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Who Should I Draft?

Josh Hader or Robbie Ray (2022)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Josh Hader
RP - MIL
Josh Hader
Robbie Ray
SP - SEA
Robbie Ray
Expert
Recommendation
56%
Recommended by
24 of 43 experts
44%
Recommended by
19 of 43 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 12# 15
Best Rank# 6# 3
Worst Rank# 19# 35
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 36# 40
Best Rank# 29# 19
Worst Rank# 49# 48
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts102229
Wins411
Saves330
ERA2.803.93
WHIP0.981.19
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertFME-
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 15# 22
   
Scott Engel
The Game Day
# 12# 17
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 15# 20
   
Greg Smith
Superflex.Guide
# 15# 29
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 10# 15
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 15# 17
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 15# 16
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 11# 14
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 10# 12
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 12# 22
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 12# 16
   
Christopher Welsh
FantasyPros
# 12# 13
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 12# 14
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 19# 35
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 10# 22
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 11# 15
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 10# 11
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 6# 35
   
Brad Camara
RotoBaller
# 16# 20
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 9# 12
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 6# 12
   
Scott Bogman
FantasyPros
# 10# 15
   
Travis Argo
Fantasy Six Pack
# 15# 20
   
Fred Zinkie
Yahoo! Sports
# 8# 15
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 12# 11
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 12# 10
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 12# 10
   
Nate Miller
Fantasy Six Pack
# 14# 3
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 14# 11
   
Jody Smith
FullTime Fantasy
# 14# 13
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 14# 11
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 15# 8
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 15# 14
   
Scott Youngson
Pitcher List
# 15# 13
   
Pat Fitzmaurice
FantasyPros
# 16# 14
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 16# 14
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 16# 7
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 16# 13
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 16# 6
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 17# 8
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 17# 12
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 18# 15
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 19# 10
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Josh Hader
RP - MIL
Josh Hader
Robbie Ray
SP - SEA
Robbie Ray
2021 Stats 
   
   
Games Played6032
   
Games Started032
   
Innings Pitched59.2193.1
   
Wins413
   
Losses27
   
Saves340
   
Blown Saves10
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed25150
   
Earned Runs861
   
Home Runs Allowed333
   
Strikeouts102248
   
Walks2453
   
ERA1.232.84
   
WHIP0.841.05
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Josh Hader
RP - MIL
Josh Hader
Robbie Ray
SP - SEA
Robbie Ray
2022 Projections 
   
   
Games Played6431
   
Games Started031
   
Innings Pitched63.7181.0
   
Wins411
   
Losses39
   
Saves330
   
Blown Saves20
   
Holds20
   
Hits Allowed37148
   
Earned Runs2079
   
Home Runs Allowed829
   
Strikeouts102229
   
Walks2668
   
ERA2.803.93
   
WHIP0.981.19
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Josh Hader
RP - MIL
Josh Hader
Robbie Ray
SP - SEA
Robbie Ray
News 
 The Milwaukee Brewers placed closer Josh Hader on the family medical emergency list Monday.
Ari Koslow
Mon, May 23rd
Robbie Ray took the loss on Friday against the Red Sox, allowing four runs on five hits over six innings to go along with eight strikeouts and two walks.
Ari Koslow
Sat, May 21st
 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
Robbie Ray earned the win on Sunday against the Mets, allowing five runs on five hits over six innings to go along with nine strikeouts and three walks.
Ari Koslow
Mon, May 16th
 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
Robbie Ray earned the win on Tuesday against the Phillies, allowing two runs on two hits over 5.2 innings to go along with 10 strikeouts and two walks.
Ari Koslow
Wed, May 11th
 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
Robbie Ray took the loss on Thursday against the Rays, allowing four runs on seven hits to go along with five strikeouts and one walk.
Ari Koslow
Fri, May 6th
 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
Robbie Ray took the loss on Saturday against the Marlins, allowing three runs on four hits across five innings to go along with eight strikeouts and four walks.
Ari Koslow
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
This is one of the riskiest bets in fantasy baseball for 2022. Ray tamed his chronic wildness in 2021, pounding the strike zone with his electric stuff and turning in a Cy Young season. But do you really want to wager that the control problems won't return? Ray walked 2.4 batter per 9 innings last year. His career average is 3.9 walks per 9 innings. Ray yielded a career-low BABIP of .269 last year. If there's regression in Ray's hit and walk rates, the results could be toxic. There's an enormous range of outcomes here. We saw the best of Ray last year, and he was immensely valuable. In his bad seasons, he's been a negative-value player. Where on the spectrum he lands this year is anyone's guess. Invest at your own risk.
Pat Fitzmaurice - FantasyPros