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Who Should I Draft?

John Means or Wade Davis (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  John Means
SP - BAL
John Means
Wade Davis
RP - KC
Wade Davis
Expert
Recommendation
100%
Recommended by
49 of 49 experts
0%
Recommended by
0 of 49 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 74# 463
Best Rank# 39# 272
Worst Rank# 197# 813
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 229# 668
Best Rank# 197# 461
Worst Rank# 290# 883
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts12939
Wins82
Saves01
ERA4.644.97
WHIP1.241.44
   
Misc 
   
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Expert Ranks 
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 80
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 74
   
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USA Today
# 93
   
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# 70
   
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Razzball
# 49
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 76
   
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Fantasy Football Empire
# 77
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 75
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 84
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 68
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 68
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 67
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 77
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 121
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 51
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 103
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 78
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 69
   
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Expand The Boxscore
# 80
   
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Fake Teams
# 74
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 95
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 66
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 58
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 97
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 80# 384
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 86
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 75
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 81
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 75
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 111
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 63
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 79
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 78
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 79
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 101# 813
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 129
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 83
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 73
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 76
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 39# 272
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 77
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 90
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 89
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 89
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 75
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 197# 386
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 61
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 82
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 54
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  John Means
SP - BAL
John Means
Wade Davis
RP - KC
Wade Davis
2020 Stats 
   
   
Games Played105
   
Games Started100
   
Innings Pitched44.24.1
   
Wins20
   
Losses41
   
Saves02
   
Blown Saves01
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed369
   
Earned Runs2210
   
Home Runs Allowed123
   
Strikeouts423
   
Walks73
   
ERA4.5320.77
   
WHIP0.982.77
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  John Means
SP - BAL
John Means
Wade Davis
RP - KC
Wade Davis
2021 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2941
   
Games Started280
   
Innings Pitched149.139.4
   
Wins82
   
Losses103
   
Saves01
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds04
   
Hits Allowed14838
   
Earned Runs7722
   
Home Runs Allowed296
   
Strikeouts12939
   
Walks3719
   
ERA4.644.97
   
WHIP1.241.44
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  John Means
SP - BAL
John Means
Wade Davis
RP - KC
Wade Davis
News 
 John Means threw a no-hitter against the Mariners on Wednesday, striking out 12 with zero walks.
Ari Koslow
Wed, May 5th
The Royals added RHP Wade Davis to their 40-man roster.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Mar 28th
 John Means allowed two runs on three hits and one walk while striking out nine in seven innings.
Lucas Babits-Feinerman
Sat, May 1st
The Royals signed RHP Wade Davis to a minor league contract.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Jan 20th
 John Means struck out six batters over six and one-third innings while allowing two hits, three walks, and one run.
Lucas Babits-Feinerman
Mon, Apr 26th
 
 John Means struck out nine, allowing zero runs, three hits, and two walks over seven innings.
Lucas Babits-Feinerman
Mon, Apr 19th
 
 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
 
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
 
 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