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Who Should I Draft?

Framber Valdez or Ryan Pressly (2022)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Ryan Pressly
RP - HOU
Ryan Pressly
Framber Valdez
SP - HOU
Framber Valdez
Expert
Recommendation
86%
Recommended by
37 of 43 experts
14%
Recommended by
6 of 43 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 33# 45
Best Rank# 20# 34
Worst Rank# 70# 71
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 76# 121
Best Rank# 66# 112
Worst Rank# 101# 136
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts79156
Wins412
Saves310
ERA2.993.83
WHIP1.081.33
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 29# 34
   
Pat Fitzmaurice
FantasyPros
# 41# 42
   
Scott Engel
The Game Day
# 28# 57
   
Jody Smith
FullTime Fantasy
# 32# 46
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 30# 51
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 37# 44
   
Greg Smith
Superflex.Guide
# 35# 43
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 30# 44
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 39# 46
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 26# 44
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 33# 43
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 39# 44
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 31# 44
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 33# 44
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 33# 47
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 33# 47
   
Christopher Welsh
FantasyPros
# 26# 54
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 32# 61
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 28# 36
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 38# 44
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 33# 52
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 33# 71
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 21# 56
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 31# 53
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 30# 46
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 31# 52
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 20# 54
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 27# 44
   
Nate Miller
Fantasy Six Pack
# 43# 45
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 20# 60
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 20# 55
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 34# 47
   
Scott Youngson
Pitcher List
# 36# 40
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 27# 48
   
Scott Bogman
FantasyPros
# 32# 57
   
Travis Argo
Fantasy Six Pack
# 39# 42
   
Fred Zinkie
Yahoo! Sports
# 24# 42
   
Brad Camara
RotoBaller
# 47# 35
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 37# 36
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 42# 37
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 52# 38
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 70# 40
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 66# 48
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Ryan Pressly
RP - HOU
Ryan Pressly
Framber Valdez
SP - HOU
Framber Valdez
2021 Stats 
   
   
Games Played6422
   
Games Started022
   
Innings Pitched64.1135.3
   
Wins511
   
Losses36
   
Saves260
   
Blown Saves20
   
Holds10
   
Hits Allowed49110
   
Earned Runs1647
   
Home Runs Allowed412
   
Strikeouts81125
   
Walks1358
   
ERA2.253.14
   
WHIP0.971.25
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Ryan Pressly
RP - HOU
Ryan Pressly
Framber Valdez
SP - HOU
Framber Valdez
2022 Projections 
   
   
Games Played6428
   
Games Started028
   
Innings Pitched63.8165.9
   
Wins412
   
Losses38
   
Saves310
   
Blown Saves50
   
Holds30
   
Hits Allowed52154
   
Earned Runs2171
   
Home Runs Allowed617
   
Strikeouts79156
   
Walks1667
   
ERA2.993.83
   
WHIP1.081.33
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Ryan Pressly
RP - HOU
Ryan Pressly
Framber Valdez
SP - HOU
Framber Valdez
News 
 Astros closer Ryan Pressly pitched a scoreless ninth inning Friday in a 6-1 win over the Washington Nationals.
Kendall Capps
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
 Ryan Pressly got back on track Saturday, pitching a scoreless 9th to pick up his fourth save of the season.
Kendall Capps
Sun, May 8th
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
 Astros closer Ryan Pressly was activated earlier Thursday and returned to the mound with a 2-0 lead in the ninth. He proceeded to give up a two-run home run to Jeimer Candelario, blowing his second save of the season. He pitched an inning allowing two earned runs.
Kendall Capps
Fri, May 6th
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
 Astros closer Ryan Pressly joined his teammates in Houston on Wednesday. All signs point to Pressly being activated as soon as Thursday.
Kendall Capps
Thu, May 5th
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
 Houston Astros RP Ryan Pressly threw a live bullpen session on Sunday, and according to manager Dusty Baker the reliever could be activated in a couple days.
Josh Thiessen
Mon, Apr 25th
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 
 Pressly was his usual excellent self in the bullpen last year, pitching to a 2.25 ERA and a 0.97 WHIP with a 32.4% strikeout rate, his fourth straight season with at least a 31% mark. His fantasy value was held in check by his oddly-low save total of 26, but that was hardly his fault. The Astros as a team had only 34 saves total, which was tied with the Blue Jays for the lowest mark by a .500 team or better. Houston averaged 46.5 saves over the team's previous two full seasons, so expect them to approach that mark again and for Pressly's save total to jump by at least five or more. If you can grab a discount based on his low number last year, do so.
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