Skip to main content

Who Should I Draft?

Zack Greinke or Raisel Iglesias (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Zack Greinke
SP - HOU
Zack Greinke
Raisel Iglesias
RP - LAA
Raisel Iglesias
Expert
Recommendation
61%
Recommended by
31 of 51 experts
39%
Recommended by
20 of 51 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 29# 32
Best Rank# 10# 21
Worst Rank# 61# 60
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 93# 94
Best Rank# 65# 84
Worst Rank# 99# 112
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts17179
Wins124
Saves028
ERA3.853.57
WHIP1.141.15
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 22# 43
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 31# 33
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 10# 33
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 27# 31
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 27# 29
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 25# 40
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 15# 44
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 29# 32
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 29# 32
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 29# 38
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 27# 46
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 29# 33
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 34# 35
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 29# 37
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 18# 34
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 22# 60
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 30# 45
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 30# 34
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 31# 33
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 33# 53
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 29# 32
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 37# 42
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 23# 34
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 30# 37
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 32# 36
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 22# 27
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 23# 32
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 31# 36
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 30# 32
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 25# 40
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 31# 33
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 27# 24
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 28# 24
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 28# 23
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 29# 26
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 31# 26
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 33# 26
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 34# 29
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 35# 27
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 35# 32
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 36# 31
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 37# 35
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 38# 33
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 39# 26
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 39# 35
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 43# 36
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 44# 39
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 45# 25
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 46# 39
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 59# 34
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 61# 21
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Zack Greinke
SP - HOU
Zack Greinke
Raisel Iglesias
RP - LAA
Raisel Iglesias
2020 Stats 
   
   
Games Played1222
   
Games Started120
   
Innings Pitched67.123.2
   
Wins34
   
Losses33
   
Saves08
   
Blown Saves02
   
Holds02
   
Hits Allowed6716
   
Earned Runs307
   
Home Runs Allowed61
   
Strikeouts6731
   
Walks95
   
ERA4.032.74
   
WHIP1.130.91
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Zack Greinke
SP - HOU
Zack Greinke
Raisel Iglesias
RP - LAA
Raisel Iglesias
2021 Projections 
   
   
Games Played3163
   
Games Started310
   
Innings Pitched183.464.0
   
Wins124
   
Losses83
   
Saves028
   
Blown Saves07
   
Holds02
   
Hits Allowed17454
   
Earned Runs7825
   
Home Runs Allowed289
   
Strikeouts17179
   
Walks3619
   
ERA3.853.57
   
WHIP1.141.15
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Zack Greinke
SP - HOU
Zack Greinke
Raisel Iglesias
RP - LAA
Raisel Iglesias
News 
 Astros starter Zack Greinke allowed five runs over four innings of work against the Diamondbacks on Sunday. His final line included five hits, one walk, three strikeouts, one homer, and the no-decision. Houston ultimately defeated Arizona by a score of 7-6.
Andersen Pickard
Mon, Sep 20th
Raisel Iglesias shut the door on Thursday, allowing two hits, and striking out three over an inning pitched against the Astros on Thursday.
Liam Gibney
Fri, Sep 24th
 Astros veteran starter Zack Greinke had a horrendous outing on Tuesday as he allowed eight runs (seven earned) over five innings of work against the Rangers. His final line included five hits, three walks, four strikeouts, three homers, and the loss. Houston ultimately fell to Texas by a score of 8-1.
Andersen Pickard
Tue, Sep 14th
Raisel Iglesias took the loss on Sunday. He went one innings, allowed one hit, one walk, and one run in the ninth inning against the A’s.
Liam Gibney
Mon, Sep 20th
 Astros starting pitcher Zack Greinke (COVID-19) will return to the mound on Tuesday against the Rangers.
Andersen Pickard
Sat, Sep 11th
Raisel Iglesias allowed two hits and struck out two en route to closing the door on the White Sox in the ninth innings, earning his 32nd save of the season.
Liam Gibney
Thu, Sep 16th
 Astros RHP Zack Greinke (COVID-19) will throw a bullpen on Friday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Sep 10th
Raisel Iglesias allowed two hits, one earned run, one walk, and struck out one. But he was able to come through in collecting his 31st save on Saturday.
Liam Gibney
Sun, Sep 12th
 Zack Greinke has been placed on the COVID injured list by the Astros. He will miss his next scheduled start against the Padres.
Chris Schommer
Wed, Sep 1st
Raisel Iglesias pitched a clean inning on his way to earning his 28th save of the season against the Yankees on Monday.
Liam Gibney
Tue, Aug 31st
Notes 
 Greinke is entering his age-37 season, but still somehow keeps getting it done. His ERA of 4.03 last year was certainly higher than fantasy managers are used to seeing, but it came with a 2.80 FIP and 3.51 xFIP. His strikeout rate was his best since 2017 and his walk rate of 3.3% was the best of his entire career. But his velocity was down about two ticks, with his fastball clocking in at just 87.9 miles per hour. Greinke is as smart a pitcher as there is but it's going to be difficult to succeed over the course of a full 162-game season if his pure stuff continues to diminish. He's one of the few pitchers in the game who is probably capable of pitching 200 innings in 2021, but expect a continued downward trend in his performance.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Iglesias bounced back from a sub-par 2019 to post an excellent 2020 season, with a 2.74 ERA, a 0.91 WHIP, and the lowest walk rate of his career. He'll now move to the Angels where he'll keep his role as a closer. Iglesias's numbers should be solid as usual, and his precise value should hinge on whether the Angels use him in more of a multi-inning role like the Reds historically did (which limited Iglesias's save totals), or deploy him as a more traditional ninth-inning option. Either way, Iglesias will be the Angels' stopper, and hence, should be drafted as a strong top-10 RP option.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros