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Who Should I Draft?

Aroldis Chapman or Hyun Jin Ryu (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
Experts' Pick
  Aroldis Chapman
RP - NYY
Aroldis Chapman
Hyun Jin Ryu
SP - TOR
Hyun Jin Ryu
Expert
Recommendation
50%
Recommended by
25 of 50 experts
50%
Recommended by
25 of 50 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 22# 21
Best Rank# 16# 13
Worst Rank# 61# 121
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 65# 62
Best Rank# 62# 56
Worst Rank# 80# 69
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts85158
Wins312
Saves320
ERA2.893.64
WHIP1.091.18
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 30# 19
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 21# 15
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 23# 13
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 36# 18
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 37# 21
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 26# 18
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 27# 24
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 24# 22
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 30# 19
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 25# 21
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 26# 19
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 28# 18
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 61# 14
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 31# 20
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 25# 20
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 23# 17
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 36# 21
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 24# 21
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 24# 22
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 25# 19
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 25# 24
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 27# 19
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 29# 16
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 23# 22
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 27# 26
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 16# 34
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 18# 29
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 19# 28
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 19# 41
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 19# 26
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 19# 23
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 19# 24
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 20# 21
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 21# 37
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 22# 34
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 22# 23
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 22# 25
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 23# 24
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 23# 26
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 23# 37
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 23# 25
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 24# 28
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 24# 43
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 24# 26
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 24# 28
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 24# 25
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 25# 37
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 26# 29
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 32# 33
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 39# 121
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Aroldis Chapman
RP - NYY
Aroldis Chapman
Hyun Jin Ryu
SP - TOR
Hyun Jin Ryu
2020 Stats 
   
   
Games Played1312
   
Games Started012
   
Innings Pitched12.367.1
   
Wins15
   
Losses12
   
Saves30
   
Blown Saves20
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed661
   
Earned Runs421
   
Home Runs Allowed26
   
Strikeouts2272
   
Walks417
   
ERA3.092.82
   
WHIP0.861.16
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Aroldis Chapman
RP - NYY
Aroldis Chapman
Hyun Jin Ryu
SP - TOR
Hyun Jin Ryu
2021 Projections 
   
   
Games Played5829
   
Games Started029
   
Innings Pitched56.6167.5
   
Wins312
   
Losses28
   
Saves320
   
Blown Saves70
   
Holds10
   
Hits Allowed38161
   
Earned Runs1868
   
Home Runs Allowed623
   
Strikeouts85158
   
Walks2438
   
ERA2.893.64
   
WHIP1.091.18
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Aroldis Chapman
RP - NYY
Aroldis Chapman
Hyun Jin Ryu
SP - TOR
Hyun Jin Ryu
News 
 Aroldis Chapman gave up a hit and struck out two in a scoreless ninth inning Monday to record his first save of the season in a 3-1 win over the Blue Jays.
John Aubin
Tue, Apr 13th
Hyun Jin Ryu (1-1) earned the win Tuesday after holding the Yankees to one run on four hits and a walk while striking out seven across 6 2/3 innings.
John Aubin
Wed, Apr 14th
 Aroldis Chapman registered three strikeouts in a scoreless ninth inning on Sunday to pick up his first win in the extra-inning victory against the Rays.
John Aubin
Sun, Apr 11th
Hyun Jin Ryu (0-1) allowed two runs on seven hits and struck out seven over seven innings in a loss to the Rangers on Wednesday by a 2-1 score.
John Aubin
Thu, Apr 8th
 Chapman walked one batter in a scoreless ninth inning during Monday's 7-0 win over Baltimore. He struck out three batters.
John Aubin
Tue, Apr 6th
Hyun Jin Ryu allowed two runs on four hits and one walk while striking out five over 5 1/3 innings in Thursday's win over the Yankees. He didn't factor into the decision.
John Aubin
Thu, Apr 1st
  Hyun Jin Ryu is slated to make his 2021 Spring debut on Friday.
Connor Rooney
Wed, Mar 3rd
Notes 
 Chapman missed time last year because he was diagnosed with COVID-19, but he was largely the same pitcher as always when he was on the mount. He struck out 22 batters in his 11 2/3 innings pitched and allowed just six hits. His velocity may be slightly below what it was at its peak, but it's still elite, and he appears to have plenty left in the tank heading into his age-33 season. He'll again close for one of the best teams in baseball, and although he's never had a 40-save season, he should easily surpass 30 and be one of the top closers drafted in fantasy.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Fantasy managers expected some regression from Ryu after his career season in 2019 and with him moving to the Blue Jays, but it really didn't come. He continued to be among the best in the game at limiting opposing batters' quality of contact, and upped his strikeout rate to 26.2%, second best of his career. Ryu's 2.69 ERA was a bit higher than the 2.32 mark he put up in in 2019, but his FIP, xFIP, SIERA, and xERA were all the same or better than the previous year. In short, other than the potential for injury, which hasn't been a factor in the last two seasons, there's no reason to doubt Ryu at this point.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
  Ryu fits well on certain roto builds. His elite ERA and WHIP numbers give fantasy managers a very strong base at those rate stats. It's much easier to find high-upside strikeout arms later in drafts, which pair well with Ryu's floor. Over the past three seasons only Jacob deGrom (2.10) has a lower ERA than Ryu (2.30).
Brendan Tuma - FantasyPros