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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
60%
Recommended by
33 of 55 experts
40%
Recommended by
22 of 55 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
   
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 
 The Astros hit five home runs on Wednesday, including two in the eighth inning. Slugger Yordan Alvarez joined in on the fun by launching a solo shot of his own in the eighth. He would finish the day 2-for-4 with a homer, single, RBI, and two runs. He also stranded one runner.
Andersen Pickard
Thu, May 13th
Lance Lynn (hand) underwent X-rays on his right hand/forearm after Thursday's win over the Twins that came back negative. He allowed one run (zero earned) on two hits and three walks while striking out nine across five innings earning the win during Thursday’s 4-2 victory over the Tigers.
Brad Camara
Thu, May 13th
 Astros slugger Yordan Alvarez went 2-for-4 with a single and two-run home run in Saturday's 8-4 loss to the Blue Jays. He also struck out once.
Andersen Pickard
Sat, May 8th
Lance Lynn (3-1) allowed one hit and four walks while striking out six across five scoreless innings in Saturday’s 9-1 win over the Royals. He picked up his third win of the season.
Brad Camara
Sun, May 9th
 Astros slugger Yordan Alvarez went 3-for-4 on Thursday with a single and pair of solo home runs. He also struck out once.
Andersen Pickard
Fri, May 7th
Lance Lynn (2-1) allowed three runs on four hits and two walks while striking out two across five innings during Saturday’s 7-3 win over Cleveland. He picked up his second win of the season.
Brad Camara
Sat, May 1st
 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
The White Sox activated RHP Lance Lynn (trapezius) from the 10-day IL.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, May 1st
 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
RHP Lance Lynn, who's on the injured list with a right trapezius strain, is scheduled to start on Saturday vs. the Cleveland Indians.
Jon Mathisen
Tue, Apr 27th
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