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Who Should I Draft?

Jose Urquidy or Brendan McKay (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Jose Urquidy
SP,RP - HOU
Jose Urquidy
Brendan McKay
SP - TB
Brendan McKay
Expert
Recommendation
69%
Recommended by
34 of 49 experts
31%
Recommended by
15 of 49 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 89# 98
Best Rank# 64# 70
Worst Rank# 161# 371
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 205# 259
Best Rank# 193# 228
Worst Rank# 251# 367
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts4540
Wins33
Saves00
ERA4.183.82
WHIP1.211.21
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertIL10MiLB
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 125# 140
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 79# 99
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 85# 95
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 161# 197
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 81# 95
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 101# 104
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 76
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 83# 106
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 87# 92
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 98
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 66# 115
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 91# 112
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 68# 105
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 107# 120
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 100# 371
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 90# 93
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 88# 104
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 88
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 85# 98
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 92# 160
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 101# 141
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 147# 149
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 100# 109
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 115# 130
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 91# 140
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 85# 104
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 104# 116
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 67# 97
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 64# 99
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 65# 101
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 95# 98
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 89# 92
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 102
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 83# 112
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 71# 70
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 79# 72
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 85# 84
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 89# 83
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 92# 87
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 96# 94
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 104# 81
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 106# 99
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 107# 93
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 126# 108
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 132# 100
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 82
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 89
   
George Kurtz
SportsGrid
# 92
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 122
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Jose Urquidy
SP,RP - HOU
Jose Urquidy
Brendan McKay
SP - TB
Brendan McKay
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played913
   
Games Started711
   
Innings Pitched41.249.1
   
Wins22
   
Losses14
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed3852
   
Earned Runs1827
   
Home Runs Allowed68
   
Strikeouts4056
   
Walks716
   
ERA3.954.96
   
WHIP1.101.39
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Jose Urquidy
SP,RP - HOU
Jose Urquidy
Brendan McKay
SP - TB
Brendan McKay
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played99
   
Games Started87
   
Innings Pitched46.337.2
   
Wins33
   
Losses22
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed4433
   
Earned Runs2216
   
Home Runs Allowed85
   
Strikeouts4540
   
Walks1212
   
ERA4.183.82
   
WHIP1.211.21
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Jose Urquidy
SP,RP - HOU
Jose Urquidy
Brendan McKay
SP - TB
Brendan McKay
News 
 Astros pitcher Jose Urquidy threw a bullpen session on Wednesday for the second time in the last few days, but manager Dusty Baker said that his timeline to return depends on whether he will be a relief pitcher or a starter.
Mike Maher
Wed, Aug 12th
Brendan McKay will be shut down 7-10 days with shoulder irritation.
Jon Mathisen
Tue, Aug 11th
 Astros manager Dusty Baker says Jose Urquidy (undisclosed) has begun throwing off a mound.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Aug 6th
Brendan McKay threw two simulated innings on Wednesday, but there is no timetable for him to return to the big-league club.
Carmen Maiorano - Carm's Clubhouse
Wed, Aug 5th
 Astros manager Dusty Baker says Jose Urquidy is at least two weeks away from returning to the team.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Aug 1st
Rays pitcher Brendan McKay (illness) came out of his batting practice session healthy but will need some time before he is ready to pitch in a game, according to manager Kevin Cash.
Mike Maher
Sun, Aug 2nd
 Astros pitcher Jose Urquidy missed all of summer camp for undisclosed reasons and was reportedly not able to perform any baseball activities while he was away. Manager Dusty Baker said on Friday that "It's going to take probably almost equal time that [he] missed to get back."
Mike Maher
Fri, Jul 24th
Brendan McKay has yet to appear at Rays summer camp.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Jul 12th
 Jose Urquidy (undisclosed) was cleared to participate in baseball activities Friday.
Brad Camara
Fri, Jul 24th
Brendan McKay (shoulder) has not been throwing off a mound since spring training was shut down.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, May 24th
Notes 
 The Astros are going to rely on Urquidy with Gerrit Cole's departure. I like James more, but Urquidy is safer.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
McKay struggled in his first taste of the big leagues, but don't write him off. He has SP3 potential.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
 Urquidy seemingly has the fourth starter's role locked down, and he offers and intriguing pitch mix, with an above-average fastball and changeup, with a decent slider.It's unlikely that the soon to be 25-year-old will develop into a consistent fantasy starter given his inconsistency, but he certainly has enough upside, as he showed in the playoffs, to warrant rostering in all fantasy leagues.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
McKay had a dominant, albeit brief, minor-league career, but struggled somewhat in his brief time in the majors last year. His solid control and excellent strikeout rate suggests he could eventually do big things in the majors, but considering he's battling a shoulder injury in the spring that stems from last year, he's highly unlikely to make the Rays' rotation out of camp. He's rosterable only in deeper and AL-only leagues.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros