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Who Should I Draft?

Rafael Montero or Kevin Gausman (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Kevin Gausman
SP,RP - SF
Kevin Gausman
Rafael Montero
RP - HOU
Rafael Montero
Expert
Recommendation
96%
Recommended by
49 of 51 experts
4%
Recommended by
2 of 51 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 48# 70
Best Rank# 17# 41
Worst Rank# 111# 160
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 137# 169
Best Rank# 127# 158
Worst Rank# 160# 215
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts17467
Wins103
Saves021
ERA3.983.92
WHIP1.221.21
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-IL10
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 35# 75
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 42# 81
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 48# 87
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 64# 89
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 33# 51
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 48# 68
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 41# 67
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 21# 76
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 32# 90
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 17# 56
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 46# 87
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 45# 60
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 50# 81
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 21# 58
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 85# 106
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 53# 55
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 42# 69
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 60# 78
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 55# 77
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 43# 85
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 45# 53
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 74# 99
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 38# 60
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 70# 71
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 45# 160
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 57# 73
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 58# 61
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 33# 64
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 45# 99
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 45# 65
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 74# 78
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 70# 83
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 49# 72
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 34# 69
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 33# 67
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 38# 109
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 54# 79
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 52# 69
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 51# 71
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 47# 84
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 56# 82
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 41# 59
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 59# 86
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 54# 97
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 44# 70
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 35# 48
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 55# 62
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 49# 73
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 24# 78
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 49# 41
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 111# 91
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Kevin Gausman
SP,RP - SF
Kevin Gausman
Rafael Montero
RP - HOU
Rafael Montero
2020 Stats 
   
   
Games Played1217
   
Games Started100
   
Innings Pitched60.318.3
   
Wins30
   
Losses31
   
Saves08
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed5012
   
Earned Runs248
   
Home Runs Allowed82
   
Strikeouts7919
   
Walks166
   
ERA3.624.08
   
WHIP1.111.02
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Kevin Gausman
SP,RP - SF
Kevin Gausman
Rafael Montero
RP - HOU
Rafael Montero
2021 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2960
   
Games Started290
   
Innings Pitched161.460.0
   
Wins103
   
Losses93
   
Saves021
   
Blown Saves05
   
Holds04
   
Hits Allowed15252
   
Earned Runs7126
   
Home Runs Allowed219
   
Strikeouts17467
   
Walks4420
   
ERA3.983.92
   
WHIP1.221.21
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Kevin Gausman
SP,RP - SF
Kevin Gausman
Rafael Montero
RP - HOU
Rafael Montero
News 
 RHP Kevin Gausman took a no-decision on Tuesday when he allowed four runs on nine hits with three strikeouts across four innings in the Giants' 6-5 win over the Padres.
Jon Mathisen
Wed, Sep 22nd
Astros reliever Rafael Montero allowed one go-ahead run in the 10th inning of Friday's game against the Twins. He also struck out one opposing batter. Montero was hit with the loss as Houston ultimately fell to Minnesota by a score of 5-4.
Andersen Pickard
Sat, Aug 7th
 RHP Kevin Gausman took the loss on Thursday when he allowed four runs on eight hits with one walk and seven strikeouts over five innings in the Giants' 7-4 loss to the Padres.
Jon Mathisen
Thu, Sep 16th
Rafael Montero was designated for assignment by the Mariners on Friday
Ari Koslow
Sat, Jul 24th
 Kevin Gausman allowed three runs on eight hits and no walks while striking out nine across six innings during Saturday's 15-4 win over the Cubs.
Andy Zimmerman
Sat, Sep 11th
Rafael Montero blew a save opportunity Saturday against Cleveland, allowing three runs on two hits over one inning two walks.
Ari Koslow
Sun, Jun 13th
 RHP Kevin Gausman picked up his 13th win of the season on Monday when he allowed three runs on five hits with one walk and nine strikeouts over seven innings as the Giants took down the Rockies 10-5.
Jon Mathisen
Mon, Sep 6th
Rafael Montero earned the hold Sunday against the Angels, allowing one run on two hits over one inning with one walk.
Ari Koslow
Mon, Jun 7th
 RHP Kevin Gausman received a no-decision on Wednesday when he surrendered two runs on four hits with a walk and seven strikeouts over five innings pitched as the Giants lost to the Brewers by a score of 5-2.
Jon Mathisen
Thu, Sep 2nd
Rafael Montero earned his seventh save of the season Saturday against Texas, allowing one run on two hits over one inning with one strikeout.
Ari Koslow
Sun, May 30th
Notes 
 Gausman had the best season of his career with the Giants last season, and accepted a qualifying offer to remain in San Francisco. Gausman not only put up an impressive 3.62 ERA, but he upped his strikeout rate by about nine points to 32.2%. He saw a nice velocity bump on his fastball and leaned into his excellent splitter a bit more than usual. The downside for Gausman is that he really is mostly a fastball/splitter pitcher, meaning that when his splitter isn't working, he's likely to get hit hard. But, we've now at least seen the upside over a full season, and he's a pretty ideal SP4/SP5 if you can get him in that range.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Montero wound up closing for the Rangers and totaling eight saves in 2020, but it wasn't a particularly special season. His hard-hit rate and walk-rate increased from his strong 2019 season, and he totaled a 4.08 ERA. Now with Seattle, Montero's best asset may be his lack of competition for the closer's role, as Seattle has struggled for several seasons to find a reliable ninth-inning option. Draft Montero as a mid-tier closer, who you're taking more for his job security than his spectacular numbers.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros