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Who Should I Draft?

Gleyber Torres or Lance Lynn (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Gleyber Torres
2B,SS - NYY
Gleyber Torres
Lance Lynn
SP - CWS
Lance Lynn
Expert
Recommendation
51%
Recommended by
28 of 55 experts
49%
Recommended by
27 of 55 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 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 40# 59
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 38# 69
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 58# 68
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 58# 59
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 24# 64
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 54# 130
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 39# 76
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 53# 113
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 25# 72
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 44# 53
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 47# 63
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 41# 57
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 48# 90
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 49# 65
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 67# 69
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 56# 84
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 45# 52
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 64# 88
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 33# 72
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 31# 58
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 52# 81
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 32# 49
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 57# 65
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 33# 54
   
SportsLine - Computer Simulation
CBS Sports
# 47# 74
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 63# 68
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 31# 49
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 70# 88
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 48# 47
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 54# 51
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 55# 54
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 56# 55
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 56# 54
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 57# 47
   
Frank Stampfl
CBS Sports
# 58# 47
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 58# 53
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 60# 34
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 61# 48
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 61# 58
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 62# 58
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 63# 50
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 64# 62
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 65# 57
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 65# 52
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 66# 55
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 66# 39
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 66# 62
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 69# 54
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 70# 54
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 73# 59
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 77# 45
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 78# 44
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 83# 60
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 84# 47
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 95# 81
   
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 
 Gleyber Torres went 0-for-2 at the plate with three walks, a run scored and a stolen base in Tuesday's 7-3 win over the Astros.
John Aubin
Wed, May 5th
Lance Lynn (2-1) allowed three runs on four hits and two walks while striking out two across five innings during Saturday’s 7-3 win over Cleveland. He picked up his second win of the season.
Brad Camara
Sat, May 1st
 Gleyber Torres went 2-for-4 at the plate with three RBI during Saturday's 6-4 win over Detroit.
John Aubin
Sun, May 2nd
The White Sox activated RHP Lance Lynn (trapezius) from the 10-day IL.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, May 1st
 Gleyber Torres went for 2-for-4 at the plate with a double on Tuesday as the Yankees beat the Orioles by a 5-1 score.
John Aubin
Wed, Apr 28th
RHP Lance Lynn, who's on the injured list with a right trapezius strain, is scheduled to start on Saturday vs. the Cleveland Indians.
Jon Mathisen
Tue, Apr 27th
 Gleyber Torres went 3-for-5 at the plate with a run scored and one RBI on Thursday as the Yankees beat the Indians by a 6-3 score.
John Aubin
Fri, Apr 23rd
White Sox RHP Lance Lynn (trapezius) thinks he'll return to the team's rotation by next weekend.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Apr 24th
 Gleyber Torres went 1-for-4 at the plate on Wednesday as the Yankees lost to the Braves by a 4-1 score.
John Aubin
Thu, Apr 22nd
White Sox pitcher Lance Lynn (trapezius strain) is expected to return after spending the minimum 10 days on the injured list.
Brad Camara
Tue, Apr 20th
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