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Who Should I Draft?

Josh Hader or Hyun Jin Ryu (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Josh Hader
RP - MIL
Josh Hader
Hyun Jin Ryu
SP - TOR
Hyun Jin Ryu
Expert
Recommendation
67%
Recommended by
34 of 51 experts
33%
Recommended by
17 of 51 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 18# 21
Best Rank# 12# 13
Worst Rank# 56# 121
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 54# 62
Best Rank# 51# 56
Worst Rank# 61# 69
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts104158
Wins412
Saves300
ERA2.913.64
WHIP0.981.18
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-IL10
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 16# 26
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 17# 29
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 16# 23
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 20# 43
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 17# 121
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 18# 21
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 19# 37
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 17# 24
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 15# 34
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 16# 26
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 16# 22
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 17# 23
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 19# 28
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 19# 21
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 17# 33
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 18# 24
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 17# 24
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 17# 21
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 18# 24
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 19# 21
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 16# 22
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 16# 19
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 16# 41
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 19# 24
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 19# 25
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 12# 28
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 19# 25
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 23# 37
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 17# 37
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 18# 22
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 19# 25
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 20# 34
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 17# 29
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 18# 26
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 18# 13
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 19# 17
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 20# 19
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 21# 18
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 21# 20
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 21# 20
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 22# 15
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 22# 16
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 24# 18
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 26# 19
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 26# 19
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 27# 19
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 28# 21
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 31# 26
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 31# 28
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 37# 18
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 56# 14
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Josh Hader
RP - MIL
Josh Hader
Hyun Jin Ryu
SP - TOR
Hyun Jin Ryu
2020 Stats 
   
   
Games Played2112
   
Games Started012
   
Innings Pitched19.167.1
   
Wins15
   
Losses22
   
Saves130
   
Blown Saves20
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed861
   
Earned Runs821
   
Home Runs Allowed36
   
Strikeouts3172
   
Walks1017
   
ERA3.792.82
   
WHIP0.951.16
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Josh Hader
RP - MIL
Josh Hader
Hyun Jin Ryu
SP - TOR
Hyun Jin Ryu
2021 Projections 
   
   
Games Played6229
   
Games Started029
   
Innings Pitched64.6167.5
   
Wins412
   
Losses38
   
Saves300
   
Blown Saves70
   
Holds30
   
Hits Allowed39161
   
Earned Runs2168
   
Home Runs Allowed923
   
Strikeouts104158
   
Walks2438
   
ERA2.913.64
   
WHIP0.981.18
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Josh Hader
RP - MIL
Josh Hader
Hyun Jin Ryu
SP - TOR
Hyun Jin Ryu
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
Hyun Jin Ryu allowed five runs on five hits and a walk with two strikeouts in two innings, taking the loss Friday versus Minnesota.
John Aubin
Sat, Sep 18th
 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
Hyun Jin Ryu allowed seven runs on eight hits and a walk with four strikeouts in a no-decision in Game 1 of Saturday's doubleheader versus Baltimore.
John Aubin
Sun, Sep 12th
 Josh Hader earned the save Saturday against Cleveland, striking out two in one inning.
Connor Rooney
Sat, Sep 11th
Hyun Jin Ryu revealed after Monday's start versus the Yankees that he was removed early due to some arm stiffness according to Rob Longley of the Toronto Sun.
John Aubin
Mon, Sep 6th
 Josh Hader earned the save Wednesday against the Phillies, walking two in a scoreless inning.
Connor Rooney
Thu, Sep 9th
Hyun-Jin Ryu gave up three runs on three hits with three walks and six strikeouts in 5 2/3 innings Tuesday in a loss to the Orioles.
John Aubin
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
Hyun Jin Ryu allowed seven earned runs on seven hits and one walk while striking out four across 3 2/3 innings to take the loss Thursday against the White Sox.
John Aubin
Fri, Aug 27th
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
Fantasy managers expected some regression from Ryu after his career season in 2019 and with him moving to the Blue Jays, but it really didn't come. He continued to be among the best in the game at limiting opposing batters' quality of contact, and upped his strikeout rate to 26.2%, second best of his career. Ryu's 2.69 ERA was a bit higher than the 2.32 mark he put up in in 2019, but his FIP, xFIP, SIERA, and xERA were all the same or better than the previous year. In short, other than the potential for injury, which hasn't been a factor in the last two seasons, there's no reason to doubt Ryu at this point.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
  Ryu fits well on certain roto builds. His elite ERA and WHIP numbers give fantasy managers a very strong base at those rate stats. It's much easier to find high-upside strikeout arms later in drafts, which pair well with Ryu's floor. Over the past three seasons only Jacob deGrom (2.10) has a lower ERA than Ryu (2.30).
Brendan Tuma - FantasyPros