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Who Should I Draft?

Joakim Soria or Dane Dunning (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Joakim Soria
RP - ARI
Joakim Soria
Dane Dunning
SP - TEX
Dane Dunning
Expert
Recommendation
81%
Recommended by
35 of 43 experts
19%
Recommended by
8 of 43 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 107# 124
Best Rank# 71# 79
Worst Rank# 165# 293
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 247# 418
Best Rank# 213# 287
Worst Rank# 324# 327
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts66109
Wins36
Saves180
ERA3.874.32
WHIP1.231.29
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertIL10-
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 79# 118
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 95# 105
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 78# 90
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 74# 130
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 96# 133
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 114
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 86
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 106# 131
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 102# 136
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 97# 108
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 77
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 92
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 84# 131
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 106# 130
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 83# 95
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 86# 118
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 111
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 94
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 84# 108
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 99# 118
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 111
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 113# 116
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 97# 108
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 109# 125
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 91# 190
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 126# 162
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 100# 119
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 108# 112
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 71# 129
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 77# 122
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 93
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 110
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 105# 121
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 75# 293
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 101# 106
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 117# 107
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 121# 120
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 126# 118
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 127# 95
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 142# 79
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 165# 80
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 85
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 101
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Joakim Soria
RP - ARI
Joakim Soria
Dane Dunning
SP - TEX
Dane Dunning
2020 Stats 
   
   
Games Played227
   
Games Started07
   
Innings Pitched22.134.1
   
Wins22
   
Losses20
   
Saves20
   
Blown Saves10
   
Holds40
   
Hits Allowed1825
   
Earned Runs715
   
Home Runs Allowed14
   
Strikeouts2435
   
Walks1013
   
ERA2.823.97
   
WHIP1.251.12
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Joakim Soria
RP - ARI
Joakim Soria
Dane Dunning
SP - TEX
Dane Dunning
2021 Projections 
   
   
Games Played6222
   
Games Started022
   
Innings Pitched61.0114.1
   
Wins36
   
Losses36
   
Saves180
   
Blown Saves80
   
Holds70
   
Hits Allowed55107
   
Earned Runs2655
   
Home Runs Allowed816
   
Strikeouts66109
   
Walks2041
   
ERA3.874.32
   
WHIP1.231.29
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Joakim Soria
RP - ARI
Joakim Soria
Dane Dunning
SP - TEX
Dane Dunning
News 
 The Diamondbacks are expected to place RP Joakim Soria (calf) on the 10-day IL.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Apr 6th
Rangers starter Dane Dunning took the mound for the first time in 2021 and boasted plenty of success. When all was said and done, the 26-year-old allowed just one run on three hits, zero walks, and six strikeouts over five frames.
Andersen Pickard
Tue, Apr 6th
 Diamondbacks RHP Joakim Soria strained his left calf while covering first base during Sunday's game against the Padres.
Brad Camara
Sun, Apr 4th
Dane Dunning revealed that he had a COVID-19 diagnosis back in December, according to Rangers beat writer Evan Grant.
Jon Mathisen
Mon, Feb 15th
 Torey Luvullo told reporters on Sunday that he doesn't see the Diamondbacks having a slam-dunk closer right now and he's likely to favor a by-committee approach late in games.
Dan Harris
Sun, Mar 28th
 
 Relief pitcher Joakim Soria has agreed to a one-year deal with the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Ari Koslow
Wed, Feb 3rd
 
 Free agent reliever Joakim Soria has been drawing interest from 4/5 of the AL West, including the A's, Angels, Astros, and Rangers, according to Jon Morosi.
Jon Mathisen
Wed, Jan 13th
 
Notes 
 The Diamondbacks gave Soria a one-year, $3.5 million deal after his successful stint with the A's. Soria fixed his home run problem from 2019, which was an outlier for his career anyway, and his 2020 numbers looked much more in line with his typical output. Soria hasn't been named the closer, but given that he has totaled at least 16 saves in eight separate seasons, it's a strong bet that he'll begin the year in the ninth inning. The Diamondbacks aren't expected to be competitive, so if you do draft him, bank on him being traded to another team, and into another role, by mid-season.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Dunning had an interesting seven-start run in 2020. He started out relying heavily on his outstanding slider and his fastball, which led to a strong swinging strike rate and plenty of punchouts in his first few starts. He then abandoned that approach to focus more on his changeup, which led to him missing fewer bats and being less successful. Now with the Rangers, Dunning should get a chance to compete for a rotation spot right out of the gate. He has the tools and skills necessary to be successful, and the draft capital necessary to acquire him should be minimal. He's worth a late-round pick in nearly all formats.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros