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Who Should I Draft?

Edwin Diaz or Hyun-Jin Ryu (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Edwin Diaz
RP - NYM
Edwin Diaz
Hyun-Jin Ryu
SP - TOR
Hyun-Jin Ryu
Expert
Recommendation
79%
Recommended by
31 of 39 experts
21%
Recommended by
8 of 39 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 35# 43
Best Rank# 20# 11
Worst Rank# 73# 74
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 111# 126
Best Rank# 104# 109
Worst Rank# 132# 136
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts95148
Wins310
Saves260
ERA3.243.76
WHIP1.081.20
   
Misc 
   
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Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 28# 36
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 41# 49
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 24# 67
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 41# 48
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 20# 29
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 29# 34
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 27# 52
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 25# 43
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 42# 48
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 41# 44
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 37# 49
   
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# 36# 49
   
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Expand The Boxscore
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Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
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Pitcher List
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Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 45# 55
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
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Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
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Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 40# 49
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 42# 54
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 22# 48
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 40# 58
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 42# 49
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 35# 39
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 33# 38
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 36# 47
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 39# 42
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
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Nate Miller
FantasyPros
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Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 42# 55
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 43# 34
   
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Fantasy Six Pack
# 43# 29
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 43# 39
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 47# 43
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 47# 35
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 47# 42
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 56# 33
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 73# 11
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Edwin Diaz
RP - NYM
Edwin Diaz
Hyun-Jin Ryu
SP - TOR
Hyun-Jin Ryu
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played6629
   
Games Started029
   
Innings Pitched58.1183.3
   
Wins214
   
Losses75
   
Saves260
   
Blown Saves70
   
Holds10
   
Hits Allowed58161
   
Earned Runs3649
   
Home Runs Allowed1517
   
Strikeouts99163
   
Walks2224
   
ERA5.592.41
   
WHIP1.381.01
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Edwin Diaz
RP - NYM
Edwin Diaz
Hyun-Jin Ryu
SP - TOR
Hyun-Jin Ryu
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played6127
   
Games Started027
   
Innings Pitched61.3161.3
   
Wins310
   
Losses38
   
Saves260
   
Blown Saves30
   
Holds30
   
Hits Allowed46157
   
Earned Runs2267
   
Home Runs Allowed822
   
Strikeouts95148
   
Walks2136
   
ERA3.243.76
   
WHIP1.081.20
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Edwin Diaz
RP - NYM
Edwin Diaz
Hyun-Jin Ryu
SP - TOR
Hyun-Jin Ryu
News 
 Mets reliever Edwin Diaz did not a allow a baserunner or strike out a batter over the course of a scoreless inning in Wednesday's win over the St. Louis Cardinals.
Mike Maher
Thu, Mar 12th
Hyun-Jin Ryu tossed 4 1/3 shutout innings and struck out four Monday as the Blue Jays beat the Rays 8-3.
John Aubin
Tue, Mar 10th
  Hyun-Jin Ryu allowed one run and three hits over two innings during Thursday afternoon's game against the Twins. He also struck out a pair.
Andy Zimmerman
Thu, Feb 27th
Notes 
 Diaz's season was an unmitigated disaster. While his strikeout rate remained strong, his ERA ballooned to 5.59, his home run rate rose to comical levels, and his control waned. By the end of the season, he had ceded save opportunities to Seth Lugo and was relegated to mopup duty. Diaz's slider went from being unhittable in 2018 (.129 BAA) to getting crushed in 2019 (.297 BAA). He'll enter 2020 as the closer for the Mets, and reliever volatility is well-known, so don't be surprised to see Diaz rebound big-time in 2020. But just don't go into your season banking on it.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
When healthy, Ryu has quietly been one of the best pitchers in baseball since his 2013 debut. But his preposterous year last season was surprising even for him. Ryu had the lowest BABIP-allowed on groundballs (just .162) of any pitcher in baseball in 2019, which led to just a 1.01 WHIP. Now in Toronto, that number is sure to rise precipitously and obviously have a negative impact on Ryu's 2020 numbers. That impact has been baked into Ryu's ADP at this point, so you won't have to buy him at his 2019 numbers. Just be prepared for regression.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
 Diaz is clearly an exceptional talent as demonstrated by his insane 2018 campaign, but we are talking about a 10th round pick who didn't even manage to finish among the top 50 relievers last season. Sure, the 5.59 ERA and 1.38 WHIP are likely to come down but will it happen long enough to hold onto the closer job all year?
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
 
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