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Who Should I Draft?

Hyun Jin Ryu or Edwin Diaz (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Hyun Jin Ryu
SP - TOR
Hyun Jin Ryu
Edwin Diaz
RP - NYM
Edwin Diaz
Expert
Recommendation
69%
Recommended by
35 of 51 experts
31%
Recommended by
16 of 51 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 21# 26
Best Rank# 13# 18
Worst Rank# 121# 58
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 62# 81
Best Rank# 56# 71
Worst Rank# 69# 90
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts158102
Wins124
Saves030
ERA3.643.04
WHIP1.181.12
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 26# 32
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 26# 31
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 19# 38
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 15# 25
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 13# 29
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 23# 26
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 18# 30
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 21# 25
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 18# 28
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 24# 30
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 28# 36
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 19# 26
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 28# 31
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 21# 23
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 19# 24
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 18# 24
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 24# 27
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 14# 58
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 24# 32
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 20# 33
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 20# 30
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 17# 27
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 21# 30
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 24# 36
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 21# 40
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 21# 27
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 22# 29
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 19# 24
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 24# 28
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 19# 37
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 25# 30
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 25# 28
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 16# 28
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 22# 26
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 29# 38
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 22# 21
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 23# 21
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 25# 22
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 26# 23
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 26# 20
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 28# 18
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 29# 26
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 33# 27
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 34# 31
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 34# 22
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 37# 24
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 37# 24
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 37# 25
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 41# 18
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 43# 25
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 121# 34
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Hyun Jin Ryu
SP - TOR
Hyun Jin Ryu
Edwin Diaz
RP - NYM
Edwin Diaz
2020 Stats 
   
   
Games Played1226
   
Games Started120
   
Innings Pitched67.126.2
   
Wins52
   
Losses21
   
Saves06
   
Blown Saves04
   
Holds01
   
Hits Allowed6118
   
Earned Runs215
   
Home Runs Allowed62
   
Strikeouts7250
   
Walks1714
   
ERA2.821.75
   
WHIP1.161.25
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Hyun Jin Ryu
SP - TOR
Hyun Jin Ryu
Edwin Diaz
RP - NYM
Edwin Diaz
2021 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2964
   
Games Started290
   
Innings Pitched167.562.9
   
Wins124
   
Losses83
   
Saves030
   
Blown Saves011
   
Holds03
   
Hits Allowed16147
   
Earned Runs6821
   
Home Runs Allowed238
   
Strikeouts158102
   
Walks3823
   
ERA3.643.04
   
WHIP1.181.12
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Hyun Jin Ryu
SP - TOR
Hyun Jin Ryu
Edwin Diaz
RP - NYM
Edwin Diaz
News 
 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
Edwin Diaz pitched a perfect ninth inning and nailed down his 30th save of the season. The Mets won 3-2 Sunday.
Lucas Babits-Feinerman
Mon, Sep 20th
 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
Edwin Diaz allowed two runs on two hits, one walk, and two strikeouts in one inning. He blew the win for starter Rich Hill on Friday, but the Mets scored four runs in the top of the tenth to take the lead and redeem Diaz.
Lucas Babits-Feinerman
Tue, Sep 7th
 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
Edwin Diaz was perfect in the ninth inning with two strikeouts Thursday. The Mets won 4-3 and are one game under .500 this season.
Lucas Babits-Feinerman
Fri, Sep 3rd
  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
Edwin Diaz struck out two in a perfect inning for his 27th save. The Mets won 3-1 and swept an unconventional doubleheader on Tuesday.
Lucas Babits-Feinerman
Wed, Sep 1st
 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
Edwin Diaz pitched a perfect ninth inning to record the save in Saturday's affair against the Nationals. The Mets improved to 62-67 with the win.
Lucas Babits-Feinerman
Tue, Aug 31st
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
Diaz's overall numbers bounced back in a monstrous way last season. He dropped his ERA from a bloated 5.59 in 2019 to a 1.75, and upped his strikeout rate to a career-best 45.5%. He was among the league leaders in nearly every expected statistic (batting average, slugging percentage wOBA, and ERA), and he cut his HR/9 rate from 2.33 to just 0.70. Diaz's walk rate actually regressed, however, as he issued free passes to nearly five batters per nine innings. That's not often a recipe for success from a closer, but Diaz can survive at that rate if he continues to keep the strikeouts up and limit the long balls. In the end, Diaz does carry some risk given his history, but he should be drafted as one of the upper echelon closers in the game, if not a touch behind the truly elite options.
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