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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 - TOR
Jose Berrios
Edwin Diaz
RP - NYM
Edwin Diaz
Expert
Recommendation
59%
Recommended by
30 of 51 experts
41%
Recommended by
21 of 51 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
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 35# 36
   
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 - TOR
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 - TOR
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 - TOR
Jose Berrios
Edwin Diaz
RP - NYM
Edwin Diaz
News 
 Jose Berrios took the loss against Minnesota on Friday, pitching six innings and allowing three runs on five hits and two walks while striking out to 10.
John Aubin
Sat, Sep 25th
Edwin Diaz pitched a perfect ninth inning and nailed down his 30th save of the season. The Mets won 3-2 Sunday.
Lucas Babits-Feinerman
Mon, Sep 20th
 José Berríos allowed three runs on four hits while striking out six batters and only issued one walk over 6 2/3 innings on Sunday in a win over the Twins.
John Aubin
Sun, Sep 19th
Edwin Diaz allowed two runs on two hits, one walk, and two strikeouts in one inning. He blew the win for starter Rich Hill on Friday, but the Mets scored four runs in the top of the tenth to take the lead and redeem Diaz.
Lucas Babits-Feinerman
Tue, Sep 7th
 Blue Jays manager Charlie Montoyo is hopeful that RHP Jose Berrios (abdomen) can make his next start.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Sep 15th
Edwin Diaz was perfect in the ninth inning with two strikeouts Thursday. The Mets won 4-3 and are one game under .500 this season.
Lucas Babits-Feinerman
Fri, Sep 3rd
 Jose Berrios was removed from his start on Tuesday against Tampa Bay due to abdominal tightness in his left side.
Ari Koslow
Wed, Sep 15th
Edwin Diaz struck out two in a perfect inning for his 27th save. The Mets won 3-1 and swept an unconventional doubleheader on Tuesday.
Lucas Babits-Feinerman
Wed, Sep 1st
 Jose Berrios allowed two runs on five hits and two walks with eight strikeouts in 6 2/3 innings to earn the win over the Yankees on Thursday.
John Aubin
Fri, Sep 10th
Edwin Diaz pitched a perfect ninth inning to record the save in Saturday's affair against the Nationals. The Mets improved to 62-67 with the win.
Lucas Babits-Feinerman
Tue, Aug 31st
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