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Who Should I Draft?

Lance Lynn or Frankie Montas (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Lance Lynn
SP - TEX
Lance Lynn
Frankie Montas
SP - OAK
Frankie Montas
Expert
Recommendation
73%
Recommended by
32 of 44 experts
27%
Recommended by
12 of 44 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 34# 42
Best Rank# 22# 26
Worst Rank# 74# 106
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 113# 105
Best Rank# 107# 79
Worst Rank# 136# 125
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts7457
Wins54
Saves00
ERA4.043.86
WHIP1.301.28
   
Misc 
   
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Expert Ranks 
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 37# 46
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 29# 69
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 27# 106
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 31# 55
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 39# 55
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 36# 59
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 38# 51
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 30# 36
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 38# 40
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 39# 43
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 38# 41
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 39# 54
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 35# 56
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 53# 65
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 38# 44
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 28# 29
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 36# 39
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 22# 28
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 32# 35
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 37# 45
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 45# 57
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 34# 42
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 30# 36
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 45# 52
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 30# 41
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 35# 48
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 23# 49
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 28# 37
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 24# 45
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 45# 53
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 29# 47
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 46# 51
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 33# 31
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 34# 32
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 42# 36
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 44# 35
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 47# 26
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 48# 40
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 50# 42
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 51# 50
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 52# 38
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 53# 32
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 61# 50
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 74# 61
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Lance Lynn
SP - TEX
Lance Lynn
Frankie Montas
SP - OAK
Frankie Montas
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played3316
   
Games Started3316
   
Innings Pitched208.196.0
   
Wins169
   
Losses112
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed19584
   
Earned Runs8528
   
Home Runs Allowed218
   
Strikeouts246103
   
Walks5923
   
ERA3.672.63
   
WHIP1.221.11
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Lance Lynn
SP - TEX
Lance Lynn
Frankie Montas
SP - OAK
Frankie Montas
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played1110
   
Games Started1110
   
Innings Pitched68.558.6
   
Wins54
   
Losses43
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed6556
   
Earned Runs3125
   
Home Runs Allowed98
   
Strikeouts7457
   
Walks2418
   
ERA4.043.86
   
WHIP1.301.28
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Lance Lynn
SP - TEX
Lance Lynn
Frankie Montas
SP - OAK
Frankie Montas
News 
 Lance Lynn struck out eight over six scoreless innings in a simulated game on Tuesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Jul 7th
Frankie Montas pitched 2 2/3 innings Sunday allowing four hits, two runs, zero earned runs, and added two strike outs against the Brewers.
Aaron Hudson
Mon, Mar 9th
 The Rangers announced that Lance Lynn will be the team's Opening Day starter.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Jun 25th
Frankie Montas pitched two innings in Monday’s start against the Cubs, walking one and striking out two.
Aaron Hudson
Mon, Mar 2nd
Notes 
 If you're playing the volume game and quantity over quality, Lynn is your guys. What he did in 2019 seems legit, based on the numbers, but it's hard to shake what he's done over his career in comparison.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
There are two sides to the Montas argument: 1. that he enjoyed a solid stretch to start the year that was an outlier and 2. his breakout was a legitimate breakout that he'll carry over to the future. It's up to you to decide which you believe.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
 Lynn was truly phenomenal last season, turning his velocity gains into both an increase in strikeout rate and a massive drop in walk rate. Everything Lynn did in 2019 was backed up by his underlying metrics, so there's plenty of reason for optimism in 2020. But it's fair to consider how out of character Lynn's year was, an add just a wee bit of caution to your projections.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Montas was one of the best starters in baseball until his season ended prematurely thanks to a PED suspension. Before then, he had used added velocity and improved control to lower is ERA to 2.63 and tally nine wins in just 16 starts. There's always a question of how a player coming off a PED suspension will perform the following year but, for the most part, they are often able to maintain much of their performance. Draft Montas expecting solid overall numbers, though expect an ERA in the 3.00s, rather than the 2.00s.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
 If he can replicate his 2019 season he will be a tremendous value at ADP. A 200+ K pitcher with a strong ERA and Whip in the 9th-10th round is very alluring. Had an FIP even better than his ERA in 2019, so there is reason for optimism.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy
Posted a 2.63 ERA in 96 innings last year. His suspension from 2019 makes the price to draft him very reasonable
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros