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Who Should I Draft?

Lance Lynn or Taylor Rogers (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Lance Lynn
SP - TEX
Lance Lynn
Taylor Rogers
RP - MIN
Taylor Rogers
Expert
Recommendation
58%
Recommended by
30 of 52 experts
42%
Recommended by
22 of 52 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 33# 34
Best Rank# 20# 17
Worst Rank# 74# 118
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 114# 101
Best Rank# 107# 94
Worst Rank# 133# 125
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts7429
Wins51
Saves012
ERA4.023.16
WHIP1.301.12
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 36# 43
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 29# 47
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 51# 54
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 27# 35
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 31# 48
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 33# 36
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 28# 45
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 35# 40
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 29# 35
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 20# 22
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 30# 31
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 35# 36
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 38# 40
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 21# 37
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 36# 43
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 21# 35
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 23# 32
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 37# 41
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 32# 35
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 34# 57
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 45# 46
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 31# 46
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 29# 34
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 30# 118
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 21# 38
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 26# 42
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 24# 53
   
George Kurtz
SportsGrid
# 45# 46
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 29# 37
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 44# 46
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 27# 17
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 29# 28
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 31# 28
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 32# 23
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 34# 24
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 36# 33
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 38# 36
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 39# 29
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 39# 26
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 40# 36
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 41# 34
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 42# 33
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 44# 38
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 45# 27
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 46# 36
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 48# 42
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 51# 35
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 52# 37
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 52# 49
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 61# 31
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 74# 27
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 35
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Lance Lynn
SP - TEX
Lance Lynn
Taylor Rogers
RP - MIN
Taylor Rogers
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played3360
   
Games Started330
   
Innings Pitched208.169.0
   
Wins162
   
Losses114
   
Saves030
   
Blown Saves06
   
Holds010
   
Hits Allowed19558
   
Earned Runs8520
   
Home Runs Allowed218
   
Strikeouts24690
   
Walks5911
   
ERA3.672.61
   
WHIP1.221.00
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Lance Lynn
SP - TEX
Lance Lynn
Taylor Rogers
RP - MIN
Taylor Rogers
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played1224
   
Games Started120
   
Innings Pitched69.024.7
   
Wins51
   
Losses41
   
Saves012
   
Blown Saves02
   
Holds01
   
Hits Allowed6521
   
Earned Runs319
   
Home Runs Allowed92
   
Strikeouts7429
   
Walks246
   
ERA4.023.16
   
WHIP1.301.12
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Lance Lynn
SP - TEX
Lance Lynn
Taylor Rogers
RP - MIN
Taylor Rogers
News 
 Lance Lynn threw six scoreless, giving up just one hit and two walks while striking out eight batters. He picked up the win to give himself a 2-0 record on the year after the 7-4 win over the Diamondbacks.
Dave Kluge
Thu, Jul 30th
Minnesota Twins closer Taylor Rogers pitched a scoreless ninth to nail down a 3-0 win over Cleveland on Saturday. Rogers struck out two in the frame.
Matthew Terelle
Sun, Aug 2nd
 Lance Lynn drew the Opening Day start and showed up to play allowing zero runs and two hits over six innings pitched. He struck out nine batters and walked four.
Dave Kluge
Sat, Jul 25th
Minnesota Twins closer Taylor Rogers tossed a scoreless ninth inning to preserve a 4-1 win over Cleveland on Friday.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, Aug 1st
 Lance Lynn struck out eight over six scoreless innings in a simulated game on Tuesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Jul 7th
Minnesota Twins closer Taylor Rogers pitched a scoreless ninth to save a 3-0 win over St. Louis on Wednesday. Rogers struck out two in the frame.
Matthew Terelle
Wed, Jul 29th
 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
Rogers seems to have the trust of the Twins, and with them being the favorites in the AL Central, expect a ton of save opportunities.
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
Rogers didn't have the Twins' closer role at the outset of the season, but he proved himself as Minnesota's best reliever pretty quickly. He built on his strong gains in 2018, further upping his strikeout rate and lowering his walk rate. He likely won't see all of the save chances this year for the Twins, but he should lead the way in opportunities. That, along with his strong overall numbers, makes him a reliever to target in fantasy.
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