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Who Should I Draft?

Frankie Montas or Tyler Mahle (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Frankie Montas
SP - OAK
Frankie Montas
Tyler Mahle
SP - CIN
Tyler Mahle
Expert
Recommendation
80%
Recommended by
41 of 51 experts
20%
Recommended by
10 of 51 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 51# 56
Best Rank# 36# 36
Worst Rank# 88# 109
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 168# 173
Best Rank# 141# 162
Worst Rank# 187# 215
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts143155
Wins98
Saves00
ERA4.074.44
WHIP1.281.28
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 49# 55
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 53# 56
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 88# 109
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 46# 55
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 52# 61
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 38# 71
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 49# 63
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 66# 72
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 46# 51
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 53# 82
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 52# 61
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 42# 72
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 60# 64
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 54# 55
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 51# 52
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 59# 60
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 54# 72
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 47# 51
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 49# 64
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 42# 76
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 49# 66
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 49# 63
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 41# 56
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 38# 49
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 37# 62
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 51# 53
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 59# 77
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 47# 65
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 54# 55
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 66# 97
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 49# 68
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 56# 72
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 58# 65
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 52# 65
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 79# 103
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 43# 68
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 77# 81
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 52# 59
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 76# 80
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 41# 68
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 36# 68
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 39# 36
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 46# 36
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 55# 50
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 58# 57
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 58# 52
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 60# 53
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 62# 58
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 65# 57
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 73# 52
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 87# 52
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Frankie Montas
SP - OAK
Frankie Montas
Tyler Mahle
SP - CIN
Tyler Mahle
2020 Stats 
   
   
Games Played1110
   
Games Started119
   
Innings Pitched53.248.3
   
Wins32
   
Losses52
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed5735
   
Earned Runs3321
   
Home Runs Allowed106
   
Strikeouts6060
   
Walks2321
   
ERA5.603.97
   
WHIP1.511.17
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Frankie Montas
SP - OAK
Frankie Montas
Tyler Mahle
SP - CIN
Tyler Mahle
2021 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2728
   
Games Started2627
   
Innings Pitched142.0143.4
   
Wins98
   
Losses89
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed137136
   
Earned Runs6471
   
Home Runs Allowed2124
   
Strikeouts143155
   
Walks4448
   
ERA4.074.44
   
WHIP1.281.28
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Frankie Montas
SP - OAK
Frankie Montas
Tyler Mahle
SP - CIN
Tyler Mahle
News 
 Frankie Montas took the no-decision on Sunday against the Angels, allowing one hit over seven shutout innings with seven strikeouts and four walks.
Ari Koslow
Mon, Sep 20th
Tyler Mahle (12-6) took the loss Tuesday against the Pirates, allowing three runs on six hits in 4.1 innings. He walked three and struck out six.
Connor Rooney
Wed, Sep 22nd
 Frankie Montas took the no-decision on Tuesday against the Royals, allowing four runs on eight hits over 3.1 innings with four strikeouts and two walks.
Ari Koslow
Wed, Sep 15th
Tyler Mahle (12-5) earned the win Thursday against the Pirates, tossing six shutout innings while allowing five hits and one walk. He struck out four.
Connor Rooney
Thu, Sep 16th
 Frankie Montas earned the win on Wednesday against the White Sox, allowing one run on six hits over seven innings with seven strikeouts and two walks.
Ari Koslow
Thu, Sep 9th
Tyler Mahle did not factor into the decision Friday against the Cardinals, allowing two runs on four hits in six innings. He walked two and struck out six.
Connor Rooney
Sat, Sep 11th
 Frankie Montas earned the win against Detroit on Thursday, allowing three runs on five hits over 6.2 innings with seven strikeouts and three walks.
Ari Koslow
Fri, Sep 3rd
Tyler Mahle (11-5) earned the win Saturday against the Tigers, allowing four runs on six hits across five innings. He walked five and struck out eight.
Connor Rooney
Sun, Sep 5th
 Frankie Montas is having his next scheduled start bumped up to Thursday afternoon against Detroit.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Sep 2nd
Tyler Mahle (10-5) took the tough-luck loss Sunday against the Marlins, allowing two runs on four hits across seven innings. He walked two and struck out six.
Connor Rooney
Sun, Aug 29th
Notes 
 Montas had a terrible 2020 season, but it was more than likely due to a back injury he suffered early on which probably bothered him throughout the year. He started off with four excellent starts (four runs and 22 strikeouts in 23 innings) before he was scratched with back tightness and returned with lower velocity. Yes, he had the PED suspension in 2019, but Montas's splitter was, and should continue to be when a healthy, a dominant pitch, and a healthy season should mean a return to being a starter you can "set and forget." If he can ever get away from throwing his sinker so much, and incorporate more of his splitter and/or four-seam fastball, he could be a monster. Montas was diagnosed with COVID-19 right at the start of spring training, but he has returned healthy and looked good in the spring, so he's an ideal sleeper.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Mahle's solid 2020 season (3.59 ERA, 1.15 WHIP) will probably slip under the radar, but there are a lot of reasons to be optimistic about him with a guaranteed spot in the Reds rotation. His strikeout rate jumped to 30% on the back of a 4.4% increase in his swinging strike rate, and he had just a .188 expected batting average against, top 10% in the league. The biggest change for Mahle was that he brought back a slider that he had shelved entirely in 2019, and batters hit just .180 against the pitch with a .249 wOBA. He could do well to cut down on his walks a bit, but still, as a fifth starter for your fantasy team, there's plenty of potential for profit.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
  Tyler Mahle broke out in 2020, posting a 3.59 ERA, 1.15 WHIP and 60 strikeouts across 47 2/3 innings. He added a slider to his pitch repertoire and upped his strike percentage to 29.6. The 26-year-old signed a one-year, $2.2 million contract with the Reds avoiding arbitration. Mahle will be a fixture in the Reds rotation and prove his breakout in 2020 was no fluke. He could be a mid-round bargain and a pitcher fantasy managers should be targeting in their upcoming drafts.
Brad Camara - FantasyPros