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Who Should I Draft?

Lance Lynn or Ken Giles (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Lance Lynn
SP - TEX
Lance Lynn
Ken Giles
RP - TOR
Ken Giles
Expert
Recommendation
68%
Recommended by
30 of 44 experts
32%
Recommended by
14 of 44 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 34# 40
Best Rank# 22# 28
Worst Rank# 74# 89
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 113# 116
Best Rank# 107# 106
Worst Rank# 136# 142
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts7431
Wins51
Saves010
ERA4.043.15
WHIP1.301.10
   
Misc 
   
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Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 52# 57
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 37# 45
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 29# 60
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 27# 28
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 31# 57
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 34# 36
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 36# 55
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 38# 49
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 30# 34
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 38# 41
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 38# 55
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 35# 44
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 38# 43
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 44# 48
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 28# 46
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 22# 30
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 32# 34
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 37# 52
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 33# 35
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 34# 46
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 30# 45
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 45# 49
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 30# 52
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 35# 37
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 23# 44
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 28# 44
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 48# 89
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 24# 58
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 29# 50
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 46# 50
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 36# 35
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 39# 30
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 39# 37
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 39# 28
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 42# 41
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 45# 38
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 45# 40
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 47# 34
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 50# 37
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 51# 44
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 53# 47
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 53# 48
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 61# 34
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 74# 47
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Lance Lynn
SP - TEX
Lance Lynn
Ken Giles
RP - TOR
Ken Giles
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played3353
   
Games Started330
   
Innings Pitched208.153.2
   
Wins162
   
Losses113
   
Saves023
   
Blown Saves01
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed19536
   
Earned Runs8511
   
Home Runs Allowed215
   
Strikeouts24683
   
Walks5917
   
ERA3.671.87
   
WHIP1.221.00
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Lance Lynn
SP - TEX
Lance Lynn
Ken Giles
RP - TOR
Ken Giles
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played1123
   
Games Started110
   
Innings Pitched68.522.5
   
Wins51
   
Losses41
   
Saves010
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed6518
   
Earned Runs318
   
Home Runs Allowed93
   
Strikeouts7431
   
Walks247
   
ERA4.043.15
   
WHIP1.301.10
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Lance Lynn
SP - TEX
Lance Lynn
Ken Giles
RP - TOR
Ken Giles
News 
 Lance Lynn struck out eight over six scoreless innings in a simulated game on Tuesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Jul 7th
Ken Giles pitched a scoreless inning and struck out one batter on Wednesday in the Blue Jays' Grapefruit League win over the Orioles.
John Aubin
Thu, Mar 12th
 The Rangers announced that Lance Lynn will be the team's Opening Day starter.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Jun 25th
 
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
Giles is the perfect candidate for your first closer if you don't want to invest heavily into the top guys. He has no competition in the pen in Toronto.
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
Giles may have had the quietest 1.87 ERA and 1.00 WHIP in the history of baseball. Add to that a a 14.09/9 strikeout rate and Giles was one of the best relievers in baseball in 2019. He'll be a free agent after this year so it seems unlikely he holds down the closer's role in Toronto all year. But he'll certainly help your overall numbers in the first half of the season at least.
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