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Who Should I Draft?

A.J. Puk or Lucas Sims (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
Experts' Pick
  A.J. Puk
RP - OAK
A.J. Puk
Lucas Sims
SP,RP - CIN
Lucas Sims
Expert
Recommendation
50%
Recommended by
12 of 24 experts
50%
Recommended by
12 of 24 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 153# 150
Best Rank# 100# 73
Worst Rank# 270# 218
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 386# 395
Best Rank# 351# 364
Worst Rank# 421# 428
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts8985
Wins54
Saves07
ERA3.964.20
WHIP1.301.27
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertIL10-
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 165
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 149# 144
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 270# 102
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 150# 126
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 163
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 262# 128
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 165# 73
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 145# 125
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 159# 133
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 106# 104
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 156# 121
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 92
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 100
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 111# 218
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 130
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 132# 169
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 141
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 143# 146
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 143# 165
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 143# 155
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 146# 150
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 148
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 154# 169
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 168# 176
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  A.J. Puk
RP - OAK
A.J. Puk
Lucas Sims
SP,RP - CIN
Lucas Sims
2020 Stats 
   
   
Games Played20
   
Games Started0
   
Innings Pitched26.2
   
Wins3
   
Losses0
   
Saves0
   
Blown Saves2
   
Holds5
   
Hits Allowed13
   
Earned Runs7
   
Home Runs Allowed3
   
Strikeouts34
   
Walks11
   
ERA2.45
   
WHIP0.94
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  A.J. Puk
RP - OAK
A.J. Puk
Lucas Sims
SP,RP - CIN
Lucas Sims
2021 Projections 
   
   
Games Played3552
   
Games Started122
   
Innings Pitched79.366.0
   
Wins54
   
Losses43
   
Saves07
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds214
   
Hits Allowed7055
   
Earned Runs3531
   
Home Runs Allowed1111
   
Strikeouts8985
   
Walks3329
   
ERA3.964.20
   
WHIP1.301.27
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  A.J. Puk
RP - OAK
A.J. Puk
Lucas Sims
SP,RP - CIN
Lucas Sims
News 
 Athletics pitcher A.J. Puk (biceps) has yet to resume throwing off a mound.
Brad Camara
Tue, Apr 20th
Lucas Sims (0-1) took the loss Thursday against Arizona, allowing four runs (three earned) on two hits and one walk in one inning. He struck out two.
Connor Rooney
Thu, Apr 22nd
 A.J. Puk started throwing up to 90 feet for a second time. According to manager Bob Melvin, Puk isn't close to returning quite yet.
Corbin Young
Thu, Apr 15th
Lucas Sims struck out two in a perfect ninth inning Saturday against Cleveland.
Connor Rooney
Sat, Apr 17th
 The Athletics have placed left-handed reliever A.J. Puk on the 10-day injured list with a strained left bicep. The move is retroactive to April 7th.
Andersen Pickard
Thu, Apr 8th
Lucas Sims converted the easy save Monday against the Giants, striking out the only batter he faced.
Connor Rooney
Tue, Apr 13th
 A.J. Puk threw 3.1 shutout innings in long relief Monday against the Dodgers, allowing just one hit with four strikeouts and three walks.
Ari Koslow
Tue, Apr 6th
Reds RHP Lucas Sims (elbow) will pitch in an intrasquad game on Saturday.
Brad Camara
Sat, Mar 20th
 The A's recalled LHP A.J. Puk from their alternate training site.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Apr 5th
Lucas Sims said on Thursday that he is 'very confident' that he'll be ready to go for the regular season. Sims threw live BP on Wednesday and felt good during and after the session.
Matt Flipi
Thu, Mar 18th
Notes 
  Sims had a fine 2020, going 3-0 with a 2.45 ERA a 0.94 WHIP, and plenty of strikeouts. He'll be in the mix for the Reds' closer job with Amir Garrett and Sean Doolittle, though his early bout with elbow soreness this spring doesn't help him. Monitor the reports out of spring training, but he's a late-round speculative draft pick at best at the moment.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros