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Who Should I Draft?

Lance Lynn or Michael Conforto (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Lance Lynn
SP - CWS
Lance Lynn
Michael Conforto
CF,RF - NYM
Michael Conforto
Expert
Recommendation
61%
Recommended by
34 of 56 experts
39%
Recommended by
22 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 57# 59
Best Rank# 34# 38
Worst Rank# 130# 94
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 52# 67
Best Rank# 43# 56
Worst Rank# 65# 79
   
Projections 
   
Runs90
Home Runs2729
RBI90
Stolen Bases6
Batting Avg.264
Strikeouts198153
Wins12
Saves0
ERA3.95
WHIP1.22
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 59# 68
   
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USA Today
# 45# 66
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 54# 56
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 59# 62
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 64# 75
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 44# 81
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 59# 94
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 51# 57
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 39# 46
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 58# 64
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 53# 60
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 53# 62
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 63# 65
   
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Fake Teams
# 57# 68
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 47# 60
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 55# 60
   
Frank Stampfl
CBS Sports
# 47# 63
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 47# 56
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 34# 65
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 48# 68
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 52# 72
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 50# 68
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 54# 69
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 52# 53
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 54# 67
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 58# 73
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 55# 78
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 58# 63
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 49# 72
   
Jordan Eisen
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# 47# 64
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 50# 61
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 54# 60
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 54# 81
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 49# 52
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 57# 55
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 60# 52
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 62# 58
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 62# 38
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 65# 46
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 65# 62
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 68# 57
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 68# 66
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 69# 66
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 69# 54
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 72# 66
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 72# 64
   
SportsLine - Computer Simulation
CBS Sports
# 74# 57
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 76# 55
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 81# 73
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 81# 54
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 84# 74
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 88# 57
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 88# 61
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 90# 77
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 113# 56
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 130# 43
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Lance Lynn
SP - CWS
Lance Lynn
Michael Conforto
CF,RF - NYM
Michael Conforto
2020 Stats 
   
   
Runs40
   
Home Runs139
   
RBI31
   
Stolen Bases3
   
Batting Avg.322
   
Strikeouts8957
   
Wins6
   
Saves0
   
ERA3.32
   
WHIP1.06
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Lance Lynn
SP - CWS
Lance Lynn
Michael Conforto
CF,RF - NYM
Michael Conforto
2021 Projections 
   
   
Runs90
   
Home Runs2729
   
RBI90
   
Stolen Bases6
   
Batting Avg.264
   
Strikeouts198153
   
Wins12
   
Saves0
   
ERA3.95
   
WHIP1.22
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Lance Lynn
SP - CWS
Lance Lynn
Michael Conforto
CF,RF - NYM
Michael Conforto
News 
 Lance Lynn pitched five strong innings on Friday, allowing one earned run on four hits and one walk while striking out four batters.
Ethan Biddle - The Work of Ethan Biddle
Sat, Oct 2nd
Michael Conforto went 0-for-3 with one walk on Sunday. The Mets won 3-2 over the Phillies.
Lucas Babits-Feinerman
Mon, Sep 20th
 Lance Lynn allowed just two hits in his five innings of work, striking out nine and not allowing a single earned run.
Ethan Biddle - The Work of Ethan Biddle
Mon, Sep 13th
Michael Conforto went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run as the Mets won 11-9 on Saturday.
Lucas Babits-Feinerman
Tue, Sep 7th
 The White Sox reinstated RHP Lance Lynn (knee) from the 10-day injured list.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Sep 11th
Michael Conforto went 1-for-3 with one single, one RBI, one run scored, one walk, and one stolen base. The Mets won 6-2 Friday in extra innings.
Lucas Babits-Feinerman
Tue, Sep 7th
 White Sox pitcher Lance Lynn is expected to start on Sunday against Boston. It will be his first outing since landing on the 10-day injured list with right knee inflammation at the end of August.
Andersen Pickard
Thu, Sep 9th
Michael Conforto went a combined 2-for-6 with a solo home run, three RBIs, a walk, and a hit-by-pitch as the Mets won two games on Tuesday. They're 65-67 this season.
Lucas Babits-Feinerman
Wed, Sep 1st
 Lance Lynn is scheduled to throw a bullpen session on Friday.
Ari Koslow
Wed, Sep 8th
Michael Conforto went 1-for-1 with a pinch-hit three-run home run to give the Mets the lead in the seventh inning. It turned out to be the difference in the game as they won 5-3 on Saturday and are now five games under .500.
Lucas Babits-Feinerman
Tue, Aug 31st
Notes 
 Lynn turned in another stellar year in 2020, leading MLB with 84 innings pitched, striking out plenty of batters, and keeping his walk rate and overall numbers in check. But there are a few warning signs under the hood, including his 4.19 FIP, his 4.34 xFIP, and his career-high 79.4% LOB rate. Of bigger concern is his trade to the White Sox and hitter-friendly Guaranteed Rate Field, particularly because Lynn had a 38.3% fly-ball rate in 2019 and a 42.3% fly-ball rate last year. That led to the worst HR/9 rate of his career and second-worst HR/FB rate (13.8%) in 2020. Countering those troublesome warning signs, however, is the fact that he'll be caught by perhaps the best pitch framer in baseball in Yasmani Grandal, and that will generally help with his numbers which, again, were excellent last year. Add it all up and Lynn's ERA should likely increase simply because of the additional home runs he'll allow if he can't turn around his trend in fly-ball rate, but Grandal's presence and Lynn's general aptitude on the mound should allow for another strong season and make him worthy of a selection as an SP2.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Conforto built on his excellent 2019 season by trading off a bit of power for some batting average. Fed by a significant increase in line drive rate that led to a .412 BABIP, Conforto batted a career best .322 last year. His xBA was just .284, so don't think that he suddenly morphed into a high average bat, but he did hit above .300 against every type of pitch last year, so it was certainly more than luck. Expect some regression to closer to his .259 mark, but he should hit around 30 homers with plenty of runs and RBI and even toss in a few steals. That makes him a worthwhile OF2 in mixed leagues.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros