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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
75%
Recommended by
38 of 51 experts
25%
Recommended by
13 of 51 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 18# 22
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-IL60
   
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
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 18# 20
   
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 picked up another save Saturday against the Cubs, allowing one hit, walking one, and striking out two.
Connor Rooney
Sun, Sep 19th
Washington Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg (neck) will undergo neurogenic thoracic outlet surgery. He will miss the rest of the 2021 season.
Brad Camara
Tue, Jul 27th
 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
Washington Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg (neck) had an “uncomfortable” feeling in his neck following Wednesday’s bullpen session.
Brad Camara
Fri, Jul 23rd
 Josh Hader earned the save Saturday against Cleveland, striking out two in one inning.
Connor Rooney
Sat, Sep 11th
Nationals RHP Stephen Strasburg (neck) threw from the bullpen mound on Monday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Jul 19th
 Josh Hader earned the save Wednesday against the Phillies, walking two in a scoreless inning.
Connor Rooney
Thu, Sep 9th
Nationals starter Stephen Strasburg has suffered a setback after throwing a sim game recently. He felt some discomfort in his neck shortly after the outing.
Andersen Pickard
Sat, Jul 17th
 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
Nationals' starting pitcher Stephen Strasburg threw a 60-pitch bullpen session on Monday. Strasburg hasn't pitched since June 1.
Corbin Young
Tue, Jul 6th
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