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Who Should I Draft?

Julio Urias or Pablo Lopez (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Julio Urias
SP,RP - LAD
Julio Urias
Pablo Lopez
SP - MIA
Pablo Lopez
Expert
Recommendation
51%
Recommended by
26 of 51 experts
49%
Recommended by
25 of 51 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 45# 47
Best Rank# 21# 33
Worst Rank# 81# 63
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 118# 138
Best Rank# 111# 128
Worst Rank# 131# 156
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts129144
Wins910
Saves00
ERA3.763.99
WHIP1.191.22
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-IL60
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 44# 45
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 29# 44
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 32# 36
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 37# 40
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 33# 45
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 33# 49
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 27# 57
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 45# 51
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 49# 52
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 36# 49
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 40# 45
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 52# 53
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 33# 43
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 40# 43
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 31# 41
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 43# 52
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 48# 50
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 44# 52
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 46# 51
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 48# 50
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 48# 60
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 47# 54
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 39# 63
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 21# 50
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 44# 47
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 40# 57
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 36# 33
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 42# 38
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 42# 41
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 42# 41
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 45# 41
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 47# 45
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 49# 47
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 49# 48
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 49# 48
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 50# 48
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 50# 47
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 50# 44
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 50# 49
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 53# 47
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 55# 34
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 56# 55
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 57# 49
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 60# 41
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 63# 48
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 64# 53
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 67# 54
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 70# 48
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 70# 57
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 72# 44
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 81# 51
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Julio Urias
SP,RP - LAD
Julio Urias
Pablo Lopez
SP - MIA
Pablo Lopez
2020 Stats 
   
   
Games Played1111
   
Games Started1011
   
Innings Pitched55.157.0
   
Wins36
   
Losses04
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed4550
   
Earned Runs2023
   
Home Runs Allowed54
   
Strikeouts4559
   
Walks1818
   
ERA3.273.61
   
WHIP1.151.19
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Julio Urias
SP,RP - LAD
Julio Urias
Pablo Lopez
SP - MIA
Pablo Lopez
2021 Projections 
   
   
Games Played3329
   
Games Started2328
   
Innings Pitched128.2153.0
   
Wins910
   
Losses510
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds10
   
Hits Allowed111144
   
Earned Runs5468
   
Home Runs Allowed1719
   
Strikeouts129144
   
Walks4243
   
ERA3.763.99
   
WHIP1.191.22
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Julio Urias
SP,RP - LAD
Julio Urias
Pablo Lopez
SP - MIA
Pablo Lopez
News 
 LHP Julio Urias allowed four runs on seven hits with five strikeouts across six innings in the Dodgers' 5-4 win over the Rockies on Tuesday.
Jon Mathisen
Wed, Sep 22nd
Marlins' starting pitcher Pablo Lopez should resume bullpen sessions this week.
Jack Mannis
Tue, Sep 7th
 LHP Julio Urias earned the win on Wednesday when he allowed two runs on three hits with two walks and five strikeouts over five innings in the Dodgers' 5-3 win over the Diamondbacks.
Jon Mathisen
Thu, Sep 16th
Marlins starting pitcher Pablo Lopez has returned to Miami after just one rehab appearance at Triple-A. As Christina De Nicola of MLB.com notes, "he is not being shut down, there will just be a delay in his progression."
Andersen Pickard
Sat, Aug 28th
 Julio Urias threw seven shutout innings in this one, allowing just three hits and a walk while striking out seven batters.
Ethan Biddle - The Work of Ethan Biddle
Sat, Sep 11th
Marlins RHP Pablo Lopez (shoulder) will begin a minor league rehab assignment with Triple-A Jacksonville on Saturday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Aug 20th
 LHP Julio Urias earned the win on Saturday when he allowed one run on eight hits with eight strikeouts over 5 2/3 innings as the Dodgers beat the Giants 6-1.
Jon Mathisen
Sun, Sep 5th
After a bullpen session on Monday, Pablo Lopez threw another one on Thursday, this time in Cincinnati with the rest of the ball club.
Ethan Biddle - The Work of Ethan Biddle
Thu, Aug 19th
 LHP Julio Urias earned the win on Monday when he allowed two runs on four hits with seven strikeouts over six innings as the Dodgers took down the Braves 5-3.
Jon Mathisen
Tue, Aug 31st
Marlins pitcher Pablo Lopez was spotted throwing a live bullpen session in Miami Monday afternoon. The news comes a week after he began throwing pitch numbered bullpen sessions with no hitters.
Ethan Biddle - The Work of Ethan Biddle
Mon, Aug 16th
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
Despite his 5.09 ERA and mediocre strikeout rate in 2019, there was some buzz about Lopez heading into last season because of his outstanding changeup and his ability to keep his WHIP in check. He justified the expectations, cutting his ERA to 3.61 and striking out about a batter and a half more per nine innings than he had previously. He's still volatile, as he has seemingly random games where he lacks command with his changeup and gets hit hard. And he needs another pitch to complement his fastball and changeup. But if he can continue to develop either his curveball or cutter, he could be a true breakout candidate. Draft him as an SP4 with upside for more if his other pitches continue to improve.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros