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Who Should I Draft?

Gleyber Torres or Lance Lynn (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
Experts' Pick
  Gleyber Torres
2B,SS - NYY
Gleyber Torres
Lance Lynn
SP - CWS
Lance Lynn
Expert
Recommendation
50%
Recommended by
28 of 56 experts
50%
Recommended by
28 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 52# 57
Best Rank# 24# 34
Worst Rank# 95# 130
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 57# 52
Best Rank# 54# 43
Worst Rank# 67# 65
   
Projections 
   
Runs82
Home Runs3027
RBI89
Stolen Bases6
Batting Avg.273
Strikeouts124198
Wins12
Saves0
ERA3.95
WHIP1.22
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 77# 45
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 95# 81
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 66# 62
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 69# 54
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 78# 44
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 73# 59
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 54# 51
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 64# 62
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 66# 39
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 61# 58
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 58# 53
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 65# 57
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 83# 60
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 57# 47
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 66# 55
   
Frank Stampfl
CBS Sports
# 58# 47
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 48# 47
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 60# 34
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 61# 48
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 70# 50
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 70# 54
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 65# 52
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 56# 54
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 56# 55
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 62# 58
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 84# 47
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 63# 50
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 55# 54
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 24# 64
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 25# 72
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 31# 49
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 31# 58
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 32# 49
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 33# 72
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 33# 54
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 38# 69
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 39# 76
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 40# 59
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 41# 57
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 44# 53
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 45# 52
   
SportsLine - Computer Simulation
CBS Sports
# 47# 74
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 47# 63
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 48# 90
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 49# 65
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 52# 81
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 53# 113
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 54# 130
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 56# 84
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 57# 65
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 58# 59
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 58# 68
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 63# 68
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 64# 88
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 67# 69
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 70# 88
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Gleyber Torres
2B,SS - NYY
Gleyber Torres
Lance Lynn
SP - CWS
Lance Lynn
2020 Stats 
   
   
Runs17
   
Home Runs313
   
RBI16
   
Stolen Bases1
   
Batting Avg.243
   
Strikeouts2889
   
Wins6
   
Saves0
   
ERA3.32
   
WHIP1.06
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Gleyber Torres
2B,SS - NYY
Gleyber Torres
Lance Lynn
SP - CWS
Lance Lynn
2021 Projections 
   
   
Runs82
   
Home Runs3027
   
RBI89
   
Stolen Bases6
   
Batting Avg.273
   
Strikeouts124198
   
Wins12
   
Saves0
   
ERA3.95
   
WHIP1.22
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Gleyber Torres
2B,SS - NYY
Gleyber Torres
Lance Lynn
SP - CWS
Lance Lynn
News 
 Yankees manager Aaron Boone said Monday that Gleyber Torres is "probably" going to hit leadoff in the Yankees Wild Card game against Boston on Tuesday.
Ari Koslow
Mon, Oct 4th
Lance Lynn pitched five strong innings on Friday, allowing one earned run on four hits and one walk while striking out four batters.
Ethan Biddle - The Work of Ethan Biddle
Sat, Oct 2nd
 Gleyber Torres went 3-for-5 and hit a home run and drove in two runs as the Yankees beat the Red Sox on Friday by an 8-3 score.
John Aubin
Sat, Sep 25th
Lance Lynn allowed just two hits in his five innings of work, striking out nine and not allowing a single earned run.
Ethan Biddle - The Work of Ethan Biddle
Mon, Sep 13th
 Gleyber Torres went 1-for-3 with a double, drove in a run, and scored two runs on Wednesday as the Yankees beat the Rangers.
John Aubin
Thu, Sep 23rd
The White Sox reinstated RHP Lance Lynn (knee) from the 10-day injured list.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Sep 11th
 Gleyber Torres went 2-for-3 with an RBI and a walk in Monday's 4-3 win over Texas.
John Aubin
Tue, Sep 21st
White Sox pitcher Lance Lynn is expected to start on Sunday against Boston. It will be his first outing since landing on the 10-day injured list with right knee inflammation at the end of August.
Andersen Pickard
Thu, Sep 9th
 Gleyber Torres went 2-for-4 and scored a run on Saturday as the Yankees beat the Mets by an 8-7 score.
John Aubin
Sun, Sep 12th
Lance Lynn is scheduled to throw a bullpen session on Friday.
Ari Koslow
Wed, Sep 8th
Notes 
 Torres missed some time with quad and hamstring strains last season, but his year was an absolute disaster even without it. He batted just .243 and hit a mere three home runs in 160 plate appearances. The culprit was that he was reportedly out of shape, a byproduct of the long layoff between the original spring training and when baseball resumed months later. There's every reason to buy into the excuse given Torres' track record, especially since he bounced back a bit in September and October with an .842 OPS. Expect more typical numbers from Torres this year, meaning around a .270 average, 30 home runs, and plenty of counting stats. Given his ADP, he's likely to be a bargain this year.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Lynn turned in another stellar year in 2020, leading MLB with 84 innings pitched, striking out plenty of batters, and keeping his walk rate and overall numbers in check. But there are a few warning signs under the hood, including his 4.19 FIP, his 4.34 xFIP, and his career-high 79.4% LOB rate. Of bigger concern is his trade to the White Sox and hitter-friendly Guaranteed Rate Field, particularly because Lynn had a 38.3% fly-ball rate in 2019 and a 42.3% fly-ball rate last year. That led to the worst HR/9 rate of his career and second-worst HR/FB rate (13.8%) in 2020. Countering those troublesome warning signs, however, is the fact that he'll be caught by perhaps the best pitch framer in baseball in Yasmani Grandal, and that will generally help with his numbers which, again, were excellent last year. Add it all up and Lynn's ERA should likely increase simply because of the additional home runs he'll allow if he can't turn around his trend in fly-ball rate, but Grandal's presence and Lynn's general aptitude on the mound should allow for another strong season and make him worthy of a selection as an SP2.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros