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Who Should I Draft?

Kirby Yates or Frankie Montas (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Frankie Montas
SP - OAK
Frankie Montas
Kirby Yates
RP - TOR
Kirby Yates
Expert
Recommendation
98%
Recommended by
49 of 50 experts
2%
Recommended by
1 of 50 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 51
Best Rank# 36
Worst Rank# 88
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 168
Best Rank# 141
Worst Rank# 187
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts14358
Wins93
Saves018
ERA4.072.73
WHIP1.280.87
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-IL60
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 49
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 53
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 58
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 88
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 60
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 46
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 52
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 38
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 49
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 58
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 73
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 46
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 53# 66
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 52
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 42
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 60
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 54
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 51
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 59
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 54
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 47
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 62
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 49
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 42
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 49
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 39
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 49
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 41
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 38
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 37
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 51
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 47# 109
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 54
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 55
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 66
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 49
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 56
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 58
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 52
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 79
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 43
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 65
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 77
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 87
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 52
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 76
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 41
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 36
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 46
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 66# 55
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Frankie Montas
SP - OAK
Frankie Montas
Kirby Yates
RP - TOR
Kirby Yates
2020 Stats 
   
   
Games Played116
   
Games Started110
   
Innings Pitched53.24.1
   
Wins30
   
Losses51
   
Saves02
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds01
   
Hits Allowed577
   
Earned Runs336
   
Home Runs Allowed101
   
Strikeouts608
   
Walks234
   
ERA5.6012.46
   
WHIP1.512.54
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Frankie Montas
SP - OAK
Frankie Montas
Kirby Yates
RP - TOR
Kirby Yates
2021 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2733
   
Games Started260
   
Innings Pitched142.042.0
   
Wins93
   
Losses82
   
Saves018
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed13727
   
Earned Runs6413
   
Home Runs Allowed215
   
Strikeouts14358
   
Walks4410
   
ERA4.072.73
   
WHIP1.280.87
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Frankie Montas
SP - OAK
Frankie Montas
Kirby Yates
RP - TOR
Kirby Yates
News 
 Frankie Montas earned his second win of the season Friday against Detroit, tossing six shutout innings while allowing just two hits with seven strikeouts and one walk.
Ari Koslow
Sat, Apr 17th
The Blue Jays transferred Kirby Yates (elbow) to the 60-day injured list Sunday.
Brad Camara
Sun, Apr 4th
 Frankie Montas earned the win Saturday against Houston, allowing one (earned) run on six hits over six innings pitched with five strikeouts and one walk.
Ari Koslow
Sat, Apr 10th
Blue Jays RHP Kirby Yates underwent Tommy John surgery on Wednesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Mar 25th
 Frankie Montas took the loss Monday against the Dodgers, allowing seven runs (all earned) on seven hits over 2.2 innings pitched with four strikeouts and three walks.
Ari Koslow
Tue, Apr 6th
Blue Jays reliever Kirby Yates is “most likely” heading for season-ending Tommy John surgery, according to general manager Ross Atkins.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Tue, Mar 23rd
 According to A's beat writer Matt Kawahara, Frankie Montas is scheduled to pitch in a simulated game next week. Montas is dealing with a fingernail issue that he dealt with in a previous Spring Training outing. A's manager Bob Melvin noted that the team will feel good if Montas throws around 70 pitches in the simulated outing.
Corbin Young
Thu, Mar 25th
Blue Jays reliever Kirby Yates is dealing with a major injury. The right-hander was diagnosed with a flexor-pronator strain in his right arm and is expected to miss multiple weeks.
Andersen Pickard
Mon, Mar 22nd
 Frankie Montas exited the A’s Thursday game after the cuticle on his right middle finger ripped open.
Brenden Trout
Thu, Mar 25th
Blue Jays pitching coach Pete Walker says the closer role is Kirby Yates' "job to lose."
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Mar 19th
Notes 
 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
Yates was poised to be a major bounceback candidate after signing with the Blue Jays, but a flexor-pronator strain in his right arm is going to cost him multiple weeks, and potentially the year as he may need Tommy John surgery. This comes after he missed almost the entire 2020 season and had surgery in August to remove bone chips from his elbow. At this point, expect him to miss the year and don't bother drafting him in redraft formats.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros