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Who Should I Draft?

Ian Anderson or Dinelson Lamet (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Ian Anderson
SP - ATL
Ian Anderson
Dinelson Lamet
RP,SP - SD
Dinelson Lamet
Expert
Recommendation
61%
Recommended by
31 of 51 experts
39%
Recommended by
20 of 51 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 36# 40
Best Rank# 22# 19
Worst Rank# 71# 262
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 89# 106
Best Rank# 75# 71
Worst Rank# 127# 113
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts153169
Wins109
Saves00
ERA3.833.42
WHIP1.281.11
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 34# 42
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 30# 47
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 39# 53
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 42# 62
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 34# 37
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 32# 57
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 35# 44
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 42# 50
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 36# 64
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 42# 54
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 46# 55
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 39# 43
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 39# 62
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 22# 39
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 23# 55
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 40# 43
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 27# 52
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 32# 43
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 40# 56
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 34# 37
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 35# 36
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 23# 24
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 45# 56
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 29# 33
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 30# 39
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 33# 38
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 36# 47
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 36# 39
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 54# 262
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 33# 37
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 33# 66
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 30# 22
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 34# 33
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 35# 19
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 36# 35
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 38# 34
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 39# 23
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 39# 33
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 41# 22
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 41# 30
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 41# 20
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 44# 29
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 45# 38
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 45# 31
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 47# 27
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 52# 22
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 53# 37
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 55# 54
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 58# 32
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 62# 31
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 71# 25
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Ian Anderson
SP - ATL
Ian Anderson
Dinelson Lamet
RP,SP - SD
Dinelson Lamet
2020 Stats 
   
   
Games Played612
   
Games Started612
   
Innings Pitched32.269.0
   
Wins33
   
Losses21
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed2139
   
Earned Runs716
   
Home Runs Allowed15
   
Strikeouts4193
   
Walks1420
   
ERA1.952.09
   
WHIP1.080.86
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Ian Anderson
SP - ATL
Ian Anderson
Dinelson Lamet
RP,SP - SD
Dinelson Lamet
2021 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2524
   
Games Started2524
   
Innings Pitched137.2130.4
   
Wins109
   
Losses76
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed117101
   
Earned Runs5849
   
Home Runs Allowed1617
   
Strikeouts153169
   
Walks5844
   
ERA3.833.42
   
WHIP1.281.11
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Ian Anderson
SP - ATL
Ian Anderson
Dinelson Lamet
RP,SP - SD
Dinelson Lamet
News 
 Ian Anderson pitched seven innings against the Diamondbacks Wednesday, allowing two hits, one run (earned), and one walk while striking eight batters out. The Braves offense provided good run support, and Anderson's record improved to 8-5, and he also earned a quality start. He threw 97 pitches, 59 for strikes, and carries a 3.60 ERA.
Steve Painter
Thu, Sep 23rd
Dinelson Lamet has been activated from the 10-day IL. He hasn't pitched since June 26th due to a couple of injuries.
Kamran Hoda
Wed, Sep 1st
 Ian Anderson pitched 5 2/3 innings against the Giants Friday, allowing five hits, four runs (all earned), and two walks while striking out seven batters. He was not a factor in the decision. He threw 99 pitches, 60 for strikes, and carries a 3.75 ERA.
Steve Painter
Sat, Sep 18th
Padres manager Jayce Tingler noted that Dinelson Lamet had a hip infection "cleaned out." Lamet underwent a procedure that will delay his return although it's not another arm injury.
Corbin Young
Fri, Aug 13th
 Ian Anderson pitched five innings against the Marlins Friday, allowing five hits, two runs (both earned), and two walks while striking out nine batters. The Braves bullpen held the Marlins scoreless the rest of the way, and Anderson got the win, his record improving to 7-5 on the year. He threw 89 pitches, 62 for strikes, and carries a 3.61 ERA.
Steve Painter
Fri, Sep 10th
Padres RHP Dinelson Lamet (forearm) threw live batting practice on Saturday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Aug 8th
 Ian Anderson pitched three innings against the Rockies Saturday, allowing five hits, four runs (all earned), and four walks. He was not a factor in the decision, a 7-6 Rockies win. He threw 62 pitches, 33 for strikes, and carries a 3.61 ERA.
Steve Painter
Sun, Sep 5th
San Diego pitcher Dinelson Lamet (forearm) is scheduled to throw live batting practice in the next couple of days.
Brad Camara
Mon, Jul 19th
 Ian Anderson pitched 5 2/3 innings against the Giants Sunday, allowing four hits and two walks. The Braves won in a rout, 9-0, and Anderson's record improved to 6-5 on the year. He threw 86 pitches, 49 for strikes, and carries a 3.36 ERA.
Steve Painter
Mon, Aug 30th
Padres RHP Dinelson Lamet (forearm) won't pitch before the All-Star break.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Jul 9th
Notes 
 Playoffs included, Anderson's final 2020 stat line was 51 innings, 65 strikeouts, a 1.59 ERA, and a 1.10 WHIP. Backed up by a strong prospect pedigree, Anderson was extremely impressive in his first taste of the big leagues. He never got shelled in any start and gave up just one homer all season. His regular season CSW (called strike plus whiff rate) compated similarly to Blake Snell and Walker Buehler at 30.8%. The concerns with his '21 fantasy value are a 4.2 BB/9 and an innings limit. While valid, Anderson is talented enough to still warrant excitement as a top 25-30 SP.
Brendan Tuma - FantasyPros
Lamet had a dominant curveball in 2019 which he threw 31.7% of the time. Batters hit just .105 against it that year with a .193 wOBA. But Lamet ditched it entirely in 2020, and instead replaced it by greatly upping his slider usage, from 12.2% in 2019 to 53.4% in 2020. And somehow, his slider was even better than his curveball ever was. Batters hit 0.80 against it with a .120 slugging percentage and a .141 wOBA. It was, simply put, the best pitch in baseball last year. Unfortunately, Lamet's arm couldn't hold up to the stress, and he missed the end of the regular season and the playoffs because of an elbow injury. He underwent PRP therapy on his elbow in October and is progressing well, but the Padres' focus on adding starting pitching this offseason suggests that they are not expecting to have Lamet for the full season. Monitor his health this spring, but understand that even if he begins the year healthy, there are plenty of injury concerns.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
 After rising through the minor leagues, Anderson had an excellent debut season with the Braves in 2020, pitching to a 1.95 ERA and 1.08 WHIP with a 29.7% strikeout rate. He was even better in four postseason starts, allowing just two runs over 18 2/3 innings while striking out 24. Anderson led all starters in barrel rate (just 1.2%), and has an excellent fastball, curveball, and changeup. His control isn't elite, but his raw stuff and prospect pedigree suggest that his 2020 season was no fluke. Draft him with confidence as a No. 2 starter.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros