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Who Should I Draft?

Daniel Bard or Ryan Yarbrough (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Ryan Yarbrough
SP,RP - TB
Ryan Yarbrough
Daniel Bard
RP - COL
Daniel Bard
Expert
Recommendation
81%
Recommended by
39 of 48 experts
19%
Recommended by
9 of 48 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 95# 118
Best Rank# 49# 65
Worst Rank# 298# 297
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 259# 255
Best Rank# 247# 232
Worst Rank# 296# 308
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts12662
Wins93
Saves020
ERA4.224.40
WHIP1.211.38
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 100# 113
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 99
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 66# 111
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 69# 91
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 71# 99
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 81# 120
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 69# 74
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 74
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 113
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 73# 114
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 90# 141
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 96# 123
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 101
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 90# 102
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 96
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 79# 106
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 75# 297
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 81
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 100# 105
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 78# 121
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 95
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 103# 117
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 70# 137
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 60# 145
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 71# 93
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 104
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 95# 118
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 88# 111
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 92# 134
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 79# 180
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 96# 129
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 92# 116
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 51# 122
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 94
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 99# 109
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 95
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 79# 128
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 63# 118
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 49
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 298# 65
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 83
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 112# 91
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 99# 95
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 110# 95
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 115# 96
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 113# 99
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 110
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 148# 119
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Ryan Yarbrough
SP,RP - TB
Ryan Yarbrough
Daniel Bard
RP - COL
Daniel Bard
2020 Stats 
   
   
Games Played1123
   
Games Started90
   
Innings Pitched56.225.1
   
Wins14
   
Losses42
   
Saves06
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds02
   
Hits Allowed5422
   
Earned Runs2210
   
Home Runs Allowed52
   
Strikeouts4427
   
Walks1210
   
ERA3.563.65
   
WHIP1.191.30
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Ryan Yarbrough
SP,RP - TB
Ryan Yarbrough
Daniel Bard
RP - COL
Daniel Bard
2021 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2955
   
Games Started260
   
Innings Pitched149.358.4
   
Wins93
   
Losses93
   
Saves020
   
Blown Saves04
   
Holds03
   
Hits Allowed14755
   
Earned Runs7029
   
Home Runs Allowed238
   
Strikeouts12662
   
Walks3426
   
ERA4.224.40
   
WHIP1.211.38
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Ryan Yarbrough
SP,RP - TB
Ryan Yarbrough
Daniel Bard
RP - COL
Daniel Bard
News 
 Ryan Yarbrough allowed two hits over six scoreless innings Friday, striking out four and earning a win over the Marlins.
John Aubin
Sat, Sep 25th
Rockies reliever Daniel Bard allowed three runs during the ninth inning of Sunday's game against the Giants. He retired just two batters in the effort. His final line included one hit, two walks, two strikeouts, and the loss. Colorado ultimately fell to San Francisco by a score of 6-2.
Andersen Pickard
Sun, Sep 26th
 Ryan Yarbrough allowed four runs on five hits with no walk and four strikeouts over six innings on Saturday to take the loss as the Rays fell to the Tigers by a 4-3 score.
John Aubin
Sun, Sep 19th
Rockies reliever Daniel Bard was summoned from the bullpen to pitch the eighth inning of a 2-2 game against the Dodgers on Saturday. He ultimately allowed three runs on two hits and two walks, all while failing to retire a batter. He was hit with the loss as Colorado ultimately fell to Los Angeles by a score of 5-2.
Andersen Pickard
Sun, Aug 29th
 Ryan Yarbrough gave up seven runs on 10 hits with one walk and one strikeout in 2 1/3 innings against the Jays on Monday.
John Aubin
Tue, Sep 14th
Rockies closer Daniel Bard allowed a walk-off two-run homer in the bottom of the ninth inning against the Cubs on Monday evening. His final line included two hits, two runs, and one strikeout over 0.1 innings of work. The veteran reliever was hit with the loss as Colorado ultimately fell to Chicago by a score of 6-4.
Andersen Pickard
Tue, Aug 24th
 Ryan Yarbrough allowed seven runs on eight hits and two walks over two innings in Monday's win over Boston. He struck out one batter and did not factor in the decision.
John Aubin
Tue, Sep 7th
Rockies closer Daniel Bard was called upon to pitch the ninth inning of a 2-2 game against the Diamondbacks on Saturday evening. He preserved the tie, allowing zero runs and one hit while striking out one batter. The right-hander was credited with the win following Elias Diaz's walk-off homer in the bottom of the frame. Colorado ultimately defeated Arizona by a score of 5-2.
Andersen Pickard
Sun, Aug 22nd
 Ryan Yarbrough allowed two runs on five hits with three strikeouts over six innings to get the win on Tuesday in the Rays' 8-5 victory.
John Aubin
Wed, Sep 1st
Rockies closer Daniel Bard allowed one hit while tossing a scoreless ninth inning against the Padres on Wednesday. He struck out one batter and earned the save as Colorado ultimately defeated San Diego by a score of 7-5.
Andersen Pickard
Wed, Aug 18th
Notes 
 Yarbrough doesn't get a ton of respect in the fantasy community because he doesn't strike out a ton of batters, but he's quietly put together an excellent career. He's practically a wizard at limiting hard contact (he has allowed an average exit velocity of 84.8 MPH and an average hard hit rate of 26.3%, both remarkably low numbers), and he rarely issues free passes or home runs. In other words, it's really difficult to string together big innings against Yarbrough, especially as he's continued to use his excellent changeup more and more. The Rays will probably let him go a little more this year with their rotation, but even if they keep his usage the same, he'll be an excellent addition to the back end of a fantasy staff.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Bard comes into 2021 as the Rockies' presumptive closer, after he came out of a two-year retirement to pitch in the majors for the first time since 2013. Bard's control problems, which derailed his career, were largely solved, and his 3.65 ERA and 1.30 WHIP were more than passable for a Colorado closer. Mychal Givens remains, and Scott Oberg will try to pitch effectively after undergoing thoracic outlet surgery, but if Bard can maintain his control, he'll likely earn and hold the closer's job.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros