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Who Should I Draft?

Dustin May or Dallas Keuchel (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Dustin May
SP,RP - LAD
Dustin May
Dallas Keuchel
SP - CWS
Dallas Keuchel
Expert
Recommendation
58%
Recommended by
29 of 50 experts
42%
Recommended by
21 of 50 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 78# 86
Best Rank# 42# 57
Worst Rank# 147# 185
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 198# 171
Best Rank# 160# 161
Worst Rank# 223# 198
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts105128
Wins811
Saves00
ERA3.764.11
WHIP1.201.31
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 71# 80
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 69# 115
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 63# 68
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 72
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 72# 84
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 75# 86
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 77# 84
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 56# 68
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 147# 157
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 98# 113
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 81# 82
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 81# 94
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 62# 69
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 72# 83
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 64# 67
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 45# 67
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 63# 76
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 57# 92
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 101
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 42# 78
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 53# 116
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 82# 172
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 52# 76
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 75# 85
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 76# 80
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 71# 100
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 52# 57
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 78# 185
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 61
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 74# 59
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 79# 75
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 80# 74
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 83# 78
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 85# 69
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 87# 66
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 87# 57
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 87# 81
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 88# 75
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 89# 81
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 90# 86
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 91# 84
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 94# 89
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 96# 74
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 101# 98
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 109# 85
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 113# 93
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 120# 80
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 123# 61
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 64
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 69
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Dustin May
SP,RP - LAD
Dustin May
Dallas Keuchel
SP - CWS
Dallas Keuchel
2020 Stats 
   
   
Games Played1211
   
Games Started1011
   
Innings Pitched56.263.0
   
Wins36
   
Losses12
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds10
   
Hits Allowed4552
   
Earned Runs1614
   
Home Runs Allowed92
   
Strikeouts4442
   
Walks1617
   
ERA2.571.99
   
WHIP1.091.09
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Dustin May
SP,RP - LAD
Dustin May
Dallas Keuchel
SP - CWS
Dallas Keuchel
2021 Projections 
   
   
Games Played3529
   
Games Started1929
   
Innings Pitched114.8169.6
   
Wins811
   
Losses59
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds10
   
Hits Allowed107171
   
Earned Runs4877
   
Home Runs Allowed1522
   
Strikeouts105128
   
Walks3052
   
ERA3.764.11
   
WHIP1.201.31
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Dustin May
SP,RP - LAD
Dustin May
Dallas Keuchel
SP - CWS
Dallas Keuchel
News 
 RHP Dustin May took the loss on Monday when he surrendered four runs (three earned) on four hits with one walk and eight strikeouts over five innings as the Dodgers lost to the Mariners 4-3.
Jon Mathisen
Tue, Apr 20th
Dallas Keuchel (1-0) allowed two runs on six hits while striking out one across five innings during Game 1 of Sunday’s 3-2 win over the Red Sox. He picked up his first win of the season.
Brad Camara
Sun, Apr 18th
 RHP Dustin May surrendered two runs on seven hits with a walk and six strikeouts, taking a no-decision, in the Dodgers 4-2 win over the Rockies on Wednesday.
Jon Mathisen
Thu, Apr 15th
Dallas Keuchel allowed three runs on three hits and two walks while striking out two over five innings during Monday’s 4-3 win over Cleveland. He did not factor into the decision.
Brad Camara
Tue, Apr 13th
 Dustin May will not start until early next week, as manager Dave Roberts has decided to bump his next appearance until after the weekend.
Connor Rooney
Fri, Apr 9th
SP Dallas Keuchel will replace Carlos Rodon (illness) for Monday's game against Cleveland.
Jack Mannis
Mon, Apr 12th
 Dustin May picked up the win on Monday vs. the A's when he fired off six scoreless innings in the Dodgers 10-3 win. He allowed just two hits while striking out eight and walking two.
Jon Mathisen
Tue, Apr 6th
Dallas Kuechel allowed three runs on four hits and three walks while striking out three across five innings during Wednesday’s 8-4 loss to the Mariners. He did not factor into the decision.
Brad Camara
Wed, Apr 7th
 Dustin May has been named the Dodgers' fifth starter to open the season.
Dan Harris
Mon, Mar 29th
Dallas Keuchel allowed six runs (three earned) on five hits and two walks while striking out four over four innings in Friday's 12-8 win over the Angels.
Brad Camara
Sat, Apr 3rd
Notes 
 May has been named the Dodgers' fifth starter by Dave Roberts, a surprising twist given the presence of David Price and Tony Gonsolin. Given the Dodgers' depth and their history, it's unlikely that he'll remain in the rotation from start to finish, but if you haven't drafted yet, move him significantly higher on your board.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Keuchel pitched to a remarkable 1.99 ERA last year, though that's hardly to be expected to repeat in 2021. His xFIP was nearly two runs higher, his BABIP against was nearly 40 points below his career average, and his already low strikeout rate dipped to just 16.3%. Having Yasmani Grandal as a catcher certainly helps a pitcher outperform his expected stats, but even if Keuchel were to repeat his 2020 performance, his strikeout rate is such a drain that it keeps his value in check. If your staff is dominant in strikeouts, then you can roll with Keuchel at the very back end of your rotation. But if not, just ignore him on draft day.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
 May's horizontal movement is insane. It generates a lot of, what I like to call, "GIF love." The whiffle ball-esque movement of his pitches continuously send Twitter into a frenzy, which gives him the perception of a strikeout phenom. This simply isn't the case, however, as May's whiff rate ranked within the bottom 7th percentile of baseball last summer. For his career he has struck out 76 batters in 90 2/3 innings. That has come with a phenomenal 2.98 ERA, so it isn't as if May is ineffective. The lack of strikeouts simply lowers his margin for error. There's also a chance that the Dodgers could treat him with kid gloves yet again.
Brendan Tuma - FantasyPros