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Who Should I Draft?

Raisel Iglesias or Lance McCullers Jr. (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Raisel Iglesias
RP - LAA
Raisel Iglesias
Lance McCullers Jr.
SP - HOU
Lance McCullers Jr.
Expert
Recommendation
67%
Recommended by
34 of 51 experts
33%
Recommended by
17 of 51 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 32# 37
Best Rank# 21# 22
Worst Rank# 60# 67
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 94# 124
Best Rank# 84# 109
Worst Rank# 112# 132
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts79152
Wins410
Saves280
ERA3.573.72
WHIP1.151.21
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 43# 46
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 24# 39
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 33# 40
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 34# 44
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 31# 45
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 29# 36
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 21# 32
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 32# 51
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 32# 49
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 38# 41
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 27# 28
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 23# 40
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 33# 39
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 24# 35
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 37# 43
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 34# 51
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 35# 41
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 29# 41
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 33# 37
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 34# 37
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 39# 48
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 33# 48
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 26# 52
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 26# 44
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 32# 38
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 34# 36
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 37# 43
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 36# 40
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 27# 67
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 32# 47
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 36# 49
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 25# 44
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 32# 40
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 26# 44
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 26# 23
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 31# 28
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 32# 22
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 33# 30
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 33# 31
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 35# 32
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 35# 32
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 36# 32
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 39# 32
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 40# 37
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 40# 36
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 42# 39
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 44# 43
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 45# 34
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 46# 44
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 53# 49
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 60# 25
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Raisel Iglesias
RP - LAA
Raisel Iglesias
Lance McCullers Jr.
SP - HOU
Lance McCullers Jr.
2020 Stats 
   
   
Games Played2211
   
Games Started011
   
Innings Pitched23.255.1
   
Wins43
   
Losses33
   
Saves80
   
Blown Saves20
   
Holds20
   
Hits Allowed1644
   
Earned Runs724
   
Home Runs Allowed15
   
Strikeouts3156
   
Walks520
   
ERA2.743.93
   
WHIP0.911.16
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Raisel Iglesias
RP - LAA
Raisel Iglesias
Lance McCullers Jr.
SP - HOU
Lance McCullers Jr.
2021 Projections 
   
   
Games Played6326
   
Games Started026
   
Innings Pitched64.0144.2
   
Wins410
   
Losses37
   
Saves280
   
Blown Saves70
   
Holds20
   
Hits Allowed54126
   
Earned Runs2560
   
Home Runs Allowed916
   
Strikeouts79152
   
Walks1948
   
ERA3.573.72
   
WHIP1.151.21
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Raisel Iglesias
RP - LAA
Raisel Iglesias
Lance McCullers Jr.
SP - HOU
Lance McCullers Jr.
News 
 Raisel Iglesias allowed two hits and struck out two en route to closing the door on the White Sox in the ninth innings, earning his 32nd save of the season.
Liam Gibney
Thu, Sep 16th
Astros starter Lance McCullers Jr. allowed three runs (two earned) over six innings of work against the Diamondbacks on Saturday. His final line included seven hits, two walks, eight strikeouts, and the no-decision. Houston ultimately fell to Arizona by a score of 6-4 in 10 innings.
Andersen Pickard
Sun, Sep 19th
 Raisel Iglesias allowed two hits, one earned run, one walk, and struck out one. But he was able to come through in collecting his 31st save on Saturday.
Liam Gibney
Sun, Sep 12th
Astros starter Lance McCullers Jr. allowed one run (a solo homer) over six innings of work against the Angels on Sunday. His final line included three hits, two walks, seven strikeouts, and the win. Houston ultimately defeated Los Angeles by a score of 3-1.
Andersen Pickard
Sun, Sep 12th
 Raisel Iglesias pitched a clean inning on his way to earning his 28th save of the season against the Yankees on Monday.
Liam Gibney
Tue, Aug 31st
Astros starter Lance McCullers Jr. allowed two runs over six innings of work against the Mariners on Sunday evening. His final line included four hits, four walks, and seven strikeouts. Houston ultimately defeated Seattle by a score of 11-2.
Andersen Pickard
Tue, Sep 7th
 Raisel Iglesias pitched a clean inning en route to his 27th save in Wednesday's win over Detroit.
Liam Gibney
Thu, Aug 19th
Astros starter Lance McCullers Jr. threw five scoreless innings en route to earning the no-decision against the Mariners on Tuesday. His final line included four hits, three walks, and three strikeouts. Houston ultimately fell to Seattle by a score of 4-0.
Andersen Pickard
Wed, Sep 1st
 Raisel Iglesias went 1.1 innings , allowed two hits and struck out three on Sunday. He earned his 26th save in this outing.
Liam Gibney
Mon, Aug 16th
Astros starting pitcher Lance McCullers Jr. allowed four runs on five hits over 6.2 innings of work against the Royals on Wednesday afternoon. His final line also included four walks, seven strikeouts, and the no-decision as Houston ultimately defeated Kansas City by a score of 6-5 in 10 innings.
Andersen Pickard
Wed, Aug 25th
Notes 
 Iglesias bounced back from a sub-par 2019 to post an excellent 2020 season, with a 2.74 ERA, a 0.91 WHIP, and the lowest walk rate of his career. He'll now move to the Angels where he'll keep his role as a closer. Iglesias's numbers should be solid as usual, and his precise value should hinge on whether the Angels use him in more of a multi-inning role like the Reds historically did (which limited Iglesias's save totals), or deploy him as a more traditional ninth-inning option. Either way, Iglesias will be the Angels' stopper, and hence, should be drafted as a strong top-10 RP option.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
McCullers made a successful return from Tommy John surgery after missing the 2019 season and looked almost exactly like the 2018 version of himself. His ERA (3.93) and WHIP (1.16) were within seven-tenths of a point of his 2018 numbers, and his walk and strikeout rates fell just slightly. McCullers relied a bit more on his sinker and less on his curveball than in past years, but the two work well together and he continued to throw them in combination about 80% of the time. In short, what you thought of McCullers heading into 2018 is pretty much what you should think of him now. Unfortunately, that includes concerns about his innings, because after a missed year and 55 innings last year, the chances of him topping 150 innings this season are remote. Buy him at his production, but understand that there's likely a hard cap on his innings total.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros