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Who Should I Draft?

Josh James or Ryan Pressly (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Josh James
SP,RP - HOU
Josh James
Ryan Pressly
RP - HOU
Ryan Pressly
Expert
Recommendation
51%
Recommended by
24 of 47 experts
49%
Recommended by
23 of 47 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 108# 105
Best Rank# 66# 44
Worst Rank# 160# 143
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 232# 270
Best Rank# 199# 252
Worst Rank# 319# 384
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts5229
Wins31
Saves02
ERA3.993.18
WHIP1.301.10
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 109
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 119# 125
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 116# 120
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 106
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 70# 99
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 87# 96
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 102# 114
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 91
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 84# 93
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 70# 112
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 107# 123
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 81
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 111# 114
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 68# 84
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 73# 93
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 85# 107
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 82# 120
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 116
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 79# 101
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 98# 118
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 96# 105
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 80# 131
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 94
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 86# 101
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 66# 44
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 66# 65
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 81# 80
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 82# 66
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 96# 69
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 99# 83
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 99# 88
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 103# 101
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 112# 109
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 113# 98
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 118# 91
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 126# 119
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 127# 118
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 132# 121
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 143# 113
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 160# 134
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 70
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 72
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 76
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 117
   
George Kurtz
SportsGrid
# 117
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 117
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 143
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Josh James
SP,RP - HOU
Josh James
Ryan Pressly
RP - HOU
Ryan Pressly
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played4955
   
Games Started10
   
Innings Pitched61.154.0
   
Wins52
   
Losses13
   
Saves13
   
Blown Saves25
   
Holds631
   
Hits Allowed4637
   
Earned Runs3214
   
Home Runs Allowed106
   
Strikeouts10072
   
Walks3512
   
ERA4.702.32
   
WHIP1.320.90
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Josh James
SP,RP - HOU
Josh James
Ryan Pressly
RP - HOU
Ryan Pressly
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played1224
   
Games Started70
   
Innings Pitched41.722.9
   
Wins31
   
Losses21
   
Saves02
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds18
   
Hits Allowed3518
   
Earned Runs188
   
Home Runs Allowed73
   
Strikeouts5229
   
Walks197
   
ERA3.993.18
   
WHIP1.301.10
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Josh James
SP,RP - HOU
Josh James
Ryan Pressly
RP - HOU
Ryan Pressly
News 
 Josh James struggled with his control on Monday against Seattle, giving up three runs over three innings while walking five.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Jul 28th
Ryan Pressly pitched through a cut on his cuticle in his 2020 season debut on Saturday night.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Aug 2nd
 Josh James was scratched from Tuesday's start due to concerns over the weather.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Jul 21st
Astros manager Dusty Baker says Ryan Pressly (elbow) remains unavailable for Wednesday's tilt with the Dodgers.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Jul 29th
 Josh James will start the fourth game of the Astros' season-opening series against the Seattle Mariners.
Jon Mathisen
Sun, Jul 19th
Ryan Pressly is dealing with a sore elbow.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Jul 28th
 Josh James arrived to Astros summer camp on Monday following the birth of his daughter.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Jul 14th
Astros manager Dusty Baker said Monday that Ryan Pressly will "probably" open the season as Houston's closer.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Jul 20th
 Josh James is expected to join Astros summer camp soon.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Jul 6th
Ryan Pressly (blister) is expected to pitch in Saturday's intrasquad game.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Jul 18th
Notes 
 James was supposed to get the chance in 2019 before he got hurt in Spring Training. Then with Just Verlander hurt, he was locked into a starting role. Let's hope he still gets a shot at the rotation.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
Pressly has developed into one of the best relievers in baseball. His strikeout rate is pristine, he rarely walks batters, and he limits the damage as well as any pitcher. He won't see saves absent an injury to Roberto Osuna, but his number make him worth owning regardless.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
 James still has legitimate ace upside if he can harness his arsenal and find his way into Houston's rotation. There is a chance this fireballer breaks camp in the rotation and if he does, we may just be looking at 200+ strikeouts in 2020. After all, his on-paper ratios may not seem great from 2019, but his xWOBa was above the likes of Mike Clevinger, Stephen Strasburg, Blake Snell and Walker Buehler. I don't need to tell you that this means he has ace stuff. But folks, he just might be the best pitcher in the Astros rotation this year if they give him the ball in the first inning.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros