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Who Should I Draft?

Carlos Carrasco or Ian Anderson (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Carlos Carrasco
SP,RP - NYM
Carlos Carrasco
Ian Anderson
SP - ATL
Ian Anderson
Expert
Recommendation
85%
Recommended by
17 of 20 experts
15%
Recommended by
3 of 20 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 23# 39
Best Rank# 14# 15
Worst Rank# 58# 69
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 69# 102
Best Rank# 58# 89
Worst Rank# 103# 147
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts196155
Wins1210
Saves00
ERA3.573.86
WHIP1.191.31
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 25# 37
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 27# 37
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 25# 57
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 21# 34
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 18# 49
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 20# 38
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 14# 69
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 17# 38
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 26# 39
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 19# 41
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 20# 51
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 19# 30
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 15# 43
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 23# 26
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 27# 49
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 35# 46
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 22# 36
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 31# 24
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 42# 34
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 58# 15
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Carlos Carrasco
SP,RP - NYM
Carlos Carrasco
Ian Anderson
SP - ATL
Ian Anderson
2020 Stats 
   
   
Games Played126
   
Games Started126
   
Innings Pitched68.232.2
   
Wins33
   
Losses42
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed5521
   
Earned Runs227
   
Home Runs Allowed81
   
Strikeouts8241
   
Walks2714
   
ERA2.911.95
   
WHIP1.211.08
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Carlos Carrasco
SP,RP - NYM
Carlos Carrasco
Ian Anderson
SP - ATL
Ian Anderson
2021 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2925
   
Games Started2925
   
Innings Pitched168.4140.6
   
Wins1210
   
Losses87
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed150121
   
Earned Runs6760
   
Home Runs Allowed2316
   
Strikeouts196155
   
Walks5163
   
ERA3.573.86
   
WHIP1.191.31
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Carlos Carrasco
SP,RP - NYM
Carlos Carrasco
Ian Anderson
SP - ATL
Ian Anderson
News 
 Mets RHP Carlos Carrasco won’t pitch the first time through the rotation in the Grapefruit League.
Brad Camara
Sat, Feb 27th
 
 Carlos Carrasco was absent from the Mets' first full-squad workout on Monday due to a "non-injury related issue," per manager Luis Rojas.
Jon Mathisen
Mon, Feb 22nd
 
 The Indians traded RHP Carlos Carrasco and SS Francisco Lindor to the Mets in exchange for INF Andres Gimenez, RHP Josh Wolfe, OF Isaiah Greene and SS Ahmed Rosario.
Brad Camara
Thu, Jan 7th
 
Notes 
 Carrasco returned strong from his battle with leukemia in 2019 to post a 2.91 ERA and 1.21 WHIP in 2020. Pretty much everything was back to normal with Carrasco's production other than his walk rate, where he went from several years under 6% to a 9.6% mark in 2020. That's likely just the oddities of a shortened season, however, and now that Carrasco is with the Mets, his stock should only go up. Not only should the Mets provide him with a better chance at wins, but their infield defense should be above average and Carrasco will play in a more favorable park. In other words, it's all gravy for Carrasco, and he can be drafted as an SP2.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
After rising through the minor leagues, Anderson had an excellent debut season with the Braves in 2020, pitching to a 1.95 ERA and 1.08 WHIP with a 29.7% strikeout rate. He was even better in four postseason starts, allowing just two runs over 18 2/3 innings while striking out 24. Anderson led all starters in barrel rate (just 1.2%), and has an excellent fastball, curveball, and changeup. His control isn't elite, but his raw stuff and prospect pedigree suggest that his 2020 season was no fluke. Draft him with confidence as a No. 2 starter.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
 We can completely write off Carrasco's 2019 season as the right-hander was going through a battle with leukemia. The 33-year-old heroically bounced back last summer, posting a 2.91 ERA to go along with a 1.21 WHIP and 82 strikeouts in 64 innings. A 9.6% walk rate is mildly concerning, but Carrasco misses enough bats that he should still be viewed as a reliable SP2/3. The perception around him seems to be that he isn't durable, but Carrasco started 30 games three times from 2015-18.
Brendan Tuma - FantasyPros