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Who Should I Draft?

Brandon Woodruff or Lance Lynn (2021)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Brandon Woodruff
SP,RP - MIL
Brandon Woodruff
Lance Lynn
SP - CWS
Lance Lynn
Expert
Recommendation
67%
Recommended by
4 of 6 experts
33%
Recommended by
2 of 6 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 16# 18
Best Rank# 12# 13
Worst Rank# 36# 40
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 39# 51
Best Rank# 38# 44
Worst Rank# 40# 58
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts191204
Wins1113
Saves00
ERA3.654.01
WHIP1.201.25
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 19# 37
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 26# 40
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 14# 18
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 12# 17
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 18# 14
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 36# 13
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Brandon Woodruff
SP,RP - MIL
Brandon Woodruff
Lance Lynn
SP - CWS
Lance Lynn
2020 Stats 
   
   
Games Played1313
   
Games Started1313
   
Innings Pitched74.284.0
   
Wins36
   
Losses53
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed5564
   
Earned Runs2531
   
Home Runs Allowed913
   
Strikeouts9189
   
Walks1825
   
ERA3.053.32
   
WHIP0.991.06
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Brandon Woodruff
SP,RP - MIL
Brandon Woodruff
Lance Lynn
SP - CWS
Lance Lynn
2021 Projections 
   
   
Games Played3031
   
Games Started2931
   
Innings Pitched169.9189.8
   
Wins1113
   
Losses910
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed152174
   
Earned Runs6985
   
Home Runs Allowed2329
   
Strikeouts191204
   
Walks5264
   
ERA3.654.01
   
WHIP1.201.25
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Brandon Woodruff
SP,RP - MIL
Brandon Woodruff
Lance Lynn
SP - CWS
Lance Lynn
News 
 The Brewers and RHP Brandon Woodruff avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $3.275 million contract.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Jan 15th
 
Notes 
  Lynn turned in another stellar year in 2020, leading MLB with 84 innings pitched, striking out plenty of batters, and keeping his walk rate and overall numbers in check. But there are a few warning signs under the hood, including his 4.19 FIP, his 4.34 xFIP, and his career-high 79.4% LOB rate. Of bigger concern is his trade to the White Sox and hitter-friendly Guaranteed Rate Field, particularly because Lynn had a 38.3% fly-ball rate in 2019 and a 42.3% fly-ball rate last year. That led to the worst HR/9 rate of his career and second-worst HR/FB rate (13.8%) in 2020. Countering those troublesome warning signs, however, is the fact that he'll be caught by perhaps the best pitch framer in baseball in Yasmani Grandal, and that will generally help with his numbers which, again, were excellent last year. Add it all up and Lynn's ERA should likely increase simply because of the additional home runs he'll allow if he can't turn around his trend in fly-ball rate, but Grandal's presence and Lynn's general aptitude on the mound should allow for another strong season and make him worthy of a selection as an SP2.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros