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Who Should I Draft?

Kevin Gausman or Frankie Montas (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Kevin Gausman
SP,RP - SF
Kevin Gausman
Frankie Montas
SP - OAK
Frankie Montas
Expert
Recommendation
69%
Recommended by
35 of 51 experts
31%
Recommended by
16 of 51 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 48# 51
Best Rank# 17# 36
Worst Rank# 111# 88
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 137# 168
Best Rank# 127# 141
Worst Rank# 160# 187
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts174143
Wins109
Saves00
ERA3.984.07
WHIP1.221.28
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 35# 49
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 42# 53
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 48# 58
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 64# 88
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 33# 60
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 41# 52
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 21# 49
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 32# 66
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 17# 58
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 46# 73
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 45# 46
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 50# 53
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 21# 52
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 53# 60
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 42# 54
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 49# 59
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 43# 47
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 45# 62
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 38# 42
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 33# 38
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 45# 51
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 49# 54
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 34# 55
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 33# 66
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 38# 49
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 54# 56
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 52# 58
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 51# 52
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 47# 79
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 41# 65
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 59# 77
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 54# 87
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 44# 52
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 35# 76
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 24# 46
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 45# 37
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 45# 39
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 48# 46
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 49# 36
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 55# 41
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 55# 54
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 56# 43
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 57# 49
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 58# 41
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 60# 51
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 70# 49
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 70# 47
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 74# 59
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 74# 49
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 85# 42
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 111# 38
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Kevin Gausman
SP,RP - SF
Kevin Gausman
Frankie Montas
SP - OAK
Frankie Montas
2020 Stats 
   
   
Games Played1211
   
Games Started1011
   
Innings Pitched60.353.2
   
Wins33
   
Losses35
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed5057
   
Earned Runs2433
   
Home Runs Allowed810
   
Strikeouts7960
   
Walks1623
   
ERA3.625.60
   
WHIP1.111.51
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Kevin Gausman
SP,RP - SF
Kevin Gausman
Frankie Montas
SP - OAK
Frankie Montas
2021 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2927
   
Games Started2926
   
Innings Pitched161.4142.0
   
Wins109
   
Losses98
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed152137
   
Earned Runs7164
   
Home Runs Allowed2121
   
Strikeouts174143
   
Walks4444
   
ERA3.984.07
   
WHIP1.221.28
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Kevin Gausman
SP,RP - SF
Kevin Gausman
Frankie Montas
SP - OAK
Frankie Montas
News 
 RHP Kevin Gausman took a no-decision on Tuesday when he allowed four runs on nine hits with three strikeouts across four innings in the Giants' 6-5 win over the Padres.
Jon Mathisen
Wed, Sep 22nd
Frankie Montas earned the win on Friday against Houston, allowing two runs (one earned) on two hits over seven innings with eight strikeouts and three walks.
Ari Koslow
Sat, Sep 25th
 RHP Kevin Gausman took the loss on Thursday when he allowed four runs on eight hits with one walk and seven strikeouts over five innings in the Giants' 7-4 loss to the Padres.
Jon Mathisen
Thu, Sep 16th
Frankie Montas took the no-decision on Sunday against the Angels, allowing one hit over seven shutout innings with seven strikeouts and four walks.
Ari Koslow
Mon, Sep 20th
 Kevin Gausman allowed three runs on eight hits and no walks while striking out nine across six innings during Saturday's 15-4 win over the Cubs.
Andy Zimmerman
Sat, Sep 11th
Frankie Montas took the no-decision on Tuesday against the Royals, allowing four runs on eight hits over 3.1 innings with four strikeouts and two walks.
Ari Koslow
Wed, Sep 15th
 RHP Kevin Gausman picked up his 13th win of the season on Monday when he allowed three runs on five hits with one walk and nine strikeouts over seven innings as the Giants took down the Rockies 10-5.
Jon Mathisen
Mon, Sep 6th
Frankie Montas earned the win on Wednesday against the White Sox, allowing one run on six hits over seven innings with seven strikeouts and two walks.
Ari Koslow
Thu, Sep 9th
 RHP Kevin Gausman received a no-decision on Wednesday when he surrendered two runs on four hits with a walk and seven strikeouts over five innings pitched as the Giants lost to the Brewers by a score of 5-2.
Jon Mathisen
Thu, Sep 2nd
Frankie Montas earned the win against Detroit on Thursday, allowing three runs on five hits over 6.2 innings with seven strikeouts and three walks.
Ari Koslow
Fri, Sep 3rd
Notes 
 Gausman had the best season of his career with the Giants last season, and accepted a qualifying offer to remain in San Francisco. Gausman not only put up an impressive 3.62 ERA, but he upped his strikeout rate by about nine points to 32.2%. He saw a nice velocity bump on his fastball and leaned into his excellent splitter a bit more than usual. The downside for Gausman is that he really is mostly a fastball/splitter pitcher, meaning that when his splitter isn't working, he's likely to get hit hard. But, we've now at least seen the upside over a full season, and he's a pretty ideal SP4/SP5 if you can get him in that range.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Montas had a terrible 2020 season, but it was more than likely due to a back injury he suffered early on which probably bothered him throughout the year. He started off with four excellent starts (four runs and 22 strikeouts in 23 innings) before he was scratched with back tightness and returned with lower velocity. Yes, he had the PED suspension in 2019, but Montas's splitter was, and should continue to be when a healthy, a dominant pitch, and a healthy season should mean a return to being a starter you can "set and forget." If he can ever get away from throwing his sinker so much, and incorporate more of his splitter and/or four-seam fastball, he could be a monster. Montas was diagnosed with COVID-19 right at the start of spring training, but he has returned healthy and looked good in the spring, so he's an ideal sleeper.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros