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Who Should I Draft?

Tyler Glasnow or Yordan Alvarez (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Tyler Glasnow
SP - TB
Tyler Glasnow
Yordan Alvarez
LF,DH - HOU
Yordan Alvarez
Expert
Recommendation
60%
Recommended by
33 of 55 experts
40%
Recommended by
22 of 55 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 50# 54
Best Rank# 21# 31
Worst Rank# 115# 93
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 49# 77
Best Rank# 40# 57
Worst Rank# 54# 91
   
Projections 
   
Runs77
Home Runs2032
RBI94
Stolen Bases3
Batting Avg.284
Strikeouts196130
Wins11
Saves0
ERA3.53
WHIP1.15
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 46# 69
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 45# 55
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 46# 63
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 21# 55
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 42# 62
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 47# 93
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 53# 65
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 51# 68
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 55# 61
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 52# 56
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 40# 61
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 47# 56
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 50# 59
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 39# 53
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 55# 65
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 50# 52
   
Frank Stampfl
CBS Sports
# 48# 65
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 41# 53
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 49# 82
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 46# 58
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 62# 89
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 45# 83
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 47# 66
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 46# 50
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 37# 68
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 49# 57
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 34# 68
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 49# 75
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 52# 57
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 51# 55
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 54# 63
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 50# 56
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 47# 49
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 34# 31
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 41# 37
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 46# 45
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 50# 39
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 51# 43
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 53# 39
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 54# 51
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 55# 51
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 58# 56
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 61# 46
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 61# 57
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 62# 51
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 64# 60
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 66# 47
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 68# 47
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 72# 49
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 74# 37
   
SportsLine - Computer Simulation
CBS Sports
# 78# 58
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 80# 40
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 93# 55
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 98# 66
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 115# 38
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Tyler Glasnow
SP - TB
Tyler Glasnow
Yordan Alvarez
LF,DH - HOU
Yordan Alvarez
2020 Stats 
   
   
Runs2
   
Home Runs111
   
RBI4
   
Stolen Bases0
   
Batting Avg.250
   
Strikeouts911
   
Wins5
   
Saves0
   
ERA4.08
   
WHIP1.13
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Tyler Glasnow
SP - TB
Tyler Glasnow
Yordan Alvarez
LF,DH - HOU
Yordan Alvarez
2021 Projections 
   
   
Runs77
   
Home Runs2032
   
RBI94
   
Stolen Bases3
   
Batting Avg.284
   
Strikeouts196130
   
Wins11
   
Saves0
   
ERA3.53
   
WHIP1.15
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Tyler Glasnow
SP - TB
Tyler Glasnow
Yordan Alvarez
LF,DH - HOU
Yordan Alvarez
News 
 Tyler Glasnow gives up three runs on four hits and four walks over six innings Monday, striking out eight and earning a win over the Angels.
John Aubin
Tue, May 4th
Batting fourth and serving as Houston's designated hitter, Yordan Alvarez went 2-for-4 with a home run and double on Sunday. He added two runs and an RBI.
Andersen Pickard
Sun, May 2nd
 Tyler Glasnow gave up five hits, walked two and struck out 10 batters over seven scoreless innings Wednesday in the Rays' 2-0 win over the Athletics.
John Aubin
Thu, Apr 29th
Astros slugger Yordan Alvarez returned to the lineup on Friday after missing time with an illness. He went 2-for-5 with two singles, one run, and one strikeout before all was said and done.
Andersen Pickard
Fri, Apr 30th
 Tyler Glasnow allowed five runs on five hits and two walks while striking out 10 in six innings to take the loss against the Blue Jays on Friday.
John Aubin
Sat, Apr 24th
Astros manager Dusty Baker is hopeful that Yordan Alvarez (illness) will be able to return on Friday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Apr 29th
 Tyler Glasnow recorded seven strikeouts over five innings giving up one run on two hits on Saturday in a win over the Yankees by a 6-3 score.
John Aubin
Sat, Apr 17th
Yordan Alvarez has been added to the 10 day IL, but the team has not disclosed the reasoning. The thought around the league it is that this is likely to do with Covid safety protocol.
Liam Gibney
Wed, Apr 28th
 Tyler Glasnow picked up the win Monday, allowing two hits and a walk over 7 2/3 scoreless innings while striking out a career-high 14 in a 1-0 victory over the Rangers.
John Aubin
Tue, Apr 13th
Yordan Alvarez is absent from Wednesday's lineup due to "health and safety reasons", per manager Dusty Baker.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Apr 28th
Notes 
 Glasnow is really a fascinating case study. He followed up an incredible 60-inning stretch in 2019 (1.78 ERA, 0.89 WHIP, 33% strikeout rate) with a bit of a step back last year (4.08 ERA and 1.13 WHIP). But his xFIP in 2020 (2.75) was actually lower than in 2019 (2.94), and his strikeout rate jumped to a whopping 38.2%. The real issue for Glasnow is that he's a two-pitch pitcher, and although both his fastball and curveball are outstanding, they need to be superb at all times for him to have a dominant season. And last year, they were both just a bit worse than the season prior, particularly his fastball. With enormous strikeout upside and a spot in the rotation of one of the best and most pitching-savvy teams in the Rays, Glasnow makes a fine SP2 for a fantasy team. But his injury history, and his lack of a third pitch, make him a bit riskier than others going in his range.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Alvarez missed almost all of last season and had surgery on both of his knees, which is obviously worrisome for his 2021 outlook. His 2019 performance was incredibly impressive on every level (50 homers, 149 RBI in 143 games between the majors and minors), and he offers a high batting average floor to boot. It's all about health with Alvarez, so monitor his performance this spring. If he shows he's remotely healthy, his ADP is going to skyrocket.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
 Glasnow is a classic risk-reward fantasy selection where he's being drafted. A prominent strikeout artist, he has completed six full innings in just 9-of-23 regular season starts since joining the Rays. A two-pitch pitcher, Glasnow is literally un-hittable when he's "on." However, when you have just two pitches, batters can more easily guess what's coming. This is what led to the 27-year-old giving up 11 homers in 2020. The strikeouts are nice but it feels like there's too much potential downside when considering his current ADP.
Brendan Tuma - FantasyPros