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Who Should I Draft?

Dustin May or Joakim Soria (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Dustin May
SP,RP - LAD
Dustin May
Joakim Soria
RP - TOR
Joakim Soria
Expert
Recommendation
78%
Recommended by
39 of 50 experts
22%
Recommended by
11 of 50 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 78# 108
Best Rank# 42# 71
Worst Rank# 147# 165
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 198# 247
Best Rank# 160# 213
Worst Rank# 223# 324
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts10566
Wins83
Saves018
ERA3.763.87
WHIP1.201.23
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertIL60FME
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 74
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 71
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 69# 74
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 90# 96
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 63# 114
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 72# 86
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 72# 102
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 75# 121
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 77# 97
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 56# 117
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 79# 92
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 87# 106
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 81# 83
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 81# 86
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 62
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 72# 111
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 64# 94
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 45# 99
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 109# 165
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 94# 111
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 63# 113
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 57# 142
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 101
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 65
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 42
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 91# 109
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 83
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 53# 91
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 82# 126
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 52# 126
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 75# 100
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 80# 108
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 76
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 71# 77
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 52# 93
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 101# 110
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 89# 105
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 85# 127
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 61
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 78# 75
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 87# 84
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 87# 79
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 88# 71
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 96# 78
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 98# 84
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 113# 106
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 120# 101
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 123# 95
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 147# 77
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 97
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Dustin May
SP,RP - LAD
Dustin May
Joakim Soria
RP - TOR
Joakim Soria
2020 Stats 
   
   
Games Played1222
   
Games Started100
   
Innings Pitched56.222.1
   
Wins32
   
Losses12
   
Saves02
   
Blown Saves01
   
Holds14
   
Hits Allowed4518
   
Earned Runs167
   
Home Runs Allowed91
   
Strikeouts4424
   
Walks1610
   
ERA2.572.82
   
WHIP1.091.25
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Dustin May
SP,RP - LAD
Dustin May
Joakim Soria
RP - TOR
Joakim Soria
2021 Projections 
   
   
Games Played3562
   
Games Started190
   
Innings Pitched114.861.0
   
Wins83
   
Losses53
   
Saves018
   
Blown Saves08
   
Holds17
   
Hits Allowed10755
   
Earned Runs4826
   
Home Runs Allowed158
   
Strikeouts10566
   
Walks3020
   
ERA3.763.87
   
WHIP1.201.23
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Dustin May
SP,RP - LAD
Dustin May
Joakim Soria
RP - TOR
Joakim Soria
News 
 Dodgers RHP Dustin May is scheduled to undergo Tommy John surgery, which will sideline him for the remainder of 2021.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, May 3rd
Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Joakim Soria (finger) was placed on the 10-day injured list Wednesday with right middle finger inflammation.
Brad Camara
Thu, Aug 5th
 Dustin May has "some UCL damage in his right elbow," according to an initial examination.
Dan Harris
Mon, May 3rd
The Blue Jays acquired RHP Joakim Soria from the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Jul 30th
 The Dodgers placed RHP Dustin May on the 10-day IL with a "right arm injury."
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, May 2nd
RHP Joakim Soria worked a scoreless ninth inning, picking up a strikeout, in the Diamondbacks' 6-4 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Wednesday.
Jon Mathisen
Wed, Jul 21st
 Dodgers pitcher Dustin May (arm) is scheduled to undergo an MRI on Monday.
Brad Camara
Sun, May 2nd
RHP Joakim Soria earned the save on Monday when he scattered a pair of hits with two strikeouts over one inning in the D-Backs' 4-2 win over the Pirates.
Jon Mathisen
Tue, Jul 20th
 Dodgers pitcher Dustin May left Saturday’s start against the Brewers with an apparent injury.
Brad Camara
Sat, May 1st
RHP Joakim Soria earned the save on Sunday when he came on in relief of starter Merrill Kelly in the ninth inning. He allowed one hit and struck out two over one inning in the D-Backs' 6-4 win over the Cubs.
Jon Mathisen
Mon, Jul 19th
Notes 
 May has been named the Dodgers' fifth starter by Dave Roberts, a surprising twist given the presence of David Price and Tony Gonsolin. Given the Dodgers' depth and their history, it's unlikely that he'll remain in the rotation from start to finish, but if you haven't drafted yet, move him significantly higher on your board.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
The Diamondbacks gave Soria a one-year, $3.5 million deal after his successful stint with the A's. Soria fixed his home run problem from 2019, which was an outlier for his career anyway, and his 2020 numbers looked much more in line with his typical output. Soria hasn't been named the closer, but given that he has totaled at least 16 saves in eight separate seasons, it's a strong bet that he'll begin the year in the ninth inning. The Diamondbacks aren't expected to be competitive, so if you do draft him, bank on him being traded to another team, and into another role, by mid-season.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
 May's horizontal movement is insane. It generates a lot of, what I like to call, "GIF love." The whiffle ball-esque movement of his pitches continuously send Twitter into a frenzy, which gives him the perception of a strikeout phenom. This simply isn't the case, however, as May's whiff rate ranked within the bottom 7th percentile of baseball last summer. For his career he has struck out 76 batters in 90 2/3 innings. That has come with a phenomenal 2.98 ERA, so it isn't as if May is ineffective. The lack of strikeouts simply lowers his margin for error. There's also a chance that the Dodgers could treat him with kid gloves yet again.
Brendan Tuma - FantasyPros