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Who Should I Draft?

Mitch Keller or Michael Kopech (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Mitch Keller
SP - PIT
Mitch Keller
Michael Kopech
SP - CWS
Michael Kopech
Expert
Recommendation
57%
Recommended by
20 of 35 experts
43%
Recommended by
15 of 35 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 134# 142
Best Rank# 89# 97
Worst Rank# 310# 258
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 426# 303
Best Rank# 311# 274
Worst Rank# 439# 334
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts12694
Wins75
Saves00
ERA4.454.32
WHIP1.381.35
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 125
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 161
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 121# 165
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 129
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 122# 139
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 89# 115
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 141# 150
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 144
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 175
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 108
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 131# 137
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 102
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 103# 112
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 106# 134
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 105
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 136# 147
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 117
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 133
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 165
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 130# 134
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 99# 97
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 135# 125
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 141# 126
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 146# 144
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 169# 125
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 172# 166
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 180# 126
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 183# 164
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 264# 258
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 310# 118
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 100
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 108
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 111
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 118
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 132
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Mitch Keller
SP - PIT
Mitch Keller
Michael Kopech
SP - CWS
Michael Kopech
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
Michael Kopech
SP - CWS
Michael Kopech
2021 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2536
   
Games Started2511
   
Innings Pitched126.883.2
   
Wins75
   
Losses85
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds04
   
Hits Allowed12276
   
Earned Runs6340
   
Home Runs Allowed1812
   
Strikeouts12694
   
Walks5337
   
ERA4.454.32
   
WHIP1.381.35
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Mitch Keller
SP - PIT
Mitch Keller
Michael Kopech
SP - CWS
Michael Kopech
News 
 Mitch Keller (0-1) took the loss Sunday against the Cubs, allowing three runs on two hits and four walks in three innings. He struck out four.
Connor Rooney
Sun, Apr 4th
Michael Kopech (1-0) walked one and struck out three across two scoreless innings during Friday’s 12-8 win over the Angels. He picked up his first win of the season.
Brad Camara
Sat, Apr 3rd
  Chicago White Sox pitcher Michael Kopech, who was scheduled to make an appearance in Friday's spring training game against Texas, is dealing with calf tightness.
Ari Koslow
Fri, Mar 12th
  Michael Kopech is set to make his spring debut on Tuesday.
Matt Flipi
Mon, Mar 8th
  White Sox manager Tony La Russa says RHP Michael Kopech will be used in multi-inning outings out of the bullpen.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Mar 7th
  White Sox manager Tony La Russa says top prospect Michael Kopech will open the 2021 season pitching out of the bullpen.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Feb 26th
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
Kopech remains one of the top pitching prospects in the game, but he hasn't pitched competitively in about two-and-a-half year at this point. His fastball and slider are more than MLB caliber, and he had a 31.2% strikeout rate in the minors. But after missing all of 2019 with Tommy John surgery and opting out last year, it wouldn't be wise to just expect Kopech to step right back into a rotation without any growing pains. The White Sox also have depth in their rotation after trading for Lance Lynn and signing Carlos Rodon, so Chicago can, and likely will, stick Kopech in the minors to start the year to continue his development. But given their championship aspirations, he should crack the rotation at some point during the season if he show he is back to form.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros