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Who Should I Draft?

Zack Wheeler or Lance Lynn (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Lance Lynn
SP - TEX
Lance Lynn
Zack Wheeler
SP - PHI
Zack Wheeler
Expert
Recommendation
60%
Recommended by
31 of 52 experts
40%
Recommended by
21 of 52 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 33# 39
Best Rank# 20# 24
Worst Rank# 74# 90
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 114# 110
Best Rank# 107# 91
Worst Rank# 133# 150
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts7462
Wins54
Saves00
ERA4.024.17
WHIP1.301.28
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 52# 90
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 29# 41
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 27# 75
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 27# 43
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 31# 39
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 33# 68
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 28# 57
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 35# 36
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 29# 40
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 20# 43
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 39# 61
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 30# 49
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 32# 66
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 41# 56
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 21# 24
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 36# 47
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 21# 38
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 23# 38
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 37# 38
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 32# 51
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 34# 60
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 52# 54
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 29# 81
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 31# 65
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 31# 39
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 29# 57
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 30# 31
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 21# 24
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 26# 39
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 61# 90
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 24# 30
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 44# 25
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 35# 28
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 29# 28
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 36# 28
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 45# 30
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 51# 30
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 48# 31
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 42# 31
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 34# 31
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 36# 31
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 38# 32
   
George Kurtz
SportsGrid
# 45# 33
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 40# 34
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 51# 34
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 44# 36
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 38# 37
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 39# 38
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 46# 40
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 74# 40
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 45# 41
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 53
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Lance Lynn
SP - TEX
Lance Lynn
Zack Wheeler
SP - PHI
Zack Wheeler
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played3331
   
Games Started3331
   
Innings Pitched208.1195.0
   
Wins1611
   
Losses118
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed195196
   
Earned Runs8585
   
Home Runs Allowed2122
   
Strikeouts246195
   
Walks5950
   
ERA3.673.92
   
WHIP1.221.26
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Lance Lynn
SP - TEX
Lance Lynn
Zack Wheeler
SP - PHI
Zack Wheeler
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played1211
   
Games Started1211
   
Innings Pitched69.064.2
   
Wins54
   
Losses43
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed6563
   
Earned Runs3130
   
Home Runs Allowed99
   
Strikeouts7462
   
Walks2419
   
ERA4.024.17
   
WHIP1.301.28
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Lance Lynn
SP - TEX
Lance Lynn
Zack Wheeler
SP - PHI
Zack Wheeler
News 
 Lance Lynn threw six scoreless, giving up just one hit and two walks while striking out eight batters. He picked up the win to give himself a 2-0 record on the year after the 7-4 win over the Diamondbacks.
Dave Kluge
Thu, Jul 30th
Phillies starter Zack Wheeler allowed one earned run on five hits and two walks while striking out four over seven innings in a win over the Miami Marlins in his debut with the team on Saturday.
Mike Maher
Sun, Jul 26th
 Lance Lynn drew the Opening Day start and showed up to play allowing zero runs and two hits over six innings pitched. He struck out nine batters and walked four.
Dave Kluge
Sat, Jul 25th
Zack Wheeler is scheduled to make his Phillies debut and first start of 2020 on Saturday agains the Miami Marlins.
Jon Mathisen
Wed, Jul 22nd
 Lance Lynn struck out eight over six scoreless innings in a simulated game on Tuesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Jul 7th
Phillies manager Joe Girardi says there is a chance Zack Wheeler (paternity) might not be available for the start of the season.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Jul 6th
 The Rangers announced that Lance Lynn will be the team's Opening Day starter.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Jun 25th
Zack Wheeler could miss one or two starts at the beginning of the season with his wife expecting a baby sometime in July.
Carmen Maiorano - Carm's Clubhouse
Fri, Jun 26th
  Phillies starter Zack Wheeler allowed one earned run on four hits and one walk while striking out six over four innings in Tuesday's win over the Minnesota Twins.
Mike Maher
Tue, Mar 10th
Notes 
 If you're playing the volume game and quantity over quality, Lynn is your guys. What he did in 2019 seems legit, based on the numbers, but it's hard to shake what he's done over his career in comparison.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
Wheeler's had a fine career so far, and he parlayed a solid year with the Mets into a long-term deal with the Phillies. He's not that attractive of a fantasy asset, but he'll offer the volume you want this year.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
 Lynn was truly phenomenal last season, turning his velocity gains into both an increase in strikeout rate and a massive drop in walk rate. Everything Lynn did in 2019 was backed up by his underlying metrics, so there's plenty of reason for optimism in 2020. But it's fair to consider how out of character Lynn's year was, an add just a wee bit of caution to your projections.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Wheeler's numbers declined from his breakout 2018 season but, overall, there were plenty of gains. He upped his strikeout rate and velocity, cut his walk rate, and set a career high in innings. Now with the Phillies, he'll see a downgrade in park, but because he's been able to avoid home runs over the last two seasons, the move should not have too much of an impact. Wheeler probably won't develop into a fantasy ace, but he's, at worst, a strong third fantasy starter.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
 If he can replicate his 2019 season he will be a tremendous value at ADP. A 200+ K pitcher with a strong ERA and Whip in the 9th-10th round is very alluring. Had an FIP even better than his ERA in 2019, so there is reason for optimism.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy
Probably doesn't have the upside many still believe he possesses, but he's a perfect SP3 for fantasy purposes
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros