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Who Should I Draft?

Eduardo Rodriguez or Lance Lynn (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Lance Lynn
SP - TEX
Lance Lynn
Eduardo Rodriguez
SP - BOS
Eduardo Rodriguez
Expert
Recommendation
76%
Recommended by
38 of 50 experts
24%
Recommended by
12 of 50 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 33# 45
Best Rank# 20# 23
Worst Rank# 74# 106
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 114# 128
Best Rank# 107# 105
Worst Rank# 133# 160
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts7461
Wins54
Saves00
ERA4.024.19
WHIP1.301.34
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-IL10
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 52# 83
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 36# 59
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 29# 50
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 51# 58
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 27# 36
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 27# 28
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 39# 43
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 33# 52
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 35# 43
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 29# 61
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 38# 39
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 20# 61
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 36# 58
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 39# 54
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 40# 65
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 30# 56
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 32# 79
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 41# 46
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 38# 42
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 21# 56
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 36# 49
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 21# 41
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 37# 44
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 32# 106
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 34# 46
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 52# 76
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 29# 77
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 31# 60
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 31# 51
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 29# 48
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 30# 59
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 46# 56
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 21# 41
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 26# 51
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 61# 80
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 24# 25
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 29# 46
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 34# 46
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 28# 23
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 31# 26
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 42# 28
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 44# 29
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 45# 31
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 35# 33
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 51# 37
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 45# 37
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 44# 40
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 48# 41
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 74# 42
   
George Kurtz
SportsGrid
# 45# 43
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Lance Lynn
SP - TEX
Lance Lynn
Eduardo Rodriguez
SP - BOS
Eduardo Rodriguez
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played3334
   
Games Started3334
   
Innings Pitched208.1203.2
   
Wins1619
   
Losses116
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed195194
   
Earned Runs8585
   
Home Runs Allowed2124
   
Strikeouts246213
   
Walks5975
   
ERA3.673.76
   
WHIP1.221.32
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Lance Lynn
SP - TEX
Lance Lynn
Eduardo Rodriguez
SP - BOS
Eduardo Rodriguez
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played1210
   
Games Started1210
   
Innings Pitched69.058.2
   
Wins54
   
Losses43
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed6556
   
Earned Runs3127
   
Home Runs Allowed98
   
Strikeouts7461
   
Walks2421
   
ERA4.024.19
   
WHIP1.301.34
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Lance Lynn
SP - TEX
Lance Lynn
Eduardo Rodriguez
SP - BOS
Eduardo Rodriguez
News 
 Lance Lynn (2-0) allowed two runs on four hits and three walks while striking out six across in Sunday's 7-3 win over the Angels. He earned his second win of the season.
Brad Camara
Mon, Aug 10th
Eduardo Rodriguez will not play for the rest of this season after suffering from myocarditis during his recovery from a COVID-19 infection.
Dave Kluge
Sat, Aug 1st
 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
Eduardo Rodriguez (illness) was examined by the Red Sox's medical staff Thursday, Ian Browne of MLB.com reports.
John Aubin
Fri, Jul 31st
 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
Rob Bradford of WEEI reports Eduardo Rodriguez (COVID-19) is dealing with heart complications.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Jul 24th
 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
The Red Sox discovered "minor complications" and have decided to shut Rodriguez down from baseball activities.
Joe Buttgereit - Fantasy Sports Nerdz
Thu, Jul 23rd
 Lance Lynn struck out eight over six scoreless innings in a simulated game on Tuesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Jul 7th
Eduardo Rodriguez (illness) could build up to a full workload during major-league games, Chris Cotillo of The Springfield Republican reports.
John Aubin
Wed, Jul 22nd
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
Rodriguez has tested positive for COVID-19, and Ron Roenicke has admitted that it's unlikely the Red Sox will have him ready for Opening Day. He's reportedly asymptomatic, however, which hopefully means he'll be able to have two positive tests and return to the team sometime after the first few days.
Dan Harris - 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
Rodríguez' biggest attribute last year was that he won a ton of games. You can't bet on that, so you can't bet on a repeat season for him, at least to the same level.
Michael Waterloo - 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