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Who Should I Draft?

Trevor Rosenthal or Corbin Burnes (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Corbin Burnes
SP,RP - MIL
Corbin Burnes
Trevor Rosenthal
RP - OAK
Trevor Rosenthal
Expert
Recommendation
98%
Recommended by
50 of 51 experts
2%
Recommended by
1 of 51 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 20# 50
Best Rank# 14# 28
Worst Rank# 46# 98
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 56# 120
Best Rank# 51# 113
Worst Rank# 60# 234
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts17476
Wins93
Saves025
ERA3.633.81
WHIP1.201.31
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-IL60
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 16# 39
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 17# 43
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 24# 47
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 42# 44
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 24# 82
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 24# 35
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 19# 53
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 46# 58
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 16# 28
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 24# 68
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 38# 50
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 22# 57
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 20# 43
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 26# 98
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 26# 44
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 23# 90
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 19# 51
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 21# 72
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 20# 28
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 25# 92
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 14# 37
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 21# 56
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 32# 46
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 19# 37
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 20# 59
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 19# 62
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 16# 50
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 18# 47
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 18# 62
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 22# 43
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 27# 33
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 40# 92
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 23# 76
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 18# 47
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 14# 40
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 18# 60
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 25# 55
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 18# 62
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 18# 39
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 22# 54
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 20# 63
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 17# 51
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 14# 36
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 20# 34
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 20# 30
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 20# 51
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 15# 41
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 24# 57
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 19# 51
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 16# 74
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 38# 37
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Corbin Burnes
SP,RP - MIL
Corbin Burnes
Trevor Rosenthal
RP - OAK
Trevor Rosenthal
2020 Stats 
   
   
Games Played1223
   
Games Started90
   
Innings Pitched60.324.3
   
Wins41
   
Losses10
   
Saves011
   
Blown Saves01
   
Holds01
   
Hits Allowed3712
   
Earned Runs145
   
Home Runs Allowed22
   
Strikeouts8838
   
Walks248
   
ERA2.111.90
   
WHIP1.020.85
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Corbin Burnes
SP,RP - MIL
Corbin Burnes
Trevor Rosenthal
RP - OAK
Trevor Rosenthal
2021 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2959
   
Games Started270
   
Innings Pitched142.156.3
   
Wins93
   
Losses72
   
Saves025
   
Blown Saves04
   
Holds03
   
Hits Allowed12042
   
Earned Runs5724
   
Home Runs Allowed186
   
Strikeouts17476
   
Walks5132
   
ERA3.633.81
   
WHIP1.201.31
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Corbin Burnes
SP,RP - MIL
Corbin Burnes
Trevor Rosenthal
RP - OAK
Trevor Rosenthal
News 
 Corbin Burnes (11-4) earned the win Saturday against the Mets, allowing one run on five hits in seven innings. He walked one and struck out nine.
Connor Rooney
Sat, Sep 25th
Oakland Athletics pitcher Trevor Rosenthal (hip) will undergo surgery next week to repair a torn labrum in his hip and will miss the rest of the season.
Brad Camara
Wed, Jul 7th
 Corbin Burnes did not factor into the decision Saturday against the Cubs, allowing three runs on six hits across six innings. He walked three and struck out 11.
Connor Rooney
Sun, Sep 19th
A's RHP Trevor Rosenthal (shoulder) is progressing "rapidly" through his strength program, per manager Bob Melvin.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Jun 11th
 Corbin Burnes (10-4) earned the win in a masterpiece Saturday against Cleveland. He threw eight no-hit innings while issuing one walk and striking out 14.
Connor Rooney
Sat, Sep 11th
Athletics reliever Trevor Rosenthal officially underwent surgery today. The operation "involved the removal of his first rib, a pec minor release, and scalene release," according to a release from the Athletics.
Andersen Pickard
Thu, Apr 8th
 Corbin Burnes did not factor into the decision Sunday against the Cardinals, allowing three runs on six hits across five innings. He walked two and struck out seven.
Connor Rooney
Sun, Sep 5th
The Athletics' bullpen was dealt a major blow on Thursday as reliever Trevor Rosenthal landed on the 60-day injured list. He's been dealing with a shoulder injury. Thoracic outlet surgery seems like the most likely outcome for the 30-year-old right-hander. Such a procedure would hold him out for at least three months.
Andersen Pickard
Thu, Apr 8th
 Corbin Burnes (9-4) picked up the win Monday against the Giants, allowing one run on four hits across six innings. He walked none and struck out nine.
Connor Rooney
Tue, Aug 31st
A's manager Bob Melvin told reporters on Wednesday that "surgery is on the table" for Trevor Rosenthal because of his shoulder injury.
Dan Harris
Wed, Apr 7th
Notes 
 Burnes's raw stuff was apparent to anyone who saw him pitch in 2019, but he simply couldn't stop giving up home runs (17 in 49 innings). The culprit was largely his four-seam fastball, which he threw more than half of the time and against which batters hit .425 with an .823 slugging percentage. In 2020, however, Corbin cut his four-seam fastball usage from 52.5% to just 2.5%. In its place, he relied heavily on a sinker and cutter, both of which worked better for the natural action on his pitches and which were highly effective. Considering that his slider, changeup, and curveball are also huge swing and miss pitches, Burnes's 36.7% strikeout rate from last year shouldn't be considered fluky. Even coming off a Cy Young-caliber season, there's still upside for the 26-year-old, and you should ignore entirely his 2019 disaster.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
After missing the 2018 season and most of the 2019 season, Rosenthal bounced back in a huge way last year. He stepped in as the Royals' closer, notching seven saves, and then was unhittable with the Padres after a mid-year trade. He parlayed his success into a one-year contract with the A's, where all signs point to him being the undisputed closer. Rosenthal was an outstanding reliever in his prime and once had back-to-back 45-save (or better) seasons. And his raw stuff looked excellent last year, as he totaled the best strikeout rate of his career. If he stays healthy, he has a shot at being a top-5 closer, but you can draft him a little later than that and likely make a profit.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
 Similar to Zach Plesac, Burnes completely altered his pitch mix en route to a breakout season. The right-hander ditched his four-seam/slider combo in exchange for a plethora of sinkers and cutters. The decision worked to perfection as Burnes' 2.11 ERA was backed up by a 2.99 xFIP and a 3.18 xERA. His HR/FB rate appears to be wildly unsustainable, but Burnes has always been talented and he now has the blueprint to excel with. He's an exciting SP2 entering draft season.
Brendan Tuma - FantasyPros