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Who Should I Draft?

Chris Paddack or Ryan Pressly (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Chris Paddack
SP - SD
Chris Paddack
Ryan Pressly
RP - HOU
Ryan Pressly
Expert
Recommendation
61%
Recommended by
31 of 51 experts
39%
Recommended by
20 of 51 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 34# 39
Best Rank# 17# 21
Worst Rank# 67# 77
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 97# 105
Best Rank# 89# 103
Worst Rank# 116# 131
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts14675
Wins103
Saves029
ERA3.893.28
WHIP1.131.15
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertIL10-
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 29# 48
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 41# 45
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 35# 37
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 30# 33
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 24# 44
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 38# 50
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 28# 42
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 34# 48
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 34# 45
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 35# 47
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 31# 42
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 36# 41
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 44# 59
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 21# 25
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 35# 44
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 42# 77
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 21# 32
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 34# 46
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 34# 68
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 36# 39
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 43# 47
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 29# 37
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 26# 45
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 30# 38
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 39# 46
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 17# 37
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 27# 45
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 32# 38
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 34# 41
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 30# 50
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 32# 58
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 34# 21
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 35# 25
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 35# 25
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 37# 36
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 39# 34
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 39# 37
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 40# 36
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 41# 37
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 41# 32
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 43# 37
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 43# 40
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 43# 39
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 44# 41
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 49# 29
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 50# 37
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 51# 47
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 52# 36
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 62# 35
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 64# 42
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 67# 24
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Chris Paddack
SP - SD
Chris Paddack
Ryan Pressly
RP - HOU
Ryan Pressly
2020 Stats 
   
   
Games Played1223
   
Games Started120
   
Innings Pitched59.221.0
   
Wins41
   
Losses53
   
Saves012
   
Blown Saves04
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed6022
   
Earned Runs319
   
Home Runs Allowed142
   
Strikeouts5829
   
Walks127
   
ERA4.733.86
   
WHIP1.221.38
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Chris Paddack
SP - SD
Chris Paddack
Ryan Pressly
RP - HOU
Ryan Pressly
2021 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2662
   
Games Started260
   
Innings Pitched139.460.7
   
Wins103
   
Losses73
   
Saves029
   
Blown Saves014
   
Holds05
   
Hits Allowed12753
   
Earned Runs6022
   
Home Runs Allowed227
   
Strikeouts14675
   
Walks3117
   
ERA3.893.28
   
WHIP1.131.15
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Chris Paddack
SP - SD
Chris Paddack
Ryan Pressly
RP - HOU
Ryan Pressly
News 
 Padres pitcher Chris Paddack has been placed on the 10-day IL with inflammation in his right elbow. The move is retroactive to Sept. 12, meaning Paddack will be eligible to return on Sept. 22.
Ethan Biddle - The Work of Ethan Biddle
Mon, Sep 13th
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
 Chris Paddack went six innings on Sunday, allowing three earned runs on six hits. He didn't walk any batters but he also didn't record a strikeout.
Ethan Biddle - The Work of Ethan Biddle
Mon, Sep 6th
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
 Chris Paddack went 4.2 innings on Monday, allowing one earned run on three hits and no walks. He also struck out five batters.
Ethan Biddle - The Work of Ethan Biddle
Tue, Aug 31st
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
 Padres RHP Chris Paddack (oblique) will return from the IL for Monday's start against the Diamondbacks.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Aug 30th
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
 San Diego Padres pitcher Chris Paddack (oblique) is expected to throw off a mound soon.
Brad Camara
Wed, Aug 18th
Astros closer Ryan Pressly threw a scoreless ninth inning against the Mariners on Monday, amassing one walk and one strikeout along the way. He earned the save as Houston ultimately defeated Seattle by a score of 4-3.
Andersen Pickard
Tue, Aug 31st
Notes 
 Paddack followed up his stellar rookie campaign with a subpar sophomore season, as his ERA rose to 4.73 and his WHIP to 1.22, while his strikeout rate dipped below one per inning. Paddack's bread and butter changeup was as good as ever in 2020 (and even better than in 2019), but his usually outstanding fastball just fell apart. After batters hit .204 with a .391 slugging percentage and .275 wOBA against the pitch in 2019, they hit .308 with a .658 slugging percentage and .407 wOBA against it in 2020. Paddack added a cutter in 2020, and it's possible that the addition of the pitch impacted the way he threw his fastball, as the vertical movement of it fell significantly. Either way, Paddack has too much talent to see his ERA hover around 5.00. There's risk given what we saw last year, but it's baked into his draft price.
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