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Who Should I Draft?

Jameson Taillon or James Paxton (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  James Paxton
SP - SEA
James Paxton
Jameson Taillon
SP - NYY
Jameson Taillon
Expert
Recommendation
68%
Recommended by
15 of 22 experts
32%
Recommended by
7 of 22 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 77# 85
Best Rank# 47# 49
Worst Rank# 101# 139
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 302# 203
Best Rank# 204# 184
Worst Rank# 247# 219
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts147121
Wins89
Saves00
ERA4.014.17
WHIP1.231.28
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 67# 81
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 70# 72
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 85# 98
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 86# 94
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 63# 128
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 77# 103
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 80# 82
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 82# 88
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 67# 112
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 61# 85
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 94# 102
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 47# 139
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 67# 82
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 89# 101
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 80# 84
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 74# 49
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 101# 74
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 82# 75
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 97# 76
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 92# 81
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 87# 86
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 101# 91
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  James Paxton
SP - SEA
James Paxton
Jameson Taillon
SP - NYY
Jameson Taillon
2020 Stats 
   
   
Games Played5
   
Games Started5
   
Innings Pitched20.2
   
Wins1
   
Losses1
   
Saves0
   
Blown Saves0
   
Holds0
   
Hits Allowed23
   
Earned Runs15
   
Home Runs Allowed4
   
Strikeouts26
   
Walks7
   
ERA6.64
   
WHIP1.48
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  James Paxton
SP - SEA
James Paxton
Jameson Taillon
SP - NYY
Jameson Taillon
2021 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2324
   
Games Started2324
   
Innings Pitched129.0133.5
   
Wins89
   
Losses77
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed116134
   
Earned Runs5762
   
Home Runs Allowed2020
   
Strikeouts147121
   
Walks4337
   
ERA4.014.17
   
WHIP1.231.28
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  James Paxton
SP - SEA
James Paxton
Jameson Taillon
SP - NYY
Jameson Taillon
News 
 Mariners LHP James Paxton threw his first bullpen on Saturday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Feb 20th
Jameson Taillon plans to use more four-seamers up in the zone and reduce the usage of his sinker.
Corbin Young
Sat, Feb 20th
 According to Jeff Passan, James Paxton agreed to a one-year deal worth $8.5 million with the Seattle Mariners. He is returning back to his former team.
Corbin Young
Sat, Feb 13th
The Pirates traded RHP Jameson Taillon to the Yankees in exchange for prospects Miguel Yajure, Roansy Conteras, Maikol Escotto and Canaan Smith.
Brad Camara
Sun, Jan 24th
 Andy Martino of SNY reports free agent LHP James Paxton is looking for "more than $11 million" this season.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Feb 11th
Jameson Taillon is rumored to be in trade talks, with the Yankees the leading candidate.
Carmen Maiorano - Carm's Clubhouse
Sun, Jan 24th
 Mark Feinsand of Fansided is reporting that the Phillies and Cardinals are "actively looking at free agent starting pitchers," which includes James Paxton along with Taijuan Walker and Jake Odorizzi.
Jon Mathisen
Thu, Feb 4th
 
 Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports free agent LHP James Paxton is on the Blue Jays' radar.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Jan 22nd
 
Notes 
 Paxton missed almost the entire 2020 season after straining a flexor in his pitching forearm. Any forearm injury is worrisome because of the connection to the elbow, and Paxton has hardly been the picture of health in his career. He'll try to jumpstart his career again back with the Mariners, and the reports from his workout, where he reportedly touched 94 MPH, were encouraging after his velocity drop last year. When he pitches, he's almost always effective, so he's worth a late-round pick for the potential upside. But the injury history should keep him relatively low on your draft board.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Taillon has undergone Tommy John surgery twice, and has totaled just 37 1/3 innings over the last two years. And really, he's had only one truly notable year, which was in 2018. But what separated Taillon that year was his outstanding slider, which not only performed exceedingly well, but also buoyed the effectiveness of the rest of his pitches. Now with the Yankees, Taillon has plenty of upside. But, as always, health remains the concern, and is the reason you shouldn't draft him until you've filled out most of your staff.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros