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Who Should I Draft?

Zack Wheeler or Raisel Iglesias (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Zack Wheeler
SP - PHI
Zack Wheeler
Raisel Iglesias
RP - LAA
Raisel Iglesias
Expert
Recommendation
69%
Recommended by
35 of 51 experts
31%
Recommended by
16 of 51 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 30# 32
Best Rank# 19# 21
Worst Rank# 54# 60
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 87# 94
Best Rank# 79# 84
Worst Rank# 102# 112
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts17279
Wins124
Saves028
ERA3.893.57
WHIP1.231.15
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 28# 43
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 22# 24
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 28# 33
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 19# 33
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 28# 29
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 33# 40
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 32# 44
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 27# 32
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 27# 32
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 32# 38
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 24# 27
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 21# 46
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 30# 33
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 34# 37
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 30# 34
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 21# 35
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 26# 29
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 30# 33
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 29# 60
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 31# 45
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 26# 34
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 35# 39
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 31# 53
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 30# 32
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 27# 42
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 27# 37
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 33# 36
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 31# 36
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 30# 35
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 27# 32
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 30# 36
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 22# 25
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 29# 32
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 35# 39
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 31# 40
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 31# 23
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 32# 26
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 32# 24
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 33# 26
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 35# 34
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 35# 31
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 36# 27
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 37# 26
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 38# 31
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 42# 35
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 42# 26
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 44# 32
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 47# 33
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 47# 33
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 47# 34
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 54# 21
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Zack Wheeler
SP - PHI
Zack Wheeler
Raisel Iglesias
RP - LAA
Raisel Iglesias
2020 Stats 
   
   
Games Played1122
   
Games Started110
   
Innings Pitched71.223.2
   
Wins44
   
Losses23
   
Saves08
   
Blown Saves02
   
Holds02
   
Hits Allowed6616
   
Earned Runs237
   
Home Runs Allowed31
   
Strikeouts5331
   
Walks165
   
ERA2.922.74
   
WHIP1.150.91
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Zack Wheeler
SP - PHI
Zack Wheeler
Raisel Iglesias
RP - LAA
Raisel Iglesias
2021 Projections 
   
   
Games Played3063
   
Games Started300
   
Innings Pitched182.064.0
   
Wins124
   
Losses83
   
Saves028
   
Blown Saves07
   
Holds02
   
Hits Allowed17754
   
Earned Runs7925
   
Home Runs Allowed239
   
Strikeouts17279
   
Walks4719
   
ERA3.893.57
   
WHIP1.231.15
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Zack Wheeler
SP - PHI
Zack Wheeler
Raisel Iglesias
RP - LAA
Raisel Iglesias
News 
 Phillies starter Zack Wheeler allowed one earned run on four hits and one walk while striking out six over five innings in Friday's win over the Mets. The win brings him to 14-9 on the season.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Sat, Sep 18th
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
 Phillies starter Zack Wheeler allowed four earned runs on five hits and four walks while striking out four over six innings in Monday's win over the Nationals. The win brings him to 11-9 on the season.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Tue, Aug 31st
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
 Phillies starter Zack Wheeler allowed seven runs (five earned) on 10 hits and no walks while striking out 10 over eight innings in Wednesday's loss to the Tampa Bay Rays. The loss drops him to 10-9 on the season.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Thu, Aug 26th
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
 Phillies starter Zack Wheeler allowed six earned runs on seven hits and one walk while striking out seven over 6 2/3 innings in Thursday's loss to the Diamondbacks.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Fri, Aug 20th
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
 Phillies starter Zack Wheeler allowed four earned runs on four hits and one walk while striking out six over six innings in Friday's loss to the Reds.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Sat, Aug 14th
Raisel Iglesias pitched a clean inning en route to his 27th save in Wednesday's win over Detroit.
Liam Gibney
Thu, Aug 19th
Notes 
 Wheeler's first season in Philadelphia was a success, in that he had the lowest ERA of his career (2.92) and a strong 1.17 WHIP. But his strikeout numbers plummeted, as he struck out just 18.4% of batters. The whiff rate on all of Wheeler's pitches, other than his "show me" curveball, dropped significantly, despite the fact that his velocity remained the same. If Wheeler can again excel at completely limiting hard contact like he did last season (his 85.7 MPH average exit velocity allowed ranked in the top 10% in baseball), then he can probably get away with the lack of strikeouts. Otherwise, he's unlikely to repeat his 2020 success. Given the shortened season, it's a good bet that Wheeler's strikeouts will bounce back, and you can slot him in as an SP3 without much worry.
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