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Who Should I Draft?

Kevin Gausman or Taylor Rogers (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Kevin Gausman
SP,RP - SF
Kevin Gausman
Taylor Rogers
RP - MIN
Taylor Rogers
Expert
Recommendation
92%
Recommended by
47 of 51 experts
8%
Recommended by
4 of 51 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 48# 79
Best Rank# 17# 45
Worst Rank# 111# 162
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 137# 202
Best Rank# 127# 176
Worst Rank# 160# 259
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts17473
Wins104
Saves013
ERA3.983.39
WHIP1.221.16
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-IL60
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 35# 85
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 42# 110
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 48# 76
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 64# 99
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 33# 99
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 48# 123
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 41# 82
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 111# 116
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 21# 98
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 32# 91
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 17# 86
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 46# 76
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 45# 76
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 50# 64
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 21# 50
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 53# 78
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 42# 88
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 60# 87
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 49# 82
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 43# 93
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 45# 88
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 74# 83
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 38# 103
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 70# 77
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 45# 162
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 57# 100
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 58# 91
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 33# 122
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 45# 109
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 45# 92
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 49# 82
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 34# 90
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 33# 78
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 38# 54
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 54# 70
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 52# 71
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 51# 75
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 47# 70
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 56# 111
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 41# 134
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 59# 110
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 54# 76
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 44# 82
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 35# 45
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 55# 105
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 49# 108
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 24# 93
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 55# 48
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 70# 57
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 74# 47
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 85# 47
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Kevin Gausman
SP,RP - SF
Kevin Gausman
Taylor Rogers
RP - MIN
Taylor Rogers
2020 Stats 
   
   
Games Played1221
   
Games Started100
   
Innings Pitched60.320.2
   
Wins32
   
Losses34
   
Saves09
   
Blown Saves02
   
Holds02
   
Hits Allowed5026
   
Earned Runs249
   
Home Runs Allowed82
   
Strikeouts7924
   
Walks164
   
ERA3.624.05
   
WHIP1.111.50
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Kevin Gausman
SP,RP - SF
Kevin Gausman
Taylor Rogers
RP - MIN
Taylor Rogers
2021 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2962
   
Games Started290
   
Innings Pitched161.463.0
   
Wins104
   
Losses93
   
Saves013
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds013
   
Hits Allowed15258
   
Earned Runs7124
   
Home Runs Allowed217
   
Strikeouts17473
   
Walks4415
   
ERA3.983.39
   
WHIP1.221.16
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Kevin Gausman
SP,RP - SF
Kevin Gausman
Taylor Rogers
RP - MIN
Taylor Rogers
News 
 RHP Kevin Gausman took a no-decision on Sunday when he allowed one run on three hits with 11 strikeouts over six innings as the Giants defeated the Rockies.
Jon Mathisen
Mon, Sep 27th
Twins LHP Taylor Rogers (finger) won't return this season, per manager Rocco Baldelli.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Sep 11th
 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
Twins LHP Taylor Rogers (finger) has decided to not undergo surgery.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Aug 8th
 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
The Twins placed LHP Taylor Rogers (finger) on the 10-day injured list.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
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
Twins reliever Taylor Rogers leaves with a left middle finger sprain. Rogers threw five pitches before leaving with zero innings pitched.
Corbin Young
Tue, Jul 27th
 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
Twins reliever Taylor Rogers is drawing significant trade interest ahead of the trade deadline. MLB Network's Jon Heyman reports that the southpaw is "very popular on the trade market."
Andersen Pickard
Sun, Jul 25th
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
Rogers has been the reliever to roster in Minnesota for the past two seasons, but he's totaled just 39 saves over that span. Even with the shortened 2020 season, that's just not the total you want to see from a reliever if you're relying on him as an RP1, especially when the Twins as a team have totaled 92 saves over the last two years. Rogers's lack of saves is all about Rocco Baldelli's philosophy, rather than Rogers's lack of effectiveness (he's totaled a 2.80 ERA, a 1.04 WHIP, and a 10.8 K/9 over the last three years). Unfortunately, Baldelli is unlikely to abandon his committee approach with the additions of Alex Colome and Hansel Robles. Rogers is still a fine RP2, but certainly don't expect him to get every save chance in Minnesota.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros