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Who Should I Draft?

Jameson Taillon or Mark Melancon (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Jameson Taillon
SP - NYY
Jameson Taillon
Mark Melancon
RP - SD
Mark Melancon
Expert
Recommendation
79%
Recommended by
19 of 24 experts
21%
Recommended by
5 of 24 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 84# 110
Best Rank# 49# 44
Worst Rank# 125# 162
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 203# 234
Best Rank# 184# 204
Worst Rank# 214# 298
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts12149
Wins93
Saves012
ERA4.133.74
WHIP1.281.35
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 86# 100
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 73
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 75# 126
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 100# 113
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 94
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 85# 112
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 59
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 118# 121
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 103# 110
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 82# 103
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 88# 99
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 49
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 74# 127
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 81# 91
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 75# 99
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 89# 153
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 112# 162
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 85# 105
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 84# 100
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 80# 44
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 83# 78
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 101# 96
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 102# 101
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 125# 90
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Jameson Taillon
SP - NYY
Jameson Taillon
Mark Melancon
RP - SD
Mark Melancon
2020 Stats 
   
   
Games Played23
   
Games Started0
   
Innings Pitched23.2
   
Wins2
   
Losses1
   
Saves11
   
Blown Saves2
   
Holds0
   
Hits Allowed22
   
Earned Runs7
   
Home Runs Allowed1
   
Strikeouts14
   
Walks7
   
ERA2.78
   
WHIP1.28
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Jameson Taillon
SP - NYY
Jameson Taillon
Mark Melancon
RP - SD
Mark Melancon
2021 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2456
   
Games Started240
   
Innings Pitched134.158.0
   
Wins93
   
Losses73
   
Saves012
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds08
   
Hits Allowed13360
   
Earned Runs6124
   
Home Runs Allowed196
   
Strikeouts12149
   
Walks3818
   
ERA4.133.74
   
WHIP1.281.35
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Jameson Taillon
SP - NYY
Jameson Taillon
Mark Melancon
RP - SD
Mark Melancon
News 
 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 Dennis Lin, Mark Melancon and the San Diego Padres agreed to a deal. The San Diego Padres continue to add to their pitching staff.
Corbin Young
Fri, Feb 12th
 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
 
 Jameson Taillon is rumored to be in trade talks, with the Yankees the leading candidate.
Carmen Maiorano - Carm's Clubhouse
Sun, Jan 24th
 
Notes 
 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
Melancon had another fine year as the Braves' closer, and now joins the back end of the Padres bullpen. It's unclear if he'll serve as the closer, a Drew Pomeranz and Emilio Pagan also may have a claim to the role. Melancon is entering his age-36 season and his strikeout rate is mediocre at best. Although he is still performing well, his lack of pure stuff suggests that the wheels could come off at any moment. That said, he'll have plenty of value if he can earn the ninth-inning role, so monitor the reports out of spring, and draft him late until and unless he's officially ruled out for the role.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
 8.1 - 3.60 - 1.15
Jordan Eisen - Field of Vision Sports
7 - 3.20 - 1.25
Jordan Eisen - Field of Vision Sports