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Who Should I Draft?

Julio Urias or Kevin Gausman (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Julio Urias
SP,RP - LAD
Julio Urias
Kevin Gausman
SP,RP - SF
Kevin Gausman
Expert
Recommendation
60%
Recommended by
30 of 50 experts
40%
Recommended by
20 of 50 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 45# 46
Best Rank# 21# 17
Worst Rank# 81# 111
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 118# 137
Best Rank# 111# 127
Worst Rank# 131# 160
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts129174
Wins910
Saves00
ERA3.763.98
WHIP1.191.22
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 29# 48
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 55# 64
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 32# 33
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 37# 48
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 33# 111
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 49# 50
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 64# 85
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 33# 53
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 27# 60
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 45# 49
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 49# 55
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 36# 43
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 36# 45
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 40# 74
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 52# 70
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 33# 45
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 42# 57
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 40# 58
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 31# 33
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 42# 45
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 43# 70
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 48# 49
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 46# 54
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 48# 52
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 50# 51
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 47# 56
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 39# 59
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 21# 35
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 47# 55
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 44# 49
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 40# 24
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 42# 33
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 44# 35
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 44# 34
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 45# 42
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 48# 47
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 49# 41
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 49# 44
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 50# 45
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 50# 42
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 50# 46
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 53# 21
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 56# 54
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 60# 32
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 63# 38
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 67# 45
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 70# 41
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 70# 17
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 72# 38
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 81# 21
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Julio Urias
SP,RP - LAD
Julio Urias
Kevin Gausman
SP,RP - SF
Kevin Gausman
2020 Stats 
   
   
Games Played1112
   
Games Started1010
   
Innings Pitched55.160.3
   
Wins33
   
Losses03
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed4550
   
Earned Runs2024
   
Home Runs Allowed58
   
Strikeouts4579
   
Walks1816
   
ERA3.273.62
   
WHIP1.151.11
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Julio Urias
SP,RP - LAD
Julio Urias
Kevin Gausman
SP,RP - SF
Kevin Gausman
2021 Projections 
   
   
Games Played3329
   
Games Started2329
   
Innings Pitched128.2161.4
   
Wins910
   
Losses59
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds10
   
Hits Allowed111152
   
Earned Runs5471
   
Home Runs Allowed1721
   
Strikeouts129174
   
Walks4244
   
ERA3.763.98
   
WHIP1.191.22
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Julio Urias
SP,RP - LAD
Julio Urias
Kevin Gausman
SP,RP - SF
Kevin Gausman
News 
 LHP Julio Urias picked up his second win of the season when he allowed three runs on nine hits with three strikeouts over 5 2/3 innings in a 9-5 win over the Nationals on Saturday.
Jon Mathisen
Sun, Apr 11th
RHP Kevin Gausman took a no-decision on Tuesday when he allowed five runs on four hits with two walks and seven strikeouts over six innings in the Giants 7-6 win over the Reds.
Jon Mathisen
Wed, Apr 14th
 Julio Urias picked up the win vs. the Rockies on Sunday when he surrendered just one run on three hits with six strikeouts and one walk over seven innings in the Dodgers 4-2 win.
Jon Mathisen
Mon, Apr 5th
RHP Kevin Gausman took a no-decision on Wednesday as he allowed just one run on four hits with five strikeouts and a walk over seven innings in the Giants 3-2 win over the Padres.
Jon Mathisen
Thu, Apr 8th
 Dodgers manager Dave Roberts says LHP Julio Urias will start the team's fourth game of the season.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Mar 27th
Kevin Gausman picked up a no-decision on Thursday when allowed just one run on two hits with six punchouts and two walks over 6 2/3 innings in the Giants 8-7 loss to the Mariners on Opening Night.
Jon Mathisen
Fri, Apr 2nd
 Julio Urias didn't allow a hit and struck out one over three scoreless innings on Monday vs. the White Sox in Cactus League play.
Jon Mathisen
Mon, Mar 8th
Kevin Gausman will start for the Giants on Opening Day, according to manager Gabe Kapler.
Matt Flipi
Wed, Mar 24th
 Julio Urias agreed to a one-year, $3.6 million deal with the Dodgers to avoid arbitration.
Jon Mathisen
Fri, Jan 15th
 
Notes 
 Urias had an interesting season (other than his postseason, which was dominant). His numbers overall were very solid, with a 3.27 ERA and 1.15 WHIP. But his strikeout rate dipped dramatically as a full-time starter, and his SIERA (4.88) and xFIP (5.06) suggest he got lucky. But the bottom line is that Urias is excellent at limiting hard contact, and he's allowed just a .257 BABIP over the last two seasons, which should keep his ERA in check. The Dodgers' rotation is overflowing, so it's possible they continue to limit Urias's innings. But for now, he should be considered an SP3, and as his playoffs showed, there's plenty of room for growth with his strikeout numbers.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Gausman had the best season of his career with the Giants last season, and accepted a qualifying offer to remain in San Francisco. Gausman not only put up an impressive 3.62 ERA, but he upped his strikeout rate by about nine points to 32.2%. He saw a nice velocity bump on his fastball and leaned into his excellent splitter a bit more than usual. The downside for Gausman is that he really is mostly a fastball/splitter pitcher, meaning that when his splitter isn't working, he's likely to get hit hard. But, we've now at least seen the upside over a full season, and he's a pretty ideal SP4/SP5 if you can get him in that range.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros