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Who Should I Draft?

Dinelson Lamet or Matthew Boyd (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Dinelson Lamet
SP - SD
Dinelson Lamet
Matthew Boyd
SP - DET
Matthew Boyd
Expert
Recommendation
63%
Recommended by
27 of 43 experts
37%
Recommended by
16 of 43 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 47# 52
Best Rank# 28# 34
Worst Rank# 373# 82
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 120# 155
Best Rank# 116# 133
Worst Rank# 152# 164
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts6672
Wins34
Saves00
ERA4.104.36
WHIP1.271.23
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 35# 71
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 64# 74
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 57# 58
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 28# 61
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 49# 53
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 52# 59
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 45# 51
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 47# 54
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 35# 41
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 40# 62
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 47# 54
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 48# 55
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 66# 82
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 50# 56
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 42# 71
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 52# 53
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 48# 73
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 33# 57
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 55# 63
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 49# 50
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 48# 60
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 35# 63
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 29# 39
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 48# 61
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 49# 59
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 35# 58
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 46# 53
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 40# 35
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 43# 38
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 43# 41
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 46# 41
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 49# 34
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 52# 50
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 54# 53
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 55# 49
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 56# 51
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 58# 53
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 59# 54
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 61# 38
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 63# 57
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 87# 74
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 88# 71
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 373# 61
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Dinelson Lamet
SP - SD
Dinelson Lamet
Matthew Boyd
SP - DET
Matthew Boyd
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played1432
   
Games Started1432
   
Innings Pitched73.1185.2
   
Wins39
   
Losses512
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed62178
   
Earned Runs3394
   
Home Runs Allowed1239
   
Strikeouts105238
   
Walks3050
   
ERA4.074.56
   
WHIP1.261.23
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Dinelson Lamet
SP - SD
Dinelson Lamet
Matthew Boyd
SP - DET
Matthew Boyd
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played1111
   
Games Started1111
   
Innings Pitched54.965.3
   
Wins34
   
Losses34
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed4761
   
Earned Runs2532
   
Home Runs Allowed812
   
Strikeouts6672
   
Walks2319
   
ERA4.104.36
   
WHIP1.271.23
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Dinelson Lamet
SP - SD
Dinelson Lamet
Matthew Boyd
SP - DET
Matthew Boyd
News 
 Dinelson Lamet tossed three scoreless innings Thursday against the Mariners, striking out five and allowing one hit.
Connor Rooney
Fri, Mar 6th
 
 Dinelson Lamet tossed two scoreless innings against the Reds on Saturday, allowing once hit and one walk while striking out three.
Connor Rooney
Mon, Mar 2nd
 
Notes 
 Lamet has one amazing pitch right now, and there's a chance they he can take the next step forward to become a top 25 pitcher. But if you're going to draft Robbie Ray, Jr., why not just draft Robbie Ray?
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
Alex Fast loves Matthew Boyd, so I, in turn, love Matthew Boyd. He's in a fantastic park, but he still gave up far too many homers and won't win many games with the Tigers.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
 Lamet is a popular breakout candidate this year, after he returned from Tommy John surgery to throw 73 innings of solid baseball last year. Lamet is still much more potential than numbers - he hasn't dominated a level above A-ball and has questionable control. But his raw stuff, particularly his slider and curveball, are impressive, and he can miss bats with the best of them. They'll be no discount for Lamet this year, but if you're looking for upside, he's worth the gamble.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Armed with a devastating slider into which he leaned heavily, Boyd had an impressive opening to his season, putting up gaudy strikeout numbers with impressive overall stats. Unfortunately, his ERA rose from 3.87 in the first half to 5.51 in the second half, with his WHIP coming along for the ride. An awful .318 BABIP on groundballs didn't help, but that number isn't all that surprising given the defense behind him. With almost no win potential, Boyd is more of a back-end-of-the-rotation fantasy starter.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
 I am a little confused about all the Dinelson Lamet love. I know he has nasty stuff, but he is now 27 years old, he had Tommy John Surgery in 2018 and he has never pitched more than 150 innings in any year of his major league career. He has also shown inconsistencies. Drafting him over a guy like Matt Boyd, for example, is crazy to me.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy
If the ball gets dejuiced, there may be no player more positively impacted than Matt Boyd. Boyd was destroyed by the long ball in 2019, and if he can cut that rate in half or even by a quarter, we may have a solid SP2 for fantasy purposes.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy