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Who Should I Draft?

Yordan Alvarez or Lance Lynn (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Yordan Alvarez
LF,DH - HOU
Yordan Alvarez
Lance Lynn
SP - CWS
Lance Lynn
Expert
Recommendation
59%
Recommended by
33 of 56 experts
41%
Recommended by
23 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 54# 57
Best Rank# 31# 34
Worst Rank# 93# 130
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 77# 52
Best Rank# 57# 43
Worst Rank# 91# 65
   
Projections 
   
Runs77
Home Runs3227
RBI94
Stolen Bases3
Batting Avg.284
Strikeouts130198
Wins12
Saves0
ERA3.95
WHIP1.22
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 51# 59
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 47# 69
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 38# 81
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 37# 62
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 37# 68
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 55# 59
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 40# 64
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 55# 59
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 47# 130
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 62# 76
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 93# 113
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 55# 72
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 56# 58
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 59# 63
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 51# 57
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 53# 57
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 31# 90
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 39# 47
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 52# 55
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 45# 47
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 39# 65
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 58# 69
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 43# 84
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 50# 54
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 68# 88
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 57# 72
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 57# 58
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 49# 81
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 63# 65
   
SportsLine - Computer Simulation
CBS Sports
# 58# 74
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 51# 68
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 46# 49
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 49# 88
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 53# 34
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 55# 50
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 56# 53
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 56# 47
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 56# 54
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 57# 54
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 60# 49
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 61# 53
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 61# 39
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 63# 44
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 65# 51
   
Frank Stampfl
CBS Sports
# 65# 47
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 65# 60
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 66# 52
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 66# 54
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 67# 50
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 68# 62
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 68# 58
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 69# 45
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 75# 55
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 82# 48
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 83# 54
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 89# 52
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Yordan Alvarez
LF,DH - HOU
Yordan Alvarez
Lance Lynn
SP - CWS
Lance Lynn
2020 Stats 
   
   
Runs2
   
Home Runs113
   
RBI4
   
Stolen Bases0
   
Batting Avg.250
   
Strikeouts189
   
Wins6
   
Saves0
   
ERA3.32
   
WHIP1.06
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Yordan Alvarez
LF,DH - HOU
Yordan Alvarez
Lance Lynn
SP - CWS
Lance Lynn
2021 Projections 
   
   
Runs77
   
Home Runs3227
   
RBI94
   
Stolen Bases3
   
Batting Avg.284
   
Strikeouts130198
   
Wins12
   
Saves0
   
ERA3.95
   
WHIP1.22
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Yordan Alvarez
LF,DH - HOU
Yordan Alvarez
Lance Lynn
SP - CWS
Lance Lynn
News 
 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
Lance Lynn pitched five strong innings on Friday, allowing one earned run on four hits and one walk while striking out four batters.
Ethan Biddle - The Work of Ethan Biddle
Sat, Oct 2nd
 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
Lance Lynn allowed just two hits in his five innings of work, striking out nine and not allowing a single earned run.
Ethan Biddle - The Work of Ethan Biddle
Mon, Sep 13th
 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 White Sox reinstated RHP Lance Lynn (knee) from the 10-day injured list.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Sep 11th
 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
White Sox pitcher Lance Lynn is expected to start on Sunday against Boston. It will be his first outing since landing on the 10-day injured list with right knee inflammation at the end of August.
Andersen Pickard
Thu, Sep 9th
 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
Lance Lynn is scheduled to throw a bullpen session on Friday.
Ari Koslow
Wed, Sep 8th
Notes 
 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
Lynn turned in another stellar year in 2020, leading MLB with 84 innings pitched, striking out plenty of batters, and keeping his walk rate and overall numbers in check. But there are a few warning signs under the hood, including his 4.19 FIP, his 4.34 xFIP, and his career-high 79.4% LOB rate. Of bigger concern is his trade to the White Sox and hitter-friendly Guaranteed Rate Field, particularly because Lynn had a 38.3% fly-ball rate in 2019 and a 42.3% fly-ball rate last year. That led to the worst HR/9 rate of his career and second-worst HR/FB rate (13.8%) in 2020. Countering those troublesome warning signs, however, is the fact that he'll be caught by perhaps the best pitch framer in baseball in Yasmani Grandal, and that will generally help with his numbers which, again, were excellent last year. Add it all up and Lynn's ERA should likely increase simply because of the additional home runs he'll allow if he can't turn around his trend in fly-ball rate, but Grandal's presence and Lynn's general aptitude on the mound should allow for another strong season and make him worthy of a selection as an SP2.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros