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Who Should I Draft?

Sean Manaea or Framber Valdez (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Sean Manaea
SP - OAK
Sean Manaea
Framber Valdez
SP,RP - HOU
Framber Valdez
Expert
Recommendation
72%
Recommended by
36 of 50 experts
28%
Recommended by
14 of 50 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 85# 113
Best Rank# 49# 37
Worst Rank# 120# 333
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 228# 193
Best Rank# 176# 141
Worst Rank# 244# 264
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts12195
Wins107
Saves00
ERA4.073.85
WHIP1.201.26
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-IL10
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 103
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 70# 121
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 49# 111
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 74# 167
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 84# 162
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 100# 184
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 72# 99
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 77# 80
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 61
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 94# 99
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 89
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 79
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 110# 333
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 83# 134
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 76# 114
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 79
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 102# 120
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 70# 89
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 85# 102
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 120# 133
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 91
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 115
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 88# 111
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 99
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 56# 117
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 60# 89
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 91# 105
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 87# 111
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 97# 254
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 95# 107
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 112
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 91
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 84# 109
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 90# 147
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 111# 125
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 55# 105
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 62# 37
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 76# 75
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 80# 71
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 88# 41
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 88# 79
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 93# 68
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 97# 96
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 98# 86
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 109# 87
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 114# 38
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 116# 50
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 116# 109
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 78
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 114
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Sean Manaea
SP - OAK
Sean Manaea
Framber Valdez
SP,RP - HOU
Framber Valdez
2020 Stats 
   
   
Games Played1111
   
Games Started1110
   
Innings Pitched54.071.2
   
Wins45
   
Losses33
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed5763
   
Earned Runs2727
   
Home Runs Allowed75
   
Strikeouts4576
   
Walks816
   
ERA4.503.44
   
WHIP1.201.12
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Sean Manaea
SP - OAK
Sean Manaea
Framber Valdez
SP,RP - HOU
Framber Valdez
2021 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2617
   
Games Started2715
   
Innings Pitched141.191.9
   
Wins107
   
Losses85
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed13783
   
Earned Runs6439
   
Home Runs Allowed2110
   
Strikeouts12195
   
Walks3233
   
ERA4.073.85
   
WHIP1.201.26
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Sean Manaea
SP - OAK
Sean Manaea
Framber Valdez
SP,RP - HOU
Framber Valdez
News 
 Sean Manaea threw a complete game shutout in game one of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Twins, allowing six hits with seven strikeouts and one walk.
Ari Koslow
Wed, Apr 21st
Astros GM James Click says LHP Framber Valdez (finger) is progressing faster than anticipated.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Apr 18th
 Sean Manaea earned the win Thursday against Detroit, allowing two runs on five hits over six innings with seven strikeouts and zero walks.
Ari Koslow
Fri, Apr 16th
Astros pitcher Framber Valdez has started throwing again, according to Houston general manager James Click.
Ari Koslow
Thu, Apr 8th
 Sean Manaea earned a no-decision Friday against the Astros, allowing one (earned) run on six hits over six innings with four strikeouts and one walk.
Ari Koslow
Sat, Apr 10th
The Astros placed LHP Framber Valdez (finger) on the 10-day injured list.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Apr 1st
 Sean Manaea took the loss against the Astros on Sunday, going 4.2 innings allowing five runs (all earned) on six hits with four strikeouts and three walks.
Ari Koslow
Mon, Apr 5th
Astros pitching coach Brent Strom said Tuesday that the most recent news on Framber Valdez is "Very, very exciting and very good."
Ari Koslow
Tue, Mar 30th
 Sean Manaea avoids arbitration with the Oakland Athletics, signing a one-year, $5.95 million contract.
Ryan Evans - Baseballogy
Fri, Jan 15th
Houston Astros LHP Framber Valdez, who fractured the ring finger on his pitching hand in early March, has shown "significant healing" and surgery is not recommended after he sought a second opinion from hand specialist Dr. Steven Shin.
Jon Mathisen
Wed, Mar 17th
Notes 
  Valdez was shaping up to be a fine sleeper this year, after he had a highly successful stint in the Astros rotation last year. But he fractured his finger early in spring training and the expectation is that he'll miss significant time, though recent reports are far more optimistic than the initial season-ending variety. Drop him down a ton from where you initially had him ranked, but draft him toward the back end of your rotation where the risk/reward balance should equalize.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
  Valdez isn't getting enough credit for basically saving Houston's season last summer. Following the loss of Gerrit Cole to free agency, the loss of Justin Verlander to Tommy John surgery, and the loss of Zack Greinke's effectiveness, Valdez stepped up in a big way. He both increased his strikeout rate and lowered his walk rate to produce a career-best season. Unfortunately, this also came with a less-than-ideal hard-hit rate. Living in the zone more often led to batters doing more damage with Valdez's offerings. This was also combatted by his increased sinker usage, which led to many of these batted balls going directly into the ground. His breakout looks real, and I'm investing accordingly.
Brendan Tuma - FantasyPros