed four runs and three walks on six hits while striking out three across three 1/3 innings during Thursday’s 6-0 loss to the White Sox. He picked up his first loss of the season.
Brad Camara
Fri, Apr 9th
Chicago White Sox pitcher Michael Kopech, who was scheduled to make an appearance in Friday's spring training game against Texas, is dealing with calf tightness.
Ari Koslow
Fri, Mar 12th
 Brad Keller allowed six runs on nine hits and two walks while striking out none across one 1/3 innings in Thursday’s 14-10 win over the Rangers.
Brad Camara
Fri, Apr 2nd
Michael Kopech is set to make his spring debut on Tuesday.
Matt Flipi
Mon, Mar 8th
 The Royals announced RHP Brad Keller will be the team's Opening Day starter.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Mar 20th
White Sox manager Tony La Russa says RHP Michael Kopech will be used in multi-inning outings out of the bullpen.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Mar 7th
 Brad Keller told reporters on Sunday that he feels more confident throwing and executing his changeup heading into the 2021 season.
Connor Rooney
Sun, Feb 21st
White Sox manager Tony La Russa says top prospect Michael Kopech will open the 2021 season pitching out of the bullpen.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Feb 26th
Notes 
  Kopech remains one of the top pitching prospects in the game, but he hasn't pitched competitively in about two-and-a-half year at this point. His fastball and slider are more than MLB caliber, and he had a 31.2% strikeout rate in the minors. But after missing all of 2019 with Tommy John surgery and opting out last year, it wouldn't be wise to just expect Kopech to step right back into a rotation without any growing pains. The White Sox also have depth in their rotation after trading for Lance Lynn and signing Carlos Rodon, so Chicago can, and likely will, stick Kopech in the minors to start the year to continue his development. But given their championship aspirations, he should crack the rotation at some point during the season if he show he is back to form.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros