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Who Should I Draft?

John Means or Alex Colome (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
Experts' Pick
  John Means
SP - BAL
John Means
Alex Colome
RP - MIN
Alex Colome
Expert
Recommendation
50%
Recommended by
25 of 50 experts
50%
Recommended by
25 of 50 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 74# 75
Best Rank# 39# 43
Worst Rank# 197# 146
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 229# 160
Best Rank# 197# 133
Worst Rank# 290# 176
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts12955
Wins83
Saves019
ERA4.643.88
WHIP1.241.23
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 80# 64
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 74# 64
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 93# 81
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 76# 67
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 77# 75
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 69
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 67# 65
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 121# 79
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 103# 58
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 80# 62
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 95# 81
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 66# 65
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 97# 85
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 80# 76
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 86# 69
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 111# 94
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 63# 58
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 79# 62
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 78# 71
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 79# 74
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 101# 84
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 73# 72
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 89# 73
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 89# 64
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 197# 43
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 39# 120
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 49# 55
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 51# 93
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 54
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 58# 102
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 61# 66
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 68# 80
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 68# 85
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 69# 108
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 70# 107
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 74# 86
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 75# 146
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 75# 87
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 75# 77
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 75# 86
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 76# 78
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 77# 78
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 77# 88
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 78# 82
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 81# 87
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 82# 89
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 83# 88
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 84# 89
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 90# 104
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 129# 144
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  John Means
SP - BAL
John Means
Alex Colome
RP - MIN
Alex Colome
2020 Stats 
   
   
Games Played1021
   
Games Started100
   
Innings Pitched44.222.1
   
Wins22
   
Losses40
   
Saves012
   
Blown Saves01
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed3613
   
Earned Runs222
   
Home Runs Allowed120
   
Strikeouts4216
   
Walks78
   
ERA4.530.81
   
WHIP0.980.94
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  John Means
SP - BAL
John Means
Alex Colome
RP - MIN
Alex Colome
2021 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2962
   
Games Started280
   
Innings Pitched149.161.9
   
Wins83
   
Losses103
   
Saves019
   
Blown Saves04
   
Holds06
   
Hits Allowed14855
   
Earned Runs7727
   
Home Runs Allowed297
   
Strikeouts12955
   
Walks3721
   
ERA4.643.88
   
WHIP1.241.23
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  John Means
SP - BAL
John Means
Alex Colome
RP - MIN
Alex Colome
News 
 John Means struck out nine, allowing zero runs, three hits, and two walks over seven innings.
Lucas Babits-Feinerman
Mon, Apr 19th
Minnesota Twins closer Alex Colome allowed four runs (one earned) in 1 2/3 innings in a 13-12 loss to Oakland on Wednesday. He struck out one and walked two in the loss.
Matthew Terelle
Wed, Apr 21st
 John Means allowed three earned runs on five hits, two walks, and five strikeouts. He did not factor into the decision.
Lucas Babits-Feinerman
Wed, Apr 14th
Minnesota Twins closer Alex Colome threw a scoreless ninth inning in a 4-3 win over the Red Sox on Thursday. Colome struck out two and allowed one hit in the win.
Matthew Terelle
Thu, Apr 15th
 John Means threw 93 pitches, allowing seven hits and one run while walking two and striking out five against the Yankees on Wednesday.
Lucas Babits-Feinerman
Thu, Apr 8th
Minnesota Twins closer Alex Colome struggled in an 8-6 loss to the Mariners on Sunday. Colome allowed three runs and only got one out on the way to blowing his second save of the season.
Matthew Terelle
Sun, Apr 11th
 John Means threw 97 pitches over seven innings, allowing one hit while striking out five as the Orioles topped the Red Sox, 3-0 on Opening Day.
Lucas Babits-Feinerman
Fri, Apr 2nd
Minnesota Twins closer Alex Colome got the final six outs of a 3-2 win over the Tigers to earn the save on Wednesday. Colome struck out three and gave up just one hit.
Matthew Terelle
Wed, Apr 7th
  Minnesota Twins closer Alex Colome threw a scoreless ninth inning to nail down a 2-0 win over the Brewers on Saturday.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, Apr 3rd
Notes 
 Means's 4.53 ERA and grotesque home run rate are probably going to scare the casual fantasy manager away, but there is a ton to like about him heading into 2021. First, Means had a weird year last season, as he dealt with arm fatigue early and then his father passed away, so his schedule was certainly thrown up into the air at the start. Probably because of those difficulties, his outstanding changeup wasn't effective earlier in the season, but it was back to being his money pitch by season's end. Add to that Means' increase in velocity, his strong finish (1.52 ERA, 30 strikeouts over his last four starts), and his excellent command, and there's a breakout waiting to happen, despite the tough division.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Colome has been a quality major league reliever for year, but last year, managed to drop his ERA down to a silly 0.81 and his WHIP below 1.00 for the first time in his career. His success was largely on the back of increased movement on his cutter (which induced a ton of weak contact, but which was also less of a strikeout pitch, leading to a drop in strikeouts), as well as Yasmani Grandal's pitch-framing skills. He'll now move to Minnesota where he'll likely form some sort of committee with Taylor Rogers. He's worth drafting, but only very late, and with the expectation that he won't pile on a ton of saves.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
 Means has always been good at limiting walks (95th percentile walk rate in 2020) but last summer he also added two mph to his fastball velocity. While the box score results weren't immediate, Means finished the year on a tear. Over his final four starts the lefty posted a 30:3 K:BB ratio in 23 2/3 innings pitched. This type of skill change is something to buy into late in drafts.
Brendan Tuma - FantasyPros