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Who Should I Draft?

Alex Bregman or Yu Darvish (2021)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Yu Darvish
SP - SD
Yu Darvish
Alex Bregman
3B,SS - HOU
Alex Bregman
Expert
Recommendation
56%
Recommended by
5 of 9 experts
44%
Recommended by
4 of 9 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 26# 23
Best Rank# 15# 8
Worst Rank# 50# 41
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 16# 33
Best Rank# 16# 29
Worst Rank# 18# 40
   
Projections 
   
Runs96
Home Runs2430
RBI95
Stolen Bases6
Batting Avg.287
Strikeouts21386
Wins13
Saves0
ERA3.49
WHIP1.14
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 27# 37
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 15# 41
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 25# 30
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 16# 24
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 22# 23
   
SportsLine - Computer Simulation
CBS Sports
# 50# 8
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 38# 9
   
Frank Stampfl
CBS Sports
# 49# 17
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 43# 35
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Yu Darvish
SP - SD
Yu Darvish
Alex Bregman
3B,SS - HOU
Alex Bregman
2020 Stats 
   
   
Runs19
   
Home Runs56
   
RBI22
   
Stolen Bases0
   
Batting Avg.242
   
Strikeouts9326
   
Wins8
   
Saves0
   
ERA2.01
   
WHIP0.96
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Yu Darvish
SP - SD
Yu Darvish
Alex Bregman
3B,SS - HOU
Alex Bregman
2021 Projections 
   
   
Runs96
   
Home Runs2430
   
RBI95
   
Stolen Bases6
   
Batting Avg.287
   
Strikeouts21386
   
Wins13
   
Saves0
   
ERA3.49
   
WHIP1.14
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Yu Darvish
SP - SD
Yu Darvish
Alex Bregman
3B,SS - HOU
Alex Bregman
News 
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Notes 
 After a career year in 2020, Darvish moves to San Diego in a trade that shouldn't affect his strong 2021 outlook all that much. Despite his advancing age, Darvish built on the gains he had made over the second half of 2019, finishing with a 2.01 ER, a 0.96 WHIP, and a 31.3% strikeout rate. Darvish's walk rate has declined to a level once thought unattainable for the veteran, a mere 4.7%, which was in the top 8% of MLB in 2020. Although he'll be entering his age-35 season, there's simply nothing in Darvish's numbers, metrics, or statcast data that points to a decline. If you are desperate to find a negative, it's a move from the weak-hitting NL Central to the much stronger NL West, but that's hardly a reason to avoid Darvish. Draft him as an easy top-10 starter, and more like a top-5 option.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
 
 In his first eight starts of 2019, Darvish allowed 33 free passes in 36 2/3 innings. Since then he has given up just 37 walks in 218 (!!) innings pitched. The key has been getting away from a slider he couldn't locate, combined with increased usage of his cutter. One of many offseason additions for the Padres this year, Darvish is a no-brainer, top-six SP entering 2021.
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros