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Who Should I Draft?

Kirby Yates or Kevin Gausman (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Kevin Gausman
SP,RP - SF
Kevin Gausman
Kirby Yates
RP - TOR
Kirby Yates
Expert
Recommendation
100%
Recommended by
50 of 50 experts
0%
Recommended by
0 of 50 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 46
Best Rank# 17
Worst Rank# 111
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 137
Best Rank# 127
Worst Rank# 160
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts17458
Wins103
Saves018
ERA3.982.73
WHIP1.220.87
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-IL60
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 35
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 42
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 48
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 64
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 33
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 48
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 41
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 111
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 21
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 32# 55
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 17
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 46
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 45
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 50# 66
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 21
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 85
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 53
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 42
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 60
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 49
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 55
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 43
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 45
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 74
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 38
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 70
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 45
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 57
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 58
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 33
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 45
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 45
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 70# 109
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 49
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 34
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 33
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 38
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 54
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 52
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 51
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 47
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 56
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 41
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 59
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 54
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 44
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 35
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 55
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 49
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 24
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Kevin Gausman
SP,RP - SF
Kevin Gausman
Kirby Yates
RP - TOR
Kirby Yates
2020 Stats 
   
   
Games Played126
   
Games Started100
   
Innings Pitched60.34.1
   
Wins30
   
Losses31
   
Saves02
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds01
   
Hits Allowed507
   
Earned Runs246
   
Home Runs Allowed81
   
Strikeouts798
   
Walks164
   
ERA3.6212.46
   
WHIP1.112.54
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Kevin Gausman
SP,RP - SF
Kevin Gausman
Kirby Yates
RP - TOR
Kirby Yates
2021 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2933
   
Games Started290
   
Innings Pitched161.442.0
   
Wins103
   
Losses92
   
Saves018
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed15227
   
Earned Runs7113
   
Home Runs Allowed215
   
Strikeouts17458
   
Walks4410
   
ERA3.982.73
   
WHIP1.220.87
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Kevin Gausman
SP,RP - SF
Kevin Gausman
Kirby Yates
RP - TOR
Kirby Yates
News 
 RHP Kevin Gausman picked up a win on Monday when he scattered six hits over six innings with four walks and five strikeouts in the Giants' 2-0 win over the Phillies.
Jon Mathisen
Tue, Apr 20th
The Blue Jays transferred Kirby Yates (elbow) to the 60-day injured list Sunday.
Brad Camara
Sun, Apr 4th
 RHP Kevin Gausman took a no-decision on Tuesday when he allowed five runs on four hits with two walks and seven strikeouts over six innings in the Giants 7-6 win over the Reds.
Jon Mathisen
Wed, Apr 14th
Blue Jays RHP Kirby Yates underwent Tommy John surgery on Wednesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Mar 25th
 RHP Kevin Gausman took a no-decision on Wednesday as he allowed just one run on four hits with five strikeouts and a walk over seven innings in the Giants 3-2 win over the Padres.
Jon Mathisen
Thu, Apr 8th
Blue Jays reliever Kirby Yates is “most likely” heading for season-ending Tommy John surgery, according to general manager Ross Atkins.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Tue, Mar 23rd
 Kevin Gausman picked up a no-decision on Thursday when allowed just one run on two hits with six punchouts and two walks over 6 2/3 innings in the Giants 8-7 loss to the Mariners on Opening Night.
Jon Mathisen
Fri, Apr 2nd
Blue Jays reliever Kirby Yates is dealing with a major injury. The right-hander was diagnosed with a flexor-pronator strain in his right arm and is expected to miss multiple weeks.
Andersen Pickard
Mon, Mar 22nd
 Kevin Gausman will start for the Giants on Opening Day, according to manager Gabe Kapler.
Matt Flipi
Wed, Mar 24th
Blue Jays pitching coach Pete Walker says the closer role is Kirby Yates' "job to lose."
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Mar 19th
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
Yates was poised to be a major bounceback candidate after signing with the Blue Jays, but a flexor-pronator strain in his right arm is going to cost him multiple weeks, and potentially the year as he may need Tommy John surgery. This comes after he missed almost the entire 2020 season and had surgery in August to remove bone chips from his elbow. At this point, expect him to miss the year and don't bother drafting him in redraft formats.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros