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Who Should I Draft?

Jameson Taillon or Nate Pearson (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Jameson Taillon
SP - NYY
Jameson Taillon
Nate Pearson
SP - TOR
Nate Pearson
Expert
Recommendation
79%
Recommended by
19 of 24 experts
21%
Recommended by
5 of 24 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 84# 104
Best Rank# 49# 54
Worst Rank# 125# 216
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 203# 229
Best Rank# 184# 199
Worst Rank# 214# 299
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts121100
Wins96
Saves00
ERA4.134.47
WHIP1.281.33
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 86# 103
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 73
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 75# 79
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 100
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 94# 101
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 85# 100
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 59# 101
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 118# 196
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 103# 104
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 82# 94
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 88# 94
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 49# 109
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 74# 99
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 75# 98
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 112# 151
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 85# 118
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 125# 216
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 83
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 84# 95
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 80# 76
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 81# 54
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 89# 81
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 101# 88
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 102# 98
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Jameson Taillon
SP - NYY
Jameson Taillon
Nate Pearson
SP - TOR
Nate Pearson
2020 Stats 
   
   
Games Played5
   
Games Started4
   
Innings Pitched18.0
   
Wins1
   
Losses0
   
Saves0
   
Blown Saves0
   
Holds0
   
Hits Allowed14
   
Earned Runs12
   
Home Runs Allowed5
   
Strikeouts16
   
Walks13
   
ERA6.00
   
WHIP1.50
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Jameson Taillon
SP - NYY
Jameson Taillon
Nate Pearson
SP - TOR
Nate Pearson
2021 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2420
   
Games Started2420
   
Innings Pitched134.1102.3
   
Wins96
   
Losses76
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed13395
   
Earned Runs6151
   
Home Runs Allowed1918
   
Strikeouts121100
   
Walks3841
   
ERA4.134.47
   
WHIP1.281.33
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Jameson Taillon
SP - NYY
Jameson Taillon
Nate Pearson
SP - TOR
Nate Pearson
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
Blue Jays top prospect has been diagnosed with a Grade 1 groin strain.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Mar 4th
 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
Pearson gained a ton of buzz early in spring training last year, but wound up pitching just 18 innings overall while battling elbow soreness. The stuff is there, without question. His fastball reaches triple digits, his slider is dominant, and his curveball and changeup are far above average. There's always a bit more uncertainty with young power pitchers, particularly when they've had elbow injuries like Pearson has. And, after trading for Steven Matz, the Blue Jays have plenty of rotation depth and shouldn't feel pressured into putting Pearson into their rotation if he struggles in the spring. But the capital necessary to acquire him is minimal, and there are few pitchers who match his upside, making him a fine, late-round dart throw.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
 8.1 - 3.60 - 1.15
Jordan Eisen - Field of Vision Sports