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Who Should I Draft?

Frankie Montas or Eduardo Rodriguez (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Frankie Montas
SP - OAK
Frankie Montas
Eduardo Rodriguez
SP - BOS
Eduardo Rodriguez
Expert
Recommendation
58%
Recommended by
29 of 50 experts
42%
Recommended by
21 of 50 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 40# 45
Best Rank# 24# 23
Worst Rank# 105# 106
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 104# 128
Best Rank# 79# 105
Worst Rank# 121# 160
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts5761
Wins44
Saves00
ERA3.874.19
WHIP1.271.34
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-IL10
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 38# 83
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 42# 59
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 31# 58
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 31# 52
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 37# 61
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 52# 61
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 43# 58
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 43# 54
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 42# 65
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 39# 56
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 28# 79
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 42# 46
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 35# 40
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 27# 56
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 39# 49
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 28# 41
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 25# 106
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 36# 46
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 42# 76
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 32# 77
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 37# 60
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 32# 51
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 42# 48
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 33# 59
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 24# 56
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 36# 51
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 40# 41
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 49# 80
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 33# 46
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 36# 28
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 40# 39
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 44# 23
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 44# 42
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 45# 44
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 45# 25
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 47# 46
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 47# 43
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 48# 41
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 49# 29
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 50# 37
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 52# 31
   
George Kurtz
SportsGrid
# 53# 43
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 55# 43
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 55# 26
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 55# 28
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 56# 33
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 57# 37
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 61# 42
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 69# 50
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 105# 36
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Frankie Montas
SP - OAK
Frankie Montas
Eduardo Rodriguez
SP - BOS
Eduardo Rodriguez
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played1634
   
Games Started1634
   
Innings Pitched96.0203.2
   
Wins919
   
Losses26
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed84194
   
Earned Runs2885
   
Home Runs Allowed824
   
Strikeouts103213
   
Walks2375
   
ERA2.633.76
   
WHIP1.111.32
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Frankie Montas
SP - OAK
Frankie Montas
Eduardo Rodriguez
SP - BOS
Eduardo Rodriguez
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played1010
   
Games Started1010
   
Innings Pitched59.058.2
   
Wins44
   
Losses33
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed5756
   
Earned Runs2527
   
Home Runs Allowed88
   
Strikeouts5761
   
Walks1921
   
ERA3.874.19
   
WHIP1.271.34
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Frankie Montas
SP - OAK
Frankie Montas
Eduardo Rodriguez
SP - BOS
Eduardo Rodriguez
News 
 Frankie Montas struck out nine over seven innings giving up four hits and one earned, he did issue four walks as the A’s cruised to an 11-1 win over the Mariners Monday night.
Aaron Hudson
Tue, Aug 4th
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
 Frankie Montas threw five innings of Wednesday’s 5-1 loss to the Rockies, giving up five hits and two earned runs to go with three strikeouts and two walks.
Aaron Hudson
Thu, Jul 30th
Eduardo Rodriguez (illness) was examined by the Red Sox's medical staff Thursday, Ian Browne of MLB.com reports.
John Aubin
Fri, Jul 31st
 Frankie Montas pitched four innings of Friday’s opening night win against the Angels, allowing three hits, one earned run, and three walks while striking out five.
Aaron Hudson
Sat, Jul 25th
Rob Bradford of WEEI reports Eduardo Rodriguez (COVID-19) is dealing with heart complications.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Jul 24th
 Frankie Montas has been named the A's opening day starter. He'll face the Los Angeles Angels in Oakland on Friday, July 24th.
Jon Mathisen
Sat, Jul 18th
The Red Sox discovered "minor complications" and have decided to shut Rodriguez down from baseball activities.
Joe Buttgereit - Fantasy Sports Nerdz
Thu, Jul 23rd
 Frankie Montas pitched 2 2/3 innings Sunday allowing four hits, two runs, zero earned runs, and added two strike outs against the Brewers.
Aaron Hudson
Mon, Mar 9th
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 
 There are two sides to the Montas argument: 1. that he enjoyed a solid stretch to start the year that was an outlier and 2. his breakout was a legitimate breakout that he'll carry over to the future. It's up to you to decide which you believe.
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
 Montas was one of the best starters in baseball until his season ended prematurely thanks to a PED suspension. Before then, he had used added velocity and improved control to lower is ERA to 2.63 and tally nine wins in just 16 starts. There's always a question of how a player coming off a PED suspension will perform the following year but, for the most part, they are often able to maintain much of their performance. Draft Montas expecting solid overall numbers, though expect an ERA in the 3.00s, rather than the 2.00s.
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
 Posted a 2.63 ERA in 96 innings last year. His suspension from 2019 makes the price to draft him very reasonable
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros