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Who Should I Draft?

Zac Gallen or Dylan Bundy (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Zac Gallen
SP - ARI
Zac Gallen
Dylan Bundy
SP - LAA
Dylan Bundy
Expert
Recommendation
59%
Recommended by
30 of 51 experts
41%
Recommended by
21 of 51 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 41# 43
Best Rank# 10# 23
Worst Rank# 97# 107
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 83# 112
Best Rank# 58# 98
Worst Rank# 146# 121
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts160171
Wins911
Saves00
ERA3.544.40
WHIP1.161.23
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-IL10
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 34# 48
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 60# 76
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 25# 26
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 35# 46
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 26# 42
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 30# 41
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 15# 41
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 16# 43
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 29# 49
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 31# 45
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 15# 45
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 15# 53
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 30# 32
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 44# 48
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 44# 59
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 29# 34
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 15# 43
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 22# 41
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 41# 45
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 43# 57
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 44# 91
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 32# 49
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 40# 46
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 14# 42
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 49# 53
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 18# 42
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 37# 42
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 97# 107
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 17# 36
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 10# 46
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 31# 28
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 42# 38
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 45# 43
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 47# 31
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 48# 36
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 50# 36
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 51# 48
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 52# 39
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 53# 30
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 53# 40
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 56# 50
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 57# 51
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 59# 38
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 59# 36
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 62# 25
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 63# 48
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 70# 23
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 75# 35
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 78# 31
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 92# 52
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 95# 43
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Zac Gallen
SP - ARI
Zac Gallen
Dylan Bundy
SP - LAA
Dylan Bundy
2020 Stats 
   
   
Games Played1211
   
Games Started1211
   
Innings Pitched72.066.3
   
Wins36
   
Losses23
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed5551
   
Earned Runs2224
   
Home Runs Allowed95
   
Strikeouts8272
   
Walks2517
   
ERA2.753.29
   
WHIP1.111.04
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Zac Gallen
SP - ARI
Zac Gallen
Dylan Bundy
SP - LAA
Dylan Bundy
2021 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2429
   
Games Started2329
   
Innings Pitched141.0166.5
   
Wins911
   
Losses710
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed117156
   
Earned Runs5581
   
Home Runs Allowed1828
   
Strikeouts160171
   
Walks4649
   
ERA3.544.40
   
WHIP1.161.23
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Zac Gallen
SP - ARI
Zac Gallen
Dylan Bundy
SP - LAA
Dylan Bundy
News 
 RHP Zac Gallen took the loss on Tuesday when he allowed three runs on six hits with eight strikeouts over 6 2/3 innings as the Diamondbacks lost to the Rangers 3-1.
Jon Mathisen
Wed, Sep 8th
Angels RHP Dylan Bundy (shoulder) threw a successful bullpen on Wednesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Sep 9th
 RHP Zac Gallen took a loss on Tuesday when he surrendered three runs on five hits with four walks and four strikeouts over six innings as the D-Backs lost to the Rangers.
Jon Mathisen
Wed, Sep 1st
Angels' SP Dylan Bundy was placed on the 10-day injured list on Wednesday with a strained right shoulder.
Jack Mannis
Wed, Aug 25th
 RHP Zac Gallen earned the win on Thursday when he surrendered two unearned runs on three hits with two walks and six strikeouts over five innings as the D-Backs beat the Phillies 8-7.
Jon Mathisen
Thu, Aug 26th
Dylan Bundy went 4.2 innings, allowed three hits, two earned runs, and struck out three in Tuesday's no-decision versus Detroit.
Liam Gibney
Wed, Aug 18th
 RHP Zac Gallen took a no-decision on Saturday when he allowed just three hits and one walk to go along with nine strikeouts over seven scoreless innings as the Diamondbacks lost to the Rockies 5-2.
Jon Mathisen
Sun, Aug 22nd
Dylan Bundy went 6.1 innings, allowed three hits, no earned runs, and struck out eight.
Liam Gibney
Fri, Aug 6th
 RHP Zac Gallen took the loss on Sunday when he allowed four runs on eight hits with three walks and five strikeouts over five innings in the Diamondbacks' 8-2 loss to the Padres.
Jon Mathisen
Sun, Aug 15th
Dylan Bundy took the loss on Thursday against Oakland, allowing three earned runs on two hits in 4 1/3 innings.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Jul 30th
Notes 
 Gallen has a hairline stress fracture of his right forearm at the radial head. He's reportedly going to be able to continue playing catch at a "low stress level" while recovering, though there's no indication of how much time he'll miss. When healthy, he's a solid SP2. He built on his excellent 2019 season with an even more impressive 2020 campaign. Not only did he drop his ERA slightly to 2.75, but he cut way down on his walks (10.8% to 8.6%), which led to a much-improved 1.11 WHIP. Gallen has a 28.5% strikeout rate in 152 MLB innings, and an excellent fastball, curveball, and changeup. There's just not much negative you can say about him when he's healthy other than he might again struggle for wins playing for a mediocre team in a good division. Because of the injury and surrounding uncertainty, you shouldn't draft him as anything higher than an SP4, but he should perform extremely well when he does recover.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Bundy largely made good on the enormous amount of buzz that surrounded him after he moved from the Orioles to the Angels. He set career bests in ERA (3.29), WHIP (1.04), strikeout rate (27%), and walk rate (6.4%). Bundy's fastball, though it continued to trend down in velocity, was more effective than in years' past, in part because he cut way down on his usage of the pitch (just 33.6%, after throwing it at least 42.4% of the time in every previous season). His slider remained one of the best pitches in the game, and his remaining secondary pitches improved, too. At some point, Bundy's fastball velocity is going to become an issue, but there's little reason to expect that to come in 2021. Draft him as as an SP3.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
 Gallen has been undergoing treatment for lateral forearm soreness since mid-March, which isn't what fantasy managers want to hear. Even worse, the young right-hander first felt the injury while swinging a bat. His timeline to return is completely up in the air, so we need to move him down the rankings until we learn more. Once healthy, Gallen has four above average pitches that he can use to flummox hitters. The WHIP won't be as pristine as most of the true SP1s, but this is a young pitcher who has a 2.81 ERA over his first 27 big league starts. Hopefully he gets right soon.
Brendan Tuma - FantasyPros