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Who Should I Draft?

Pablo Lopez or Sandy Alcantara (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Pablo Lopez
SP - MIA
Pablo Lopez
Sandy Alcantara
SP - MIA
Sandy Alcantara
Expert
Recommendation
69%
Recommended by
35 of 51 experts
31%
Recommended by
16 of 51 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 47# 52
Best Rank# 33# 34
Worst Rank# 63# 184
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 138# 131
Best Rank# 128# 115
Worst Rank# 156# 163
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts144149
Wins109
Saves00
ERA3.994.24
WHIP1.221.32
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertIL60-
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 45# 51
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 41# 51
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 34# 93
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 36# 52
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 40# 65
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 47# 54
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 45# 50
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 47# 82
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 41# 58
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 57# 98
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 44# 54
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 48# 57
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 48# 57
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 51# 184
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 49# 59
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 47# 49
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 51# 58
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 52# 56
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 33# 34
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 49# 60
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 44# 50
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 53# 54
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 41# 53
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 54# 93
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 41# 47
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 49# 53
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 50# 53
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 38# 80
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 50# 51
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 49# 53
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 60# 73
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 48# 53
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 50# 64
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 47# 59
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 57# 66
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 41# 36
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 43# 38
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 43# 42
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 44# 42
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 45# 42
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 45# 34
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 48# 42
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 48# 40
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 51# 36
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 52# 44
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 52# 49
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 53# 40
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 54# 44
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 55# 39
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 57# 40
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 63# 58
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Pablo Lopez
SP - MIA
Pablo Lopez
Sandy Alcantara
SP - MIA
Sandy Alcantara
2020 Stats 
   
   
Games Played117
   
Games Started117
   
Innings Pitched57.042.0
   
Wins63
   
Losses42
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed5035
   
Earned Runs2314
   
Home Runs Allowed44
   
Strikeouts5939
   
Walks1815
   
ERA3.613.00
   
WHIP1.191.19
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Pablo Lopez
SP - MIA
Pablo Lopez
Sandy Alcantara
SP - MIA
Sandy Alcantara
2021 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2929
   
Games Started2829
   
Innings Pitched153.0170.2
   
Wins109
   
Losses1011
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed144160
   
Earned Runs6880
   
Home Runs Allowed1922
   
Strikeouts144149
   
Walks4365
   
ERA3.994.24
   
WHIP1.221.32
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Pablo Lopez
SP - MIA
Pablo Lopez
Sandy Alcantara
SP - MIA
Sandy Alcantara
News 
 Marlins' starting pitcher Pablo Lopez should resume bullpen sessions this week.
Jack Mannis
Tue, Sep 7th
Marlins starter Sandy Alcantara allowed two runs (one earned) on six hits and one walk while striking out four over six innings in a no-decision against the Pirates on Sunday.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Mon, Sep 20th
 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
Marlins pitcher Sandy Alcantara allowed just one hit over eight scoreless innings while striking out seven in Monday's win over the Nationals. The win brings him to 9-13 on the season.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Tue, Sep 14th
 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
Marlins pitcher Sandy Alcantara allowed one earned run on four hits and one walk while striking out 14 over nine innings in a no-decision against the Mets on Wednesday.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Thu, Sep 9th
 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
Marlins starter Sandy Alcantara allowed two earned runs on four hits and two walks while striking out 11 over seven innings in Sunday's loss to the Cincinnati Reds.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Mon, Aug 23rd
 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
Marlins starter Sandy Alcantara tossed seven scoreless innings in Wednesday's win over the Padres, allowing four hits and two walks while striking out seven.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Thu, Aug 12th
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
Alcantara continued to build on what was a pretty strong foundation heading into 2020. He lowered his ERA to 3.00 and his WHIP to 1.19, and improved in both his strikeout and walk rate while adding velocity. He pitched only 42 innings last year because of COVID-19 issues, but he dominated over the latter three-quarters of the season, pitching to a 2.30 ERA with 30 strikeouts over his final 31 1/3 innings. There's not a ton to dislike about Alcantara, and there's room for continued growth. Draft him as a fourth starter with upside for more.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros