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Who Should I Draft?

Hyun Jin Ryu or Aroldis Chapman (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
Experts' Pick
  Hyun Jin Ryu
SP - TOR
Hyun Jin Ryu
Aroldis Chapman
RP - NYY
Aroldis Chapman
Expert
Recommendation
50%
Recommended by
25 of 50 experts
50%
Recommended by
25 of 50 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 21# 22
Best Rank# 13# 16
Worst Rank# 121# 61
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 62# 65
Best Rank# 56# 62
Worst Rank# 69# 80
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts15885
Wins123
Saves032
ERA3.642.89
WHIP1.181.09
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 26# 24
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 26# 23
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 29# 18
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 23# 22
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 43# 24
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 121# 39
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 37# 23
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 34# 16
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 28# 24
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 26# 19
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 23# 19
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 28# 24
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 33# 32
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 24# 23
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 24# 19
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 21# 20
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 41# 19
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 25# 24
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 28# 19
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 25# 22
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 37# 25
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 37# 21
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 25# 23
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 34# 22
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 29# 26
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 13# 23
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 14# 61
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 15# 21
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 16# 29
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 17# 23
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 18# 28
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 18# 26
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 18# 36
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 19# 27
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 19# 25
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 19# 26
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 19# 30
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 19# 30
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 20# 25
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 20# 31
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 21# 24
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 21# 36
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 21# 37
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 21# 25
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 22# 24
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 22# 24
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 22# 23
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 24# 27
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 24# 25
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 26# 27
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Hyun Jin Ryu
SP - TOR
Hyun Jin Ryu
Aroldis Chapman
RP - NYY
Aroldis Chapman
2020 Stats 
   
   
Games Played1213
   
Games Started120
   
Innings Pitched67.112.3
   
Wins51
   
Losses21
   
Saves03
   
Blown Saves02
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed616
   
Earned Runs214
   
Home Runs Allowed62
   
Strikeouts7222
   
Walks174
   
ERA2.823.09
   
WHIP1.160.86
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Hyun Jin Ryu
SP - TOR
Hyun Jin Ryu
Aroldis Chapman
RP - NYY
Aroldis Chapman
2021 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2958
   
Games Started290
   
Innings Pitched167.556.6
   
Wins123
   
Losses82
   
Saves032
   
Blown Saves07
   
Holds01
   
Hits Allowed16138
   
Earned Runs6818
   
Home Runs Allowed236
   
Strikeouts15885
   
Walks3824
   
ERA3.642.89
   
WHIP1.181.09
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Hyun Jin Ryu
SP - TOR
Hyun Jin Ryu
Aroldis Chapman
RP - NYY
Aroldis Chapman
News 
 Hyun Jin Ryu allowed four earned runs on eight hits and no walks while striking out two batters across five innings to take the loss Tuesday against the Red Sox.
John Aubin
Wed, Apr 21st
Aroldis Chapman walked one and struck out two in a scoreless ninth inning Tuesday to record his second save of the season in a 3-1 win over Atlanta.
John Aubin
Wed, Apr 21st
 Hyun Jin Ryu (1-1) earned the win Tuesday after holding the Yankees to one run on four hits and a walk while striking out seven across 6 2/3 innings.
John Aubin
Wed, Apr 14th
Aroldis Chapman gave up a hit and struck out two in a scoreless ninth inning Monday to record his first save of the season in a 3-1 win over the Blue Jays.
John Aubin
Tue, Apr 13th
 Hyun Jin Ryu (0-1) allowed two runs on seven hits and struck out seven over seven innings in a loss to the Rangers on Wednesday by a 2-1 score.
John Aubin
Thu, Apr 8th
Aroldis Chapman registered three strikeouts in a scoreless ninth inning on Sunday to pick up his first win in the extra-inning victory against the Rays.
John Aubin
Sun, Apr 11th
 Hyun Jin Ryu allowed two runs on four hits and one walk while striking out five over 5 1/3 innings in Thursday's win over the Yankees. He didn't factor into the decision.
John Aubin
Thu, Apr 1st
Chapman walked one batter in a scoreless ninth inning during Monday's 7-0 win over Baltimore. He struck out three batters.
John Aubin
Tue, Apr 6th
 Hyun Jin Ryu is slated to make his 2021 Spring debut on Friday.
Connor Rooney
Wed, Mar 3rd
 
Notes 
 Fantasy managers expected some regression from Ryu after his career season in 2019 and with him moving to the Blue Jays, but it really didn't come. He continued to be among the best in the game at limiting opposing batters' quality of contact, and upped his strikeout rate to 26.2%, second best of his career. Ryu's 2.69 ERA was a bit higher than the 2.32 mark he put up in in 2019, but his FIP, xFIP, SIERA, and xERA were all the same or better than the previous year. In short, other than the potential for injury, which hasn't been a factor in the last two seasons, there's no reason to doubt Ryu at this point.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Chapman missed time last year because he was diagnosed with COVID-19, but he was largely the same pitcher as always when he was on the mount. He struck out 22 batters in his 11 2/3 innings pitched and allowed just six hits. His velocity may be slightly below what it was at its peak, but it's still elite, and he appears to have plenty left in the tank heading into his age-33 season. He'll again close for one of the best teams in baseball, and although he's never had a 40-save season, he should easily surpass 30 and be one of the top closers drafted in fantasy.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
 Ryu fits well on certain roto builds. His elite ERA and WHIP numbers give fantasy managers a very strong base at those rate stats. It's much easier to find high-upside strikeout arms later in drafts, which pair well with Ryu's floor. Over the past three seasons only Jacob deGrom (2.10) has a lower ERA than Ryu (2.30).
Brendan Tuma - FantasyPros