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Who Should I Draft?

Kevin Gausman or Julio Urias (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
61%
Recommended by
31 of 51 experts
39%
Recommended by
20 of 51 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 45# 48
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
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 57# 74
   
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
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 70# 17
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 53# 21
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 81# 21
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 40# 24
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 60# 32
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 42# 33
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 44# 34
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 44# 35
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 72# 38
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 63# 38
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 49# 41
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 70# 41
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 45# 42
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 50# 42
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 49# 44
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 50# 45
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 67# 45
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 50# 46
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 48# 47
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 56# 54
   
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 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 Kevin Gausman took a no-decision on Tuesday when he allowed four runs on nine hits with three strikeouts across four innings in the Giants' 6-5 win over the Padres.
Jon Mathisen
Wed, Sep 22nd
 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
RHP Kevin Gausman took the loss on Thursday when he allowed four runs on eight hits with one walk and seven strikeouts over five innings in the Giants' 7-4 loss to the Padres.
Jon Mathisen
Thu, Sep 16th
 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
Kevin Gausman allowed three runs on eight hits and no walks while striking out nine across six innings during Saturday's 15-4 win over the Cubs.
Andy Zimmerman
Sat, Sep 11th
 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
RHP Kevin Gausman picked up his 13th win of the season on Monday when he allowed three runs on five hits with one walk and nine strikeouts over seven innings as the Giants took down the Rockies 10-5.
Jon Mathisen
Mon, Sep 6th
 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
RHP Kevin Gausman received a no-decision on Wednesday when he surrendered two runs on four hits with a walk and seven strikeouts over five innings pitched as the Giants lost to the Brewers by a score of 5-2.
Jon Mathisen
Thu, Sep 2nd
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