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Who Should I Draft?

Carlos Carrasco or Lance Lynn (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Lance Lynn
SP - TEX
Lance Lynn
Carlos Carrasco
SP,RP - CLE
Carlos Carrasco
Expert
Recommendation
57%
Recommended by
29 of 51 experts
43%
Recommended by
22 of 51 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 33# 38
Best Rank# 20# 13
Worst Rank# 74# 108
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 114# 120
Best Rank# 107# 95
Worst Rank# 133# 134
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts7465
Wins54
Saves00
ERA4.023.85
WHIP1.301.19
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 52# 57
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 29
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 27# 54
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 27# 44
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 31# 36
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 39# 108
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 33# 65
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 29# 47
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 36# 42
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 30# 41
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 35# 45
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 32# 45
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 44# 54
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 21# 22
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 36# 38
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 21# 23
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 45# 60
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 34# 41
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 29# 43
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 31# 38
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 31# 34
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 29# 33
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 30# 32
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 21# 50
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 26# 93
   
George Kurtz
SportsGrid
# 45# 59
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 29# 42
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 42# 53
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 34# 42
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 20# 13
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 24# 21
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 52# 24
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 32# 26
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 37# 27
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 28# 27
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 51# 28
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 40# 30
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 44# 31
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 38# 31
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 35# 32
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 36# 33
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 46# 33
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 41# 33
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 45# 34
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 48# 36
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 39# 36
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 38# 37
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 51# 43
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 74# 48
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 51
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 61# 52
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Lance Lynn
SP - TEX
Lance Lynn
Carlos Carrasco
SP,RP - CLE
Carlos Carrasco
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played3323
   
Games Started3312
   
Innings Pitched208.180.2
   
Wins166
   
Losses117
   
Saves01
   
Blown Saves01
   
Holds01
   
Hits Allowed19592
   
Earned Runs8547
   
Home Runs Allowed2118
   
Strikeouts24696
   
Walks5916
   
ERA3.675.29
   
WHIP1.221.35
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Lance Lynn
SP - TEX
Lance Lynn
Carlos Carrasco
SP,RP - CLE
Carlos Carrasco
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played1210
   
Games Started1210
   
Innings Pitched69.058.6
   
Wins54
   
Losses43
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed6555
   
Earned Runs3125
   
Home Runs Allowed99
   
Strikeouts7465
   
Walks2414
   
ERA4.023.85
   
WHIP1.301.19
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Lance Lynn
SP - TEX
Lance Lynn
Carlos Carrasco
SP,RP - CLE
Carlos Carrasco
News 
 Lance Lynn threw 107 pitches over 6.1 innings while allowing three hits, three walks, and one eared run and striking out seven.
Dave Kluge
Wed, Aug 5th
Cleveland right-hander Carlos Carrasco tossed six shutout innings in a 13-0 win over the Reds on Thursday. Carrasco struck out eight, walked four, and allowed just one hit.
Matthew Terelle
Thu, Aug 6th
 Lance Lynn threw six scoreless, giving up just one hit and two walks while striking out eight batters. He picked up the win to give himself a 2-0 record on the year after the 7-4 win over the Diamondbacks.
Dave Kluge
Thu, Jul 30th
Cleveland Indians right-hander Carlos Carrasco allowed three runs over six innings of work in a 3-0 loss to the Twins on Saturday. He struck out five and walked one.
Matthew Terelle
Sun, Aug 2nd
 Lance Lynn drew the Opening Day start and showed up to play allowing zero runs and two hits over six innings pitched. He struck out nine batters and walked four.
Dave Kluge
Sat, Jul 25th
Cleveland Indians right-hander Carlos Carrasco was excellent in his first start of the 2020 season on Sunday. Carrasco allowed just two runs over six innings while striking out 10.
Matthew Terelle
Sun, Jul 26th
 Lance Lynn struck out eight over six scoreless innings in a simulated game on Tuesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Jul 7th
Carlos Carrasco (elbow) says he is "ready to go" and has built up to pitching six innings.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Jul 3rd
 The Rangers announced that Lance Lynn will be the team's Opening Day starter.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Jun 25th
Indians manager Terry Francona says Carlos Carrasco (elbow) is throwing bullpens in Cleveland.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Apr 17th
Notes 
 If you're playing the volume game and quantity over quality, Lynn is your guys. What he did in 2019 seems legit, based on the numbers, but it's hard to shake what he's done over his career in comparison.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
The Indians had Carrasco on their lineup for Spring Training, so all signs point to him playing this year. If he pitches and can be healthy, he's an absolute steal here at this nice spot. The relief eligibility elevates him in points leagues.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
 Lynn was truly phenomenal last season, turning his velocity gains into both an increase in strikeout rate and a massive drop in walk rate. Everything Lynn did in 2019 was backed up by his underlying metrics, so there's plenty of reason for optimism in 2020. But it's fair to consider how out of character Lynn's year was, an add just a wee bit of caution to your projections.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Carrasco was already dealing with plenty of question marks after losing much of last season to leukemia, and now has been diagnosed with a mild hip flexor. He's day-to-day but it's obviously not the start to the spring that Carrasco owners were hoping for. Continue to monitor his progress but he avoids setbacks, he represents a fairly steep bargain in fantasy drafts, given his past performance and the fact that last year can largely be written off to his illness.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
 If he can replicate his 2019 season he will be a tremendous value at ADP. A 200+ K pitcher with a strong ERA and Whip in the 9th-10th round is very alluring. Had an FIP even better than his ERA in 2019, so there is reason for optimism.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy
Too many injured seasons for Carrasco throughout his career and he is having some soreness this Spring already. He has been "relatively" healthy over the last 3 or 4 years (2019 he had his physical issues), and I love the strikeout potential, but I can't help but be cautious here.
Chris Mitchell - FantasyData