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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
59%
Recommended by
33 of 56 experts
41%
Recommended by
23 of 56 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 AlertIL60-
   
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
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 86# 67
   
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 
 Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Tyler Glasnow (elbow) will undergo Tommy John surgery on Wednesday.
Brad Camara
Wed, Aug 4th
Slugger Yordan Alvarez was the first of four Astros to hit a home run against the Athletics on Saturday. He finished the day 1-for-4 with the three-run blast but also struck out once. Houston ultimately defeated Oakland by a score of 10-4.
Andersen Pickard
Sun, Oct 3rd
 Tampa Bay Rays right-hander Tyler Glasnow is expected to undergo Tommy John surgery next week, according to ESPN MLB insider Jeff Passan.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Sat, Jul 31st
Astros slugger Yordan Alvarez went 1-for-4 with a single against the Rays on Tuesday. He also struck out twice in the effort. Houston ultimately defeated Tampa Bay by a score of 4-3.
Andersen Pickard
Wed, Sep 29th
 Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Tyler Glasnow (elbow) played light catch on Thursday.
Brad Camara
Thu, Jul 15th
Astros outfielder Yordan Alvarez went 3-for-4 with a single, double, and two-run homer against the Angels on Wednesday evening. He scored twice and totaled three RBI along the way. Houston ultimately defeated Los Angeles by a score of 9-5 in 12 innings.
Andersen Pickard
Thu, Sep 23rd
 The Rays transferred RHP Tyler Glasnow (elbow) to the 60-day injured list.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Jun 17th
Astros slugger Yordan Alvarez finished 1-for-5 with a two-run homer against the Diamondbacks on Saturday. He also stranded four runners on base in the effort. Houston ultimately fell to Arizona by a score of 6-4 in 10 innings.
Andersen Pickard
Sun, Sep 19th
 Rays RHP Tyler Glasnow (elbow) underwent an MRI on Tuesday, which revealed a partial UCL tear as well as a flexor strain. He was placed on the 10-day injured list with no timetable for a return.
Brad Camara
Tue, Jun 15th
Astros slugger Yordan Alvarez went 2-for-5 with a solo homer and two-run homer against the Rangers on Monday. He also walked once and scored four times in the effort. Houston ultimately defeated Texas by a score of 15-1.
Andersen Pickard
Tue, Sep 14th
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