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Who Should I Draft?

Jose Urquidy or John Means (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Jose Urquidy
SP - HOU
Jose Urquidy
John Means
SP - BAL
John Means
Expert
Recommendation
55%
Recommended by
11 of 20 experts
45%
Recommended by
9 of 20 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 74# 82
Best Rank# 56# 41
Worst Rank# 105# 144
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 200# 234
Best Rank# 178# 193
Worst Rank# 243# 365
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts125133
Wins89
Saves00
ERA4.234.67
WHIP1.221.26
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 72# 74
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 93
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 82# 144
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 66# 79
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 72# 94
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 99# 102
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 78# 84
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 58# 87
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 84# 103
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 67# 86
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 78# 82
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 56# 41
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 72# 53
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 76# 71
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 77# 65
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 78# 77
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 79# 75
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 85# 80
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 88# 76
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 105# 88
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Jose Urquidy
SP - HOU
Jose Urquidy
John Means
SP - BAL
John Means
2020 Stats 
   
   
Games Played510
   
Games Started510
   
Innings Pitched30.344.2
   
Wins12
   
Losses14
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed2236
   
Earned Runs922
   
Home Runs Allowed412
   
Strikeouts1742
   
Walks87
   
ERA2.734.53
   
WHIP1.010.98
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Jose Urquidy
SP - HOU
Jose Urquidy
John Means
SP - BAL
John Means
2021 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2629
   
Games Started2629
   
Innings Pitched143.0155.3
   
Wins89
   
Losses711
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed135155
   
Earned Runs6781
   
Home Runs Allowed2530
   
Strikeouts125133
   
Walks3840
   
ERA4.234.67
   
WHIP1.221.26
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Jose Urquidy
SP - HOU
Jose Urquidy
John Means
SP - BAL
John Means
News 
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Notes 
  Means's 4.53 ERA and grotesque home run rate are probably going to scare the casual fantasy manager away, but there is a ton to like about him heading into 2021. First, Means had a weird year last season, as he dealt with arm fatigue early and then his father passed away, so his schedule was certainly thrown up into the air at the start. Probably because of those difficulties, his outstanding changeup wasn't effective earlier in the season, but it was back to being his money pitch by season's end. Add to that Means' increase in velocity, his strong finish (1.52 ERA, 30 strikeouts over his last four starts), and his excellent command, and there's a breakout waiting to happen, despite the tough division.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
  Means has always been good at limiting walks (95th percentile walk rate in 2020) but last summer he also added two mph to his fastball velocity. While the box score results weren't immediate, Means finished the year on a tear. Over his final four starts the lefty posted a 30:3 K:BB ratio in 23 2/3 innings pitched. This type of skill change is something to buy into late in drafts.
Brendan Tuma - FantasyPros