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Who Should I Draft?

Pablo Lopez or Zac Gallen (2022)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Pablo Lopez
SP - MIA
Pablo Lopez
Zac Gallen
SP - ARI
Zac Gallen
Expert
Recommendation
77%
Recommended by
33 of 43 experts
23%
Recommended by
10 of 43 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 40# 56
Best Rank# 24# 30
Worst Rank# 89# 109
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 127# 142
Best Rank# 118# 128
Worst Rank# 132# 196
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts146168
Wins99
Saves00
ERA3.844.03
WHIP1.201.26
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 25# 41
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 46# 70
   
Pat Fitzmaurice
FantasyPros
# 44# 45
   
Scott Engel
The Game Day
# 35# 55
   
Jody Smith
FullTime Fantasy
# 43# 54
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 42# 62
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 50# 77
   
Greg Smith
Superflex.Guide
# 38# 70
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 39# 68
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 42# 43
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 43# 56
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 49# 109
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 40# 55
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 49# 59
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 48# 50
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 44# 51
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 37# 52
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 45# 48
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 24# 43
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 29# 30
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 43# 102
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 49# 57
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 42# 78
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 67# 104
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 36# 45
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 42# 70
   
Nate Miller
Fantasy Six Pack
# 55# 83
   
Brad Camara
RotoBaller
# 37# 67
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 48# 62
   
Scott Youngson
Pitcher List
# 45# 77
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 62# 92
   
Scott Bogman
FantasyPros
# 38# 42
   
Travis Argo
Fantasy Six Pack
# 35# 53
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 42# 37
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 44# 30
   
Christopher Welsh
FantasyPros
# 46# 44
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 47# 39
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 48# 47
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 48# 44
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 50# 46
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 62# 61
   
Fred Zinkie
Yahoo! Sports
# 69# 66
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 89# 51
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Pablo Lopez
SP - MIA
Pablo Lopez
Zac Gallen
SP - ARI
Zac Gallen
2021 Stats 
   
   
Games Played2022
   
Games Started2022
   
Innings Pitched103.1121.1
   
Wins53
   
Losses510
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed89108
   
Earned Runs3558
   
Home Runs Allowed1119
   
Strikeouts115139
   
Walks2649
   
ERA3.074.30
   
WHIP1.121.29
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Pablo Lopez
SP - MIA
Pablo Lopez
Zac Gallen
SP - ARI
Zac Gallen
2022 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2828
   
Games Started2728
   
Innings Pitched146.8157.4
   
Wins99
   
Losses89
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed135139
   
Earned Runs6371
   
Home Runs Allowed1823
   
Strikeouts146168
   
Walks4159
   
ERA3.844.03
   
WHIP1.201.26
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Pablo Lopez
SP - MIA
Pablo Lopez
Zac Gallen
SP - ARI
Zac Gallen
News 
 Pablo Lopez went seven innings in Tuesday's 4-0 loss to the Rays, giving up four runs on nine hits and no walks while racking up eight strike outs.
Nate Miller
Tue, May 24th
Arizona Diamondbacks SP Zac Gallen pitched 5 1/3 innings on Tuesday, striking out four, walking two, and allowing seven hits for six earned runs in the Diamondbacks' 8-6 win over the Royals.
Josh Thiessen
Wed, May 25th
 Pablo Lopez lasted only three innings in Wednesday's 5-4 loss to the Nationals, allowing three runs on four hits and three walks while striking out two.
Nate Miller
Wed, May 18th
Arizona Diamondbacks SP Zac Gallen pitched five innings on Thursday, striking out four, walking three, and allowing two hits for one earned run in the Diamondbacks' 3-1 win over the Cubs.
Josh Thiessen
Fri, May 20th
 Pablo Lopez worked seven innings in Friday's 2-1 loss to the Brewers, allowing only one run on three hits and no walks while racking up 11 strikeouts.
Nate Miller
Fri, May 13th
Arizona Diamondbacks SP Zac Gallen pitched six innings on Saturday, striking out nine, walking one, and allowing two hits for one earned run in the Diamondbacks' 4-2 loss to the Cubs.
Josh Thiessen
Sun, May 15th
 Pablo Lopez lasted 4 2/3 innings in Monday's 5-4 loss to the Diamondbacks, giving up four runs on six hits and two walks while striking out seven.
Nate Miller
Mon, May 2nd
Arizona Diamondbacks SP Zac Gallen pitched seven innings on Sunday, striking out seven, and allowing five hits for zero earned runs in the Diamondbacks' 4-0 win over the Rockies.
Josh Thiessen
Mon, May 9th
 Pablo Lopez pitched six shutout innings against the Nationals on Wednesday, giving up just one hit and a walk. He struck out six and earned the win, moving to 3-0.
Dan Harris
Thu, Apr 28th
Arizona Diamondbacks SP Zac Gallen pitched 6 2/3 innings on Monday, striking out five, and allowing five hits for two earned runs in the Diamondbacks' 5-4 win over the Marlins.
Josh Thiessen
Mon, May 2nd
Notes 
 Lopez was limited to 102.2 innings last year as he (again) dealt with a shoulder injury. But when he did pitch, he was excellent. A 3.07 ERA, a 1.12 WHIP and a 27.5% strikeout rate all added plus value to fantasy rosters. Lopez primarily relies on a fastball/changeup combination, and he'll probably need to take the next step with either his curveball or cutter to take the next step. But his current production is plenty good enough, and he's an ideal third starter for your fantasy team.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Gallen took a major step back last year, but it's tough not to blame the injuries. He missed time with forearm, elbow, and hamstring injuries and the quality of nearly every one of his pitches declined. He looked like a prime bounce-back candidate, but he's already behind schedule because of bursitis in his shoulder. If you believe that Gallen's decline last year was due to his injuries and that he won't miss much time this year, then he should be drafted as a low-end No. 2 starter. When he's right, his fastball, changeup, and curveball are all outstanding, and he can pile on the strikeouts with ease. But you'd be foolish not to acknowledge the injury risks, and if you do draft Gallen, make sure you have a deep staff behind him.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros