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Who Should I Draft?

Sandy Alcantara or Tyler Mahle (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Sandy Alcantara
SP - MIA
Sandy Alcantara
Tyler Mahle
SP - CIN
Tyler Mahle
Expert
Recommendation
80%
Recommended by
41 of 51 experts
20%
Recommended by
10 of 51 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 52# 56
Best Rank# 34# 36
Worst Rank# 184# 109
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 131# 173
Best Rank# 115# 162
Worst Rank# 163# 215
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts149155
Wins98
Saves00
ERA4.244.44
WHIP1.321.28
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 51# 55
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 51# 56
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 42# 57
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 93# 109
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 52# 53
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 54# 61
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 50# 71
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 58# 72
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 57# 82
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 40# 72
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 59# 64
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 49# 55
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 40# 52
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 58# 60
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 56# 72
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 34# 51
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 34# 64
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 50# 76
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 54# 66
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 53# 63
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 42# 56
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 36# 49
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 47# 53
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 53# 77
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 44# 65
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 53# 55
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 49# 50
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 80# 97
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 42# 68
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 36# 72
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 51# 65
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 53# 65
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 73# 103
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 44# 68
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 40# 57
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 58# 81
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 39# 52
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 53# 59
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 64# 80
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 42# 68
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 59# 68
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 38# 36
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 54# 52
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 57# 51
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 60# 58
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 65# 55
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 66# 36
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 82# 63
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 93# 62
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 98# 52
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 184# 61
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Sandy Alcantara
SP - MIA
Sandy Alcantara
Tyler Mahle
SP - CIN
Tyler Mahle
2020 Stats 
   
   
Games Played710
   
Games Started79
   
Innings Pitched42.048.3
   
Wins32
   
Losses22
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed3535
   
Earned Runs1421
   
Home Runs Allowed46
   
Strikeouts3960
   
Walks1521
   
ERA3.003.97
   
WHIP1.191.17
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Sandy Alcantara
SP - MIA
Sandy Alcantara
Tyler Mahle
SP - CIN
Tyler Mahle
2021 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2928
   
Games Started2927
   
Innings Pitched170.2143.4
   
Wins98
   
Losses119
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed160136
   
Earned Runs8071
   
Home Runs Allowed2224
   
Strikeouts149155
   
Walks6548
   
ERA4.244.44
   
WHIP1.321.28
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Sandy Alcantara
SP - MIA
Sandy Alcantara
Tyler Mahle
SP - CIN
Tyler Mahle
News 
 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
Tyler Mahle (12-6) took the loss Tuesday against the Pirates, allowing three runs on six hits in 4.1 innings. He walked three and struck out six.
Connor Rooney
Wed, Sep 22nd
 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
Tyler Mahle (12-5) earned the win Thursday against the Pirates, tossing six shutout innings while allowing five hits and one walk. He struck out four.
Connor Rooney
Thu, Sep 16th
 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
Tyler Mahle did not factor into the decision Friday against the Cardinals, allowing two runs on four hits in six innings. He walked two and struck out six.
Connor Rooney
Sat, Sep 11th
 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
Tyler Mahle (11-5) earned the win Saturday against the Tigers, allowing four runs on six hits across five innings. He walked five and struck out eight.
Connor Rooney
Sun, Sep 5th
 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
Tyler Mahle (10-5) took the tough-luck loss Sunday against the Marlins, allowing two runs on four hits across seven innings. He walked two and struck out six.
Connor Rooney
Sun, Aug 29th
Notes 
 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
Mahle's solid 2020 season (3.59 ERA, 1.15 WHIP) will probably slip under the radar, but there are a lot of reasons to be optimistic about him with a guaranteed spot in the Reds rotation. His strikeout rate jumped to 30% on the back of a 4.4% increase in his swinging strike rate, and he had just a .188 expected batting average against, top 10% in the league. The biggest change for Mahle was that he brought back a slider that he had shelved entirely in 2019, and batters hit just .180 against the pitch with a .249 wOBA. He could do well to cut down on his walks a bit, but still, as a fifth starter for your fantasy team, there's plenty of potential for profit.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
  Tyler Mahle broke out in 2020, posting a 3.59 ERA, 1.15 WHIP and 60 strikeouts across 47 2/3 innings. He added a slider to his pitch repertoire and upped his strike percentage to 29.6. The 26-year-old signed a one-year, $2.2 million contract with the Reds avoiding arbitration. Mahle will be a fixture in the Reds rotation and prove his breakout in 2020 was no fluke. He could be a mid-round bargain and a pitcher fantasy managers should be targeting in their upcoming drafts.
Brad Camara - FantasyPros