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Who Should I Draft?

Chris Bassitt or Triston McKenzie (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Chris Bassitt
SP - OAK
Chris Bassitt
Triston McKenzie
SP - CLE
Triston McKenzie
Expert
Recommendation
56%
Recommended by
28 of 50 experts
44%
Recommended by
22 of 50 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 67# 72
Best Rank# 47# 53
Worst Rank# 100# 199
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 172# 181
Best Rank# 149# 167
Worst Rank# 220# 223
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts137124
Wins107
Saves00
ERA4.074.26
WHIP1.251.20
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 73# 89
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 54# 65
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 47# 77
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 50# 110
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 63# 65
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 57# 98
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 61# 74
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 68# 82
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 59# 67
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 93# 199
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 48# 73
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 73# 86
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 60# 74
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 72# 84
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 61# 78
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 76# 80
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 72# 74
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 60# 85
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 74# 87
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 70# 73
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 64# 65
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 74# 102
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 66# 71
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 54# 114
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 55# 76
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 99# 196
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 65# 75
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 58# 70
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 57# 53
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 64# 57
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 65# 57
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 67# 66
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 67# 63
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 68# 66
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 69# 67
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 71# 62
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 73# 69
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 74# 62
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 74# 71
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 76# 65
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 76# 62
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 77# 54
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 80# 58
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 81# 77
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 83# 72
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 86# 64
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 93# 85
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 98# 91
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 100# 81
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 100# 53
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Chris Bassitt
SP - OAK
Chris Bassitt
Triston McKenzie
SP - CLE
Triston McKenzie
2020 Stats 
   
   
Games Played118
   
Games Started116
   
Innings Pitched63.033.0
   
Wins52
   
Losses21
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed5621
   
Earned Runs1612
   
Home Runs Allowed66
   
Strikeouts5542
   
Walks179
   
ERA2.293.24
   
WHIP1.160.90
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Chris Bassitt
SP - OAK
Chris Bassitt
Triston McKenzie
SP - CLE
Triston McKenzie
2021 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2827
   
Games Started2723
   
Innings Pitched151.6118.7
   
Wins107
   
Losses87
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed144105
   
Earned Runs6956
   
Home Runs Allowed2220
   
Strikeouts137124
   
Walks4637
   
ERA4.074.26
   
WHIP1.251.20
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Chris Bassitt
SP - OAK
Chris Bassitt
Triston McKenzie
SP - CLE
Triston McKenzie
News 
 Chris Bassitt earned his first win of the season Monday against Arizona, allowing two (earned) runs on two hits over five innings pitched with four strikeouts and five walks.
Ari Koslow
Tue, Apr 13th
Cleveland right-hander Triston McKenzie allowed just one run over five innings in a 3-2 loss to the Reds on Saturday. McKenzie struck out seven and walked four in the outing, a no-decision for the youngster.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, Apr 17th
 Chris Bassitt took the loss Tuesday against the Dodgers, allowing four runs (all earned) on nine hits over 6.0 innings pitched with four strikeouts and one walk.
Ari Koslow
Wed, Apr 7th
Cleveland right-hander Triston McKenzie allowed three runs over four innings of work in a 4-3 loss to the White Sox on Monday. McKenzie struck out six and walked two in the no-decision.
Matthew Terelle
Tue, Apr 13th
 Oakland Athletics starter Chris Bassitt took the loss on Opening Day against the Astros, going 5.1 innings while allowing three runs (all earned) on four hits with three strikeouts and two walks.
Ari Koslow
Fri, Apr 2nd
Cleveland Indians right-hander Triston McKenzie allowed one run in 3 2/3 innings of work in a 3-0 loss to the Royals on Monday. McKenzie struck out five and walked four.
Matthew Terelle
Mon, Apr 5th
 Chris Bassitt will start on Opening Day for the A's, according to manager Bob Melvin.
Matt Flipi
Thu, Mar 25th
 
 Chris Bassitt and the Athletics avoid arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $4.9 million deal.
Brad Camara
Fri, Jan 15th
 
Notes 
 Bassitt doesn't wow you with his raw stuff, and is never going to be a high-strikeout pitcher. But he has above-average command and is able to generally limit hard contact and home runs. If he were being drafted on the basis of his 2.29 ERA last year then he would be someone to avoid, but the fact is he is never going to be drafted on the basis of his actual numbers given his sub-par strikeout rate and his significantly higher FIP and xFIP (versus his ERA). He can add plenty of value on the back end of a fantasy rotation, so long as you have strikeouts covered elsewhere.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
McKenzie had a very successful major league debut last year, pitching to a 3.24 ERA, a 0.90 WHIP, and a 33.1% strikeout rate. His talent isn't in question at this point, but his health certainly is. McKenzie has a very slight build and has missed time with injury in his minor league career, including all of the 2019 season. Even if he stays healthy all year, Cleveland is likely to put a hard cap on his innings. There's a reward, but there's plenty of risk to go with it. Draft him for the back end of your rotation and hope he gets to 140 innings.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
  McKenzie's big league debut on August 22nd was his first competitive game action since the 2018 season. While his initial impression was electric, McKenzie's fastball velocity waned as the season went on. This isn't unexpected for a young starter who has dealt with injuries as of late, but it's worrisome as his slender frame has some scouts convinced he's best utilized as a reliever. Fantasy managers should proceed with caution when it comes to the former top prospect.
Brendan Tuma - FantasyPros