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Who Should I Draft?

Corbin Burnes or Jordan Romano (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Corbin Burnes
SP,RP - MIL
Corbin Burnes
Jordan Romano
RP - TOR
Jordan Romano
Expert
Recommendation
100%
Recommended by
51 of 51 experts
0%
Recommended by
0 of 51 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 20# 77
Best Rank# 14# 29
Worst Rank# 46# 136
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 56# 192
Best Rank# 51# 168
Worst Rank# 60# 313
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts17467
Wins93
Saves017
ERA3.633.92
WHIP1.201.23
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 16# 111
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 17# 78
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 24# 62
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 42# 72
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 24# 77
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 24# 34
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 19# 79
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 46# 101
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 16# 29
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 24
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 38# 79
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 22# 83
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 20# 58
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 26# 136
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 26# 69
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 23
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 38# 47
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 19# 77
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 21# 48
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 20# 57
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 25
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 14# 65
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 21# 59
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 32# 62
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 19# 95
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 20# 108
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 19# 67
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 16# 64
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 18# 64
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 18# 82
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 22# 78
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 27# 69
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 40# 102
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 23# 112
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 18# 80
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 14# 84
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 18# 75
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 25# 95
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 18# 87
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 18# 59
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 22# 98
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 20# 94
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 17# 61
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 14# 51
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 20# 107
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 20# 73
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 20# 90
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 15# 38
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 24# 74
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 19# 57
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 16# 51
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Corbin Burnes
SP,RP - MIL
Corbin Burnes
Jordan Romano
RP - TOR
Jordan Romano
2020 Stats 
   
   
Games Played1215
   
Games Started90
   
Innings Pitched60.315.3
   
Wins42
   
Losses11
   
Saves02
   
Blown Saves01
   
Holds05
   
Hits Allowed378
   
Earned Runs142
   
Home Runs Allowed22
   
Strikeouts8821
   
Walks245
   
ERA2.111.23
   
WHIP1.020.89
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Corbin Burnes
SP,RP - MIL
Corbin Burnes
Jordan Romano
RP - TOR
Jordan Romano
2021 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2956
   
Games Started270
   
Innings Pitched142.157.3
   
Wins93
   
Losses73
   
Saves017
   
Blown Saves08
   
Holds08
   
Hits Allowed12049
   
Earned Runs5725
   
Home Runs Allowed188
   
Strikeouts17467
   
Walks5121
   
ERA3.633.92
   
WHIP1.201.23
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Corbin Burnes
SP,RP - MIL
Corbin Burnes
Jordan Romano
RP - TOR
Jordan Romano
News 
 Corbin Burnes did not factor into the decision Saturday against the Cubs, allowing three runs on six hits across six innings. He walked three and struck out 11.
Connor Rooney
Sun, Sep 19th
Jordan Romano picked a save after pitching a scoreless inning while walking three batters and striking out two in Tuesday's 4-2 win over the Rays.
John Aubin
Wed, Sep 22nd
 Corbin Burnes (10-4) earned the win in a masterpiece Saturday against Cleveland. He threw eight no-hit innings while issuing one walk and striking out 14.
Connor Rooney
Sat, Sep 11th
Jordan Romano pitched a scoreless ninth inning with one strikeout on Sunday, protecting a two-run lead against the Twins to pick up his 19th save of the season.
John Aubin
Sun, Sep 19th
 Corbin Burnes did not factor into the decision Sunday against the Cardinals, allowing three runs on six hits across five innings. He walked two and struck out seven.
Connor Rooney
Sun, Sep 5th
Jordan Romano tossed a perfect ninth inning to record a save on Wednesday in the win against the Rays.
John Aubin
Thu, Sep 16th
 Corbin Burnes (9-4) picked up the win Monday against the Giants, allowing one run on four hits across six innings. He walked none and struck out nine.
Connor Rooney
Tue, Aug 31st
Jordan Romano pitched a perfect inning to earn the save in an 11-10 win over Baltimore in Game 1 of Saturday's doubleheader.
John Aubin
Sun, Sep 12th
 Corbin Burnes did not factor into the decision in Tuesday's win over Cincinnati, allowing four runs on seven hits and three walks in six innings. He struck out five.
Connor Rooney
Wed, Aug 25th
Jordan Romano retired all three Yankees batters he faced including a strikeout for a save in the win on Wednesday.
John Aubin
Thu, Sep 9th
Notes 
 Burnes's raw stuff was apparent to anyone who saw him pitch in 2019, but he simply couldn't stop giving up home runs (17 in 49 innings). The culprit was largely his four-seam fastball, which he threw more than half of the time and against which batters hit .425 with an .823 slugging percentage. In 2020, however, Corbin cut his four-seam fastball usage from 52.5% to just 2.5%. In its place, he relied heavily on a sinker and cutter, both of which worked better for the natural action on his pitches and which were highly effective. Considering that his slider, changeup, and curveball are also huge swing and miss pitches, Burnes's 36.7% strikeout rate from last year shouldn't be considered fluky. Even coming off a Cy Young-caliber season, there's still upside for the 26-year-old, and you should ignore entirely his 2019 disaster.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Romano is poised to serve as the Blue Jays' closer after Kirby Yates suffered an elbow injury which will cost him the season. Romano's stuff isn't special, but he had a very solid 2020 campaign, and should see plenty of save chances with Toronto, assuming he's officially named the closer. The relief pitcher landscape for fantasy gets cloudy quickly, so despite the lack of certainty, Romano makes a decent option for your second reliever. Bump him higher if he's officially named the closer before the season.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
 Similar to Zach Plesac, Burnes completely altered his pitch mix en route to a breakout season. The right-hander ditched his four-seam/slider combo in exchange for a plethora of sinkers and cutters. The decision worked to perfection as Burnes' 2.11 ERA was backed up by a 2.99 xFIP and a 3.18 xERA. His HR/FB rate appears to be wildly unsustainable, but Burnes has always been talented and he now has the blueprint to excel with. He's an exciting SP2 entering draft season.
Brendan Tuma - FantasyPros