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Who Should I Draft?

Pablo Lopez or Frankie Montas (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Pablo Lopez
SP - MIA
Pablo Lopez
Frankie Montas
SP - OAK
Frankie Montas
Expert
Recommendation
71%
Recommended by
36 of 51 experts
29%
Recommended by
15 of 51 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 47# 51
Best Rank# 33# 36
Worst Rank# 63# 88
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 138# 168
Best Rank# 128# 141
Worst Rank# 156# 187
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts144143
Wins109
Saves00
ERA3.994.07
WHIP1.221.28
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertIL60-
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 45# 49
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 41# 53
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 44# 58
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 34# 88
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 36# 60
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 40# 46
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 47# 52
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 47# 49
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 41# 66
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 57# 58
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 44# 73
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 48# 53
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 51# 52
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 49# 60
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 47# 54
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 51# 59
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 52# 54
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 33# 47
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 49# 62
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 45# 49
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 41# 49
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 41# 51
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 49# 59
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 50# 54
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 52# 55
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 38# 66
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 48# 49
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 51# 56
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 50# 58
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 49# 52
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 60# 79
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 48# 65
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 63# 77
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 55# 87
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 48# 52
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 50# 76
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 41# 38
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 43# 39
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 43# 41
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 44# 42
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 45# 41
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 45# 38
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 47# 36
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 48# 46
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 52# 47
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 53# 49
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 53# 42
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 54# 37
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 54# 43
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 57# 46
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 57# 51
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Pablo Lopez
SP - MIA
Pablo Lopez
Frankie Montas
SP - OAK
Frankie Montas
2020 Stats 
   
   
Games Played1111
   
Games Started1111
   
Innings Pitched57.053.2
   
Wins63
   
Losses45
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed5057
   
Earned Runs2333
   
Home Runs Allowed410
   
Strikeouts5960
   
Walks1823
   
ERA3.615.60
   
WHIP1.191.51
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Pablo Lopez
SP - MIA
Pablo Lopez
Frankie Montas
SP - OAK
Frankie Montas
2021 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2927
   
Games Started2826
   
Innings Pitched153.0142.0
   
Wins109
   
Losses108
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed144137
   
Earned Runs6864
   
Home Runs Allowed1921
   
Strikeouts144143
   
Walks4344
   
ERA3.994.07
   
WHIP1.221.28
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Pablo Lopez
SP - MIA
Pablo Lopez
Frankie Montas
SP - OAK
Frankie Montas
News 
 Marlins' starting pitcher Pablo Lopez should resume bullpen sessions this week.
Jack Mannis
Tue, Sep 7th
Frankie Montas took the no-decision on Tuesday against the Royals, allowing four runs on eight hits over 3.1 innings with four strikeouts and two walks.
Ari Koslow
Wed, Sep 15th
 Marlins starting pitcher Pablo Lopez has returned to Miami after just one rehab appearance at Triple-A. As Christina De Nicola of MLB.com notes, "he is not being shut down, there will just be a delay in his progression."
Andersen Pickard
Sat, Aug 28th
Frankie Montas earned the win on Wednesday against the White Sox, allowing one run on six hits over seven innings with seven strikeouts and two walks.
Ari Koslow
Thu, Sep 9th
 Marlins RHP Pablo Lopez (shoulder) will begin a minor league rehab assignment with Triple-A Jacksonville on Saturday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Aug 20th
Frankie Montas earned the win against Detroit on Thursday, allowing three runs on five hits over 6.2 innings with seven strikeouts and three walks.
Ari Koslow
Fri, Sep 3rd
 After a bullpen session on Monday, Pablo Lopez threw another one on Thursday, this time in Cincinnati with the rest of the ball club.
Ethan Biddle - The Work of Ethan Biddle
Thu, Aug 19th
Frankie Montas is having his next scheduled start bumped up to Thursday afternoon against Detroit.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Sep 2nd
 Marlins pitcher Pablo Lopez was spotted throwing a live bullpen session in Miami Monday afternoon. The news comes a week after he began throwing pitch numbered bullpen sessions with no hitters.
Ethan Biddle - The Work of Ethan Biddle
Mon, Aug 16th
Frankie Montas earned the win on Saturday against the Yankees, allowing two hits over seven shutout innings with six strikeouts and one walk.
Ari Koslow
Sun, Aug 29th
Notes 
 Despite his 5.09 ERA and mediocre strikeout rate in 2019, there was some buzz about Lopez heading into last season because of his outstanding changeup and his ability to keep his WHIP in check. He justified the expectations, cutting his ERA to 3.61 and striking out about a batter and a half more per nine innings than he had previously. He's still volatile, as he has seemingly random games where he lacks command with his changeup and gets hit hard. And he needs another pitch to complement his fastball and changeup. But if he can continue to develop either his curveball or cutter, he could be a true breakout candidate. Draft him as an SP4 with upside for more if his other pitches continue to improve.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Montas had a terrible 2020 season, but it was more than likely due to a back injury he suffered early on which probably bothered him throughout the year. He started off with four excellent starts (four runs and 22 strikeouts in 23 innings) before he was scratched with back tightness and returned with lower velocity. Yes, he had the PED suspension in 2019, but Montas's splitter was, and should continue to be when a healthy, a dominant pitch, and a healthy season should mean a return to being a starter you can "set and forget." If he can ever get away from throwing his sinker so much, and incorporate more of his splitter and/or four-seam fastball, he could be a monster. Montas was diagnosed with COVID-19 right at the start of spring training, but he has returned healthy and looked good in the spring, so he's an ideal sleeper.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros