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Who Should I Draft?

Joe Musgrove or Ryan Pressly (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Joe Musgrove
SP - SD
Joe Musgrove
Ryan Pressly
RP - HOU
Ryan Pressly
Expert
Recommendation
53%
Recommended by
27 of 51 experts
47%
Recommended by
24 of 51 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 38# 39
Best Rank# 16# 21
Worst Rank# 77# 77
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 130# 105
Best Rank# 115# 103
Worst Rank# 140# 131
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts15875
Wins113
Saves029
ERA3.923.28
WHIP1.191.15
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 38# 48
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 32# 36
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 34# 45
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 31# 40
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 43# 44
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 19# 42
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 28# 50
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 16# 42
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 40# 48
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 42# 45
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 34# 37
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 33# 39
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 29# 42
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 33# 36
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 40# 41
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 37# 59
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 38# 44
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 40# 77
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 45# 47
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 28# 37
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 26# 34
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 44# 46
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 34# 35
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 38# 41
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 38# 50
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 43# 58
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 29# 41
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 30# 24
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 33# 32
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 37# 29
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 38# 37
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 38# 37
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 39# 21
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 39# 25
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 40# 39
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 40# 32
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 41# 33
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 42# 36
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 43# 38
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 43# 37
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 44# 25
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 51# 47
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 52# 45
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 54# 46
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 55# 38
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 55# 45
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 56# 37
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 57# 25
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 61# 37
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 66# 47
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 77# 68
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Joe Musgrove
SP - SD
Joe Musgrove
Ryan Pressly
RP - HOU
Ryan Pressly
2020 Stats 
   
   
Games Played823
   
Games Started80
   
Innings Pitched40.121.0
   
Wins11
   
Losses53
   
Saves012
   
Blown Saves04
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed3322
   
Earned Runs179
   
Home Runs Allowed52
   
Strikeouts5529
   
Walks167
   
ERA3.863.86
   
WHIP1.241.38
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Joe Musgrove
SP - SD
Joe Musgrove
Ryan Pressly
RP - HOU
Ryan Pressly
2021 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2962
   
Games Started290
   
Innings Pitched154.460.7
   
Wins113
   
Losses83
   
Saves029
   
Blown Saves014
   
Holds05
   
Hits Allowed14553
   
Earned Runs6722
   
Home Runs Allowed217
   
Strikeouts15875
   
Walks3917
   
ERA3.923.28
   
WHIP1.191.15
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Joe Musgrove
SP - SD
Joe Musgrove
Ryan Pressly
RP - HOU
Ryan Pressly
News 
 Joe Musgrove went just 5.2 innings on Tuesday, allowing five earned runs on eight hits and three walks. He did salvage some of his day with six strikeouts and two hits of his own in the game.
Ethan Biddle - The Work of Ethan Biddle
Wed, Sep 22nd
Astros closer Ryan Pressly struck out all three batters he faced while pitching the ninth inning against the Diamondbacks on Sunday. He required just 12 pitches and nine strikes en route to earning the save. Houston ultimately defeated Arizona by a score of 7-6.
Andersen Pickard
Mon, Sep 20th
 Joe Musgrove went six innings on Friday, allowing three earned runs on four hits and five walks. He did still manage to strike out seven batters though.
Ethan Biddle - The Work of Ethan Biddle
Sat, Sep 11th
Astros closer struck out one batter while throwing a scoreless ninth inning against the Angels on Sunday. He earned the save as Houston ultimately defeated Los Angeles by a score of 3-1.
Andersen Pickard
Sun, Sep 12th
 Joe Musgrove went 5.1 inning on Saturday, allowing two earned runs on seven hits and a walk while striking out four batters.
Ethan Biddle - The Work of Ethan Biddle
Sun, Sep 5th
Astros closer Ryan Pressly allowed three runs over 0.2 innings against the Mariners, breaking a critical late-game tie and eventually costing Houston the game. His final line included two hits, one walk, two strikeouts, and the loss. Houston ultimately fell to Seattle by a score of 8-5.
Andersen Pickard
Wed, Sep 8th
 Joe Musgrove only allowed three hits and two walks in his nine innings of work while also striking out nine batters.
Ethan Biddle - The Work of Ethan Biddle
Sat, Aug 28th
Astros star closer Ryan Pressly threw a scoreless ninth inning against the Padres on Friday. He issued one walk and zero hits en route to earning the save. Houston ultimately defeated San Diego by a score of 6-3.
Andersen Pickard
Sat, Sep 4th
 Joe Musgrove pitched six innings of one-run ball, allowing three hits and two walks while striking out nine batters.
Ethan Biddle - The Work of Ethan Biddle
Sun, Aug 22nd
Astros closer Ryan Pressly threw a scoreless ninth inning against the Mariners on Monday, amassing one walk and one strikeout along the way. He earned the save as Houston ultimately defeated Seattle by a score of 4-3.
Andersen Pickard
Tue, Aug 31st
Notes 
 Musgrove has been a popular sleeper the last two seasons and now that he's been traded to the Padres, his ADP is surely going to rise. In 2019, Musgrove continued to improve as a pitcher, upping his strikeout rate and adding velocity. But his 2020 season looked like a step back, until he returned from the IL strong, including finishing his season with back-to-back scoreless outings while getting back some of the lost zip on his fastball. Overall, Musgrove's 2020 numbers suggest a breakout waiting to happen, as he built significantly on his gains in 2019, increasing his strikeout rate to 33.1%. His chances for wins should improve dramatically in San Diego, and he's a fine fourth starter with upside.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Pressly had his usual solid season, but got the benefit of closing for the Astros after Roberto Osuna's injury. His numbers fell off a bit from the previous two years (his 1.33 WHIP was particularly out of character), but he will almost certainly rebound from the .365 BABIP he allowed. He's slated to again be the Astros' closer, and as such, should provide plenty of saves while giving fantasy managers positive value in ratios. That makes him one of the few reliable closers worth drafting at more than a late-round price.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
 Over his final four starts of the 2020 season Musgrove posted an exceptional 34:5 K:BB ratio in just 22 innings. In 34 starts from the beginning of 2019 through August 2020 his swinging strike rate sat at 11.9%. In September 2020 that figure jumped to 16.3%. So here we are again. Musgrove is an annual breakout candidate among fantasy analysts, and last year's hot finish combined with the move to San Diego won't temper expectations at all. Musgrove is an upside starting pitcher option come draft day.
Brendan Tuma - FantasyPros