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Who Should I Draft?

Framber Valdez or Pablo Lopez (2022)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Framber Valdez
SP - HOU
Framber Valdez
Pablo Lopez
SP - MIA
Pablo Lopez
Expert
Recommendation
53%
Recommended by
23 of 43 experts
47%
Recommended by
20 of 43 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 45# 40
Best Rank# 34# 24
Worst Rank# 71# 89
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 121# 127
Best Rank# 112# 118
Worst Rank# 136# 132
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts156146
Wins129
Saves00
ERA3.833.84
WHIP1.331.20
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 34# 46
   
Pat Fitzmaurice
FantasyPros
# 42# 44
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 44# 50
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 36# 39
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 44# 48
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 37# 47
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 43# 49
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 44# 50
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 44# 49
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 47# 48
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 36# 37
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 44# 45
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 56# 62
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 46# 49
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 54# 67
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 40# 44
   
Nate Miller
Fantasy Six Pack
# 45# 55
   
Brad Camara
RotoBaller
# 35# 37
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 55# 89
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 47# 48
   
Scott Youngson
Pitcher List
# 40# 45
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 48# 62
   
Fred Zinkie
Yahoo! Sports
# 42# 69
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 38# 36
   
Travis Argo
Fantasy Six Pack
# 42# 35
   
Greg Smith
Superflex.Guide
# 43# 38
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 44# 43
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 44# 40
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 44# 42
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 46# 42
   
Jody Smith
FullTime Fantasy
# 46# 43
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 47# 44
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 48# 25
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 51# 42
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 52# 24
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 52# 42
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 53# 43
   
Christopher Welsh
FantasyPros
# 54# 46
   
Scott Engel
The Game Day
# 57# 35
   
Scott Bogman
FantasyPros
# 57# 38
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 60# 48
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 61# 42
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 71# 29
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Framber Valdez
SP - HOU
Framber Valdez
Pablo Lopez
SP - MIA
Pablo Lopez
2021 Stats 
   
   
Games Played2220
   
Games Started2220
   
Innings Pitched135.3103.1
   
Wins115
   
Losses65
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed11089
   
Earned Runs4735
   
Home Runs Allowed1211
   
Strikeouts125115
   
Walks5826
   
ERA3.143.07
   
WHIP1.251.12
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Framber Valdez
SP - HOU
Framber Valdez
Pablo Lopez
SP - MIA
Pablo Lopez
2022 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2828
   
Games Started2827
   
Innings Pitched165.9146.8
   
Wins129
   
Losses88
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed154135
   
Earned Runs7163
   
Home Runs Allowed1718
   
Strikeouts156146
   
Walks6741
   
ERA3.833.84
   
WHIP1.331.20
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Framber Valdez
SP - HOU
Framber Valdez
Pablo Lopez
SP - MIA
Pablo Lopez
News 
 Astros starter Framber Valdez tossed seven solid innings, allowing three runs on seven hits while striking out four. He also did not walk a batter.
Kendall Capps
Wed, May 25th
Pablo Lopez went seven innings in Tuesday's 4-0 loss to the Rays, giving up four runs on nine hits and no walks while racking up eight strike outs.
Nate Miller
Tue, May 24th
 Astros starter Framber Valdez was strong once again Thursday, this time shutting down the Texas Rangers. He pitched seven innings, allowing just one run on six hits and two walks, striking out seven.
Kendall Capps
Thu, May 19th
Pablo Lopez lasted only three innings in Wednesday's 5-4 loss to the Nationals, allowing three runs on four hits and three walks while striking out two.
Nate Miller
Wed, May 18th
 Astros starter Framber Valdez was on his game Friday at Washington. He pitched 7 2/3 innings, allowing just one run on seven hits and two walks, while striking out six.
Kendall Capps
Sat, May 14th
Pablo Lopez worked seven innings in Friday's 2-1 loss to the Brewers, allowing only one run on three hits and no walks while racking up 11 strikeouts.
Nate Miller
Fri, May 13th
 Houston Astros Pitcher Framber Valdez pitched 6.0 innings, striking out five batters, allowing four hits and one run during a 6-2 loss to the Rangers.
Kyle Williams - Dog Day Sports
Tue, Apr 26th
Pablo Lopez lasted 4 2/3 innings in Monday's 5-4 loss to the Diamondbacks, giving up four runs on six hits and two walks while striking out seven.
Nate Miller
Mon, May 2nd
 Framber Valdez struggled in Tuesday's 7-2 loss to the Angels, surrendering six runs on eight hits and four walks while striking out three over 4 1/3 innings.
Nate Miller
Wed, Apr 20th
Pablo Lopez pitched six shutout innings against the Nationals on Wednesday, giving up just one hit and a walk. He struck out six and earned the win, moving to 3-0.
Dan Harris
Thu, Apr 28th
Notes 
 Valdez fractured his ring finger just before the start of the season and although there were rumors he could miss the entire season, he wound up making 22 starts and throwing 134 2/3 innings. He lost some of the gains he had made with his control, but he induced ground balls at a 70.3% clip, an absurd rate. Valdez has one great pitch - his curveball - and his value is highly dependent on the quality of his defense. So the chances of him taking a great leap are minimal. But what he provides is plenty good enough to be a mid-tier starter for your fantasy team.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Lopez was limited to 102.2 innings last year as he (again) dealt with a shoulder injury. But when he did pitch, he was excellent. A 3.07 ERA, a 1.12 WHIP and a 27.5% strikeout rate all added plus value to fantasy rosters. Lopez primarily relies on a fastball/changeup combination, and he'll probably need to take the next step with either his curveball or cutter to take the next step. But his current production is plenty good enough, and he's an ideal third starter for your fantasy team.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros