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Who Should I Draft?

Hyun Jin Ryu or Stephen Strasburg (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Stephen Strasburg
SP - WSH
Stephen Strasburg
Hyun Jin Ryu
SP - TOR
Hyun Jin Ryu
Expert
Recommendation
53%
Recommended by
27 of 51 experts
47%
Recommended by
24 of 51 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 22# 21
Best Rank# 8# 13
Worst Rank# 122# 121
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 59# 62
Best Rank# 54# 56
Worst Rank# 74# 69
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts169158
Wins1112
Saves00
ERA3.723.64
WHIP1.181.18
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertIL60IL10
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 20# 26
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 16# 19
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 8# 15
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 19# 29
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 17# 18
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 40# 43
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 29# 121
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 20# 21
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 18# 37
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 14# 28
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 24# 26
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 20# 28
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 29# 33
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 21# 24
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 15# 17
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 20# 24
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 20# 21
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 20# 41
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 15# 19
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 20# 25
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 20# 25
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 17# 37
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 33# 37
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 21# 22
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 26# 34
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 18# 29
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 21# 26
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 45# 13
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 51# 14
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 21# 16
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 25# 18
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 21# 18
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 21# 19
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 29# 19
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 45# 19
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 26# 20
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 23# 20
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 25# 21
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 24# 21
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 27# 21
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 23# 22
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 33# 22
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 24# 23
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 30# 23
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 25# 24
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 31# 24
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 28# 24
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 122# 25
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 33# 26
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 30# 28
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 36# 34
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Stephen Strasburg
SP - WSH
Stephen Strasburg
Hyun Jin Ryu
SP - TOR
Hyun Jin Ryu
2020 Stats 
   
   
Games Played212
   
Games Started212
   
Innings Pitched5.267.1
   
Wins05
   
Losses12
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed861
   
Earned Runs621
   
Home Runs Allowed16
   
Strikeouts272
   
Walks117
   
ERA10.802.82
   
WHIP1.801.16
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Stephen Strasburg
SP - WSH
Stephen Strasburg
Hyun Jin Ryu
SP - TOR
Hyun Jin Ryu
2021 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2729
   
Games Started2729
   
Innings Pitched152.8167.5
   
Wins1112
   
Losses78
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed137161
   
Earned Runs6368
   
Home Runs Allowed2023
   
Strikeouts169158
   
Walks4438
   
ERA3.723.64
   
WHIP1.181.18
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Stephen Strasburg
SP - WSH
Stephen Strasburg
Hyun Jin Ryu
SP - TOR
Hyun Jin Ryu
News 
 Washington Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg (neck) will undergo neurogenic thoracic outlet surgery. He will miss the rest of the 2021 season.
Brad Camara
Tue, Jul 27th
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
 Washington Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg (neck) had an “uncomfortable” feeling in his neck following Wednesday’s bullpen session.
Brad Camara
Fri, Jul 23rd
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
 Nationals RHP Stephen Strasburg (neck) threw from the bullpen mound on Monday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Jul 19th
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
 Nationals starter Stephen Strasburg has suffered a setback after throwing a sim game recently. He felt some discomfort in his neck shortly after the outing.
Andersen Pickard
Sat, Jul 17th
Hyun Jin Ryu revealed after Monday's start versus the Yankees that he was removed early due to some arm stiffness according to Rob Longley of the Toronto Sun.
John Aubin
Mon, Sep 6th
 Nationals' starting pitcher Stephen Strasburg threw a 60-pitch bullpen session on Monday. Strasburg hasn't pitched since June 1.
Corbin Young
Tue, Jul 6th
Hyun-Jin Ryu gave up three runs on three hits with three walks and six strikeouts in 5 2/3 innings Tuesday in a loss to the Orioles.
John Aubin
Wed, Sep 1st
Notes 
 Strasburg was limited to just five innings in 2020, with an injury that eventually required carpal tunnel syndrome. Although that's a minor surgery, the truth is that fantasy managers have very little data as to the impact and/or successful recovery rate after that surgery for pitchers. Strasburg's a tricky draft pick in any given year - he always provides strong value when he's on the mound, but has only topped 200 innings pitched twice in his career. Now entering his age-33 season, Strasburg will likely again provide excellent overall numbers assuming he is healthy. He looks great in the spring, though he's currently battling a minor calf injury, though it shouldn't keep him out for long. Draft him as an SP2, but anything more than 160 innings is gravy.
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