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Who Should I Draft?

John Means or Zach Eflin (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Zach Eflin
SP - PHI
Zach Eflin
John Means
SP - BAL
John Means
Expert
Recommendation
62%
Recommended by
31 of 50 experts
38%
Recommended by
19 of 50 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 69# 74
Best Rank# 41# 39
Worst Rank# 124# 197
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 184# 229
Best Rank# 177# 197
Worst Rank# 229# 290
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts151129
Wins108
Saves00
ERA4.324.64
WHIP1.281.24
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 65# 80
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 58# 74
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 69# 93
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 73# 76
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 57# 77
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 92
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 55# 75
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 51# 84
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 88# 121
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 76# 103
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 56# 78
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 64# 80
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 41# 95
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 54# 97
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 65# 80
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 75# 86
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 74# 75
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 70# 75
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 90# 111
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 67# 78
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 62# 79
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 76# 101
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 73# 129
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 78# 83
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 72# 76
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 57# 77
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 76# 90
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 78# 89
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 72# 75
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 124# 197
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 67# 82
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 113# 39
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 54# 49
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 67# 51
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 64# 54
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 88# 58
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 94# 61
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 70# 63
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 72# 66
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 71# 67
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 69# 68
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 73# 68
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 84# 69
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 97# 70
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 96# 73
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 83# 74
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 83# 77
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 82# 79
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 94# 81
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 98# 89
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Zach Eflin
SP - PHI
Zach Eflin
John Means
SP - BAL
John Means
2020 Stats 
   
   
Games Played1110
   
Games Started1010
   
Innings Pitched59.244.2
   
Wins42
   
Losses24
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed6036
   
Earned Runs2622
   
Home Runs Allowed812
   
Strikeouts7042
   
Walks157
   
ERA3.974.53
   
WHIP1.270.98
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Zach Eflin
SP - PHI
Zach Eflin
John Means
SP - BAL
John Means
2021 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2929
   
Games Started2828
   
Innings Pitched156.9149.1
   
Wins108
   
Losses910
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed158148
   
Earned Runs7577
   
Home Runs Allowed2529
   
Strikeouts151129
   
Walks4237
   
ERA4.324.64
   
WHIP1.281.24
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Zach Eflin
SP - PHI
Zach Eflin
John Means
SP - BAL
John Means
News 
 Phillies starter Zach Eflin allowed four earned runs on seven hits and one walk while striking out two over six innings in Saturday's no-decision against the Atlanta Braves.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Sun, Apr 11th
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
 Phillies starter Zach Eflin allowed one earned run on four hits and one walk while striking out eight over seven innings in Sunday's win over the Atlanta Braves.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Mon, Apr 5th
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
 Phillies manager Joe Girardi expects RHP Zach Eflin (back) to be ready for the team's third game of the season.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Mar 22nd
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
 According to team manager Joe Girardi, Phillies starting pitcher Zach Eflin (back) won't start in Friday's game against the Yankees.
AJ Schullo
Wed, Mar 17th
 
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