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Who Should I Draft?

Jose Leclerc or Dane Dunning (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Dane Dunning
SP - TEX
Dane Dunning
Jose Leclerc
SP,RP - TEX
Jose Leclerc
Expert
Recommendation
97%
Recommended by
33 of 34 experts
3%
Recommended by
1 of 34 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 124
Best Rank# 79
Worst Rank# 293
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 418
Best Rank# 287
Worst Rank# 327
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts10953
Wins62
Saves011
ERA4.323.26
WHIP1.291.13
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-IL60
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 118
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 105
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 90
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 130
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 133
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 136
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 120
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 108
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 107# 115
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 131
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 130
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 95
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 118
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 101
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 108
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 118
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 80
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 116
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 79
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 108
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 85
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 125
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 190
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 162
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 118
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 119
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 112
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 129
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 122
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 121
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 293
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 95
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 106
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 131# 108
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Dane Dunning
SP - TEX
Dane Dunning
Jose Leclerc
SP,RP - TEX
Jose Leclerc
2020 Stats 
   
   
Games Played72
   
Games Started70
   
Innings Pitched34.12.2
   
Wins20
   
Losses00
   
Saves01
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed252
   
Earned Runs151
   
Home Runs Allowed40
   
Strikeouts353
   
Walks132
   
ERA3.974.50
   
WHIP1.122.00
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Dane Dunning
SP - TEX
Dane Dunning
Jose Leclerc
SP,RP - TEX
Jose Leclerc
2021 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2233
   
Games Started220
   
Innings Pitched114.139.3
   
Wins62
   
Losses62
   
Saves011
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds06
   
Hits Allowed10726
   
Earned Runs5514
   
Home Runs Allowed164
   
Strikeouts10953
   
Walks4118
   
ERA4.323.26
   
WHIP1.291.13
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Dane Dunning
SP - TEX
Dane Dunning
Jose Leclerc
SP,RP - TEX
Jose Leclerc
News 
 The Rangers fell to the Orioles on Saturday, 6-1. Texas starter Dane Dunning had no impact on increasing the score as he did not allow a run. He also held Baltimore to five hits while striking out five batters.
Andersen Pickard
Sat, Apr 17th
Jose Leclerc will undergo Tommy John surgery, according to Rangers GM Jon Daniels.
Dan Harris
Mon, Mar 29th
 Monday was a quiet day for Rangers starter Dane Dunning, who held the Rays scoreless but still lasted just four innings. He recorded two hits, two walks, and five strikeouts along the way.
Andersen Pickard
Mon, Apr 12th
Jose Leclerc is experiencing “elbow discomfort” and is expected to miss “an extended period of time.”
Brad Camara
Mon, Mar 22nd
 Rangers starter Dane Dunning took the mound for the first time in 2021 and boasted plenty of success. When all was said and done, the 26-year-old allowed just one run on three hits, zero walks, and six strikeouts over five frames.
Andersen Pickard
Tue, Apr 6th
Rangers manager Chris Woodward acknowledged that Jose Leclerc will get save chances, though he isn't officially naming a closer just yet.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Feb 19th
 Dane Dunning revealed that he had a COVID-19 diagnosis back in December, according to Rangers beat writer Evan Grant.
Jon Mathisen
Mon, Feb 15th
 
Notes 
 Dunning had an interesting seven-start run in 2020. He started out relying heavily on his outstanding slider and his fastball, which led to a strong swinging strike rate and plenty of punchouts in his first few starts. He then abandoned that approach to focus more on his changeup, which led to him missing fewer bats and being less successful. Now with the Rangers, Dunning should get a chance to compete for a rotation spot right out of the gate. He has the tools and skills necessary to be successful, and the draft capital necessary to acquire him should be minimal. He's worth a late-round pick in nearly all formats.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Leclerc is dealing with elbow soreness and is now expected to miss "extended time." It's just another in the long list of things that has derailed Leclerc's career of late, after he looked like he would be the Rangers' closer for years to come after he emerged from obscurity in 2018 to become a dominant reliever and then signed a lengthy deal. After is stellar season, his walk-rate reverted to its pre-2018 numbers quickly, he lost the closer's role, and then missed almost all of last year with a shoulder injury that required surgery. With the elbow soreness, there's just no reason to draft him this year, and you can pick him up off the waiver wire when and if he returns and is named the closer.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros