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Who Should I Draft?

Marcus Stroman or James Paxton (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Marcus Stroman
SP - NYM
Marcus Stroman
James Paxton
SP - SEA
James Paxton
Expert
Recommendation
59%
Recommended by
30 of 51 experts
41%
Recommended by
21 of 51 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 60# 62
Best Rank# 24# 36
Worst Rank# 161# 99
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 189# 204
Best Rank# 159# 182
Worst Rank# 208# 216
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts133145
Wins108
Saves00
ERA3.914.05
WHIP1.321.22
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-IL60
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 67# 71
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 51# 78
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 66# 86
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 40# 84
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 64# 67
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 63# 86
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 69# 73
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 56# 69
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 61# 62
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 61# 71
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 80# 81
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 49# 63
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 68# 69
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 63# 73
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 48# 99
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 57# 61
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 24# 66
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 45# 67
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 59# 91
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 60# 82
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 83# 93
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 60# 63
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 56# 93
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 68# 73
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 60# 64
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 66# 70
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 61# 64
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 59# 67
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 53# 77
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 50# 77
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 52# 36
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 54# 46
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 57# 56
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 59# 56
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 59# 44
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 64# 63
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 66# 47
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 67# 49
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 69# 61
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 69# 53
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 69# 44
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 71# 55
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 73# 58
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 76# 68
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 78# 52
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 84# 60
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 84# 51
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 88# 38
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 103# 92
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 161# 46
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 80
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Marcus Stroman
SP - NYM
Marcus Stroman
James Paxton
SP - SEA
James Paxton
2020 Stats 
   
   
Games Played5
   
Games Started5
   
Innings Pitched20.2
   
Wins1
   
Losses1
   
Saves0
   
Blown Saves0
   
Holds0
   
Hits Allowed23
   
Earned Runs15
   
Home Runs Allowed4
   
Strikeouts26
   
Walks7
   
ERA6.64
   
WHIP1.48
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Marcus Stroman
SP - NYM
Marcus Stroman
James Paxton
SP - SEA
James Paxton
2021 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2824
   
Games Started2824
   
Innings Pitched154.5125.3
   
Wins108
   
Losses87
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed153113
   
Earned Runs6756
   
Home Runs Allowed1719
   
Strikeouts133145
   
Walks5140
   
ERA3.914.05
   
WHIP1.321.22
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Marcus Stroman
SP - NYM
Marcus Stroman
James Paxton
SP - SEA
James Paxton
News 
 Marcus Stroman allowed two runs on four hits, one walk, and eight strikeouts in six innings pitched. The Mets lost 7-6 in 11 innings Tuesday, but Stroman was in line for the win when he left the game.
Lucas Babits-Feinerman
Wed, Sep 15th
James Paxton underwent Tommy John surgery within this past week.
Brenden Trout
Thu, Apr 29th
 Marcus Stroman allowed one run on four hits, zero walks, and seven strikeouts in six and one-third innings. The Mets lost 3-2 and are now 70-71 this season.
Lucas Babits-Feinerman
Fri, Sep 10th
Mariners manager Scott Servais confirmed that James Paxton will have season-ending surgery on his elbow.
Dan Harris
Tue, Apr 13th
 Marcus Stroman allowed three runs on six hits, three walks, and two strikeouts in five innings. The Mets won game one of the doubleheader on Saturday, 11-9, and moved one game above .500 on the season.
Lucas Babits-Feinerman
Tue, Sep 7th
Tommy John surgery has been recommended for James Paxton, per Jon Heyman of MLB Network.
Matt Flipi
Thu, Apr 8th
 Marcus Stroman allowed two runs on seven hits, one walk, and five strikeouts in six innings on Saturday. Unfortunately, the Mets pulled ahead in the seventh, so Stroman didn't get the win.
Lucas Babits-Feinerman
Tue, Aug 31st
Seattle Mariners LHP James Paxton, who's currently on the 10-day IL with a left forearm strain, is seeking a second opinion on his recent MRI results.
Jon Mathisen
Thu, Apr 8th
 Marcus Stroman allowed two runs on four hits, two walks, and six strikeouts in six innings on Sunday. The Mets won 7-2 and are six games in the loss column behind the Braves for first place.
Lucas Babits-Feinerman
Tue, Aug 24th
The Mariners placed James Paxton on the 10-day IL on Wednesday with a left forearm strain.
Dan Harris
Wed, Apr 7th
Notes 
 Stroman missed the entire 2020 season after battling a calf injury and then opting out, but he'll return to the Mets after accepting the team's qualifying offer. Stroman's strikeout rate jumped after his trade to the National League, but with a career 58.7% ground ball rate, he'll need the Mets' infield defense to be better than it was in 2019. The trade for Francisco Lindor should help, as should his reported development of both a new split changeup and four-seam fastball. Stroman has always had a decent floor, but now out of the AL East and with some tweaks to his arsenal coming, he possesses plenty of upside as a late-round draft pick.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Paxton missed almost the entire 2020 season after straining a flexor in his pitching forearm. Any forearm injury is worrisome because of the connection to the elbow, and Paxton has hardly been the picture of health in his career. He'll try to jumpstart his career again back with the Mariners, and the reports from his workout, where he reportedly touched 94 MPH, were encouraging after his velocity drop last year. When he pitches, he's almost always effective, so he's worth a late-round pick for the potential upside. But the injury history should keep him relatively low on your draft board.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros