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Who Should I Draft?

James Paxton or Marcus Stroman (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Marcus Stroman
SP - NYM
Marcus Stroman
James Paxton
SP - SEA
James Paxton
Expert
Recommendation
58%
Recommended by
29 of 50 experts
42%
Recommended by
21 of 50 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 59# 60
Best Rank# 24# 36
Worst Rank# 161# 99
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 189# 204
Best Rank# 159# 182
Worst Rank# 208# 216
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts133145
Wins108
Saves00
ERA3.914.05
WHIP1.321.22
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-IL60
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 67# 71
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 51# 78
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 66# 86
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 40# 84
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 64# 67
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 63# 86
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 69# 73
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 56# 69
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 61# 62
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 61# 71
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 80# 81
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 49# 63
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 68# 69
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 63# 73
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 48# 99
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 57# 61
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 24# 66
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 45# 67
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 59# 91
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 60# 82
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 60# 63
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 56# 93
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 68# 73
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 60# 64
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 66# 70
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 61# 64
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 59# 67
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 53# 77
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 50# 77
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 52# 36
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 88# 38
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 59# 44
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 69# 44
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 161# 46
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 54# 46
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 66# 47
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 67# 49
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 84# 51
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 78# 52
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 69# 53
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 71# 55
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 57# 56
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 59# 56
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 73# 58
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 84# 60
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 69# 61
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 64# 63
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 76# 68
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 80
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 103# 92
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Marcus Stroman
SP - NYM
Marcus Stroman
James Paxton
SP - SEA
James Paxton
2020 Stats 
   
   
Games Played5
   
Games Started5
   
Innings Pitched20.2
   
Wins1
   
Losses1
   
Saves0
   
Blown Saves0
   
Holds0
   
Hits Allowed23
   
Earned Runs15
   
Home Runs Allowed4
   
Strikeouts26
   
Walks7
   
ERA6.64
   
WHIP1.48
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Marcus Stroman
SP - NYM
Marcus Stroman
James Paxton
SP - SEA
James Paxton
2021 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2824
   
Games Started2824
   
Innings Pitched154.5125.3
   
Wins108
   
Losses87
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed153113
   
Earned Runs6756
   
Home Runs Allowed1719
   
Strikeouts133145
   
Walks5140
   
ERA3.914.05
   
WHIP1.321.22
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Marcus Stroman
SP - NYM
Marcus Stroman
James Paxton
SP - SEA
James Paxton
News 
 Marcus Stroman threw 90 pitches, striking out five, allowing one earned run on three hits and one walk.
Lucas Babits-Feinerman
Mon, Apr 19th
Mariners manager Scott Servais confirmed that James Paxton will have season-ending surgery on his elbow.
Dan Harris
Tue, Apr 13th
 Marcus Stroman went six innings striking out three, allowing four hits, zero walks, and zero runs.
Lucas Babits-Feinerman
Wed, Apr 14th
Tommy John surgery has been recommended for James Paxton, per Jon Heyman of MLB Network.
Matt Flipi
Thu, Apr 8th
 SP Marcus Stroman will start the night cap for the Mets in Tuesday's doubleheader against the Phillies.
Jack Mannis
Mon, Apr 12th
Seattle Mariners LHP James Paxton, who's currently on the 10-day IL with a left forearm strain, is seeking a second opinion on his recent MRI results.
Jon Mathisen
Thu, Apr 8th
 Sunday's contest between the Mets and the Marlins has been suspended.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Apr 11th
The Mariners placed James Paxton on the 10-day IL on Wednesday with a left forearm strain.
Dan Harris
Wed, Apr 7th
 Marcus Stroman picked up a quality start and win on Tuesday, going six innings and allowing one run. He struck out three, walked two, and allowed three hits.
Lucas Babits-Feinerman
Wed, Apr 7th
James Paxton reportedly left Tuesday's start against the White Sox with discomfort in his left elbow.
Ari Koslow
Wed, Apr 7th
Notes 
 Stroman missed the entire 2020 season after battling a calf injury and then opting out, but he'll return to the Mets after accepting the team's qualifying offer. Stroman's strikeout rate jumped after his trade to the National League, but with a career 58.7% ground ball rate, he'll need the Mets' infield defense to be better than it was in 2019. The trade for Francisco Lindor should help, as should his reported development of both a new split changeup and four-seam fastball. Stroman has always had a decent floor, but now out of the AL East and with some tweaks to his arsenal coming, he possesses plenty of upside as a late-round draft pick.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Paxton missed almost the entire 2020 season after straining a flexor in his pitching forearm. Any forearm injury is worrisome because of the connection to the elbow, and Paxton has hardly been the picture of health in his career. He'll try to jumpstart his career again back with the Mariners, and the reports from his workout, where he reportedly touched 94 MPH, were encouraging after his velocity drop last year. When he pitches, he's almost always effective, so he's worth a late-round pick for the potential upside. But the injury history should keep him relatively low on your draft board.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros