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Who Should I Draft?

Hyun Jin Ryu or Aroldis Chapman (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Aroldis Chapman
RP - NYY
Aroldis Chapman
Hyun Jin Ryu
SP - TOR
Hyun Jin Ryu
Expert
Recommendation
51%
Recommended by
26 of 51 experts
49%
Recommended by
25 of 51 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 23# 21
Best Rank# 16# 13
Worst Rank# 61# 121
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 65# 62
Best Rank# 62# 56
Worst Rank# 80# 69
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts85158
Wins312
Saves320
ERA2.893.64
WHIP1.091.18
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 24# 26
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 23# 26
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 18# 29
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 22# 23
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 24# 43
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 39# 121
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 23# 37
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 16# 34
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 24# 28
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 19# 26
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 19# 23
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 24# 28
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 32# 33
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 23# 24
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 19# 24
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 20# 21
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 23# 24
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 19# 41
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 24# 25
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 19# 28
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 22# 25
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 25# 37
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 21# 37
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 23# 25
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 22# 34
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 26# 29
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 23# 13
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 61# 14
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 21# 15
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 29# 16
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 23# 17
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 28# 18
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 26# 18
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 36# 18
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 27# 19
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 25# 19
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 26# 19
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 30# 19
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 30# 19
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 25# 20
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 31# 20
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 24# 21
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 36# 21
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 37# 21
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 25# 21
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 24# 22
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 24# 22
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 23# 22
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 27# 24
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 25# 24
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 27# 26
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Aroldis Chapman
RP - NYY
Aroldis Chapman
Hyun Jin Ryu
SP - TOR
Hyun Jin Ryu
2020 Stats 
   
   
Games Played1312
   
Games Started012
   
Innings Pitched12.367.1
   
Wins15
   
Losses12
   
Saves30
   
Blown Saves20
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed661
   
Earned Runs421
   
Home Runs Allowed26
   
Strikeouts2272
   
Walks417
   
ERA3.092.82
   
WHIP0.861.16
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Aroldis Chapman
RP - NYY
Aroldis Chapman
Hyun Jin Ryu
SP - TOR
Hyun Jin Ryu
2021 Projections 
   
   
Games Played5829
   
Games Started029
   
Innings Pitched56.6167.5
   
Wins312
   
Losses28
   
Saves320
   
Blown Saves70
   
Holds10
   
Hits Allowed38161
   
Earned Runs1868
   
Home Runs Allowed623
   
Strikeouts85158
   
Walks2438
   
ERA2.893.64
   
WHIP1.091.18
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Aroldis Chapman
RP - NYY
Aroldis Chapman
Hyun Jin Ryu
SP - TOR
Hyun Jin Ryu
News 
 Aroldis Chapman closed out the Red Sox in the ninth inning on Sunday night, pitching a scoreless inning allowing one walk, and striking out a batter.
John Aubin
Mon, Sep 27th
Hyun Jin Ryu allows two runs on six hits with one walk and seven strikeouts to pick up the win on Sunday against the Orioles.
John Aubin
Sun, Oct 3rd
 Aroldis Chapman recorded his 29th save of the season while allowing one run on one hit in Saturday's 5-3 win over the Red Sox.
John Aubin
Sun, Sep 26th
Hyun Jin Ryu was charged with the loss Tuesday against the Yankees after surrendering three runs on six hits and a walk while striking out three across 4 1/3 innings.
John Aubin
Wed, Sep 29th
 Aroldis Chapman struck out two batters in a perfect ninth inning and earned a save over the Rangers on Monday.
John Aubin
Tue, Sep 21st
The Toronto Blue Jays placed pitcher Hyun Jin Ryu (neck) on the 10-day injured list Sunday with a neck strain.
Brad Camara
Mon, Sep 20th
 Aroldis Chapman pitched a perfect ninth inning while striking out two to earn a save in the win over the Orioles on Wednesday.
John Aubin
Thu, Sep 16th
Hyun Jin Ryu allowed five runs on five hits and a walk with two strikeouts in two innings, taking the loss Friday versus Minnesota.
John Aubin
Sat, Sep 18th
 Aroldis Chapman fired a scoreless ninth inning, allowing one hit while striking out one to earn the save in the win over the Mets on Saturday.
John Aubin
Sun, Sep 12th
Hyun Jin Ryu allowed seven runs on eight hits and a walk with four strikeouts in a no-decision in Game 1 of Saturday's doubleheader versus Baltimore.
John Aubin
Sun, Sep 12th
Notes 
 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
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
  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