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Who Should I Draft?

Josh Hader or Ryan Pressly (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Josh Hader
RP - MIL
Josh Hader
Ryan Pressly
RP - HOU
Ryan Pressly
Expert
Recommendation
100%
Recommended by
51 of 51 experts
0%
Recommended by
0 of 51 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 18# 39
Best Rank# 12# 21
Worst Rank# 56# 77
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 54# 105
Best Rank# 51# 103
Worst Rank# 61# 131
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts10475
Wins43
Saves3029
ERA2.913.28
WHIP0.981.15
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 31# 48
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 16# 36
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 26# 45
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 22# 29
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 18# 37
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 17# 33
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 16# 40
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 37# 44
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 20# 42
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 17# 50
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 18# 42
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 19# 48
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 24# 36
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 17# 45
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 15# 32
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 31# 37
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 16# 21
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 16# 37
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 20# 37
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 17# 39
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 19# 47
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 19# 42
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 17# 25
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 27# 37
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 21# 36
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 18# 41
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 56# 59
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 17# 25
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 21# 44
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 21# 77
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 19# 32
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 17# 25
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 18# 46
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 28# 68
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 19# 39
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 16# 47
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 16# 37
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 16# 34
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 19# 45
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 26# 38
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 19# 46
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 12# 37
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 19# 45
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 22# 35
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 23# 47
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 17# 38
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 18# 41
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 19# 24
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 20# 50
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 17# 58
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 18# 41
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Josh Hader
RP - MIL
Josh Hader
Ryan Pressly
RP - HOU
Ryan Pressly
2020 Stats 
   
   
Games Played2123
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched19.121.0
   
Wins11
   
Losses23
   
Saves1312
   
Blown Saves24
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed822
   
Earned Runs89
   
Home Runs Allowed32
   
Strikeouts3129
   
Walks107
   
ERA3.793.86
   
WHIP0.951.38
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Josh Hader
RP - MIL
Josh Hader
Ryan Pressly
RP - HOU
Ryan Pressly
2021 Projections 
   
   
Games Played6262
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched64.660.7
   
Wins43
   
Losses33
   
Saves3029
   
Blown Saves714
   
Holds35
   
Hits Allowed3953
   
Earned Runs2122
   
Home Runs Allowed97
   
Strikeouts10475
   
Walks2417
   
ERA2.913.28
   
WHIP0.981.15
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Josh Hader
RP - MIL
Josh Hader
Ryan Pressly
RP - HOU
Ryan Pressly
News 
 Josh Hader converted the save Saturday against the Mets, walking one and striking out one in one inning.
Connor Rooney
Sat, Sep 25th
Astros closer Ryan Pressly was tasked with preserving a 1-1 tie in the ninth inning of Saturday's game against the Athletics. Instead, he allowed a walk-off double. The right-hander's final line included one run, two hits, zero walks, one strikeout, and the loss. Houston ultimately fell to Oakland by a score of 2-1.
Andersen Pickard
Sat, Sep 25th
 Josh Hader picked up another save Saturday against the Cubs, allowing one hit, walking one, and striking out two.
Connor Rooney
Sun, Sep 19th
Astros closer Ryan Pressly struck out all three batters he faced while pitching the ninth inning against the Diamondbacks on Sunday. He required just 12 pitches and nine strikes en route to earning the save. Houston ultimately defeated Arizona by a score of 7-6.
Andersen Pickard
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
Astros closer struck out one batter while throwing a scoreless ninth inning against the Angels on Sunday. He earned the save as Houston ultimately defeated Los Angeles by a score of 3-1.
Andersen Pickard
Sun, Sep 12th
 Josh Hader earned the save Saturday against Cleveland, striking out two in one inning.
Connor Rooney
Sat, Sep 11th
Astros closer Ryan Pressly allowed three runs over 0.2 innings against the Mariners, breaking a critical late-game tie and eventually costing Houston the game. His final line included two hits, one walk, two strikeouts, and the loss. Houston ultimately fell to Seattle by a score of 8-5.
Andersen Pickard
Wed, Sep 8th
 Josh Hader earned the save Wednesday against the Phillies, walking two in a scoreless inning.
Connor Rooney
Thu, Sep 9th
Astros star closer Ryan Pressly threw a scoreless ninth inning against the Padres on Friday. He issued one walk and zero hits en route to earning the save. Houston ultimately defeated San Diego by a score of 6-3.
Andersen Pickard
Sat, Sep 4th
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
Pressly had his usual solid season, but got the benefit of closing for the Astros after Roberto Osuna's injury. His numbers fell off a bit from the previous two years (his 1.33 WHIP was particularly out of character), but he will almost certainly rebound from the .365 BABIP he allowed. He's slated to again be the Astros' closer, and as such, should provide plenty of saves while giving fantasy managers positive value in ratios. That makes him one of the few reliable closers worth drafting at more than a late-round price.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros