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Who Should I Draft?

Josh Hader or Kevin Gausman (2022)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Josh Hader
RP - MIL
Josh Hader
Kevin Gausman
SP - TOR
Kevin Gausman
Expert
Recommendation
84%
Recommended by
36 of 43 experts
16%
Recommended by
7 of 43 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 12# 18
Best Rank# 6# 11
Worst Rank# 19# 36
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 36# 54
Best Rank# 29# 30
Worst Rank# 49# 65
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts102198
Wins412
Saves330
ERA2.803.81
WHIP0.981.16
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertFME-
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Pat Fitzmaurice
FantasyPros
# 16# 20
   
Scott Engel
The Game Day
# 12# 23
   
Jody Smith
FullTime Fantasy
# 14# 18
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 15# 18
   
Greg Smith
Superflex.Guide
# 15# 25
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 10# 23
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 18# 21
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 15# 33
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 15# 17
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 17# 18
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 11# 20
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 10# 21
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 12# 26
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 12# 22
   
Christopher Welsh
FantasyPros
# 12# 19
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 14# 19
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 12# 16
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 15# 19
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 12# 36
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 10# 15
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 12# 16
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 11# 21
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 10# 18
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 6# 34
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 16# 34
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 12# 23
   
Nate Miller
Fantasy Six Pack
# 14# 26
   
Brad Camara
RotoBaller
# 16# 22
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 9# 17
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 6# 22
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 17# 25
   
Scott Youngson
Pitcher List
# 15# 22
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 15# 24
   
Scott Bogman
FantasyPros
# 10# 24
   
Travis Argo
Fantasy Six Pack
# 15# 18
   
Fred Zinkie
Yahoo! Sports
# 8# 19
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 14# 12
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 15# 13
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 16# 13
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 16# 14
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 16# 11
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 19# 14
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 19# 13
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Josh Hader
RP - MIL
Josh Hader
Kevin Gausman
SP - TOR
Kevin Gausman
2021 Stats 
   
   
Games Played6033
   
Games Started033
   
Innings Pitched59.2192.0
   
Wins414
   
Losses26
   
Saves340
   
Blown Saves10
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed25150
   
Earned Runs860
   
Home Runs Allowed320
   
Strikeouts102227
   
Walks2450
   
ERA1.232.81
   
WHIP0.841.04
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Josh Hader
RP - MIL
Josh Hader
Kevin Gausman
SP - TOR
Kevin Gausman
2022 Projections 
   
   
Games Played6431
   
Games Started031
   
Innings Pitched63.7177.7
   
Wins412
   
Losses38
   
Saves330
   
Blown Saves20
   
Holds20
   
Hits Allowed37158
   
Earned Runs2075
   
Home Runs Allowed825
   
Strikeouts102198
   
Walks2649
   
ERA2.803.81
   
WHIP0.981.16
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Josh Hader
RP - MIL
Josh Hader
Kevin Gausman
SP - TOR
Kevin Gausman
News 
 The Milwaukee Brewers placed closer Josh Hader on the family medical emergency list Monday.
Ari Koslow
Mon, May 23rd
Kevin Gausman allowed four hits and two walks over six shutout innings on Tuesday against the Cardinals. He struck out eight and earned the win, moving to 4-3.
Dan Harris
Tue, May 24th
 Brewers closer Josh Hader came into Saturday's game and recorded the final out to pick up the save in the Brewers' 5-1 win over the Nationals.
Chris Schommer
Sun, May 22nd
Kevin Gausman allowed two runs on seven hits and a walk over five innings on Wednesday against the Mariners. He struck out three and took the loss, falling to 3-3.
Dan Harris
Wed, May 18th
 Brewers closer Josh Hader tossed a perfect ninth inning Monday, striking out all three batters faced and picking up the save in the Brewers' 1-0 win over the Braves.
Chris Schommer
Tue, May 17th
Kevin Gausman allowed four runs (three earned) on five hits and a walk on Friday against the Rays. He struck out eight and took the loss, falling to 3-2.
Dan Harris
Fri, May 13th
 Brewers closer Josh Hader tossed a perfect ninth inning Friday, picking up his thirteenth save in the Brewers' 2-1 win over the Marlins.
Chris Schommer
Sat, May 14th
Kevin Gausman allowed one run on six hits and a walk over 6 1/3 innings in the first game of Saturday's doubleheader against the Guardians. He struck out five and earned the win, moving to 3-1.
Dan Harris
Sat, May 7th
 Brewers closer Josh Hader extended his scoreless appearance streak to 12 Tuesday, striking out two and walking one to pick up the save in the Brewers' 5-4 win over the Reds.
Chris Schommer
Wed, May 11th
Kevin Gausman pitched seven innings against Houston on Sunday, striking out ten batters and only allowing two earned runs.
Chris Clegg
Sun, May 1st
Notes 
 Every year, there are arguments about the value of closers. Fantasy managers who consistently win leagues say having one or two elite closers is a season maker. Fantasy managers who say closers are always available on the wire and to never draft one before the 12th round usually spend August and September complaining that they lost the league by a half-dozen points because of a lack of saves and a bloated WHIP. Hader isn't just a closer. His numbers are so spectacular in just one or two innings of work at a time that rostering him is like getting half a season of an ace starter while also getting 35 saves. His Ks can cover for your lower-tier starters who can't reach that baseline K/IP number you want, and his paper-thin WHIP can move the needle. If you're on the wrong end of the snake draft and he's there at the fifth-round/sixth-round turn, grab him and start the closer run.
Pat Fitzmaurice - FantasyPros
At age 30, Gausman finally put it all together over a full season and got himself into the Cy Young conversation. Gausman had a K/BB ratio of 4.5/1 last year and induced swinging strikes on better than 15% of his pitches for a third straight season. His .275 BABIP in 2021 says there was a small element of luck involved, but most of the numbers fully support his banner year (which followed his strong showing in the COVID-shortened 2020 season). Gausman's splitter has become one of the most effective pitches in baseball. The move to the AL East is a mixed bag. On one hand, the Jays should win a lot of games. On the other hand, Gausman will make a good percentage of his starts against the Rays, Red Sox and Yankees.
Pat Fitzmaurice - FantasyPros