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Who Should I Draft?

Joakim Soria or Daniel Bard (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Joakim Soria
RP - TOR
Joakim Soria
Daniel Bard
RP - COL
Daniel Bard
Expert
Recommendation
77%
Recommended by
33 of 43 experts
23%
Recommended by
10 of 43 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 108# 118
Best Rank# 71# 65
Worst Rank# 165# 297
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 247# 255
Best Rank# 213# 232
Worst Rank# 324# 308
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts6662
Wins33
Saves1820
ERA3.874.40
WHIP1.231.38
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertFME-
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 79# 113
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 95# 111
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 78# 91
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 74# 99
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 96# 120
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 106
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 102
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 97# 114
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 117# 141
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 92
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 84# 95
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 106# 123
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 83
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 86# 102
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 94# 297
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 84# 105
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 99# 121
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 165
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 111# 117
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 113# 137
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 142# 145
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 109# 118
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 91# 134
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 126# 180
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 126# 129
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 108# 116
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 71# 122
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 77# 95
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 93# 99
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 105
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 75# 119
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 127# 128
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 101# 118
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 77# 65
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 86# 74
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 97# 93
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 100# 91
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 110# 109
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 111# 106
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 114# 110
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 121# 96
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 83
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 111
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Joakim Soria
RP - TOR
Joakim Soria
Daniel Bard
RP - COL
Daniel Bard
2020 Stats 
   
   
Games Played2223
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched22.125.1
   
Wins24
   
Losses22
   
Saves26
   
Blown Saves10
   
Holds42
   
Hits Allowed1822
   
Earned Runs710
   
Home Runs Allowed12
   
Strikeouts2427
   
Walks1010
   
ERA2.823.65
   
WHIP1.251.30
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Joakim Soria
RP - TOR
Joakim Soria
Daniel Bard
RP - COL
Daniel Bard
2021 Projections 
   
   
Games Played6255
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched61.058.4
   
Wins33
   
Losses33
   
Saves1820
   
Blown Saves84
   
Holds73
   
Hits Allowed5555
   
Earned Runs2629
   
Home Runs Allowed88
   
Strikeouts6662
   
Walks2026
   
ERA3.874.40
   
WHIP1.231.38
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Joakim Soria
RP - TOR
Joakim Soria
Daniel Bard
RP - COL
Daniel Bard
News 
 Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Joakim Soria (finger) was placed on the 10-day injured list Wednesday with right middle finger inflammation.
Brad Camara
Thu, Aug 5th
Rockies reliever Daniel Bard was summoned from the bullpen to pitch the eighth inning of a 2-2 game against the Dodgers on Saturday. He ultimately allowed three runs on two hits and two walks, all while failing to retire a batter. He was hit with the loss as Colorado ultimately fell to Los Angeles by a score of 5-2.
Andersen Pickard
Sun, Aug 29th
 The Blue Jays acquired RHP Joakim Soria from the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Jul 30th
Rockies closer Daniel Bard allowed a walk-off two-run homer in the bottom of the ninth inning against the Cubs on Monday evening. His final line included two hits, two runs, and one strikeout over 0.1 innings of work. The veteran reliever was hit with the loss as Colorado ultimately fell to Chicago by a score of 6-4.
Andersen Pickard
Tue, Aug 24th
 RHP Joakim Soria worked a scoreless ninth inning, picking up a strikeout, in the Diamondbacks' 6-4 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Wednesday.
Jon Mathisen
Wed, Jul 21st
Rockies closer Daniel Bard was called upon to pitch the ninth inning of a 2-2 game against the Diamondbacks on Saturday evening. He preserved the tie, allowing zero runs and one hit while striking out one batter. The right-hander was credited with the win following Elias Diaz's walk-off homer in the bottom of the frame. Colorado ultimately defeated Arizona by a score of 5-2.
Andersen Pickard
Sun, Aug 22nd
 RHP Joakim Soria earned the save on Monday when he scattered a pair of hits with two strikeouts over one inning in the D-Backs' 4-2 win over the Pirates.
Jon Mathisen
Tue, Jul 20th
Rockies closer Daniel Bard allowed one hit while tossing a scoreless ninth inning against the Padres on Wednesday. He struck out one batter and earned the save as Colorado ultimately defeated San Diego by a score of 7-5.
Andersen Pickard
Wed, Aug 18th
 RHP Joakim Soria earned the save on Sunday when he came on in relief of starter Merrill Kelly in the ninth inning. He allowed one hit and struck out two over one inning in the D-Backs' 6-4 win over the Cubs.
Jon Mathisen
Mon, Jul 19th
Rockies closer Daniel Bard earned the win against the Padres on Monday but only after he first blew a three-run save. The 36-year-old finished the game with three runs, three hits, and one strikeout to his name. He was able to secure the win thanks to a walk-off homer from C.J. Cron in the bottom of the ninth. Colorado ultimately defeated San Diego by a score of 6-5.
Andersen Pickard
Tue, Aug 17th
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
Bard comes into 2021 as the Rockies' presumptive closer, after he came out of a two-year retirement to pitch in the majors for the first time since 2013. Bard's control problems, which derailed his career, were largely solved, and his 3.65 ERA and 1.30 WHIP were more than passable for a Colorado closer. Mychal Givens remains, and Scott Oberg will try to pitch effectively after undergoing thoracic outlet surgery, but if Bard can maintain his control, he'll likely earn and hold the closer's job.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros