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Who Should I Draft?

Nate Pearson or Jon Lester (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Nate Pearson
SP - TOR
Nate Pearson
Jon Lester
SP - WSH
Jon Lester
Expert
Recommendation
95%
Recommended by
36 of 38 experts
5%
Recommended by
2 of 38 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 122# 261
Best Rank# 69# 135
Worst Rank# 296# 764
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 283# 366
Best Rank# 219# 313
Worst Rank# 324# 511
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts98115
Wins68
Saves00
ERA4.514.97
WHIP1.311.41
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 87
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 111# 197
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 151# 232
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 128
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 125
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 119
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 102
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 128
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 100
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 226
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 138
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 125
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 100
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 93
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 145# 267
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 116# 338
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 88# 135
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 114
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 105
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 153# 268
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 95
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 69
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 122
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 96
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 139# 764
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 171
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 103
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 114
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 102
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 210# 240
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 114
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 104
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 119
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 283# 445
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 92
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 92
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 296# 222
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 168
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Nate Pearson
SP - TOR
Nate Pearson
Jon Lester
SP - WSH
Jon Lester
2020 Stats 
   
   
Games Played512
   
Games Started412
   
Innings Pitched18.061.1
   
Wins13
   
Losses03
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed1464
   
Earned Runs1235
   
Home Runs Allowed511
   
Strikeouts1642
   
Walks1317
   
ERA6.005.16
   
WHIP1.501.33
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Nate Pearson
SP - TOR
Nate Pearson
Jon Lester
SP - WSH
Jon Lester
2021 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2125
   
Games Started2025
   
Innings Pitched99.0138.6
   
Wins68
   
Losses69
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed92153
   
Earned Runs5077
   
Home Runs Allowed1825
   
Strikeouts98115
   
Walks3742
   
ERA4.514.97
   
WHIP1.311.41
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Nate Pearson
SP - TOR
Nate Pearson
Jon Lester
SP - WSH
Jon Lester
News 
 Nate Pearson allowed three runs on four hits and five walks over 2 1/3 innings while taking a loss against Houston on Sunday.
John Aubin
Mon, May 10th
In Thursday's 3-2 loss to the Braves, Jon Lester allowed three earned runs, five hits, and two walks with five strikeouts in five innings. Lester took the loss and raised his ERA to 2.70 in two starts.
Corbin Young
Thu, May 6th
 Nate Pearson is the "likely" starter for the Blue Jays on Sunday against Houston, according to manager Charlie Montoyo.
Ari Koslow
Sat, May 8th
Veteran Jon Lester made his 2021 debut with one strikeout, two walks, five hits, and zero earned runs in five innings. Since it was his first start, Lester only threw 70 pitches.
Corbin Young
Fri, Apr 30th
 Nate Pearson pitched 3 2/3 innings for Triple-A Buffalo on Tuesday, allowing one run on fours hits and one walk.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, May 4th
The Nationals are planning to start LHP Jon Lester (COVID-19) against the Marlins on Friday night.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Apr 30th
 Blue Jays top prospect RHP Nate Pearson will start for Triple-A Buffalo on Tuesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, May 3rd
Nationals LHP Jon Lester (COVID-19) will throw 90 pitches in a simulated game on Sunday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Apr 23rd
 The Blue Jays activated RHP Nate Pearson (groin) from the 10-day IL and optioned him to their alternate training site.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Apr 29th
Nationals' SP Jon Lester threw a three-inning simulated game at the team's alternate site on Thursday.
Jack Mannis
Fri, Apr 16th
Notes 
 Pearson is oozing with talent, but he just can't seem to stay healthy. Whether it was elbow soreness last year or the groin strain that is now going to keep him out of action for a bit, something seem to crop up to delay his success in the majors. He wound up pitching just 18 innings overall last year, but the stuff is there, without question. His fastball reaches triple digits, his slider is dominant, and his curveball and changeup are far above average. There's always a bit more uncertainty with young power pitchers, particularly when they've had elbow injuries like Pearson has. And, after trading for Steven Matz, the Blue Jays have plenty of rotation depth and shouldn't feel pressured into rushing Pearson back from injury. In keeper and dynasty formats, he's still a buy, but in redraft leagues, he's probably not worth a pick at this point.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros