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Who Should I Draft?

Jose Berrios or Edwin Diaz (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Jose Berrios
SP - MIN
Jose Berrios
Edwin Diaz
RP - NYM
Edwin Diaz
Expert
Recommendation
58%
Recommended by
29 of 50 experts
42%
Recommended by
21 of 50 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 25# 26
Best Rank# 14# 18
Worst Rank# 44# 58
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 76# 81
Best Rank# 67# 71
Worst Rank# 85# 90
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts184102
Wins124
Saves030
ERA4.003.04
WHIP1.221.12
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 27# 32
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 25# 31
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 27# 38
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 28# 29
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 21# 26
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 25# 26
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 14# 30
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 18# 25
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 18# 34
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 22# 25
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 28# 30
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 18# 22
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 34# 36
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 18# 26
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 23# 24
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 26# 27
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 26# 58
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 22# 32
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 24# 33
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 19# 30
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 22# 30
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 29# 40
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 25# 27
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 29# 37
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 26# 30
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 26# 28
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 25# 26
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 28# 31
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 27# 38
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 25# 18
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 25# 21
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 26# 21
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 28# 25
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 28# 23
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 29# 24
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 29# 20
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 29# 28
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 30# 25
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 30# 18
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 31# 28
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 32# 31
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 32# 24
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 32# 29
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 33# 24
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 34# 27
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 36# 22
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 37# 28
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 37# 27
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 38# 23
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 44# 24
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Jose Berrios
SP - MIN
Jose Berrios
Edwin Diaz
RP - NYM
Edwin Diaz
2020 Stats 
   
   
Games Played1226
   
Games Started120
   
Innings Pitched63.026.2
   
Wins52
   
Losses41
   
Saves06
   
Blown Saves04
   
Holds01
   
Hits Allowed5718
   
Earned Runs285
   
Home Runs Allowed82
   
Strikeouts6850
   
Walks2614
   
ERA4.001.75
   
WHIP1.321.25
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Jose Berrios
SP - MIN
Jose Berrios
Edwin Diaz
RP - NYM
Edwin Diaz
2021 Projections 
   
   
Games Played3064
   
Games Started300
   
Innings Pitched179.562.9
   
Wins124
   
Losses93
   
Saves030
   
Blown Saves011
   
Holds03
   
Hits Allowed16547
   
Earned Runs8021
   
Home Runs Allowed258
   
Strikeouts184102
   
Walks5423
   
ERA4.003.04
   
WHIP1.221.12
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Jose Berrios
SP - MIN
Jose Berrios
Edwin Diaz
RP - NYM
Edwin Diaz
News 
 Minnesota Twins right-hander Jose Berrios allowed four runs over 4 1/3 innings in a 7-1 loss to the Red Sox in Game 2 of a Wednesday doubleheader. Berrios struck out five and walked three in the loss.
Matthew Terelle
Wed, Apr 14th
Edwin Diaz entered the ninth inning trailing 1-0 and allowed two earned runs on three hits and one walk, with zero strikeouts before being relieved by Jeurys Familia with two outs.
Lucas Babits-Feinerman
Sun, Apr 11th
 Minnesota Twins right-hander Jose Berrios allowed two runs over 5 2/3 innings of work in a 10-2 win over the Mariners on Thursday. Berrios struck out eight and walked three in the win.
Matthew Terelle
Thu, Apr 8th
Edwin Diaz pitched a scoreless top of the ninth inning, striking out one and walking one.
Lucas Babits-Feinerman
Fri, Apr 9th
 Minnesota Twins right-hander Jose Berrios was excellent in his first start of the season on Saturday. He threw six no-hit innings of shutout ball, striking out 12 batters. The Twins went on to win 2-0 over the Brewers, although the bullpen lost the no-hit bid in the eighth inning.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, Apr 3rd
Mets manager Luis Rojas says Edwin Diaz "may be the guy that gets the most chances" in the closer role this year.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Feb 24th
  Edwin Diaz avoids arbitration with the New York Mets, agreeing to a deal worth $7 million.
Ryan Evans - Baseballogy
Fri, Jan 15th
Notes 
 Berrios may not ever become the dominant pitcher many projected him to be, but he offers a strong floor for fantasy managers. Ignoring his 2016 cup of coffee, Berrios has pitched to a 3.89 ERA, a 1.21 WHIP, and a strikeout per inning in his career. And although his walk rate went up a tad and he gave up a bit harder contact in 2020's shortened season, his numbers didn't vary from his usual output significantly. Bank on around a 4.00 ERA, a WHIP somewhere around 1.25, and plenty of strikeouts. In today's fantasy game, that's more than adequate for a strong fantasy staff.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Diaz's overall numbers bounced back in a monstrous way last season. He dropped his ERA from a bloated 5.59 in 2019 to a 1.75, and upped his strikeout rate to a career-best 45.5%. He was among the league leaders in nearly every expected statistic (batting average, slugging percentage wOBA, and ERA), and he cut his HR/9 rate from 2.33 to just 0.70. Diaz's walk rate actually regressed, however, as he issued free passes to nearly five batters per nine innings. That's not often a recipe for success from a closer, but Diaz can survive at that rate if he continues to keep the strikeouts up and limit the long balls. In the end, Diaz does carry some risk given his history, but he should be drafted as one of the upper echelon closers in the game, if not a touch behind the truly elite options.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros