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Who Should I Draft?

Michael Pineda or James Paxton (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  James Paxton
SP - SEA
James Paxton
Michael Pineda
SP - MIN
Michael Pineda
Expert
Recommendation
68%
Recommended by
17 of 25 experts
32%
Recommended by
8 of 25 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 74# 88
Best Rank# 49# 57
Worst Rank# 101# 119
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 221# 225
Best Rank# 203# 211
Worst Rank# 277# 347
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts146128
Wins89
Saves00
ERA3.954.32
WHIP1.221.26
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 66# 102
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 82# 84
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 73# 84
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 70# 96
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 62# 119
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 77# 93
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 80# 83
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 82# 86
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 74
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 78# 99
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 101# 103
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 80# 110
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 67# 92
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 61# 103
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 49# 77
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 89# 105
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 80# 88
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 68# 57
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 67# 65
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 84# 74
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 86# 82
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 101# 83
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 96# 83
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 87# 84
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 94# 87
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  James Paxton
SP - SEA
James Paxton
Michael Pineda
SP - MIN
Michael Pineda
2020 Stats 
   
   
Games Played55
   
Games Started55
   
Innings Pitched20.227.3
   
Wins12
   
Losses10
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed2325
   
Earned Runs1510
   
Home Runs Allowed40
   
Strikeouts2625
   
Walks77
   
ERA6.643.38
   
WHIP1.481.20
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  James Paxton
SP - SEA
James Paxton
Michael Pineda
SP - MIN
Michael Pineda
2021 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2325
   
Games Started2325
   
Innings Pitched127.3138.3
   
Wins89
   
Losses77
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed113141
   
Earned Runs5666
   
Home Runs Allowed2022
   
Strikeouts146128
   
Walks4234
   
ERA3.954.32
   
WHIP1.221.26
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  James Paxton
SP - SEA
James Paxton
Michael Pineda
SP - MIN
Michael Pineda
News 
 Mariners LHP James Paxton will throw a simulated game this week as opposed to pitching in a Cactus League contest.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Mar 3rd
 
 Mariners LHP James Paxton threw his first bullpen on Saturday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Feb 20th
 
 According to Jeff Passan, James Paxton agreed to a one-year deal worth $8.5 million with the Seattle Mariners. He is returning back to his former team.
Corbin Young
Sat, Feb 13th
 
 Andy Martino of SNY reports free agent LHP James Paxton is looking for "more than $11 million" this season.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Feb 11th
 
 Mark Feinsand of Fansided is reporting that the Phillies and Cardinals are "actively looking at free agent starting pitchers," which includes James Paxton along with Taijuan Walker and Jake Odorizzi.
Jon Mathisen
Thu, Feb 4th
 
Notes 
 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
8.6 - 4.00 - 1.20
Jordan Eisen - Field of Vision Sports
 11 - 3.85 - 1.20
Jordan Eisen - Field of Vision Sports