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Who Should I Draft?

Dustin May or James Paxton (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  James Paxton
SP - SEA
James Paxton
Dustin May
SP,RP - LAD
Dustin May
Expert
Recommendation
68%
Recommended by
34 of 50 experts
32%
Recommended by
16 of 50 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 60# 78
Best Rank# 36# 42
Worst Rank# 99# 147
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 204# 198
Best Rank# 182# 160
Worst Rank# 216# 223
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts145105
Wins88
Saves00
ERA4.053.76
WHIP1.221.20
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertIL10-
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 60# 74
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 71# 87
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 56# 123
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 86# 96
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 52# 69
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 56# 90
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 36# 72
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 67# 113
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 49# 72
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 47# 75
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 68# 147
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 69# 79
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 61# 98
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 62# 87
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 44# 81
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 71# 81
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 63# 72
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 73
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 66# 109
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 46# 94
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 38# 101
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 82
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 63# 91
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 51# 82
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 44# 52
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 63# 75
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 73# 80
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 46# 88
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 55# 76
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 53# 71
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 70# 101
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 64# 89
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 67# 85
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 77# 120
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 80# 42
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 61# 45
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 64# 52
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 58# 53
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 73# 56
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 91# 57
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 77# 61
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 81# 62
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 67# 63
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 84# 63
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 69# 64
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 78# 71
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 86# 77
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 92# 78
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 93# 83
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 99# 87
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  James Paxton
SP - SEA
James Paxton
Dustin May
SP,RP - LAD
Dustin May
2020 Stats 
   
   
Games Played512
   
Games Started510
   
Innings Pitched20.256.2
   
Wins13
   
Losses11
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds01
   
Hits Allowed2345
   
Earned Runs1516
   
Home Runs Allowed49
   
Strikeouts2644
   
Walks716
   
ERA6.642.57
   
WHIP1.481.09
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  James Paxton
SP - SEA
James Paxton
Dustin May
SP,RP - LAD
Dustin May
2021 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2435
   
Games Started2419
   
Innings Pitched125.3114.8
   
Wins88
   
Losses75
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds01
   
Hits Allowed113107
   
Earned Runs5648
   
Home Runs Allowed1915
   
Strikeouts145105
   
Walks4030
   
ERA4.053.76
   
WHIP1.221.20
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  James Paxton
SP - SEA
James Paxton
Dustin May
SP,RP - LAD
Dustin May
News 
 Tommy John surgery has been recommended for James Paxton, per Jon Heyman of MLB Network.
Matt Flipi
Thu, Apr 8th
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
 Seattle Mariners LHP James Paxton, who's currently on the 10-day IL with a left forearm strain, is seeking a second opinion on his recent MRI results.
Jon Mathisen
Thu, Apr 8th
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
 The Mariners placed James Paxton on the 10-day IL on Wednesday with a left forearm strain.
Dan Harris
Wed, Apr 7th
Dustin May has been named the Dodgers' fifth starter to open the season.
Dan Harris
Mon, Mar 29th
 James Paxton reportedly left Tuesday's start against the White Sox with discomfort in his left elbow.
Ari Koslow
Wed, Apr 7th
 
 Mariners pitcher James Paxton left Tuesday's start against the Chicago White Sox after throwing just 24 pitches over 1 1/3 innings with an apparent injury.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Tue, Apr 6th
 
Notes 
 Paxton missed almost the entire 2020 season after straining a flexor in his pitching forearm. Any forearm injury is worrisome because of the connection to the elbow, and Paxton has hardly been the picture of health in his career. He'll try to jumpstart his career again back with the Mariners, and the reports from his workout, where he reportedly touched 94 MPH, were encouraging after his velocity drop last year. When he pitches, he's almost always effective, so he's worth a late-round pick for the potential upside. But the injury history should keep him relatively low on your draft board.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
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
  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