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Who Should I Draft?

Kevin Gausman or Pablo Lopez (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
Experts' Pick
  Kevin Gausman
SP,RP - SF
Kevin Gausman
Pablo Lopez
SP - MIA
Pablo Lopez
Expert
Recommendation
50%
Recommended by
25 of 50 experts
50%
Recommended by
25 of 50 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 46# 48
Best Rank# 17# 33
Worst Rank# 111# 63
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 137# 138
Best Rank# 127# 128
Worst Rank# 160# 156
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts174144
Wins1010
Saves00
ERA3.983.99
WHIP1.221.22
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 42# 41
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 48# 44
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 64# 34
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 48# 40
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 111# 45
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 46# 44
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 50# 48
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 85# 53
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 53# 49
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 60# 57
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 55# 52
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 43# 33
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 74# 45
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 70# 53
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 45# 43
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 57# 41
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 58# 43
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 45# 41
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 70# 52
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 54# 51
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 52# 50
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 51# 49
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 56# 54
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 55# 45
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 49# 47
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 17# 57
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 21# 47
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 21# 51
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 24# 57
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 32# 41
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 33# 41
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 33# 38
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 33# 36
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 34# 52
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 35# 45
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 35# 50
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 38# 44
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 38# 48
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 41# 47
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 41# 48
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 42# 47
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 44# 48
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 45# 48
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 45# 54
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 45# 49
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 47# 60
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 49# 50
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 49# 51
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 54# 55
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 59# 63
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Kevin Gausman
SP,RP - SF
Kevin Gausman
Pablo Lopez
SP - MIA
Pablo Lopez
2020 Stats 
   
   
Games Played1211
   
Games Started1011
   
Innings Pitched60.357.0
   
Wins36
   
Losses34
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed5050
   
Earned Runs2423
   
Home Runs Allowed84
   
Strikeouts7959
   
Walks1618
   
ERA3.623.61
   
WHIP1.111.19
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Kevin Gausman
SP,RP - SF
Kevin Gausman
Pablo Lopez
SP - MIA
Pablo Lopez
2021 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2929
   
Games Started2928
   
Innings Pitched161.4153.0
   
Wins1010
   
Losses910
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed152144
   
Earned Runs7168
   
Home Runs Allowed2119
   
Strikeouts174144
   
Walks4443
   
ERA3.983.99
   
WHIP1.221.22
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Kevin Gausman
SP,RP - SF
Kevin Gausman
Pablo Lopez
SP - MIA
Pablo Lopez
News 
 RHP Kevin Gausman took a no-decision on Tuesday when he allowed five runs on four hits with two walks and seven strikeouts over six innings in the Giants 7-6 win over the Reds.
Jon Mathisen
Wed, Apr 14th
Marlins starter Pablo Lopez allowed six earned runs on nine hits and one walk while striking out six over four innings in Tuesday's no-decision against the Atlanta Braves.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Wed, Apr 14th
 RHP Kevin Gausman took a no-decision on Wednesday as he allowed just one run on four hits with five strikeouts and a walk over seven innings in the Giants 3-2 win over the Padres.
Jon Mathisen
Thu, Apr 8th
Marlins starter Pablo Lopez allowed two earned runs on three this and two walks while striking out six over 6 2/3 innings in Wednesday's loss to the St. Louis Cardinals.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Thu, Apr 8th
 Kevin Gausman picked up a no-decision on Thursday when allowed just one run on two hits with six punchouts and two walks over 6 2/3 innings in the Giants 8-7 loss to the Mariners on Opening Night.
Jon Mathisen
Fri, Apr 2nd
Marlins starter Pablo Lopez allowed no runs, two hits, and two walks while striking out four over five innings in a no-decision against the Tampa Bay Rays on Friday.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Sat, Apr 3rd
 Kevin Gausman will start for the Giants on Opening Day, according to manager Gabe Kapler.
Matt Flipi
Wed, Mar 24th
 
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
Despite his 5.09 ERA and mediocre strikeout rate in 2019, there was some buzz about Lopez heading into last season because of his outstanding changeup and his ability to keep his WHIP in check. He justified the expectations, cutting his ERA to 3.61 and striking out about a batter and a half more per nine innings than he had previously. He's still volatile, as he has seemingly random games where he lacks command with his changeup and gets hit hard. And he needs another pitch to complement his fastball and changeup. But if he can continue to develop either his curveball or cutter, he could be a true breakout candidate. Draft him as an SP4 with upside for more if his other pitches continue to improve.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros