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Who Should I Draft?

Mitch Keller or Chris Archer (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Mitch Keller
SP - PIT
Mitch Keller
Chris Archer
SP - TB
Chris Archer
Expert
Recommendation
74%
Recommended by
23 of 31 experts
26%
Recommended by
8 of 31 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 134# 171
Best Rank# 89# 104
Worst Rank# 310# 306
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 426# 349
Best Rank# 311# 294
Worst Rank# 439# 388
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts126135
Wins77
Saves00
ERA4.454.21
WHIP1.381.29
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertMiLBIL60
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 125
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 121
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 146
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 122
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 135
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 89
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 141# 159
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 175
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 108
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 141# 220
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 131# 156
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 102
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 103# 138
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 106# 222
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 105
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 99
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 136# 155
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 117
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 169# 194
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 133
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 165
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 264# 306
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 130# 194
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 129# 117
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 144# 135
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 161# 104
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 172# 134
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 180# 170
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 183# 158
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 310# 134
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 116
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Mitch Keller
SP - PIT
Mitch Keller
Chris Archer
SP - TB
Chris Archer
2020 Stats 
   
   
Games Played5
   
Games Started5
   
Innings Pitched22.1
   
Wins1
   
Losses1
   
Saves0
   
Blown Saves0
   
Holds0
   
Hits Allowed9
   
Earned Runs7
   
Home Runs Allowed4
   
Strikeouts16
   
Walks18
   
ERA2.91
   
WHIP1.25
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Mitch Keller
SP - PIT
Mitch Keller
Chris Archer
SP - TB
Chris Archer
2021 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2523
   
Games Started2523
   
Innings Pitched126.8122.6
   
Wins77
   
Losses87
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed122114
   
Earned Runs6357
   
Home Runs Allowed1819
   
Strikeouts126135
   
Walks5344
   
ERA4.454.21
   
WHIP1.381.29
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Mitch Keller
SP - PIT
Mitch Keller
Chris Archer
SP - TB
Chris Archer
News 
 The Pirates optioned RHP Mitch Keller to Triple-A Indianapolis.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Jun 12th
Rays RHP Chris Archer (forearm) has been shut down from throwing for a few days due to renewed discomfort.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, May 27th
 Mitch Keller (3-7) took the loss Thursday against the Dodgers, allowing four runs on five hits and three walks in 2.2 innings. He struck out three.
Connor Rooney
Thu, Jun 10th
Rays RHP Chris Archer (forearm) has begun playing catch but is still a couple of weeks away from rejoining the team's rotation.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Apr 23rd
 Pirates starting pitcher Mitch Keller lands on the COVID-19 injured list on Sunday. This comes a day or two after leaving for a heat-related illness.
Corbin Young
Sun, Jun 6th
Rays manager Kevin Cash notes that Chris Archer could start throwing by the end of this week, but he's shut down for a few additional days. The team is hopeful that it's a short injured list stint.
Corbin Young
Mon, Apr 12th
 Mitch Keller was removed from Friday's game with heat-related illness. He allowed two runs on two hits and three walks while striking out two in two innings.
Connor Rooney
Sat, Jun 5th
The Tampa Bay Rays placed pitcher Chris Archer on the 10-day injured list. In a corresponding move, they called up Brent Honeywell.
Corbin Young
Sat, Apr 10th
 Mitch Keller (3-6) earned the win Saturday against the Rockies, tossing five scoreless innings while allowing two hits and two walks. He struck out six.
Connor Rooney
Sat, May 29th
Chris Archer was removed from Saturday's start against the Yankees due to right lateral forearm tightness.
Ari Koslow
Sat, Apr 10th
Notes 
 In his brief MLB career, Keller is the author of one of the unluckiest (2019) and luckiest (2020) seasons in recent memory. So, the best course of action is to essentially ignore his 69 major league innings and focus on his stuff and minor league career. If you do that, there's a lot to like. Keller has a mid-90s fastball to go along with an above average slider and curveball. Over more than 500 minor league innings, he had a 25.5% strikeout rate, a 3.12 ERA, and a 1.15 WHIP. He will likely struggle for wins on the Pirates, but he'll also get a long leash given the dearth of reliable options, and he should face mostly weak offenses in the NL Central. Keller likely won't be a star, but he'll probably outperform where you need to draft him.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros