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Who Should I Draft?

Josh Hader or Stephen Strasburg (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Josh Hader
RP - MIL
Josh Hader
Stephen Strasburg
SP - WSH
Stephen Strasburg
Expert
Recommendation
74%
Recommended by
37 of 50 experts
26%
Recommended by
13 of 50 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 18# 23
Best Rank# 12# 8
Worst Rank# 56# 122
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 54# 59
Best Rank# 51# 54
Worst Rank# 61# 74
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts104169
Wins411
Saves300
ERA2.913.72
WHIP0.981.18
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-IL10
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 16# 33
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 18# 45
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 17# 19
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 16# 24
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 20# 40
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 17# 29
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 18# 20
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 17# 25
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 15# 36
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 16# 24
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 16# 23
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 20# 45
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 17# 30
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 19# 20
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 19# 27
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 17# 29
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 27# 29
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 21# 25
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 18# 21
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 17# 28
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 21# 23
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 21# 26
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 17# 24
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 19# 20
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 16# 33
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 16# 21
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 16# 20
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 19# 31
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 19# 20
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 12# 30
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 19# 20
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 17# 33
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 18# 21
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 19# 122
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 20# 26
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 17# 18
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 18# 21
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 19# 15
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 19# 18
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 22# 8
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 22# 21
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 23# 17
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 24# 21
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 26# 15
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 26# 16
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 28# 25
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 31# 20
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 31# 14
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 37# 17
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 56# 51
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Josh Hader
RP - MIL
Josh Hader
Stephen Strasburg
SP - WSH
Stephen Strasburg
2020 Stats 
   
   
Games Played212
   
Games Started02
   
Innings Pitched19.15.2
   
Wins10
   
Losses21
   
Saves130
   
Blown Saves20
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed88
   
Earned Runs86
   
Home Runs Allowed31
   
Strikeouts312
   
Walks101
   
ERA3.7910.80
   
WHIP0.951.80
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Josh Hader
RP - MIL
Josh Hader
Stephen Strasburg
SP - WSH
Stephen Strasburg
2021 Projections 
   
   
Games Played6227
   
Games Started027
   
Innings Pitched64.6152.8
   
Wins411
   
Losses37
   
Saves300
   
Blown Saves70
   
Holds30
   
Hits Allowed39137
   
Earned Runs2163
   
Home Runs Allowed920
   
Strikeouts104169
   
Walks2444
   
ERA2.913.72
   
WHIP0.981.18
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Josh Hader
RP - MIL
Josh Hader
Stephen Strasburg
SP - WSH
Stephen Strasburg
News 
 Josh Hader struck out two and allowed one hit and one walk in one inning against the Padres on Wednesday, earning the save.
Connor Rooney
Wed, Apr 21st
Nationals manager Dave Martinez told reporters that right-handed pitcher Stephen Strasburg "felt okay" when throwing from 75 feet on Tuesday. The 32-year-old landed on the 10-day IL with right shoulder inflammation last Sunday, though the move was retroactive to April 15.
Andersen Pickard
Wed, Apr 21st
 Josh Hader walked one and struck out one to earn the save Monday against the Padres.
Connor Rooney
Tue, Apr 20th
The Washington Nationals have placed Stephen Strasburg (right shoulder inflammation) and on the 10-day injured list. The Strasburg move is retroactive to April 15, according to Jesse Dougherty of The Washington Post.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Sun, Apr 18th
 Josh Hader struck out two in a spotless inning Sunday against the Pirates.
Connor Rooney
Sun, Apr 18th
Stephen Strasburg lasted four innings after allowing eight hits, seven earned runs, and five walks with three strikeouts. He also gave up three home runs and didn't miss a ton of bats with an 11% whiff rate.
Corbin Young
Tue, Apr 13th
 Josh Hader recorded his first save of the season after a scoreless outing Monday against the Cubs. He recorded a strikeout in two-thirds of an inning.
Connor Rooney
Tue, Apr 13th
Stephen Strasburg pitched in the second game of the doubleheader. Strasburg threw six scoreless innings against the Braves and allowed one hit and two walks with eight strikeouts.
Corbin Young
Wed, Apr 7th
 Josh Hader (2-0) walked one and struck out two over one inning to earn the extra-inning win over the Cubs Wednesday.
Connor Rooney
Wed, Apr 7th
Nationals RHP Stephen Strasburg will start in either Game 1 or 2 of Wednesday’s doubleheader against the Braves.
Brad Camara
Mon, Apr 5th
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
Strasburg was limited to just five innings in 2020, with an injury that eventually required carpal tunnel syndrome. Although that's a minor surgery, the truth is that fantasy managers have very little data as to the impact and/or successful recovery rate after that surgery for pitchers. Strasburg's a tricky draft pick in any given year - he always provides strong value when he's on the mound, but has only topped 200 innings pitched twice in his career. Now entering his age-33 season, Strasburg will likely again provide excellent overall numbers assuming he is healthy. He looks great in the spring, though he's currently battling a minor calf injury, though it shouldn't keep him out for long. Draft him as an SP2, but anything more than 160 innings is gravy.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros