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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 - MIL
Brandon Woodruff
Lance Lynn
SP - CWS
Lance Lynn
Expert
Recommendation
92%
Recommended by
47 of 51 experts
8%
Recommended by
4 of 51 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 13# 17
Best Rank# 4# 12
Worst Rank# 27# 38
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 37# 52
Best Rank# 32# 43
Worst Rank# 50# 65
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts191198
Wins1112
Saves00
ERA3.453.95
WHIP1.131.22
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 13# 18
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 13# 21
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 12# 14
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 12# 24
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 12# 16
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 10# 20
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 13# 18
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 10# 17
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 15# 19
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 19# 23
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 13# 38
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 13# 16
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 13# 20
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 9# 19
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 13# 18
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 12# 18
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 9# 17
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 13# 18
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 13# 18
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 8# 17
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 11# 28
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 12# 18
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 12# 15
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 11# 17
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 4# 12
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 13# 20
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 12# 16
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 9# 23
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 13# 25
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 11# 16
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 13# 18
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 13# 17
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 9# 17
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 10# 30
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 8# 24
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 15# 17
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 14# 20
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 13# 18
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 16# 26
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 14# 15
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 13# 17
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 11# 18
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 13# 17
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 13# 17
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 13# 21
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 14# 15
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 10# 28
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 13# 12
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 17# 14
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 19# 15
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 27# 20
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Brandon Woodruff
SP - 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 - MIL
Brandon Woodruff
Lance Lynn
SP - CWS
Lance Lynn
2021 Projections 
   
   
Games Played3030
   
Games Started2930
   
Innings Pitched165.5184.1
   
Wins1112
   
Losses89
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed141167
   
Earned Runs6381
   
Home Runs Allowed2027
   
Strikeouts191198
   
Walks4657
   
ERA3.453.95
   
WHIP1.131.22
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Brandon Woodruff
SP - MIL
Brandon Woodruff
Lance Lynn
SP - CWS
Lance Lynn
News 
 Brandon Woodruff (9-9) took the loss Wednesday against the Tigers, allowing three runs on four hits across six innings. He walked one and struck out seven.
Connor Rooney
Wed, Sep 15th
Lance Lynn allowed just two hits in his five innings of work, striking out nine and not allowing a single earned run.
Ethan Biddle - The Work of Ethan Biddle
Mon, Sep 13th
 The Brewers have scratched pitcher Brandon Woodruff from his start on Saturday due to a stomach bug. Eric Lauer will take the mound instead. Meanwhile, Woodruff's start has been moved back to Wednesday.
Andersen Pickard
Sat, Sep 11th
The White Sox reinstated RHP Lance Lynn (knee) from the 10-day injured list.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Sep 11th
 Brandon Woodruff (9-8) took the loss Monday against the Phillies, allowing four runs on nine hits across six innings. He walked one and struck out six.
Connor Rooney
Mon, Sep 6th
White Sox pitcher Lance Lynn is expected to start on Sunday against Boston. It will be his first outing since landing on the 10-day injured list with right knee inflammation at the end of August.
Andersen Pickard
Thu, Sep 9th
 Brandon Woodruff (9-7) earned the victory Tuesday against the Giants, allowing one run on five hits across six innings. He walked three and struck out eight.
Connor Rooney
Wed, Sep 1st
Lance Lynn is scheduled to throw a bullpen session on Friday.
Ari Koslow
Wed, Sep 8th
 Brandon Woodruff (8-7) picked up the win Wednesday against the Reds, tossing six scoreless innings while allowing four hits and zero walks. He struck out 10.
Connor Rooney
Thu, Aug 26th
The White Sox placed Lance Lynn on the 10-day injured list with a knee injury.
Corbin Young
Wed, Sep 1st
Notes 
 There were some skeptics after Woodruff succeeded in 2019 based largely on one pitch - his devastating fastball - but he put those concerns to rest in 2020. His ERA (3.05) and WHIP (0.99) were incredibly strong, particularly when you consider that he struck out more than 11 batters per nine innings. Woodruff's fastball hits rests at 96 MPH and is one of the better pitches in baseball, but his slider and changeup both made strides last year. The Brewers are reportedly planning to add about 100 innings to their starter's workloads last season, so pencil Woodruff in for roughly 175 extremely strong frames. You can survive with him as your fantasy ace, though he's best as an incredibly strong number 2.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
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
 Woodruff's 2020 season ranked in the 90th percentile in both xERA and xwOBA. He rates out well according to both FIP and Baseball Savant. It's fair to call him a good-to-great starting pitcher. The question becomes what kind of workload can we expect from Milwaukee's No. 1? Woodruff logged 73 2/3 innings last summer after posting a career-high 121 2/3 frames in 2019. The Brewers plan to add on 100 innings to each of their SP's workloads from last year. If you believe Woodruff will hold up then he's a wildly exciting SP2 in fantasy.
Brendan Tuma - FantasyPros