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Who Should I Draft?

Ian Anderson or Ryan Pressly (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Ian Anderson
SP - ATL
Ian Anderson
Ryan Pressly
RP - HOU
Ryan Pressly
Expert
Recommendation
59%
Recommended by
30 of 51 experts
41%
Recommended by
21 of 51 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 36# 39
Best Rank# 22# 21
Worst Rank# 71# 77
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 89# 105
Best Rank# 75# 103
Worst Rank# 127# 131
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts15375
Wins103
Saves029
ERA3.833.28
WHIP1.281.15
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 34# 48
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 30# 36
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 39# 45
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 34# 40
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 32# 42
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 47# 50
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 45# 48
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 35# 36
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 39# 45
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 36# 37
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 36# 37
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 39# 47
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 22# 41
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 23# 59
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 27# 44
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 32# 77
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 30# 46
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 35# 68
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 34# 39
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 35# 47
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 34# 45
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 23# 38
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 38# 46
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 29# 45
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 30# 35
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 33# 47
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 36# 38
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 36# 41
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 33# 50
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 33# 58
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 39# 36
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 39# 25
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 40# 25
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 40# 25
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 41# 37
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 41# 37
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 41# 37
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 42# 21
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 42# 39
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 42# 33
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 44# 32
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 45# 29
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 45# 37
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 46# 42
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 52# 44
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 53# 41
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 54# 24
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 55# 37
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 58# 34
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 62# 42
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 71# 32
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Ian Anderson
SP - ATL
Ian Anderson
Ryan Pressly
RP - HOU
Ryan Pressly
2020 Stats 
   
   
Games Played623
   
Games Started60
   
Innings Pitched32.221.0
   
Wins31
   
Losses23
   
Saves012
   
Blown Saves04
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed2122
   
Earned Runs79
   
Home Runs Allowed12
   
Strikeouts4129
   
Walks147
   
ERA1.953.86
   
WHIP1.081.38
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Ian Anderson
SP - ATL
Ian Anderson
Ryan Pressly
RP - HOU
Ryan Pressly
2021 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2562
   
Games Started250
   
Innings Pitched137.260.7
   
Wins103
   
Losses73
   
Saves029
   
Blown Saves014
   
Holds05
   
Hits Allowed11753
   
Earned Runs5822
   
Home Runs Allowed167
   
Strikeouts15375
   
Walks5817
   
ERA3.833.28
   
WHIP1.281.15
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Ian Anderson
SP - ATL
Ian Anderson
Ryan Pressly
RP - HOU
Ryan Pressly
News 
 Ian Anderson pitched seven innings against the Diamondbacks Wednesday, allowing two hits, one run (earned), and one walk while striking eight batters out. The Braves offense provided good run support, and Anderson's record improved to 8-5, and he also earned a quality start. He threw 97 pitches, 59 for strikes, and carries a 3.60 ERA.
Steve Painter
Thu, Sep 23rd
Astros closer Ryan Pressly struck out all three batters he faced while pitching the ninth inning against the Diamondbacks on Sunday. He required just 12 pitches and nine strikes en route to earning the save. Houston ultimately defeated Arizona by a score of 7-6.
Andersen Pickard
Mon, Sep 20th
 Ian Anderson pitched 5 2/3 innings against the Giants Friday, allowing five hits, four runs (all earned), and two walks while striking out seven batters. He was not a factor in the decision. He threw 99 pitches, 60 for strikes, and carries a 3.75 ERA.
Steve Painter
Sat, Sep 18th
Astros closer struck out one batter while throwing a scoreless ninth inning against the Angels on Sunday. He earned the save as Houston ultimately defeated Los Angeles by a score of 3-1.
Andersen Pickard
Sun, Sep 12th
 Ian Anderson pitched five innings against the Marlins Friday, allowing five hits, two runs (both earned), and two walks while striking out nine batters. The Braves bullpen held the Marlins scoreless the rest of the way, and Anderson got the win, his record improving to 7-5 on the year. He threw 89 pitches, 62 for strikes, and carries a 3.61 ERA.
Steve Painter
Fri, Sep 10th
Astros closer Ryan Pressly allowed three runs over 0.2 innings against the Mariners, breaking a critical late-game tie and eventually costing Houston the game. His final line included two hits, one walk, two strikeouts, and the loss. Houston ultimately fell to Seattle by a score of 8-5.
Andersen Pickard
Wed, Sep 8th
 Ian Anderson pitched three innings against the Rockies Saturday, allowing five hits, four runs (all earned), and four walks. He was not a factor in the decision, a 7-6 Rockies win. He threw 62 pitches, 33 for strikes, and carries a 3.61 ERA.
Steve Painter
Sun, Sep 5th
Astros star closer Ryan Pressly threw a scoreless ninth inning against the Padres on Friday. He issued one walk and zero hits en route to earning the save. Houston ultimately defeated San Diego by a score of 6-3.
Andersen Pickard
Sat, Sep 4th
 Ian Anderson pitched 5 2/3 innings against the Giants Sunday, allowing four hits and two walks. The Braves won in a rout, 9-0, and Anderson's record improved to 6-5 on the year. He threw 86 pitches, 49 for strikes, and carries a 3.36 ERA.
Steve Painter
Mon, Aug 30th
Astros closer Ryan Pressly threw a scoreless ninth inning against the Mariners on Monday, amassing one walk and one strikeout along the way. He earned the save as Houston ultimately defeated Seattle by a score of 4-3.
Andersen Pickard
Tue, Aug 31st
Notes 
 Playoffs included, Anderson's final 2020 stat line was 51 innings, 65 strikeouts, a 1.59 ERA, and a 1.10 WHIP. Backed up by a strong prospect pedigree, Anderson was extremely impressive in his first taste of the big leagues. He never got shelled in any start and gave up just one homer all season. His regular season CSW (called strike plus whiff rate) compated similarly to Blake Snell and Walker Buehler at 30.8%. The concerns with his '21 fantasy value are a 4.2 BB/9 and an innings limit. While valid, Anderson is talented enough to still warrant excitement as a top 25-30 SP.
Brendan Tuma - FantasyPros
Pressly had his usual solid season, but got the benefit of closing for the Astros after Roberto Osuna's injury. His numbers fell off a bit from the previous two years (his 1.33 WHIP was particularly out of character), but he will almost certainly rebound from the .365 BABIP he allowed. He's slated to again be the Astros' closer, and as such, should provide plenty of saves while giving fantasy managers positive value in ratios. That makes him one of the few reliable closers worth drafting at more than a late-round price.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
 After rising through the minor leagues, Anderson had an excellent debut season with the Braves in 2020, pitching to a 1.95 ERA and 1.08 WHIP with a 29.7% strikeout rate. He was even better in four postseason starts, allowing just two runs over 18 2/3 innings while striking out 24. Anderson led all starters in barrel rate (just 1.2%), and has an excellent fastball, curveball, and changeup. His control isn't elite, but his raw stuff and prospect pedigree suggest that his 2020 season was no fluke. Draft him with confidence as a No. 2 starter.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros