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Who Should I Draft?

Frankie Montas or Ken Giles (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Ken Giles
RP - TOR
Ken Giles
Frankie Montas
SP - OAK
Frankie Montas
Expert
Recommendation
57%
Recommended by
29 of 51 experts
43%
Recommended by
22 of 51 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 37# 40
Best Rank# 27# 24
Worst Rank# 88# 105
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 115# 104
Best Rank# 106# 79
Worst Rank# 141# 121
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts3157
Wins14
Saves110
ERA3.173.87
WHIP1.111.27
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertIL10-
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 34# 42
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 60# 69
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 44# 50
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 28# 105
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 42# 55
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 30# 55
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 31
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 43# 44
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 45# 47
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 34# 37
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 42# 52
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 41# 43
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 28# 43
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 34# 39
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 44# 56
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 47# 61
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 40# 42
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 43# 44
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 35# 39
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 27# 28
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 40# 57
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 34# 42
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 49# 52
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 35# 37
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 35# 42
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 44# 48
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 33# 49
   
George Kurtz
SportsGrid
# 38# 53
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 48# 49
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 34# 24
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 34# 25
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 39# 27
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 35# 28
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 35# 31
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 45# 31
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 36# 32
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 50# 32
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 54# 33
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 36# 33
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 48# 35
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 43# 36
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 41# 36
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 44# 36
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 55# 38
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 88# 40
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 41# 40
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 55# 42
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 52# 45
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 58# 45
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 50# 47
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 57# 55
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Ken Giles
RP - TOR
Ken Giles
Frankie Montas
SP - OAK
Frankie Montas
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played5316
   
Games Started016
   
Innings Pitched53.296.0
   
Wins29
   
Losses32
   
Saves230
   
Blown Saves10
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed3684
   
Earned Runs1128
   
Home Runs Allowed58
   
Strikeouts83103
   
Walks1723
   
ERA1.872.63
   
WHIP1.001.11
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Ken Giles
RP - TOR
Ken Giles
Frankie Montas
SP - OAK
Frankie Montas
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2310
   
Games Started010
   
Innings Pitched22.759.0
   
Wins14
   
Losses13
   
Saves110
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed1957
   
Earned Runs825
   
Home Runs Allowed38
   
Strikeouts3157
   
Walks719
   
ERA3.173.87
   
WHIP1.111.27
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Ken Giles
RP - TOR
Ken Giles
Frankie Montas
SP - OAK
Frankie Montas
News 
 Blue Jays closer Ken Giles got some encouraging news on Friday when he was diagnosed with a mild strain of the flexor mass in his right forearm, according to a report from Sportsnet.ca's Andrew Zwelling on Twitter. Zwelling adds that Toronto GM Ross Atkins is "Very optimistic that we'll see him pitching again soon."
Mike Maher
Fri, Jul 31st
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
 Ken Giles will receive a second opinion on his strained right forearm and remains shut down, for now, Mike Wilner of Sportsnet 590 The Fan reports.
John Aubin
Tue, Jul 28th
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
 Ken Giles is still awaiting the results of his elbow MRI but will head to the injured list Monday, Scott Mitchell of TSN.ca reports.
John Aubin
Mon, Jul 27th
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
 Ken Giles has been diagnosed with "right elbow soreness."
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Jul 27th
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
 Ken Giles was removed from Sunday's game against the Rays with an apparent injury.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Jul 26th
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
Notes 
 Giles is the perfect candidate for your first closer if you don't want to invest heavily into the top guys. He has no competition in the pen in Toronto.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
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
 Giles may have had the quietest 1.87 ERA and 1.00 WHIP in the history of baseball. Add to that a a 14.09/9 strikeout rate and Giles was one of the best relievers in baseball in 2019. He'll be a free agent after this year so it seems unlikely he holds down the closer's role in Toronto all year. But he'll certainly help your overall numbers in the first half of the season at least.
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
  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