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Who Should I Draft?

Devin Williams or Alex Colome (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Devin Williams
RP - MIL
Devin Williams
Alex Colome
RP - MIN
Alex Colome
Expert
Recommendation
76%
Recommended by
39 of 51 experts
24%
Recommended by
12 of 51 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 65# 74
Best Rank# 41# 43
Worst Rank# 118# 146
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 159# 160
Best Rank# 134# 133
Worst Rank# 221# 176
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts9155
Wins43
Saves419
ERA3.143.88
WHIP1.181.23
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 61# 64
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 75# 81
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 86# 107
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 46# 55
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 71# 75
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 70# 89
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 59# 80
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 62# 88
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 62# 79
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 66# 93
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 71# 82
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 86# 108
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 46# 62
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 64# 86
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 63# 65
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 67# 102
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 51# 85
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 69# 76
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 58# 86
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 51# 87
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 51# 146
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 64# 94
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 56# 64
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 46# 62
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 51# 71
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 61# 84
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 59# 144
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 67# 88
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 53# 72
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 60# 78
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 72# 120
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 72# 78
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 96# 104
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 69# 73
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 41# 64
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 65# 77
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 54# 66
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 60# 89
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 42
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 53# 43
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 74# 65
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 75# 58
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 80# 74
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 90# 87
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 90# 58
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 91# 69
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 105# 64
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 105# 81
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 107# 85
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 118# 67
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 69
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Devin Williams
RP - MIL
Devin Williams
Alex Colome
RP - MIN
Alex Colome
2020 Stats 
   
   
Games Played2221
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched27.022.1
   
Wins42
   
Losses10
   
Saves012
   
Blown Saves01
   
Holds90
   
Hits Allowed813
   
Earned Runs12
   
Home Runs Allowed10
   
Strikeouts5316
   
Walks98
   
ERA0.330.81
   
WHIP0.630.94
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Devin Williams
RP - MIL
Devin Williams
Alex Colome
RP - MIN
Alex Colome
2021 Projections 
   
   
Games Played5962
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched65.361.9
   
Wins43
   
Losses33
   
Saves419
   
Blown Saves14
   
Holds186
   
Hits Allowed4855
   
Earned Runs2327
   
Home Runs Allowed77
   
Strikeouts9155
   
Walks2921
   
ERA3.143.88
   
WHIP1.181.23
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Devin Williams
RP - MIL
Devin Williams
Alex Colome
RP - MIN
Alex Colome
News 
 Devin Williams converted the save Tuesday against the Cubs, allowing three hits and striking out two in one inning.
Connor Rooney
Tue, Aug 10th
Minnesota Twins closer Alex Colome allowed two runs in the ninth inning in a 5-4 win over the Cubs. He struck out two and walked one.
Matthew Terelle
Thu, Sep 23rd
 Devin Williams converted the save Wednesday against the Pirates, striking out two and walking one in one inning.
Connor Rooney
Wed, Aug 4th
Minnesota Twins closer Alex Colome threw a scoreless seventh inning to save a 6-3 win over Cleveland in the second game of a Tuesday doubleheader. Colome allowed one hit and struck out one.
Matthew Terelle
Wed, Sep 15th
 Devin Williams was reinstated from the IL on Tuesday.
Dan Harris
Tue, Jul 27th
Minnesota Twins closer Alex Colome allowed one run over 1 1/3 innings in a 6-5 loss to the Yankees on Monday. He struck out four and allowed one hit, a homer, in the frame.
Matthew Terelle
Mon, Sep 13th
 Brewers RP Devin Williams (elbow) will play catch on Tuesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Jul 20th
Minnesota Twins right-hander Alex Colome threw a scoreless ninth inning to pick up a save in a 3-0 win over Cleveland on Tuesday. Colome struck out one and allowed one hit.
Matthew Terelle
Wed, Sep 8th
 Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Devin Williams (elbow) was placed on the 10-day injured list Saturday with right elbow discomfort.
Brad Camara
Sat, Jul 17th
Minnesota Twins closer Alex Colome threw a scoreless ninth inning to preserve a 5-2 win over Cleveland on Monday. Colome struck out one.
Matthew Terelle
Mon, Sep 6th
Notes 
 You have to hand it to the Brewers - they produce relievers who put up historically great seasons. Williams wasn't just good in 2020 - he was truly beyond belief. A 0.33 ERA. One run and eight hits allowed in 27 innings. A 44% K-BB%. Williams has battled injuries for much of his career, but given what he did last year, he should be drafted among the elite fantasy relievers in the game. Even if he never gets a save chance with Josh Hader in front of him, his ratios make him more than worth it.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Colome has been a quality major league reliever for year, but last year, managed to drop his ERA down to a silly 0.81 and his WHIP below 1.00 for the first time in his career. His success was largely on the back of increased movement on his cutter (which induced a ton of weak contact, but which was also less of a strikeout pitch, leading to a drop in strikeouts), as well as Yasmani Grandal's pitch-framing skills. He'll now move to Minnesota where he'll likely form some sort of committee with Taylor Rogers. He's worth drafting, but only very late, and with the expectation that he won't pile on a ton of saves.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
 In the shortened 2020 season, Williams became the first reliever to ever win Rookie of the Year without earning a single save. This was a credit to his four wins, nine holds, 0.33 ERA, and 53 strikeouts in 27 innings pitched. Williams is once again unlikely to earn many saves in 2021, but his ratios are so elite that he's worth rostering in any and all fantasy leagues. To put in perspective how dominant Williams' changeup is - the spin rate on his changeup led the No. 2 finisher by more than 400 RPM, which was a bigger gap than No. 2 to No. 69. Should anything happen to Josh Hader, Williams would arguably become my top ranked closer in fantasy baseball.
Brendan Tuma - FantasyPros
 
 Devin Williams was incredible in 2020 and ended up taking home the NL Rookie Year of the Year award. He owned a 0.33 ERA, 0.63 WHIP and a 53:9 K:BB across 27 innings last season. Williams will be one of the more popular relievers off the board for upcoming fantasy drafts, especially in league formats which use the category solds (save and holds). The Brewers reportedly were looking to move on from current closer Josh Hader. Williams would have the closer job all to himself and can be considered a top-5 reliever if Hader is dealt.
Brad Camara - FantasyPros