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Who Should I Draft?

Jose Urquidy or Mitch Keller (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Mitch Keller
SP - PIT
Mitch Keller
Jose Urquidy
SP,RP - HOU
Jose Urquidy
Expert
Recommendation
56%
Recommended by
28 of 50 experts
44%
Recommended by
22 of 50 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 86# 89
Best Rank# 61# 64
Worst Rank# 192# 161
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 244# 205
Best Rank# 207# 193
Worst Rank# 320# 251
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts5445
Wins33
Saves00
ERA4.424.18
WHIP1.391.21
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertIL10IL10
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 100# 107
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 91# 125
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 91
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 150# 161
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 102# 104
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 68# 81
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 83
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 88# 92
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 78# 83
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 95# 126
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 90# 98
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 78# 91
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 102# 106
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 93# 107
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 77# 100
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 86# 88
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 62# 88
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 77# 92
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 84# 147
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 67# 132
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 89# 100
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 70# 115
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 135
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 92# 104
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 61
   
George Kurtz
SportsGrid
# 102
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 78# 102
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 76# 83
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 136# 64
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 110# 65
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 98# 66
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 77# 67
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 192# 68
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 72# 71
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 76
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 85# 79
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 80# 79
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 91# 85
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 103# 85
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 99# 85
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 106# 85
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 88# 87
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 91# 89
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 93# 89
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 92# 90
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 100# 91
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 99# 95
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 102# 96
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 125# 101
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 114# 101
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Mitch Keller
SP - PIT
Mitch Keller
Jose Urquidy
SP,RP - HOU
Jose Urquidy
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played119
   
Games Started117
   
Innings Pitched48.041.2
   
Wins12
   
Losses51
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed7238
   
Earned Runs3818
   
Home Runs Allowed66
   
Strikeouts6540
   
Walks167
   
ERA7.133.95
   
WHIP1.831.10
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Mitch Keller
SP - PIT
Mitch Keller
Jose Urquidy
SP,RP - HOU
Jose Urquidy
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played109
   
Games Started108
   
Innings Pitched53.746.3
   
Wins33
   
Losses32
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed5444
   
Earned Runs2622
   
Home Runs Allowed78
   
Strikeouts5445
   
Walks2012
   
ERA4.424.18
   
WHIP1.391.21
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Mitch Keller
SP - PIT
Mitch Keller
Jose Urquidy
SP,RP - HOU
Jose Urquidy
News 
 Mitch Keller (oblique) has yet to resume throwing, but will play catch in the next four-to-five days.
Brad Camara
Tue, Aug 11th
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
 Mitch Keller (side) was placed on the injured list Sunday.
Brad Camara
Sun, Aug 2nd
Astros manager Dusty Baker says Jose Urquidy (undisclosed) has begun throwing off a mound.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Aug 6th
 Mitch Keller (1-1) allowed two runs on five hits and one walk across two 2/3 innings in Saturday's 4-3 loss to the Cubs. He picked up the loss and exited the game early with side discomfort.
Brad Camara
Sun, Aug 2nd
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
 Mitch Keller left Saturday's game in the third inning after bouncing a breaking ball well short of the plate and immediately calling for the trainer. The injury was diagnosed as left side discomfort, which likely means he has an oblique injury.
Carmen Maiorano - Carm's Clubhouse
Sat, Aug 1st
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
 Mitch Keller (1-0) allowed one run one two hits and three walks while striking out two across five innings in Sunday's 5-1 win over the Cardinals.
Brad Camara
Mon, Jul 27th
Jose Urquidy (undisclosed) was cleared to participate in baseball activities Friday.
Brad Camara
Fri, Jul 24th
Notes 
 Keller, on paper, was the unluckiest pitcher in baseball last year. With no Ray Searage, the Pirates should allow Keller to throw his best pitchers and not practice the groundball philosophy that they have preached.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
The Astros are going to rely on Urquidy with Gerrit Cole's departure. I like James more, but Urquidy is safer.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
 Keller's time in the majors last year was . . . sub-optimal, to say the least. Other than his elite strikeout rate, pretty much nothing went right for the youngster in his brief time with the Pirates. But when your FIP is FOUR runs lower than your ERA, chances are pretty good you're due for a rebound. Keller has an excellent fastball with an above-average slider and a decent curveball, more than enough to succeed in getting major league hitters out. If he can manage to limit his awful first innings of games with more consistency, he could provide plenty of value.
Dan Harris - 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