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Who Should I Draft?

Sonny Gray or Raisel Iglesias (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Sonny Gray
SP - CIN
Sonny Gray
Raisel Iglesias
RP - LAA
Raisel Iglesias
Expert
Recommendation
67%
Recommended by
34 of 51 experts
33%
Recommended by
17 of 51 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 28# 32
Best Rank# 16# 21
Worst Rank# 120# 60
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 90# 94
Best Rank# 80# 84
Worst Rank# 111# 112
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts17979
Wins114
Saves028
ERA3.793.57
WHIP1.221.15
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 25# 43
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 20# 33
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 19# 34
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 23# 31
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 16# 21
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 20# 40
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 35# 44
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 22# 32
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 22# 38
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 25# 46
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 27# 33
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 25# 35
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 21# 37
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 31# 34
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 23# 35
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 31# 33
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 28# 60
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 33# 45
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 28# 34
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 17# 39
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 16# 26
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 20# 53
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 28# 32
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 19# 42
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 31# 34
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 20# 37
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 35# 36
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 23# 36
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 21# 35
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 26# 36
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 28# 32
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 18# 39
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 22# 40
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 32# 33
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 27# 25
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 31# 29
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 31# 27
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 32# 29
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 34# 26
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 35# 33
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 39# 32
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 41# 33
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 43# 23
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 43# 32
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 44# 24
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 46# 24
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 48# 26
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 49# 27
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 49# 32
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 50# 31
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 120# 26
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Sonny Gray
SP - CIN
Sonny Gray
Raisel Iglesias
RP - LAA
Raisel Iglesias
2020 Stats 
   
   
Games Played1122
   
Games Started110
   
Innings Pitched56.223.2
   
Wins54
   
Losses33
   
Saves08
   
Blown Saves02
   
Holds02
   
Hits Allowed4216
   
Earned Runs237
   
Home Runs Allowed41
   
Strikeouts7231
   
Walks265
   
ERA3.702.74
   
WHIP1.210.91
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Sonny Gray
SP - CIN
Sonny Gray
Raisel Iglesias
RP - LAA
Raisel Iglesias
2021 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2963
   
Games Started290
   
Innings Pitched157.664.0
   
Wins114
   
Losses83
   
Saves028
   
Blown Saves07
   
Holds02
   
Hits Allowed13254
   
Earned Runs6625
   
Home Runs Allowed199
   
Strikeouts17979
   
Walks5919
   
ERA3.793.57
   
WHIP1.221.15
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Sonny Gray
SP - CIN
Sonny Gray
Raisel Iglesias
RP - LAA
Raisel Iglesias
News 
 Sonny Gray (7-8) was saddled with the loss Saturday against the Dodgers, allowing four runs (three earned) on four hits in six innings. He walked two and struck out five.
Connor Rooney
Sat, Sep 18th
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
 Sonny Gray (7-7) took the loss Sunday against the Cardinals, allowing two runs on three hits and one walk in seven innings. He struck out six.
Connor Rooney
Sun, Sep 12th
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
 Sonny Gray did not factor into the decision in Monday's loss to the Cubs, allowing three runs (two earned) on three hits in five innings. He struck out eight and walked none.
Connor Rooney
Mon, Sep 6th
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
 Sonny Gray (7-6) picked up the win Wednesday against the Cardinals in Game 2 of the doubleheader. He allowed two runs on two hits across five innings. He walked none and struck out three.
Connor Rooney
Wed, Sep 1st
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
 Sonny Gray (6-6) picked up the win Thursday against Milwaukee, tossing six scoreless innings while allowing three hits and two walks. He struck out six.
Connor Rooney
Thu, Aug 26th
Raisel Iglesias pitched a clean inning en route to his 27th save in Wednesday's win over Detroit.
Liam Gibney
Thu, Aug 19th
Notes 
 Two dreadful starts late in the season severely hurt what was otherwise a strong 2020 campaign for Gray, though it was a bizarre year. His strikeout rate surpassed 30% for the first time in his career, while his walk rate jumped to 11.1%. He was also far more hittable, particularly his slider and curveball, which had been dominant pitches in 2019. But even if Gray simply repeats his 2020 season, his strikeout rate and decent ERA and WHIP should be enough to make him a borderline SP2 for fantasy leagues. He will likely begin the year on the IL after experiencing back spasms in mid-March, but the injury doesn't sound like it will keep him out for long. Considering we've seen much more than that from him in 2019, fantasy managers should have little hesitation drafting him.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
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