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Who Should I Draft?

Jordan Romano or Richard Rodriguez (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Jordan Romano
RP - TOR
Jordan Romano
Richard Rodriguez
RP - ATL
Richard Rodriguez
Expert
Recommendation
63%
Recommended by
32 of 51 experts
37%
Recommended by
19 of 51 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 77# 80
Best Rank# 29# 39
Worst Rank# 136# 161
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 192# 206
Best Rank# 168# 192
Worst Rank# 313# 254
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts6772
Wins33
Saves1719
ERA3.923.81
WHIP1.231.19
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 62# 100
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 34# 66
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 29# 102
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 79# 90
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 83# 88
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 58# 78
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 69# 84
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 47# 71
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 77# 79
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 48# 115
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 57# 63
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 65# 108
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 59# 79
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 62# 91
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 95# 101
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 67# 161
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 64# 79
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 64# 96
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 82# 107
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 78
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 69# 83
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 102# 103
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 112
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 80# 81
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 84# 104
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 59# 90
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 61# 104
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 51# 105
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 38# 55
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 74# 77
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 57# 104
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 51# 71
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 72# 59
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 73# 59
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 75# 69
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 77# 39
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 78# 73
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 79# 78
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 87# 82
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 90# 78
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 94# 62
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 95# 46
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 98# 85
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 101# 89
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 107# 97
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 108# 82
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 111# 97
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 136# 89
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 86
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 87
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 89
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Jordan Romano
RP - TOR
Jordan Romano
Richard Rodriguez
RP - ATL
Richard Rodriguez
2020 Stats 
   
   
Games Played1524
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched15.323.2
   
Wins23
   
Losses12
   
Saves24
   
Blown Saves11
   
Holds52
   
Hits Allowed815
   
Earned Runs27
   
Home Runs Allowed23
   
Strikeouts2134
   
Walks55
   
ERA1.232.70
   
WHIP0.890.86
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Jordan Romano
RP - TOR
Jordan Romano
Richard Rodriguez
RP - ATL
Richard Rodriguez
2021 Projections 
   
   
Games Played5664
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched57.363.6
   
Wins33
   
Losses34
   
Saves1719
   
Blown Saves88
   
Holds85
   
Hits Allowed4957
   
Earned Runs2527
   
Home Runs Allowed810
   
Strikeouts6772
   
Walks2119
   
ERA3.923.81
   
WHIP1.231.19
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Jordan Romano
RP - TOR
Jordan Romano
Richard Rodriguez
RP - ATL
Richard Rodriguez
News 
 Jordan Romano struck out three batters and recorded four outs for the save against the Twins on Sunday.
John Aubin
Mon, Sep 27th
RHP Richard Rodriguez is on the move to Atlanta, ESPN's Jeff Passan reports.
Ethan Biddle - The Work of Ethan Biddle
Fri, Jul 30th
 Jordan Romano picked a save after pitching a scoreless inning while walking three batters and striking out two in Tuesday's 4-2 win over the Rays.
John Aubin
Wed, Sep 22nd
Jason Mackey of the Post-Gazette reports that the Toronto Blue Jays and Philadelphia Phillies are in talks with the Pittsburgh Pirates for right-hander Richard Rodriguez.
Brad Camara
Tue, Jul 27th
 Jordan Romano pitched a scoreless ninth inning with one strikeout on Sunday, protecting a two-run lead against the Twins to pick up his 19th save of the season.
John Aubin
Sun, Sep 19th
Jon Morosi of the MLB Network reports that the Oakland Athletics are prioritizing a bullpen upgrade and have shown interest in Pittsburgh Pirates right-hander Richard Rodriguez.
Brad Camara
Mon, Jul 26th
 Jordan Romano tossed a perfect ninth inning to record a save on Wednesday in the win against the Rays.
John Aubin
Thu, Sep 16th
Richard Rodriguez converted his 14th save of the season Friday against the Giants, but allowed one run on one hit and one walk. He struck out two.
Connor Rooney
Sat, Jul 24th
 Jordan Romano pitched a perfect inning to earn the save in an 11-10 win over Baltimore in Game 1 of Saturday's doubleheader.
John Aubin
Sun, Sep 12th
Richard Rodriguez (4-2) took the loss and blew the save Sunday against the Mets, allowing two runs on two hits in one inning. He struck out one.
Connor Rooney
Sun, Jul 18th
Notes 
 Romano is poised to serve as the Blue Jays' closer after Kirby Yates suffered an elbow injury which will cost him the season. Romano's stuff isn't special, but he had a very solid 2020 campaign, and should see plenty of save chances with Toronto, assuming he's officially named the closer. The relief pitcher landscape for fantasy gets cloudy quickly, so despite the lack of certainty, Romano makes a decent option for your second reliever. Bump him higher if he's officially named the closer before the season.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
So long as he remains with the Pirates, Rodriguez is likely to be the closer after locking down four saves last year. He's been a quality reliever for a few years in a row now, including last year when he put up a 2.70 ERA and a 0.86 WHIP with plenty of strikeouts. There's been speculation that the Pirates will look to deal Rodriguez before the season begins. But until and unless they do, he's a decent late-round selection who will likely total a handful of saves until he's inevitably dealt mid-season.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros