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Who Should I Draft?

Tyler Mahle or Marcus Stroman (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Tyler Mahle
SP - CIN
Tyler Mahle
Marcus Stroman
SP - NYM
Marcus Stroman
Expert
Recommendation
59%
Recommended by
30 of 51 experts
41%
Recommended by
21 of 51 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 56# 60
Best Rank# 36# 24
Worst Rank# 109# 161
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 173# 189
Best Rank# 162# 159
Worst Rank# 215# 208
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts155133
Wins810
Saves00
ERA4.443.91
WHIP1.281.32
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 55# 84
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 56# 67
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 53# 66
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 55# 78
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 52# 67
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 52# 66
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 51# 63
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 61# 76
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 64# 69
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 55# 61
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 52# 59
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 60# 61
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 72# 80
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 58# 68
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 49# 59
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 62# 88
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 53# 60
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 77# 83
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 65
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 55# 60
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 50# 56
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 68# 84
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 65# 68
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 103# 161
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 68# 71
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 57# 69
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 52# 66
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 59# 61
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 80# 103
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 36# 50
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 36# 24
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 51# 49
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 56# 45
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 57# 51
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 61# 59
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 63# 52
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 63# 54
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 64# 63
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 65# 64
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 66# 57
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 68# 59
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 68# 53
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 71# 40
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 72# 56
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 72# 64
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 72# 69
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 76# 48
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 81# 60
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 82# 69
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 97# 73
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 109# 57
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Tyler Mahle
SP - CIN
Tyler Mahle
Marcus Stroman
SP - NYM
Marcus Stroman
2020 Stats 
   
   
Games Played10
   
Games Started9
   
Innings Pitched48.3
   
Wins2
   
Losses2
   
Saves0
   
Blown Saves0
   
Holds0
   
Hits Allowed35
   
Earned Runs21
   
Home Runs Allowed6
   
Strikeouts60
   
Walks21
   
ERA3.97
   
WHIP1.17
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Tyler Mahle
SP - CIN
Tyler Mahle
Marcus Stroman
SP - NYM
Marcus Stroman
2021 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2828
   
Games Started2728
   
Innings Pitched143.4154.5
   
Wins810
   
Losses98
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed136153
   
Earned Runs7167
   
Home Runs Allowed2417
   
Strikeouts155133
   
Walks4851
   
ERA4.443.91
   
WHIP1.281.32
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Tyler Mahle
SP - CIN
Tyler Mahle
Marcus Stroman
SP - NYM
Marcus Stroman
News 
 Tyler Mahle (12-6) took the loss Tuesday against the Pirates, allowing three runs on six hits in 4.1 innings. He walked three and struck out six.
Connor Rooney
Wed, Sep 22nd
Marcus Stroman allowed two runs on four hits, one walk, and eight strikeouts in six innings pitched. The Mets lost 7-6 in 11 innings Tuesday, but Stroman was in line for the win when he left the game.
Lucas Babits-Feinerman
Wed, Sep 15th
 Tyler Mahle (12-5) earned the win Thursday against the Pirates, tossing six shutout innings while allowing five hits and one walk. He struck out four.
Connor Rooney
Thu, Sep 16th
Marcus Stroman allowed one run on four hits, zero walks, and seven strikeouts in six and one-third innings. The Mets lost 3-2 and are now 70-71 this season.
Lucas Babits-Feinerman
Fri, Sep 10th
 Tyler Mahle did not factor into the decision Friday against the Cardinals, allowing two runs on four hits in six innings. He walked two and struck out six.
Connor Rooney
Sat, Sep 11th
Marcus Stroman allowed three runs on six hits, three walks, and two strikeouts in five innings. The Mets won game one of the doubleheader on Saturday, 11-9, and moved one game above .500 on the season.
Lucas Babits-Feinerman
Tue, Sep 7th
 Tyler Mahle (11-5) earned the win Saturday against the Tigers, allowing four runs on six hits across five innings. He walked five and struck out eight.
Connor Rooney
Sun, Sep 5th
Marcus Stroman allowed two runs on seven hits, one walk, and five strikeouts in six innings on Saturday. Unfortunately, the Mets pulled ahead in the seventh, so Stroman didn't get the win.
Lucas Babits-Feinerman
Tue, Aug 31st
 Tyler Mahle (10-5) took the tough-luck loss Sunday against the Marlins, allowing two runs on four hits across seven innings. He walked two and struck out six.
Connor Rooney
Sun, Aug 29th
Marcus Stroman allowed two runs on four hits, two walks, and six strikeouts in six innings on Sunday. The Mets won 7-2 and are six games in the loss column behind the Braves for first place.
Lucas Babits-Feinerman
Tue, Aug 24th
Notes 
 Mahle's solid 2020 season (3.59 ERA, 1.15 WHIP) will probably slip under the radar, but there are a lot of reasons to be optimistic about him with a guaranteed spot in the Reds rotation. His strikeout rate jumped to 30% on the back of a 4.4% increase in his swinging strike rate, and he had just a .188 expected batting average against, top 10% in the league. The biggest change for Mahle was that he brought back a slider that he had shelved entirely in 2019, and batters hit just .180 against the pitch with a .249 wOBA. He could do well to cut down on his walks a bit, but still, as a fifth starter for your fantasy team, there's plenty of potential for profit.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Stroman missed the entire 2020 season after battling a calf injury and then opting out, but he'll return to the Mets after accepting the team's qualifying offer. Stroman's strikeout rate jumped after his trade to the National League, but with a career 58.7% ground ball rate, he'll need the Mets' infield defense to be better than it was in 2019. The trade for Francisco Lindor should help, as should his reported development of both a new split changeup and four-seam fastball. Stroman has always had a decent floor, but now out of the AL East and with some tweaks to his arsenal coming, he possesses plenty of upside as a late-round draft pick.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
 Tyler Mahle broke out in 2020, posting a 3.59 ERA, 1.15 WHIP and 60 strikeouts across 47 2/3 innings. He added a slider to his pitch repertoire and upped his strike percentage to 29.6. The 26-year-old signed a one-year, $2.2 million contract with the Reds avoiding arbitration. Mahle will be a fixture in the Reds rotation and prove his breakout in 2020 was no fluke. He could be a mid-round bargain and a pitcher fantasy managers should be targeting in their upcoming drafts.
Brad Camara - FantasyPros