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Who Should I Draft?

Aroldis Chapman or Ryan Pressly (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Aroldis Chapman
RP - NYY
Aroldis Chapman
Ryan Pressly
RP - HOU
Ryan Pressly
Expert
Recommendation
96%
Recommended by
49 of 51 experts
4%
Recommended by
2 of 51 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 23# 39
Best Rank# 16# 21
Worst Rank# 61# 77
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 65# 105
Best Rank# 62# 103
Worst Rank# 80# 131
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts8575
Wins33
Saves3229
ERA2.893.28
WHIP1.091.15
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 24# 48
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 23# 36
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 30# 45
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 21# 29
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 23# 37
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 18# 33
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 22# 40
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 36# 44
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 24# 42
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 39# 50
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 37# 42
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 23# 48
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 26# 36
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 27# 45
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 16# 32
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 24# 37
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 19# 21
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 24# 37
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 30# 37
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 19# 39
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 24# 47
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 25# 42
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 26# 37
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 28# 36
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 23# 41
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 19# 25
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 31# 44
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 25# 77
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 23# 32
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 20# 25
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 23# 46
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 36# 68
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 24# 39
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 24# 47
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 25# 37
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 19# 34
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 25# 45
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 27# 38
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 24# 46
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 19# 37
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 22# 45
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 29# 35
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 25# 47
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 21# 38
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 23# 41
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 23# 24
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 22# 50
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 26# 58
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 27# 41
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 32# 25
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 61# 59
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Aroldis Chapman
RP - NYY
Aroldis Chapman
Ryan Pressly
RP - HOU
Ryan Pressly
2020 Stats 
   
   
Games Played1323
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched12.321.0
   
Wins11
   
Losses13
   
Saves312
   
Blown Saves24
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed622
   
Earned Runs49
   
Home Runs Allowed22
   
Strikeouts2229
   
Walks47
   
ERA3.093.86
   
WHIP0.861.38
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Aroldis Chapman
RP - NYY
Aroldis Chapman
Ryan Pressly
RP - HOU
Ryan Pressly
2021 Projections 
   
   
Games Played5862
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched56.660.7
   
Wins33
   
Losses23
   
Saves3229
   
Blown Saves714
   
Holds15
   
Hits Allowed3853
   
Earned Runs1822
   
Home Runs Allowed67
   
Strikeouts8575
   
Walks2417
   
ERA2.893.28
   
WHIP1.091.15
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Aroldis Chapman
RP - NYY
Aroldis Chapman
Ryan Pressly
RP - HOU
Ryan Pressly
News 
 Aroldis Chapman closed out the Red Sox in the ninth inning on Sunday night, pitching a scoreless inning allowing one walk, and striking out a batter.
John Aubin
Mon, Sep 27th
Astros closer Ryan Pressly was tasked with preserving a 1-1 tie in the ninth inning of Saturday's game against the Athletics. Instead, he allowed a walk-off double. The right-hander's final line included one run, two hits, zero walks, one strikeout, and the loss. Houston ultimately fell to Oakland by a score of 2-1.
Andersen Pickard
Sat, Sep 25th
 Aroldis Chapman recorded his 29th save of the season while allowing one run on one hit in Saturday's 5-3 win over the Red Sox.
John Aubin
Sun, Sep 26th
Astros closer Ryan Pressly struck out all three batters he faced while pitching the ninth inning against the Diamondbacks on Sunday. He required just 12 pitches and nine strikes en route to earning the save. Houston ultimately defeated Arizona by a score of 7-6.
Andersen Pickard
Mon, Sep 20th
 Aroldis Chapman struck out two batters in a perfect ninth inning and earned a save over the Rangers on Monday.
John Aubin
Tue, Sep 21st
Astros closer struck out one batter while throwing a scoreless ninth inning against the Angels on Sunday. He earned the save as Houston ultimately defeated Los Angeles by a score of 3-1.
Andersen Pickard
Sun, Sep 12th
 Aroldis Chapman pitched a perfect ninth inning while striking out two to earn a save in the win over the Orioles on Wednesday.
John Aubin
Thu, Sep 16th
Astros closer Ryan Pressly allowed three runs over 0.2 innings against the Mariners, breaking a critical late-game tie and eventually costing Houston the game. His final line included two hits, one walk, two strikeouts, and the loss. Houston ultimately fell to Seattle by a score of 8-5.
Andersen Pickard
Wed, Sep 8th
 Aroldis Chapman fired a scoreless ninth inning, allowing one hit while striking out one to earn the save in the win over the Mets on Saturday.
John Aubin
Sun, Sep 12th
Astros star closer Ryan Pressly threw a scoreless ninth inning against the Padres on Friday. He issued one walk and zero hits en route to earning the save. Houston ultimately defeated San Diego by a score of 6-3.
Andersen Pickard
Sat, Sep 4th
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
Pressly had his usual solid season, but got the benefit of closing for the Astros after Roberto Osuna's injury. His numbers fell off a bit from the previous two years (his 1.33 WHIP was particularly out of character), but he will almost certainly rebound from the .365 BABIP he allowed. He's slated to again be the Astros' closer, and as such, should provide plenty of saves while giving fantasy managers positive value in ratios. That makes him one of the few reliable closers worth drafting at more than a late-round price.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros