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Who Should I Draft?

Elieser Hernandez or Daniel Bard (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Elieser Hernandez
SP,RP - MIA
Elieser Hernandez
Daniel Bard
RP - COL
Daniel Bard
Expert
Recommendation
82%
Recommended by
41 of 50 experts
18%
Recommended by
9 of 50 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 88# 118
Best Rank# 50# 65
Worst Rank# 197# 297
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 258# 255
Best Rank# 215# 232
Worst Rank# 282# 308
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts13762
Wins73
Saves020
ERA4.294.40
WHIP1.221.38
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 86
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 61# 113
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 70
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 73# 91
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 85# 99
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 74# 120
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 67# 74
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 77
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 82
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 85# 114
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 93# 141
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 117
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 70# 123
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 96
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 78# 102
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 104
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 82# 106
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 76# 297
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 75# 105
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 72# 121
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 72
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 70# 117
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 75# 137
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 69# 145
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 68# 83
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 119
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 86
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 86# 118
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 79# 134
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 80# 180
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 106# 129
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 90# 116
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 112# 122
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 79
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 93# 95
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 83# 99
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 94# 109
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 86
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 97# 128
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 50# 118
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 75
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 96# 95
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 101# 96
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 111# 93
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 121# 91
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 139# 119
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 147# 111
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 197# 65
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 110
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 111
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Elieser Hernandez
SP,RP - MIA
Elieser Hernandez
Daniel Bard
RP - COL
Daniel Bard
2020 Stats 
   
   
Games Played623
   
Games Started60
   
Innings Pitched26.225.1
   
Wins14
   
Losses02
   
Saves06
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds02
   
Hits Allowed2122
   
Earned Runs910
   
Home Runs Allowed52
   
Strikeouts3427
   
Walks510
   
ERA3.163.65
   
WHIP1.011.30
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Elieser Hernandez
SP,RP - MIA
Elieser Hernandez
Daniel Bard
RP - COL
Daniel Bard
2021 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2755
   
Games Started250
   
Innings Pitched127.358.4
   
Wins73
   
Losses73
   
Saves020
   
Blown Saves04
   
Holds03
   
Hits Allowed11655
   
Earned Runs6129
   
Home Runs Allowed238
   
Strikeouts13762
   
Walks3926
   
ERA4.294.40
   
WHIP1.221.38
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Elieser Hernandez
SP,RP - MIA
Elieser Hernandez
Daniel Bard
RP - COL
Daniel Bard
News 
 Marlins starter Elieser Hernandez allowed two unearned runs on four hits and five walks while striking out three over 5 2/3 innings in Friday's loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Sat, Sep 18th
Rockies reliever Daniel Bard was summoned from the bullpen to pitch the eighth inning of a 2-2 game against the Dodgers on Saturday. He ultimately allowed three runs on two hits and two walks, all while failing to retire a batter. He was hit with the loss as Colorado ultimately fell to Los Angeles by a score of 5-2.
Andersen Pickard
Sun, Aug 29th
 Marlins pitcher Elieser Hernandez allowed three earned runs on three hits and one walk while striking out six in a no-decision against the Phillies on Sunday.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Mon, Sep 6th
Rockies closer Daniel Bard allowed a walk-off two-run homer in the bottom of the ninth inning against the Cubs on Monday evening. His final line included two hits, two runs, and one strikeout over 0.1 innings of work. The veteran reliever was hit with the loss as Colorado ultimately fell to Chicago by a score of 6-4.
Andersen Pickard
Tue, Aug 24th
 Marlins starter Elieser Hernandez allowed one earned run on six hits and one walk while striking out four over five innings in Thursday's win over the Nationals.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Fri, Aug 27th
Rockies closer Daniel Bard was called upon to pitch the ninth inning of a 2-2 game against the Diamondbacks on Saturday evening. He preserved the tie, allowing zero runs and one hit while striking out one batter. The right-hander was credited with the win following Elias Diaz's walk-off homer in the bottom of the frame. Colorado ultimately defeated Arizona by a score of 5-2.
Andersen Pickard
Sun, Aug 22nd
 Marlins pitcher Elieser Hernandez allowed one earned run on four hits and one walk while striking out four over 5 1/3 innings in a no-decision against the Cubs on Sunday.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Mon, Aug 16th
Rockies closer Daniel Bard allowed one hit while tossing a scoreless ninth inning against the Padres on Wednesday. He struck out one batter and earned the save as Colorado ultimately defeated San Diego by a score of 7-5.
Andersen Pickard
Wed, Aug 18th
 The Marlins activated RHP Elieser Hernandez (quad) from the 60-day injured list.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Aug 15th
Rockies closer Daniel Bard earned the win against the Padres on Monday but only after he first blew a three-run save. The 36-year-old finished the game with three runs, three hits, and one strikeout to his name. He was able to secure the win thanks to a walk-off homer from C.J. Cron in the bottom of the ninth. Colorado ultimately defeated San Diego by a score of 6-5.
Andersen Pickard
Tue, Aug 17th
Notes 
 Hernandez was excellent in his six starts last season, tallying a 3.16 ERA, a 1.01 WHIP, and a 32.1% strikeout rate. But he allowed a lot of hard contact along the way, including a 91.8 MPH average exit velocity (bottom three percent in the league). He worked on his changeup this offseason in an effort to add a reliable third pitch (he threw his fastball and slider 94% of the time last year), and it has gotten rave reviews in camp. He's fourth in the pecking order of the Marlins starters, but if his changeup can be an effective pitch, he might be the one to provide the most value given his extremely modest ADP.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Bard comes into 2021 as the Rockies' presumptive closer, after he came out of a two-year retirement to pitch in the majors for the first time since 2013. Bard's control problems, which derailed his career, were largely solved, and his 3.65 ERA and 1.30 WHIP were more than passable for a Colorado closer. Mychal Givens remains, and Scott Oberg will try to pitch effectively after undergoing thoracic outlet surgery, but if Bard can maintain his control, he'll likely earn and hold the closer's job.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros