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Who Should I Draft?

Trevor Rosenthal or Rafael Montero (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Trevor Rosenthal
RP - OAK
Trevor Rosenthal
Rafael Montero
RP - HOU
Rafael Montero
Expert
Recommendation
90%
Recommended by
46 of 51 experts
10%
Recommended by
5 of 51 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 50# 70
Best Rank# 28# 41
Worst Rank# 98# 160
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 120# 169
Best Rank# 113# 158
Worst Rank# 234# 215
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts7667
Wins33
Saves2521
ERA3.813.92
WHIP1.311.21
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertIL60IL10
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 39# 75
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 43# 81
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 47# 87
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 44# 89
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 35# 68
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 53# 67
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 58# 91
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 28# 76
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 68# 90
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 50# 56
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 57# 87
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 43# 60
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 44# 58
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 90# 106
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 37# 55
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 51# 69
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 72# 78
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 28# 41
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 37# 85
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 46# 99
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 37# 60
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 59# 71
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 62# 160
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 50# 73
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 47# 61
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 62# 64
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 43# 99
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 33# 65
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 76# 83
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 47# 72
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 40# 69
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 60# 67
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 55# 109
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 62# 79
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 39# 69
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 54# 71
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 63# 84
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 51# 82
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 36# 59
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 34# 86
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 30# 97
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 51# 70
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 41# 48
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 57# 62
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 51# 73
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 74# 78
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 56# 53
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 82# 51
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 92# 77
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 92# 78
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 98# 81
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Trevor Rosenthal
RP - OAK
Trevor Rosenthal
Rafael Montero
RP - HOU
Rafael Montero
2020 Stats 
   
   
Games Played2317
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched24.318.3
   
Wins10
   
Losses01
   
Saves118
   
Blown Saves10
   
Holds10
   
Hits Allowed1212
   
Earned Runs58
   
Home Runs Allowed22
   
Strikeouts3819
   
Walks86
   
ERA1.904.08
   
WHIP0.851.02
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Trevor Rosenthal
RP - OAK
Trevor Rosenthal
Rafael Montero
RP - HOU
Rafael Montero
2021 Projections 
   
   
Games Played5960
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched56.360.0
   
Wins33
   
Losses23
   
Saves2521
   
Blown Saves45
   
Holds34
   
Hits Allowed4252
   
Earned Runs2426
   
Home Runs Allowed69
   
Strikeouts7667
   
Walks3220
   
ERA3.813.92
   
WHIP1.311.21
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Trevor Rosenthal
RP - OAK
Trevor Rosenthal
Rafael Montero
RP - HOU
Rafael Montero
News 
 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
Astros reliever Rafael Montero allowed one go-ahead run in the 10th inning of Friday's game against the Twins. He also struck out one opposing batter. Montero was hit with the loss as Houston ultimately fell to Minnesota by a score of 5-4.
Andersen Pickard
Sat, Aug 7th
 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
Rafael Montero was designated for assignment by the Mariners on Friday
Ari Koslow
Sat, Jul 24th
 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
Rafael Montero blew a save opportunity Saturday against Cleveland, allowing three runs on two hits over one inning two walks.
Ari Koslow
Sun, Jun 13th
 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
Rafael Montero earned the hold Sunday against the Angels, allowing one run on two hits over one inning with one walk.
Ari Koslow
Mon, Jun 7th
 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
Rafael Montero earned his seventh save of the season Saturday against Texas, allowing one run on two hits over one inning with one strikeout.
Ari Koslow
Sun, May 30th
Notes 
 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
Montero wound up closing for the Rangers and totaling eight saves in 2020, but it wasn't a particularly special season. His hard-hit rate and walk-rate increased from his strong 2019 season, and he totaled a 4.08 ERA. Now with Seattle, Montero's best asset may be his lack of competition for the closer's role, as Seattle has struggled for several seasons to find a reliable ninth-inning option. Draft Montero as a mid-tier closer, who you're taking more for his job security than his spectacular numbers.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros