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Who Should I Draft?

Mitch Keller or Yusei Kikuchi (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Yusei Kikuchi
SP - SEA
Yusei Kikuchi
Mitch Keller
SP - PIT
Mitch Keller
Expert
Recommendation
91%
Recommended by
39 of 43 experts
9%
Recommended by
4 of 43 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 108# 134
Best Rank# 56# 89
Worst Rank# 147# 310
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 369# 426
Best Rank# 275# 311
Worst Rank# 329# 439
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts136126
Wins87
Saves00
ERA4.534.45
WHIP1.321.38
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 94# 125
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 82
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 120# 121
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 117# 172
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 122# 146
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 106
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 111
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 112# 129
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 81
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 92# 122
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 127# 135
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 105# 310
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 115# 141
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 101# 144
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 105
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 88
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 97# 175
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 106# 108
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 109# 141
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 117# 131
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 99# 102
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 56
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 78# 106
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 71# 105
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 112
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 113# 136
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 68# 117
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 133# 183
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 105# 169
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 113# 133
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 92
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 93# 180
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 147# 165
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 115
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 110
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 112# 264
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 113# 130
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 113
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 76
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 104# 89
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 99
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 117# 103
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 161
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Yusei Kikuchi
SP - SEA
Yusei Kikuchi
Mitch Keller
SP - PIT
Mitch Keller
2020 Stats 
   
   
Games Played95
   
Games Started95
   
Innings Pitched47.222.1
   
Wins21
   
Losses41
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed419
   
Earned Runs277
   
Home Runs Allowed34
   
Strikeouts4716
   
Walks2018
   
ERA5.172.91
   
WHIP1.301.25
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Yusei Kikuchi
SP - SEA
Yusei Kikuchi
Mitch Keller
SP - PIT
Mitch Keller
2021 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2825
   
Games Started2825
   
Innings Pitched151.1126.8
   
Wins87
   
Losses108
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed150122
   
Earned Runs7663
   
Home Runs Allowed2318
   
Strikeouts136126
   
Walks5053
   
ERA4.534.45
   
WHIP1.321.38
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Yusei Kikuchi
SP - SEA
Yusei Kikuchi
Mitch Keller
SP - PIT
Mitch Keller
News 
 Yusei Kikuchi took his second straight no-decision Saturday against Minnesota, allowing two runs (both earned) on five hits over six innings pitched with six strikeouts and two walks.
Ari Koslow
Sat, Apr 10th
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
 Yusei Kikuchi earned a no-decision Friday, going six innings while allowing three runs (all earned) on six hits with 10 strikeouts and one walk.
Ari Koslow
Sat, Apr 3rd
 
 Yusei Kikuchi will pitch in the Mariners second game of the season against the San Francisco Giants.
Ari Koslow
Wed, Mar 31st
 
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