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Who Should I Draft?

Jameson Taillon or Kirby Yates (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Kirby Yates
RP - TOR
Kirby Yates
Jameson Taillon
SP - NYY
Jameson Taillon
Expert
Recommendation
90%
Recommended by
18 of 20 experts
10%
Recommended by
2 of 20 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 56# 87
Best Rank# 32# 49
Worst Rank# 129# 139
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 152# 204
Best Rank# 127# 191
Worst Rank# 183# 232
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts81121
Wins39
Saves260
ERA3.214.17
WHIP1.121.28
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 65# 81
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 68# 86
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 41# 73
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 71# 75
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 42# 98
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 48# 94
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 32# 128
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 57# 103
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 64# 88
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 44# 49
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 50# 74
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 54# 76
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 66# 112
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 86# 102
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 80# 139
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 70# 82
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 45# 101
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 57# 84
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 89# 81
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 129# 91
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Kirby Yates
RP - TOR
Kirby Yates
Jameson Taillon
SP - NYY
Jameson Taillon
2020 Stats 
   
   
Games Played6
   
Games Started0
   
Innings Pitched4.1
   
Wins0
   
Losses1
   
Saves2
   
Blown Saves0
   
Holds1
   
Hits Allowed7
   
Earned Runs6
   
Home Runs Allowed1
   
Strikeouts8
   
Walks4
   
ERA12.46
   
WHIP2.54
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Kirby Yates
RP - TOR
Kirby Yates
Jameson Taillon
SP - NYY
Jameson Taillon
2021 Projections 
   
   
Games Played5624
   
Games Started024
   
Innings Pitched56.7134.0
   
Wins39
   
Losses37
   
Saves260
   
Blown Saves20
   
Holds30
   
Hits Allowed45134
   
Earned Runs2062
   
Home Runs Allowed720
   
Strikeouts81121
   
Walks1837
   
ERA3.214.17
   
WHIP1.121.28
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Kirby Yates
RP - TOR
Kirby Yates
Jameson Taillon
SP - NYY
Jameson Taillon
News 
 Kirby Yates' deal with the Toronto Blue Jays is expected to be one-year, $8.25 million plus incentives, according to Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic. The deal is still pending a physical, however.
Jon Mathisen
Tue, Jan 19th
Jameson Taillon plans to use more four-seamers up in the zone and reduce the usage of his sinker.
Corbin Young
Sat, Feb 20th
 Kirby Yates is in agreement with the Toronto Blue Jays, according to Ken Rosenthal from the Athletic.
Ryan Evans - Baseballogy
Tue, Jan 19th
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
 The Blue Jays are reportedly finalizing a deal with free agent RHP Kirby Yates.
Brad Camara
Tue, Jan 19th
Jameson Taillon is rumored to be in trade talks, with the Yankees the leading candidate.
Carmen Maiorano - Carm's Clubhouse
Sun, Jan 24th
Notes 
 Yates was one of the most dominant relievers in the game in 2019, but missed almost the entire 2020 season and had surgery in August to remove bone chips from his elbow. He'll now head to the Blue Jays where he'll serve as their closer. Yates is older than you think - he'll be 34 years old by Opening Day - and any pitcher coming off elbow surgery is a risk. But given that he had a 42% strikeout rate and excellent control before his lost 2020 season, he offers plenty of upside. With few reliable closers outside of a handful of top options, Yates makes an intriguing RP pick who could offer a major return on investment if he shows he's back to form in the spring.
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