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Who Should I Draft?

Devin Williams or David Price (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Devin Williams
RP - MIL
Devin Williams
David Price
RP,SP - LAD
David Price
Expert
Recommendation
70%
Recommended by
35 of 50 experts
30%
Recommended by
15 of 50 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 65# 77
Best Rank# 41# 50
Worst Rank# 118# 286
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 159# 180
Best Rank# 134# 165
Worst Rank# 221# 240
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts91118
Wins48
Saves40
ERA3.143.87
WHIP1.181.20
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 61# 66
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 105# 109
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 75# 79
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 86# 126
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 46# 61
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 90# 109
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 70# 82
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 59# 104
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 74# 102
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 62# 136
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 71# 83
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 46# 76
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 63# 286
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 67# 109
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 51# 82
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 58# 81
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 51# 89
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 51# 85
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 90
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 46# 59
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 51# 68
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 80# 89
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 61# 72
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 59# 115
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 67# 80
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 53# 76
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 72# 83
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 72# 98
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 69# 72
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 41# 88
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 65# 66
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 53# 94
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 54# 70
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 60# 64
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 42# 85
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 60# 57
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 62# 58
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 64# 63
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 64# 61
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 66# 54
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 69# 63
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 71# 62
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 75# 74
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 86# 65
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 91# 50
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 96# 94
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 105# 80
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 107# 54
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 118# 56
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 73
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Devin Williams
RP - MIL
Devin Williams
David Price
RP,SP - LAD
David Price
2020 Stats 
   
   
Games Played22
   
Games Started0
   
Innings Pitched27.0
   
Wins4
   
Losses1
   
Saves0
   
Blown Saves0
   
Holds9
   
Hits Allowed8
   
Earned Runs1
   
Home Runs Allowed1
   
Strikeouts53
   
Walks9
   
ERA0.33
   
WHIP0.63
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Devin Williams
RP - MIL
Devin Williams
David Price
RP,SP - LAD
David Price
2021 Projections 
   
   
Games Played5935
   
Games Started017
   
Innings Pitched65.3112.0
   
Wins48
   
Losses35
   
Saves40
   
Blown Saves10
   
Holds182
   
Hits Allowed48101
   
Earned Runs2348
   
Home Runs Allowed716
   
Strikeouts91118
   
Walks2933
   
ERA3.143.87
   
WHIP1.181.20
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Devin Williams
RP - MIL
Devin Williams
David Price
RP,SP - LAD
David Price
News 
 Brewers manager Craig Counsell says the team is backing away from using Devin Williams in high-leverage situations for the time being.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Apr 13th
LHP David Price earned the save on Thursday when he worked a scoreless ninth inning, allowing two hits and striking out two in a 7-5 win over the Rockies.
Jon Mathisen
Fri, Apr 16th
 Devin Williams allowed one run on a hit and a walk and struck out two in one inning in Wednesday's win over the Cubs. He was charged with the blown save.
Connor Rooney
Wed, Apr 7th
David Price allowed two runs on five hits with two strikeouts over 1 2/3 innings of relief in his Dodgers debut during an 11-6 win over the Rockies on Friday.
Jon Mathisen
Sat, Apr 3rd
 Brewers RP Devin Williams (shoulder) will make his Cactus League debut on Saturday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Mar 18th
Los Angeles Dodgers LHP David Price will start the season in the bullpen, according to manager Dave Roberts.
Jon Mathisen
Mon, Mar 29th
 Devin Williams (shoulder) pitched his first live BP in Brewers camp on Saturday. Williams threw 25 pitches in the outing.
Matt Flipi
Sat, Mar 13th
Dodgers LHP David Price (illness) was scratched from Sunday’s start, but hopes to throw a simulated game Monday.
Brad Camara
Sun, Mar 28th
 Brewers manager Craig Counsell says RHP Devin Williams won't appear in a Cactus League game before March 17th.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Mar 3rd
David Price allowed no runs on no hits with one strikeout over one inning of relief in Monday's Cactus League game vs. the White Sox.
Jon Mathisen
Mon, Mar 8th
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
Price was traded to the Dodgers along with Mookie Betts, but hasn't yet made a start with the team after opting out of the 2020 season. He'll be back for 2021, but his role isn't yet solidified according to reports, especially considering the extreme depth of the Dodgers' rotation. When healthy, even at his advanced age, Price is still a quality major league starter, with above-average strikeout and walk rates. The issue for Price is really health, as he's averaged only about 120 innings per season over his previous three years. His average draft position reflects the risk, and assuming he does end up in the rotation, he offers as much upside as anyone going in his range. There's still juice left for Price when he's healthy, so monitor reports out of the spring.
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