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Who Should I Draft?

Josh Hader or Lance Lynn (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Lance Lynn
SP - CWS
Lance Lynn
Josh Hader
RP - MIL
Josh Hader
Expert
Recommendation
54%
Recommended by
27 of 50 experts
46%
Recommended by
23 of 50 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 17# 18
Best Rank# 12# 12
Worst Rank# 38# 56
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 52# 54
Best Rank# 43# 51
Worst Rank# 65# 61
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts198104
Wins124
Saves030
ERA3.952.91
WHIP1.220.98
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 18# 31
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 14# 26
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 16# 18
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 20# 37
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 17# 20
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 16# 24
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 12# 31
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 17# 20
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 18# 19
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 17# 19
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 18# 27
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 15# 21
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 17# 18
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 12# 56
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 16# 21
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 16# 17
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 18# 28
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 17# 19
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 17# 19
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 20# 26
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 18# 19
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 15# 19
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 17# 22
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 15# 23
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 17# 18
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 17# 19
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 15# 17
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 26# 12
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 19# 15
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 21# 16
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 18# 16
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 18# 16
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 30# 16
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 24# 16
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 18# 16
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 17# 16
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 18# 17
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 20# 17
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 19# 17
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 18# 17
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 20# 17
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 28# 17
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 20# 17
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 28# 18
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 23# 18
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 25# 19
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 38# 19
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 21# 20
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 23# 21
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 24# 22
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Lance Lynn
SP - CWS
Lance Lynn
Josh Hader
RP - MIL
Josh Hader
2020 Stats 
   
   
Games Played1321
   
Games Started130
   
Innings Pitched84.019.1
   
Wins61
   
Losses32
   
Saves013
   
Blown Saves02
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed648
   
Earned Runs318
   
Home Runs Allowed133
   
Strikeouts8931
   
Walks2510
   
ERA3.323.79
   
WHIP1.060.95
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Lance Lynn
SP - CWS
Lance Lynn
Josh Hader
RP - MIL
Josh Hader
2021 Projections 
   
   
Games Played3062
   
Games Started300
   
Innings Pitched184.164.6
   
Wins124
   
Losses93
   
Saves030
   
Blown Saves07
   
Holds03
   
Hits Allowed16739
   
Earned Runs8121
   
Home Runs Allowed279
   
Strikeouts198104
   
Walks5724
   
ERA3.952.91
   
WHIP1.220.98
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Lance Lynn
SP - CWS
Lance Lynn
Josh Hader
RP - MIL
Josh Hader
News 
 Lance Lynn (1-0) tossed a complete game shutout while striking out 11 in Thursday’s 6-0 win over the Royals. He picked up his first win of the season.
Brad Camara
Fri, Apr 9th
Josh Hader recorded his first save of the season after a scoreless outing Monday against the Cubs. He recorded a strikeout in two-thirds of an inning.
Connor Rooney
Tue, Apr 13th
 Lance Lynn allowed two unearned runs and two walks while striking out six across four 2/3 innings during Saturday’s 5-3 loss to the Angels. He didn’t factor into the decison.
Brad Camara
Sun, Apr 4th
Josh Hader (2-0) walked one and struck out two over one inning to earn the extra-inning win over the Cubs Wednesday.
Connor Rooney
Wed, Apr 7th
  Josh Hader earned the win against the Twins on Thursday, striking out all three batters he faced.
Connor Rooney
Thu, Apr 1st
  Brewers reliever Josh Hader will work as a traditional closer in 2021, according to Milwaukee manager Craig Counsell on Tuesday.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Tue, Mar 23rd
  Josh Hader's name continues to come up in trade inquiries and the Brewers are "listening," according to Robert Murray of Fansided.
Jon Mathisen
Tue, Jan 26th
Notes 
 Lynn turned in another stellar year in 2020, leading MLB with 84 innings pitched, striking out plenty of batters, and keeping his walk rate and overall numbers in check. But there are a few warning signs under the hood, including his 4.19 FIP, his 4.34 xFIP, and his career-high 79.4% LOB rate. Of bigger concern is his trade to the White Sox and hitter-friendly Guaranteed Rate Field, particularly because Lynn had a 38.3% fly-ball rate in 2019 and a 42.3% fly-ball rate last year. That led to the worst HR/9 rate of his career and second-worst HR/FB rate (13.8%) in 2020. Countering those troublesome warning signs, however, is the fact that he'll be caught by perhaps the best pitch framer in baseball in Yasmani Grandal, and that will generally help with his numbers which, again, were excellent last year. Add it all up and Lynn's ERA should likely increase simply because of the additional home runs he'll allow if he can't turn around his trend in fly-ball rate, but Grandal's presence and Lynn's general aptitude on the mound should allow for another strong season and make him worthy of a selection as an SP2.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Hader wasn't quite as dominant as he had been the previous two years, largely due to a spike in walk rate and the slightest of declines in strikeout rate. But he still tallied 13 saves, third-best in baseball, and had a miniscule 0.95 WHIP. If you parse it closely, it was just a bizarre season for Hader, who didn't give up a run through his first nine appearances, but subsequently allowed four runs in an inning. He walked five batters in a game, but didn't allow a single walk in any game after that, a span of 11 appearances. In other words, there seems to be a lot of noise in Hader's "decline," which likely would have been ironed out over the course of a full season. Draft him as the top closer off the board with few concerns.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
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