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Who Should I Draft?

Jose Leclerc or Justus Sheffield (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Justus Sheffield
SP - SEA
Justus Sheffield
Jose Leclerc
SP,RP - TEX
Jose Leclerc
Expert
Recommendation
97%
Recommended by
37 of 38 experts
3%
Recommended by
1 of 38 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 120
Best Rank# 63
Worst Rank# 377
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 371
Best Rank# 239
Worst Rank# 352
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts12753
Wins82
Saves011
ERA4.333.26
WHIP1.381.13
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-IL60
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 103
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 63
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 140
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 128
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 126
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 67
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 135
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 113
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 104
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 102# 115
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 335
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 148
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 120
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 103
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 94
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 136
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 127
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 114
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 103
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 128
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 93
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 96
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 101
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 121
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 116
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 178
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 181
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 110
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 118
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 107
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 222
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 109
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 111
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 84
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 120
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 377
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 114
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 127# 108
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Justus Sheffield
SP - SEA
Justus Sheffield
Jose Leclerc
SP,RP - TEX
Jose Leclerc
2020 Stats 
   
   
Games Played102
   
Games Started100
   
Innings Pitched55.12.2
   
Wins40
   
Losses30
   
Saves01
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed512
   
Earned Runs221
   
Home Runs Allowed20
   
Strikeouts483
   
Walks202
   
ERA3.584.50
   
WHIP1.282.00
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Justus Sheffield
SP - SEA
Justus Sheffield
Jose Leclerc
SP,RP - TEX
Jose Leclerc
2021 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2633
   
Games Started260
   
Innings Pitched140.439.3
   
Wins82
   
Losses92
   
Saves011
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds06
   
Hits Allowed13726
   
Earned Runs6814
   
Home Runs Allowed184
   
Strikeouts12753
   
Walks5618
   
ERA4.333.26
   
WHIP1.381.13
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Justus Sheffield
SP - SEA
Justus Sheffield
Jose Leclerc
SP,RP - TEX
Jose Leclerc
News 
 Justus Sheffield earned his first win of the season Monday against the Dodgers, allowing three runs on four hits over 5.2 innings with six strikeouts and three walks.
Ari Koslow
Tue, Apr 20th
Jose Leclerc will undergo Tommy John surgery, according to Rangers GM Jon Daniels.
Dan Harris
Mon, Mar 29th
 Justus Sheffield took the no-decision in game one of the Mariners doubleheader Tuesday against Baltimore, allowing two runs (both earned) on three hits over six innings with five strikeouts and two walks.
Ari Koslow
Wed, Apr 14th
Jose Leclerc is experiencing “elbow discomfort” and is expected to miss “an extended period of time.”
Brad Camara
Mon, Mar 22nd
 Justus Sheffield took the loss Monday against the White Sox, allowing six runs (four earned) on eight hits over 5.0 innings pitched with five strikeouts and two walks.
Ari Koslow
Tue, Apr 6th
Rangers manager Chris Woodward acknowledged that Jose Leclerc will get save chances, though he isn't officially naming a closer just yet.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Feb 19th
 Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Justus Sheffield struggled in his spring training start against Texas Wednesday, going 2.1 innings while allowing six runs on seven hits with three walks.
Ari Koslow
Thu, Mar 11th
 
Notes 
  Leclerc is dealing with elbow soreness and is now expected to miss "extended time." It's just another in the long list of things that has derailed Leclerc's career of late, after he looked like he would be the Rangers' closer for years to come after he emerged from obscurity in 2018 to become a dominant reliever and then signed a lengthy deal. After is stellar season, his walk-rate reverted to its pre-2018 numbers quickly, he lost the closer's role, and then missed almost all of last year with a shoulder injury that required surgery. With the elbow soreness, there's just no reason to draft him this year, and you can pick him up off the waiver wire when and if he returns and is named the closer.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros