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Who Should I Draft?

Julio Urias or Richard Rodriguez (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Julio Urias
SP,RP - LAD
Julio Urias
Richard Rodriguez
RP - ATL
Richard Rodriguez
Expert
Recommendation
98%
Recommended by
50 of 51 experts
2%
Recommended by
1 of 51 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 45# 80
Best Rank# 21# 39
Worst Rank# 81# 161
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 118# 206
Best Rank# 111# 192
Worst Rank# 131# 254
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts12972
Wins93
Saves019
ERA3.763.81
WHIP1.191.19
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 44# 97
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 45# 73
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 29# 100
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 55# 59
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 32# 39
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 37# 66
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 49# 78
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 33# 89
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 53# 102
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 60# 87
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 70# 90
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 50# 88
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 50# 78
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 49# 89
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 81# 84
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 64# 86
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 33# 71
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 50# 79
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 27# 115
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 45# 63
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 49# 89
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 36# 108
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 36# 79
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 40# 91
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 72# 101
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 52# 82
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 33# 161
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 42# 79
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 40# 96
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 31# 107
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 67
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 42# 83
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 57# 103
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 43
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 48# 81
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 44# 104
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 42# 69
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 46# 82
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 48# 90
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 50# 85
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 48# 62
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 47# 104
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 70# 105
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 39# 97
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 56# 59
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 49# 78
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 21# 55
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 47# 77
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 44# 104
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 40# 71
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 63# 46
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Julio Urias
SP,RP - LAD
Julio Urias
Richard Rodriguez
RP - ATL
Richard Rodriguez
2020 Stats 
   
   
Games Played1124
   
Games Started100
   
Innings Pitched55.123.2
   
Wins33
   
Losses02
   
Saves04
   
Blown Saves01
   
Holds02
   
Hits Allowed4515
   
Earned Runs207
   
Home Runs Allowed53
   
Strikeouts4534
   
Walks185
   
ERA3.272.70
   
WHIP1.150.86
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Julio Urias
SP,RP - LAD
Julio Urias
Richard Rodriguez
RP - ATL
Richard Rodriguez
2021 Projections 
   
   
Games Played3364
   
Games Started230
   
Innings Pitched128.263.6
   
Wins93
   
Losses54
   
Saves019
   
Blown Saves08
   
Holds15
   
Hits Allowed11157
   
Earned Runs5427
   
Home Runs Allowed1710
   
Strikeouts12972
   
Walks4219
   
ERA3.763.81
   
WHIP1.191.19
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Julio Urias
SP,RP - LAD
Julio Urias
Richard Rodriguez
RP - ATL
Richard Rodriguez
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
RHP Richard Rodriguez is on the move to Atlanta, ESPN's Jeff Passan reports.
Ethan Biddle - The Work of Ethan Biddle
Fri, Jul 30th
 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
Jason Mackey of the Post-Gazette reports that the Toronto Blue Jays and Philadelphia Phillies are in talks with the Pittsburgh Pirates for right-hander Richard Rodriguez.
Brad Camara
Tue, Jul 27th
 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
Jon Morosi of the MLB Network reports that the Oakland Athletics are prioritizing a bullpen upgrade and have shown interest in Pittsburgh Pirates right-hander Richard Rodriguez.
Brad Camara
Mon, Jul 26th
 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
Richard Rodriguez converted his 14th save of the season Friday against the Giants, but allowed one run on one hit and one walk. He struck out two.
Connor Rooney
Sat, Jul 24th
 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
Richard Rodriguez (4-2) took the loss and blew the save Sunday against the Mets, allowing two runs on two hits in one inning. He struck out one.
Connor Rooney
Sun, Jul 18th
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
So long as he remains with the Pirates, Rodriguez is likely to be the closer after locking down four saves last year. He's been a quality reliever for a few years in a row now, including last year when he put up a 2.70 ERA and a 0.86 WHIP with plenty of strikeouts. There's been speculation that the Pirates will look to deal Rodriguez before the season begins. But until and unless they do, he's a decent late-round selection who will likely total a handful of saves until he's inevitably dealt mid-season.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros