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Who Should I Draft?

Devin Williams or Jordan Romano (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Devin Williams
RP - MIL
Devin Williams
Jordan Romano
RP - TOR
Jordan Romano
Expert
Recommendation
63%
Recommended by
32 of 51 experts
37%
Recommended by
19 of 51 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 65# 77
Best Rank# 41# 29
Worst Rank# 118# 136
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 159# 192
Best Rank# 134# 168
Worst Rank# 221# 313
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts9167
Wins43
Saves417
ERA3.143.92
WHIP1.181.23
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 61# 111
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 46# 77
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 71# 79
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 70
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 59# 83
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 62# 136
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 62# 69
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 66
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 71# 77
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 46# 57
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 64
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 51# 95
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 69# 108
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 58# 64
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 51# 64
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 51# 82
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 64# 78
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 56# 102
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 46# 112
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 51# 80
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 80# 84
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 61# 75
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 59# 95
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 67# 87
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 53# 59
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 60# 98
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 72# 94
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 69# 107
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 41# 73
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 65# 90
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 54# 74
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 42# 51
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 53# 38
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 60# 57
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 63# 59
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 67# 62
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 72# 61
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 74# 58
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 75# 47
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 75# 62
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 86# 72
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 86# 48
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 90# 29
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 90# 69
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 91# 67
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 96# 51
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 105# 78
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 105# 65
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 107# 79
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 118# 34
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 101
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Devin Williams
RP - MIL
Devin Williams
Jordan Romano
RP - TOR
Jordan Romano
2020 Stats 
   
   
Games Played2215
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched27.015.3
   
Wins42
   
Losses11
   
Saves02
   
Blown Saves01
   
Holds95
   
Hits Allowed88
   
Earned Runs12
   
Home Runs Allowed12
   
Strikeouts5321
   
Walks95
   
ERA0.331.23
   
WHIP0.630.89
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Devin Williams
RP - MIL
Devin Williams
Jordan Romano
RP - TOR
Jordan Romano
2021 Projections 
   
   
Games Played5956
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched65.357.3
   
Wins43
   
Losses33
   
Saves417
   
Blown Saves18
   
Holds188
   
Hits Allowed4849
   
Earned Runs2325
   
Home Runs Allowed78
   
Strikeouts9167
   
Walks2921
   
ERA3.143.92
   
WHIP1.181.23
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Devin Williams
RP - MIL
Devin Williams
Jordan Romano
RP - TOR
Jordan Romano
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
Jordan Romano struck out three batters and recorded four outs for the save against the Twins on Sunday.
John Aubin
Mon, Sep 27th
 Devin Williams converted the save Wednesday against the Pirates, striking out two and walking one in one inning.
Connor Rooney
Wed, Aug 4th
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
 Devin Williams was reinstated from the IL on Tuesday.
Dan Harris
Tue, Jul 27th
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
 Brewers RP Devin Williams (elbow) will play catch on Tuesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Jul 20th
Jordan Romano tossed a perfect ninth inning to record a save on Wednesday in the win against the Rays.
John Aubin
Thu, Sep 16th
 Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Devin Williams (elbow) was placed on the 10-day injured list Saturday with right elbow discomfort.
Brad Camara
Sat, Jul 17th
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
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
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
 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