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Who Should I Draft?

Zach Davies or Michael Pineda (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Michael Pineda
SP - MIN
Michael Pineda
Zach Davies
SP - CHC
Zach Davies
Expert
Recommendation
60%
Recommended by
12 of 20 experts
40%
Recommended by
8 of 20 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 86# 92
Best Rank# 57# 70
Worst Rank# 120# 225
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 227# 215
Best Rank# 206# 186
Worst Rank# 288# 239
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts129121
Wins910
Saves00
ERA4.344.57
WHIP1.261.37
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 68# 95
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 85# 92
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 64# 107
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 82# 107
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 120# 152
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 93# 97
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 86# 91
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 89# 96
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 92# 225
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 87# 88
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 57# 81
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 88# 96
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 85# 70
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 86# 80
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 83# 81
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 82
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 98# 87
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 102# 93
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 105# 93
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 103# 94
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Michael Pineda
SP - MIN
Michael Pineda
Zach Davies
SP - CHC
Zach Davies
2020 Stats 
   
   
Games Played512
   
Games Started512
   
Innings Pitched27.369.0
   
Wins27
   
Losses04
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed2555
   
Earned Runs1021
   
Home Runs Allowed09
   
Strikeouts2563
   
Walks719
   
ERA3.382.73
   
WHIP1.201.07
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Michael Pineda
SP - MIN
Michael Pineda
Zach Davies
SP - CHC
Zach Davies
2021 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2529
   
Games Started2629
   
Innings Pitched140.2158.6
   
Wins910
   
Losses710
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed143165
   
Earned Runs6881
   
Home Runs Allowed2323
   
Strikeouts129121
   
Walks3452
   
ERA4.344.57
   
WHIP1.261.37
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Michael Pineda
SP - MIN
Michael Pineda
Zach Davies
SP - CHC
Zach Davies
News 
  Zach Davies agreed to a one-year, $8.63 million deal with the Cubs to avoid arbitration.
Jon Mathisen
Fri, Jan 15th
Notes 
  Davies has quietly put together two quality seasons, with a 3.55 ERA and 1.29 WHIP in 2019, and a 2.73 ERA and 1.07 WHIP last year. Notably, he started throwing more changeups in 2020, which led both to an increased swinging strike rate and strikeout rate. But his xERA was still 5.01, and although he routinely outperforms his expected stats, it's a reminder not to get too high on a pitcher who amounts to a command specialist. The upside is that after a trade to the Cubs, he'll face mostly weak offenses, which should help to boost his floor a bit.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros