Who Should I Draft?

Jameson Taillon or Jose Berrios (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Jameson Taillon
SP - PIT
Jameson Taillon
Jose Berrios
SP - MIN
Jose Berrios
Expert
Recommendation
66%
Recommended by
37 of 56 experts
34%
Recommended by
19 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 20# 24
Best Rank# 11# 6
Worst Rank# 40# 47
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 66# 73
Best Rank# 54# 66
Worst Rank# 72# 79
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts173192
Wins1213
Saves00
ERA3.653.90
WHIP1.231.23
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertIL60-
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 11# 24
   
Brad Richter
Going For 2
# 19# 33
   
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 13# 23
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 13# 15
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 16# 26
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 37# 45
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 24# 26
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 20# 23
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 21# 26
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 29# 35
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 29# 31
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 26# 27
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 24# 25
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 28# 31
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 25# 32
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 21# 23
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 16# 27
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 40# 47
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 17# 27
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 31# 42
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 22# 25
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 16# 17
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 30# 41
   
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 20# 27
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 12# 31
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 13# 35
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 24# 30
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 13# 28
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 22# 38
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 20# 30
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 21# 28
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 26# 30
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 20# 27
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 18# 25
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 18# 24
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 21# 26
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 14# 22
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 17# 16
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 18# 14
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 18# 12
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 19# 15
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 19# 18
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 20# 12
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 20# 18
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 21# 20
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 23# 18
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 24# 21
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 25# 23
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 26# 14
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 26# 24
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 27# 21
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 28# 22
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 28# 18
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 29# 6
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 31# 20
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 38# 28
   
  Jameson Taillon
SP - PIT
Jameson Taillon
Jose Berrios
SP - MIN
Jose Berrios
2018 Stats 
   
   
Games Played3232
   
Games Started3232
   
Innings Pitched191.2192.0
   
Wins1412
   
Losses1011
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed179159
   
Earned Runs6882
   
Home Runs Allowed2025
   
Strikeouts179202
   
Walks4661
   
ERA3.203.84
   
WHIP1.181.14
   
  Jameson Taillon
SP - PIT
Jameson Taillon
Jose Berrios
SP - MIN
Jose Berrios
2019 Projections 
   
   
Games Played3232
   
Games Started3232
   
Innings Pitched186.7189.5
   
Wins1213
   
Losses1010
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed181171
   
Earned Runs7682
   
Home Runs Allowed2124
   
Strikeouts173192
   
Walks4862
   
ERA3.653.90
   
WHIP1.231.23
   
  Jameson Taillon
SP - PIT
Jameson Taillon
Jose Berrios
SP - MIN
Jose Berrios
News 
 In order to make room on the 40-man roster for Jake Elmore, the Pirates have moved Jameson Taillon to the 60-day injured list.
Andrew Seifter
Mon, May 13th
Minnesota Twins right-hander Jose Berrios pitched well in a 2-0 loss to the Red Sox on Monday. Berrios allowed one run in eight innings while striking out 10.
Matthew Terelle
Tue, Jun 18th
 The Pirates placed Jameson Taillon on the 10-day IL with a right elbow flexor strain.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, May 4th
Minnesota Twins right-hander Jose Berrios pitched well in a 9-6 loss to the Mariners on Wednesday. Berrios allowed just one run in 6 2/3 innings while striking out six and walking two.
Matthew Terelle
Thu, Jun 13th
 Jameson Taillon allowed four runs (three earned) on five hits over 6.1 innings in the Pirates' 7-5 win over the Rangers on Wednesday. He walked two and struck out five while improving to 2-3.
Elliott Baas
Wed, May 1st
Minnesota Twins right-hander Jose Berrios pitched well in a 5-4 win over Cleveland on Thursday. Berrios allowed two runs (one earned) in six innings while striking out six.
Matthew Terelle
Thu, Jun 6th
 Jameson Taillon allowed five runs on six hits over five innings in the Pirates' 5-0 loss to the Diamondbacks on Thursday. He walked none and struck out five while falling to 1-3.
Elliott Baas
Thu, Apr 25th
Minnesota Twins right-hander Jose Berrios pitched well in a 5-3 win over the Rays on Friday. Berrios allowed three runs in 6 2/3 innings while striking out eight.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, Jun 1st
 Jameson Taillon improved to 1-2 after allowed one run on four hits over five innings in the Pirates' 4-1 rain-shortened win over the Giants on Saturday. He walked one and struck out three.
Elliott Baas
Sun, Apr 21st
Minnesota Twins right-hander Jose Berrios pitched well in an 11-4 win over the White Sox on Friday. Berrios allowed just one earned run over 6 1/3 innings of work while striking out four.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, May 25th
Notes 
 If you look at Taillon's second half, it may seem as though he broke out into an ace, but the underlying metrics tell a different story. Rather, he was propped up by a great deal of BABIP and HR/FB ratio luck. Most likely, he will continue to pitch like a good #3 this season for Pittsburgh.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
Berrios' 2018 season was pretty similar to 2017. He made some strides in strikeout rate and WHIP, but it didn't help his ERA much thanks to a spike in home runs allowed. Berrios is a good but not great strikeout pitcher and his walk rate is just ok, so he'll need to make further improvements to live up to the hype he had as a prospect. That could certainly happen in his age-24 season, but it isn't guaranteed.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
 Finally healthy after dealing with injuries and a cancer diagnosis, Taillon established himself in 2018 as a pitcher who can provide solid ratios, albeit it with a middling strikeout rate. He benefits from a very pitcher-friendly environment in Pittsburgh, boosting his fantasy floor, but he simply doesn't belong among the top-25 fantasy starters until he begins to pile up the Ks.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
There is a chance Berrios has another level of potential yet to be seen, but more likely, he has settled in as a third tier pitcher that will produce above average ratios with about 200 strikeouts. That is perfectly sufficient for an 8th round pick. He may not have finished the season strong on paper, but his underlying metrics showed no reason for lingering concern.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
 Taillon quietly developed into an ace late in 2018, posting a 2.63 ERA over his last 21 starts. That's not an entirely arbitrary endpoint, as he unleashed a slider-one of three pitches to net a double-digit swinging-strike rate-in June. The pitch could help him unlock a few more punchouts, but the 27-year-old has the look of a polished SP2 who can at least post a mid-threes ERA with a steady WHIP and 8.5 K/9.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
His ERA only improved slightly from 3.89 to 3.84, but Berrios made major strides last season. His swinging-strike rate lunged from 9.4 to 11.2%, leading to 202 punchouts in a career-high 192.1 frames. Although his walk rate (2.85 BB/9) also improved just slightly, he upped his first-pitch strike % significantly from 59.1 to 64.5. Berrios could take a major leap in his age-25 season, but the ERA estimators (3.90 FP, 4.29 SIERA) and career 5.31 road ERA urge some caution.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros