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Who Should I Draft?

Dane Dunning or Taijuan Walker (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Taijuan Walker
SP - NYM
Taijuan Walker
Dane Dunning
SP - TEX
Dane Dunning
Expert
Recommendation
59%
Recommended by
27 of 46 experts
41%
Recommended by
19 of 46 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 114# 124
Best Rank# 49# 79
Worst Rank# 266# 293
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 279# 418
Best Rank# 247# 287
Worst Rank# 325# 327
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts118109
Wins86
Saves00
ERA4.284.32
WHIP1.301.29
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 111# 118
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 107
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 103# 105
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 111# 130
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 116# 133
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 49
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 104
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 102# 131
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 126# 136
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 266
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 92# 131
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 109# 130
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 115# 118
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 96
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 128
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 115# 118
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 121
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 104
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 116# 125
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 108
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 95# 190
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 154# 162
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 78
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 106
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 115# 121
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 150# 293
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 114
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 169# 79
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 90# 80
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 96# 85
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 150# 90
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 118# 95
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 95
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 101
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 116# 106
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 111# 107
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 110# 108
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 136# 108
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 108
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 113# 112
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 125# 116
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 128# 118
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 119
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 131# 120
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 123# 122
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 162# 129
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Taijuan Walker
SP - NYM
Taijuan Walker
Dane Dunning
SP - TEX
Dane Dunning
2020 Stats 
   
   
Games Played117
   
Games Started117
   
Innings Pitched53.234.1
   
Wins42
   
Losses30
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed4325
   
Earned Runs1615
   
Home Runs Allowed84
   
Strikeouts5035
   
Walks1913
   
ERA2.703.97
   
WHIP1.161.12
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Taijuan Walker
SP - NYM
Taijuan Walker
Dane Dunning
SP - TEX
Dane Dunning
2021 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2422
   
Games Started2422
   
Innings Pitched125.9114.1
   
Wins86
   
Losses86
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed121107
   
Earned Runs6055
   
Home Runs Allowed1916
   
Strikeouts118109
   
Walks4341
   
ERA4.284.32
   
WHIP1.301.29
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Taijuan Walker
SP - NYM
Taijuan Walker
Dane Dunning
SP - TEX
Dane Dunning
News 
 Taijuan Walker walked six batters and allowed three runs (two earned), two hits, with seven strikeouts in three and two-thirds innings.
Lucas Babits-Feinerman
Wed, Apr 21st
The Rangers fell to the Orioles on Saturday, 6-1. Texas starter Dane Dunning had no impact on increasing the score as he did not allow a run. He also held Baltimore to five hits while striking out five batters.
Andersen Pickard
Sat, Apr 17th
 Taijuan Walker allowed three hits, three walks, and one earned run as the Mets beat the Phillies 4-3 in extra innings.
Lucas Babits-Feinerman
Wed, Apr 14th
Monday was a quiet day for Rangers starter Dane Dunning, who held the Rays scoreless but still lasted just four innings. He recorded two hits, two walks, and five strikeouts along the way.
Andersen Pickard
Mon, Apr 12th
 Taijuan Walker went six innings, allowing two earned runs and four hits while striking out four, walking two in his season debut on Thursday.
Lucas Babits-Feinerman
Fri, Apr 9th
Rangers starter Dane Dunning took the mound for the first time in 2021 and boasted plenty of success. When all was said and done, the 26-year-old allowed just one run on three hits, zero walks, and six strikeouts over five frames.
Andersen Pickard
Tue, Apr 6th
 Andy Martino of the SNY Network is reporting that the Mets have signed free agent RHP Taijuan Walker to a two-year, $20 million contract Friday.
Brad Camara
Fri, Feb 19th
Dane Dunning revealed that he had a COVID-19 diagnosis back in December, according to Rangers beat writer Evan Grant.
Jon Mathisen
Mon, Feb 15th
 Free Agent pitcher Taijuan Walker has been in contact with the New York Mets, according to Michael Mayer.
Jon Mathisen
Mon, Feb 15th
 
Notes 
  Dunning had an interesting seven-start run in 2020. He started out relying heavily on his outstanding slider and his fastball, which led to a strong swinging strike rate and plenty of punchouts in his first few starts. He then abandoned that approach to focus more on his changeup, which led to him missing fewer bats and being less successful. Now with the Rangers, Dunning should get a chance to compete for a rotation spot right out of the gate. He has the tools and skills necessary to be successful, and the draft capital necessary to acquire him should be minimal. He's worth a late-round pick in nearly all formats.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros