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Who Should I Draft?

Framber Valdez or Emmanuel Clase (2022)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Emmanuel Clase
RP - CLE
Emmanuel Clase
Framber Valdez
SP - HOU
Framber Valdez
Expert
Recommendation
93%
Recommended by
40 of 43 experts
7%
Recommended by
3 of 43 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 27# 45
Best Rank# 13# 34
Worst Rank# 56# 71
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 80# 121
Best Rank# 60# 112
Worst Rank# 92# 136
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts69156
Wins412
Saves290
ERA2.983.83
WHIP1.121.33
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 42# 48
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 31# 34
   
Pat Fitzmaurice
FantasyPros
# 39# 42
   
Scott Engel
The Game Day
# 29# 57
   
Jody Smith
FullTime Fantasy
# 29# 46
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 21# 51
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 27# 44
   
Greg Smith
Superflex.Guide
# 26# 43
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 29# 44
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 37# 46
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 27# 44
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 31# 43
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 40# 44
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 28# 44
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 30# 44
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 28# 47
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 32# 47
   
Christopher Welsh
FantasyPros
# 16# 54
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 35# 61
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 35# 36
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 35# 44
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 27# 52
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 36# 71
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 20# 56
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 30# 53
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 25# 46
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 25# 52
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 13# 54
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 33# 38
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 28# 44
   
Nate Miller
Fantasy Six Pack
# 30# 45
   
Brad Camara
RotoBaller
# 34# 35
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 22# 60
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 17# 55
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 38# 47
   
Scott Youngson
Pitcher List
# 24# 40
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 32# 48
   
Scott Bogman
FantasyPros
# 17# 57
   
Travis Argo
Fantasy Six Pack
# 30# 42
   
Fred Zinkie
Yahoo! Sports
# 16# 42
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 43# 36
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 49# 37
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 56# 40
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Emmanuel Clase
RP - CLE
Emmanuel Clase
Framber Valdez
SP - HOU
Framber Valdez
2021 Stats 
   
   
Games Played7122
   
Games Started022
   
Innings Pitched70.1135.3
   
Wins411
   
Losses56
   
Saves240
   
Blown Saves50
   
Holds60
   
Hits Allowed51110
   
Earned Runs1047
   
Home Runs Allowed212
   
Strikeouts74125
   
Walks1658
   
ERA1.293.14
   
WHIP0.961.25
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Emmanuel Clase
RP - CLE
Emmanuel Clase
Framber Valdez
SP - HOU
Framber Valdez
2022 Projections 
   
   
Games Played6728
   
Games Started028
   
Innings Pitched65.3165.9
   
Wins412
   
Losses38
   
Saves290
   
Blown Saves70
   
Holds30
   
Hits Allowed55154
   
Earned Runs2271
   
Home Runs Allowed517
   
Strikeouts69156
   
Walks1867
   
ERA2.983.83
   
WHIP1.121.33
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Emmanuel Clase
RP - CLE
Emmanuel Clase
Framber Valdez
SP - HOU
Framber Valdez
News 
 Cleveland Guardians closer Emmanuel Clase allowed one unearned run in one inning of work in a 3-2 win over the Twins on Saturday.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, May 14th
Astros starter Framber Valdez was on his game Friday at Washington. He pitched 7 2/3 innings, allowing just one run on seven hits and two walks, while striking out six.
Kendall Capps
Sat, May 14th
 Cleveland Guardians right-hander Emmanuel Clase picked up the win in a 12-9 victory over the White Sox in 11 innings on Monday. Clase allowed one unearned run in his lone inning of work. He walked one and allowed one hit.
Matthew Terelle
Tue, May 10th
Houston Astros Pitcher Framber Valdez pitched 6.0 innings, striking out five batters, allowing four hits and one run during a 6-2 loss to the Rangers.
Kyle Williams - Dog Day Sports
Tue, Apr 26th
 Cleveland Guardians closer Emmanuel Clase threw a scoreless ninth inning to nail down a 4-3 win over the Blue Jays on Sunday. He struck out one in the frame.
Matthew Terelle
Sun, May 8th
Framber Valdez struggled in Tuesday's 7-2 loss to the Angels, surrendering six runs on eight hits and four walks while striking out three over 4 1/3 innings.
Nate Miller
Wed, Apr 20th
 Cleveland Guardians right-hander Emmanuel Clase threw a scoreless ninth inning in an 8-2 win over the Blue Jays in Game 2 of a Saturday doubleheader.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, May 7th
Astros starting pitcher Framber Valdez lasted just three innings Wednesday, walking five batters while also striking out three and allowing one run on two hits in the Astros' 3-2 loss to the Diamondbacks.
Chris Schommer
Wed, Apr 13th
 Cleveland Guardians closer Emmanuel Clase threw a scoreless ninth inning in a 6-5 win over the Blue Jays on Thursday. Clase struck out two in the frame.
Matthew Terelle
Thu, May 5th
Framber Valdez was solid on the mound for the Astros Thursday night, striking out six while also walking one and allowing two hits in 6.2 innings pitched, picking up the victory, 3-1 over the Angels.
Chris Schommer
Fri, Apr 8th
Notes 
 Most fantasy managers expected James Karinchak to be Cleveland's closer last year, but Clase simply could not be denied. His miniscule 1.29 ERA and 0.96 WHIP were largely earned, and he ranked in the top one percent of the league in barrel rate, xERA, wOBA, and xWOBA. His cutter/slider combination is one of the best in the league, and he routinely sits at over 100 miles per hour with good command. With his raw stufdf being as good as it is, there's little reason to doubt that Clase can repeat his 2021 performance. Draft him as one of the first relievers off the board.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Valdez fractured his ring finger just before the start of the season and although there were rumors he could miss the entire season, he wound up making 22 starts and throwing 134 2/3 innings. He lost some of the gains he had made with his control, but he induced ground balls at a 70.3% clip, an absurd rate. Valdez has one great pitch - his curveball - and his value is highly dependent on the quality of his defense. So the chances of him taking a great leap are minimal. But what he provides is plenty good enough to be a mid-tier starter for your fantasy team.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros