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Who Should I Draft?

Michael Pineda or Framber Valdez (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Michael Pineda
SP - MIN
Michael Pineda
Framber Valdez
SP,RP - HOU
Framber Valdez
Expert
Recommendation
78%
Recommended by
39 of 50 experts
22%
Recommended by
11 of 50 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 84# 113
Best Rank# 42# 37
Worst Rank# 209# 333
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 220# 193
Best Rank# 206# 141
Worst Rank# 297# 264
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts12695
Wins97
Saves00
ERA4.333.85
WHIP1.251.26
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-IL10
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 69
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 83# 121
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 102# 111
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 53# 167
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 124# 162
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 105# 184
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 87# 99
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 42# 80
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 96
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 60# 75
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 78# 99
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 79
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 84
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 111# 333
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 95# 96
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 112# 134
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 91# 114
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 97
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 64# 120
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 74# 89
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 80# 86
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 88# 102
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 79# 133
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 90
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 110
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 75# 114
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 85# 111
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 98
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 109# 117
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 84# 105
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 87# 109
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 81# 111
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 76# 254
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 91# 107
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 56
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 118
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 79# 109
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 88# 125
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 103# 105
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 82# 71
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 85# 41
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 85# 68
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 86# 79
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 92# 37
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 96# 50
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 105# 87
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 110# 38
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 123# 89
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 209# 147
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 78
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Michael Pineda
SP - MIN
Michael Pineda
Framber Valdez
SP,RP - HOU
Framber Valdez
2020 Stats 
   
   
Games Played511
   
Games Started510
   
Innings Pitched27.371.2
   
Wins25
   
Losses03
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed2563
   
Earned Runs1027
   
Home Runs Allowed05
   
Strikeouts2576
   
Walks716
   
ERA3.383.44
   
WHIP1.201.12
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Michael Pineda
SP - MIN
Michael Pineda
Framber Valdez
SP,RP - HOU
Framber Valdez
2021 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2517
   
Games Started2515
   
Innings Pitched135.691.9
   
Wins97
   
Losses75
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed13783
   
Earned Runs6539
   
Home Runs Allowed2210
   
Strikeouts12695
   
Walks3233
   
ERA4.333.85
   
WHIP1.251.26
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Michael Pineda
SP - MIN
Michael Pineda
Framber Valdez
SP,RP - HOU
Framber Valdez
News 
 Minnesota Twins right-hander Michael Pineda was excellent in a 4-3 win over the Red Sox on Thursday. Pineda threw seven scoreless innings while striking out six and walking one.
Matthew Terelle
Thu, Apr 15th
Astros GM James Click says LHP Framber Valdez (finger) is progressing faster than anticipated.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Apr 18th
 Minnesota Twins right-hander Michael Pineda threw six innings of two-run ball in a 4-3 loss to the Mariners on Saturday. He struck out six in the game.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, Apr 10th
Astros pitcher Framber Valdez has started throwing again, according to Houston general manager James Click.
Ari Koslow
Thu, Apr 8th
 Minnesota right-hander Michael Pineda gave up just one unearned run over five innings in an 8-2 win over the Brewers on Sunday. Pineda struck out five in the contest.
Matthew Terelle
Sun, Apr 4th
The Astros placed LHP Framber Valdez (finger) on the 10-day injured list.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Apr 1st
  Astros pitching coach Brent Strom said Tuesday that the most recent news on Framber Valdez is "Very, very exciting and very good."
Ari Koslow
Tue, Mar 30th
  Houston Astros LHP Framber Valdez, who fractured the ring finger on his pitching hand in early March, has shown "significant healing" and surgery is not recommended after he sought a second opinion from hand specialist Dr. Steven Shin.
Jon Mathisen
Wed, Mar 17th
Notes 
  Valdez was shaping up to be a fine sleeper this year, after he had a highly successful stint in the Astros rotation last year. But he fractured his finger early in spring training and the expectation is that he'll miss significant time, though recent reports are far more optimistic than the initial season-ending variety. Drop him down a ton from where you initially had him ranked, but draft him toward the back end of your rotation where the risk/reward balance should equalize.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
  Valdez isn't getting enough credit for basically saving Houston's season last summer. Following the loss of Gerrit Cole to free agency, the loss of Justin Verlander to Tommy John surgery, and the loss of Zack Greinke's effectiveness, Valdez stepped up in a big way. He both increased his strikeout rate and lowered his walk rate to produce a career-best season. Unfortunately, this also came with a less-than-ideal hard-hit rate. Living in the zone more often led to batters doing more damage with Valdez's offerings. This was also combatted by his increased sinker usage, which led to many of these batted balls going directly into the ground. His breakout looks real, and I'm investing accordingly.
Brendan Tuma - FantasyPros