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Who Should I Draft?

Kevin Gausman or Richard Rodriguez (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Kevin Gausman
SP,RP - SF
Kevin Gausman
Richard Rodriguez
RP - ATL
Richard Rodriguez
Expert
Recommendation
96%
Recommended by
49 of 51 experts
4%
Recommended by
2 of 51 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 48# 80
Best Rank# 17# 39
Worst Rank# 111# 161
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 137# 206
Best Rank# 127# 192
Worst Rank# 160# 254
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts17472
Wins103
Saves019
ERA3.983.81
WHIP1.221.19
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 35# 97
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 42# 73
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 48# 100
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 33# 39
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 48# 66
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 41# 78
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 21# 102
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 32# 87
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 17# 90
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 46# 88
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 45# 78
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 50# 89
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 21# 84
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 85# 86
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 53# 71
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 42# 79
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 60# 115
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 49# 63
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 55# 89
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 43# 108
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 45# 79
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 74# 91
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 38# 101
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 70# 82
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 45# 161
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 57# 79
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 58# 96
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 33# 107
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 45
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 45# 83
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 74# 103
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 70
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 49# 81
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 34# 104
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 33# 69
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 38# 46
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 54# 82
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 52# 90
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 51# 85
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 47# 62
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 56# 104
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 41# 105
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 59# 97
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 54# 59
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 44# 78
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 35# 55
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 55# 77
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 49# 104
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 24# 71
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 64# 59
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 111# 89
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Kevin Gausman
SP,RP - SF
Kevin Gausman
Richard Rodriguez
RP - ATL
Richard Rodriguez
2020 Stats 
   
   
Games Played1224
   
Games Started100
   
Innings Pitched60.323.2
   
Wins33
   
Losses32
   
Saves04
   
Blown Saves01
   
Holds02
   
Hits Allowed5015
   
Earned Runs247
   
Home Runs Allowed83
   
Strikeouts7934
   
Walks165
   
ERA3.622.70
   
WHIP1.110.86
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Kevin Gausman
SP,RP - SF
Kevin Gausman
Richard Rodriguez
RP - ATL
Richard Rodriguez
2021 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2964
   
Games Started290
   
Innings Pitched161.463.6
   
Wins103
   
Losses94
   
Saves019
   
Blown Saves08
   
Holds05
   
Hits Allowed15257
   
Earned Runs7127
   
Home Runs Allowed2110
   
Strikeouts17472
   
Walks4419
   
ERA3.983.81
   
WHIP1.221.19
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Kevin Gausman
SP,RP - SF
Kevin Gausman
Richard Rodriguez
RP - ATL
Richard Rodriguez
News 
 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
RHP Richard Rodriguez is on the move to Atlanta, ESPN's Jeff Passan reports.
Ethan Biddle - The Work of Ethan Biddle
Fri, Jul 30th
 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
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
 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
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
 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
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
 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
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 
 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
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