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Who Should I Draft?

Joe Barlow or James Karinchak (2022)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Joe Barlow
RP - TEX
Joe Barlow
James Karinchak
RP - CLE
James Karinchak
Expert
Recommendation
84%
Recommended by
32 of 38 experts
16%
Recommended by
6 of 38 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 106# 157
Best Rank# 71# 76
Worst Rank# 181# 170
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 208# 404
Best Rank# 178# 330
Worst Rank# 287# 460
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts6479
Wins23
Saves165
ERA4.113.47
WHIP1.271.22
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-IL60
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 116
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 116
   
Pat Fitzmaurice
FantasyPros
# 116
   
Scott Engel
The Game Day
# 79
   
Jody Smith
FullTime Fantasy
# 107
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 107
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 96
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 120# 137
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 108
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 119
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 118
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 111# 157
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 131
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 109
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 108
   
Christopher Welsh
FantasyPros
# 95
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 72
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 121# 135
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 100
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 112# 155
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 83
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 92
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 101# 170
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 104# 112
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 71
   
Nate Miller
Fantasy Six Pack
# 80
   
Brad Camara
RotoBaller
# 115
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 97# 122
   
Scott Youngson
Pitcher List
# 89# 169
   
Scott Bogman
FantasyPros
# 108
   
Travis Argo
Fantasy Six Pack
# 111
   
Fred Zinkie
Yahoo! Sports
# 125
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 101# 96
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 117# 76
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 144# 89
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 181# 115
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 85
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 117
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Joe Barlow
RP - TEX
Joe Barlow
James Karinchak
RP - CLE
James Karinchak
2021 Stats 
   
   
Games Played3160
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched29.255.1
   
Wins07
   
Losses24
   
Saves1111
   
Blown Saves15
   
Holds313
   
Hits Allowed1235
   
Earned Runs525
   
Home Runs Allowed29
   
Strikeouts2778
   
Walks1232
   
ERA1.554.07
   
WHIP0.831.21
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Joe Barlow
RP - TEX
Joe Barlow
James Karinchak
RP - CLE
James Karinchak
2022 Projections 
   
   
Games Played6459
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched61.256.2
   
Wins23
   
Losses33
   
Saves165
   
Blown Saves11
   
Holds811
   
Hits Allowed4840
   
Earned Runs2822
   
Home Runs Allowed87
   
Strikeouts6479
   
Walks3029
   
ERA4.113.47
   
WHIP1.271.22
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Joe Barlow
RP - TEX
Joe Barlow
James Karinchak
RP - CLE
James Karinchak
News 
 Joe Barlow tossed the 9th inning Wednesday against the Angels, allowing one run on two hits across one inning to go along with one strikeout.
Ari Koslow
Thu, May 26th
The Cleveland Guardians announced today that RHP James Karinchak was sent for an MRI due to soreness in his right arm. It revealed a strain in his teres major muscle and he'll be shut down for 7-10 days.
Vince DiSilvio
Sat, Mar 26th
 Joe Barlow earned the save on Monday against the Angels, working around a walk to toss a scoreless frame with one strikeout.
Ari Koslow
Tue, May 17th
 
 Joe Barlow earned the save on Thursday against the Royals, working around a hit and walk to toss a scoreless inning.
Ari Koslow
Fri, May 13th
 
 Joe Barlow earned the save on Tuesday against the Phillies, tossing a quick 1-2-3 inning.
Ari Koslow
Wed, May 11th
 
 Joe Barlow earned the save in Game 2 of the Rangers doubleheader on Sunday against the Yankees, working around a walk to toss a scoreless inning with one strikeout.
Ari Koslow
Mon, May 9th
 
Notes 
 Barlow saved 18 games between the majors and the minors last year, putting up excellent ratios. He'll get the first opportunity to close in Texas, but he doesn't have a lengthy track record with being the stopper, so the leash probably isn't that long. That's not a great thing considering his ERA metrics were far worse than his actual numbers and his walk-rate is sub par. Barlow is a closer, so he should be drafted, but don't go in expecting 25 saves given the risks.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros