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Who Should I Draft?

Raisel Iglesias or Zach Plesac (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Raisel Iglesias
RP - LAA
Raisel Iglesias
Zach Plesac
SP - CLE
Zach Plesac
Expert
Recommendation
59%
Recommended by
30 of 51 experts
41%
Recommended by
21 of 51 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 32# 35
Best Rank# 21# 21
Worst Rank# 60# 63
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 94# 73
Best Rank# 84# 60
Worst Rank# 112# 102
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts79149
Wins410
Saves280
ERA3.574.19
WHIP1.151.20
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 24# 37
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 33# 40
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 31# 36
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 29# 42
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 21# 57
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 26# 44
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 40# 49
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 44# 63
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 27# 56
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 23# 45
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 33# 38
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 24# 38
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 32# 60
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 29# 40
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 34# 49
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 39# 45
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 33# 36
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 26# 28
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 32# 35
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 42# 48
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 34# 47
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 31# 45
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 37# 39
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 27# 38
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 35# 41
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 25# 42
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 32# 35
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 26# 46
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 39# 43
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 40# 48
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 26# 21
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 32# 30
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 32# 30
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 32# 31
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 33# 22
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 33# 32
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 33# 25
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 34# 23
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 34# 27
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 35# 28
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 35# 24
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 36# 34
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 36# 35
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 36# 33
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 37# 33
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 38# 35
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 43# 30
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 45# 26
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 46# 35
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 53# 24
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 60# 35
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Raisel Iglesias
RP - LAA
Raisel Iglesias
Zach Plesac
SP - CLE
Zach Plesac
2020 Stats 
   
   
Games Played228
   
Games Started08
   
Innings Pitched23.255.1
   
Wins44
   
Losses32
   
Saves80
   
Blown Saves20
   
Holds20
   
Hits Allowed1638
   
Earned Runs714
   
Home Runs Allowed18
   
Strikeouts3157
   
Walks56
   
ERA2.742.28
   
WHIP0.910.80
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Raisel Iglesias
RP - LAA
Raisel Iglesias
Zach Plesac
SP - CLE
Zach Plesac
2021 Projections 
   
   
Games Played6328
   
Games Started028
   
Innings Pitched64.0160.5
   
Wins410
   
Losses39
   
Saves280
   
Blown Saves70
   
Holds20
   
Hits Allowed54151
   
Earned Runs2575
   
Home Runs Allowed926
   
Strikeouts79149
   
Walks1941
   
ERA3.574.19
   
WHIP1.151.20
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Raisel Iglesias
RP - LAA
Raisel Iglesias
Zach Plesac
SP - CLE
Zach Plesac
News 
 Raisel Iglesias shut the door on Thursday, allowing two hits, and striking out three over an inning pitched against the Astros on Thursday.
Liam Gibney
Fri, Sep 24th
Cleveland right-hander Zach Plesac allowed two runs over 5 1/3 innings in a 5-3 win over the White Sox in Game 2 of a Thursday doubleheader. Plesac struck out four and walked one.
Matthew Terelle
Thu, Sep 23rd
 Raisel Iglesias took the loss on Sunday. He went one innings, allowed one hit, one walk, and one run in the ninth inning against the A’s.
Liam Gibney
Mon, Sep 20th
Cleveland right-hander Zach Plesac allowed five runs over six innings in an 8-0 loss to the Yankees on Friday. Plesac struck out six and allowed two homers in the outing.
Matthew Terelle
Fri, Sep 17th
 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
Cleveland right-hander Zach Plesac allowed three runs (two earned) over six innings in a 3-0 loss to the Brewers on Saturday. Plesac struck out three and walked two in the outing.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, Sep 11th
 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
Cleveland right-hander Zac Plesac allowed three runs over five innings in an 11-5 win over Boston on Sunday. He struck out five and walked three in the win.
Matthew Terelle
Sun, Sep 5th
 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
Cleveland right-hander Zach Plesac tossed a gem in a 7-2 win over the Royals on Tuesday. Plesac threw seven scoreless innings, striking out seven and allowing just two hits.
Matthew Terelle
Wed, Sep 1st
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
Plesac is getting a ton of love for his eight excellent starts in 2020, but there's plenty of reason to be cautious. His FIP, xFIP, xERA, and SIERA were all more than a run higher than his ERA, and both his strikeout rate and walk rate significantly outproduced what he showed he could do in the minors. Yes, Plesac altered his pitch mix, throwing fewer fastballs and instead more sliders and changeups, so if you're looking for a reason to buy the gains, you have one. But he had a ridiculous 91.7% LOB rate, and even with his ability to limit hard contact, his BABIP against should rise from the .224 mark last year. Plesac can help a fantasy staff, but manage expectations significantly.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
  Plesac is one of the most polarizing starting pitchers among fantasy analysts this offseason. A questionable off-the-field decision maker, Plesac dominated when on the mound in 2020. In an era where it's rarer and rarer to pitch deep into games, Plesac completed six full innings in all eight of his starts last year. He completed seven innings in 5-of-8 starts. So, how did he get so good all of a sudden? Plesac cut his fastball usage in order to throw an increased number of sliders and changeups. In short, the change in pitch mix worked. It was a short-but-terrific body of work. I'm a believer moving forward, and it's going to cost an early-to-middle round pick to get him.
Brendan Tuma - FantasyPros