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Who Should I Draft?

Devin Williams or Rafael Montero (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Devin Williams
RP - MIL
Devin Williams
Rafael Montero
RP - HOU
Rafael Montero
Expert
Recommendation
65%
Recommended by
33 of 51 experts
35%
Recommended by
18 of 51 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 65# 70
Best Rank# 41# 41
Worst Rank# 118# 160
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 159# 169
Best Rank# 134# 158
Worst Rank# 221# 215
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts9167
Wins43
Saves421
ERA3.143.92
WHIP1.181.21
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-IL10
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 61# 75
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 75# 87
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 86# 89
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 46# 51
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 70# 90
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 59# 87
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 62# 81
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 66# 106
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 64# 77
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 67# 99
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 51# 60
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 69# 71
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 91# 160
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 58# 73
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 51# 61
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 51# 64
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 64# 99
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 56# 78
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 46# 83
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 51# 72
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 61# 67
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 59# 109
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 67# 79
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 53# 69
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 60# 71
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 72# 84
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 72# 82
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 69# 86
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 41# 97
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 65# 70
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 54# 62
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 60# 73
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 42# 78
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 46# 41
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 53# 48
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 62# 58
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 63# 53
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 71# 69
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 71# 67
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 74# 60
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 75# 55
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 80# 69
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 86# 78
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 90# 76
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 90# 65
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 96# 59
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 105# 81
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 105# 85
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 107# 56
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 118# 68
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 91
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Devin Williams
RP - MIL
Devin Williams
Rafael Montero
RP - HOU
Rafael Montero
2020 Stats 
   
   
Games Played2217
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched27.018.3
   
Wins40
   
Losses11
   
Saves08
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds90
   
Hits Allowed812
   
Earned Runs18
   
Home Runs Allowed12
   
Strikeouts5319
   
Walks96
   
ERA0.334.08
   
WHIP0.631.02
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Devin Williams
RP - MIL
Devin Williams
Rafael Montero
RP - HOU
Rafael Montero
2021 Projections 
   
   
Games Played5960
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched65.360.0
   
Wins43
   
Losses33
   
Saves421
   
Blown Saves15
   
Holds184
   
Hits Allowed4852
   
Earned Runs2326
   
Home Runs Allowed79
   
Strikeouts9167
   
Walks2920
   
ERA3.143.92
   
WHIP1.181.21
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Devin Williams
RP - MIL
Devin Williams
Rafael Montero
RP - HOU
Rafael Montero
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
Astros reliever Rafael Montero allowed one go-ahead run in the 10th inning of Friday's game against the Twins. He also struck out one opposing batter. Montero was hit with the loss as Houston ultimately fell to Minnesota by a score of 5-4.
Andersen Pickard
Sat, Aug 7th
 Devin Williams converted the save Wednesday against the Pirates, striking out two and walking one in one inning.
Connor Rooney
Wed, Aug 4th
Rafael Montero was designated for assignment by the Mariners on Friday
Ari Koslow
Sat, Jul 24th
 Devin Williams was reinstated from the IL on Tuesday.
Dan Harris
Tue, Jul 27th
Rafael Montero blew a save opportunity Saturday against Cleveland, allowing three runs on two hits over one inning two walks.
Ari Koslow
Sun, Jun 13th
 Brewers RP Devin Williams (elbow) will play catch on Tuesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Jul 20th
Rafael Montero earned the hold Sunday against the Angels, allowing one run on two hits over one inning with one walk.
Ari Koslow
Mon, Jun 7th
 Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Devin Williams (elbow) was placed on the 10-day injured list Saturday with right elbow discomfort.
Brad Camara
Sat, Jul 17th
Rafael Montero earned his seventh save of the season Saturday against Texas, allowing one run on two hits over one inning with one strikeout.
Ari Koslow
Sun, May 30th
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
Montero wound up closing for the Rangers and totaling eight saves in 2020, but it wasn't a particularly special season. His hard-hit rate and walk-rate increased from his strong 2019 season, and he totaled a 4.08 ERA. Now with Seattle, Montero's best asset may be his lack of competition for the closer's role, as Seattle has struggled for several seasons to find a reliable ninth-inning option. Draft Montero as a mid-tier closer, who you're taking more for his job security than his spectacular numbers.
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