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Who Should I Draft?

Josh Hader or Edwin Diaz (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Josh Hader
RP - MIL
Josh Hader
Edwin Diaz
RP - NYM
Edwin Diaz
Expert
Recommendation
96%
Recommended by
49 of 51 experts
4%
Recommended by
2 of 51 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 18# 26
Best Rank# 12# 18
Worst Rank# 56# 58
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 54# 81
Best Rank# 51# 71
Worst Rank# 61# 90
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts104102
Wins44
Saves3030
ERA2.913.04
WHIP0.981.12
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 31# 32
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 16# 31
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 26# 38
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 22# 25
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 18# 29
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 17# 26
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 16# 26
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 20# 25
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 17# 34
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 18# 25
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 19# 25
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 24# 28
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 17# 30
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 15# 22
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 31# 36
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 16# 20
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 16# 21
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 20# 26
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 17# 21
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 19# 31
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 19# 23
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 17# 27
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 21# 24
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 18# 27
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 56# 58
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 17# 32
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 21# 33
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 21# 30
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 19# 27
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 17# 30
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 18# 36
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 28# 40
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 19# 27
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 16# 29
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 16# 24
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 16# 18
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 19# 28
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 26# 37
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 19# 30
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 12# 18
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 19# 28
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 22# 28
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 23# 24
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 17# 24
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 18# 26
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 19# 22
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 20# 31
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 17# 38
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 18# 23
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 27# 24
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 37# 30
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Josh Hader
RP - MIL
Josh Hader
Edwin Diaz
RP - NYM
Edwin Diaz
2020 Stats 
   
   
Games Played2126
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched19.126.2
   
Wins12
   
Losses21
   
Saves136
   
Blown Saves24
   
Holds01
   
Hits Allowed818
   
Earned Runs85
   
Home Runs Allowed32
   
Strikeouts3150
   
Walks1014
   
ERA3.791.75
   
WHIP0.951.25
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Josh Hader
RP - MIL
Josh Hader
Edwin Diaz
RP - NYM
Edwin Diaz
2021 Projections 
   
   
Games Played6264
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched64.662.9
   
Wins44
   
Losses33
   
Saves3030
   
Blown Saves711
   
Holds33
   
Hits Allowed3947
   
Earned Runs2121
   
Home Runs Allowed98
   
Strikeouts104102
   
Walks2423
   
ERA2.913.04
   
WHIP0.981.12
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Josh Hader
RP - MIL
Josh Hader
Edwin Diaz
RP - NYM
Edwin Diaz
News 
 Josh Hader picked up another save Saturday against the Cubs, allowing one hit, walking one, and striking out two.
Connor Rooney
Sun, Sep 19th
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
 Josh Hader picked up save 32 Friday against the Cubs, allowing one hit and striking out one in one inning.
Connor Rooney
Sat, Sep 18th
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
 Josh Hader earned the save Saturday against Cleveland, striking out two in one inning.
Connor Rooney
Sat, Sep 11th
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
 Josh Hader earned the save Wednesday against the Phillies, walking two in a scoreless inning.
Connor Rooney
Thu, Sep 9th
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
 Josh Hader picked up the save Wednesday against the Giants, walking one and striking out three in a scoreless inning.
Connor Rooney
Thu, Sep 2nd
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 
 Hader wasn't quite as dominant as he had been the previous two years, largely due to a spike in walk rate and the slightest of declines in strikeout rate. But he still tallied 13 saves, third-best in baseball, and had a miniscule 0.95 WHIP. If you parse it closely, it was just a bizarre season for Hader, who didn't give up a run through his first nine appearances, but subsequently allowed four runs in an inning. He walked five batters in a game, but didn't allow a single walk in any game after that, a span of 11 appearances. In other words, there seems to be a lot of noise in Hader's "decline," which likely would have been ironed out over the course of a full season. Draft him as the top closer off the board with few concerns.
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