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Who Should I Draft?

Marco Gonzales or Devin Williams (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Marco Gonzales
SP - SEA
Marco Gonzales
Devin Williams
RP - MIL
Devin Williams
Expert
Recommendation
64%
Recommended by
32 of 50 experts
36%
Recommended by
18 of 50 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 58# 65
Best Rank# 36# 41
Worst Rank# 161# 118
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 163# 159
Best Rank# 136# 134
Worst Rank# 185# 221
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts14291
Wins114
Saves04
ERA4.253.14
WHIP1.231.18
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 56# 61
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 52# 105
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 46# 75
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 36# 86
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 80# 118
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 60# 71
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 107
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 88# 90
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 56# 70
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 65# 107
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 55# 59
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 62# 74
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 55# 62
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 55# 66
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 72# 75
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 58# 71
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 66# 86
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 57# 64
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 67# 105
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 52# 63
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 57# 67
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 68# 69
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 48# 91
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 67# 90
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 45# 46
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 51# 80
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 59# 67
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 56# 60
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 58# 72
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 50# 96
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 56# 65
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 51# 54
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 53# 51
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 57# 46
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 59# 51
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 63# 41
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 65# 58
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 68# 51
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 68# 46
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 69# 42
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 71# 60
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 73# 51
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 74# 72
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 78# 53
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 82# 69
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 85# 61
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 85# 59
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 87# 62
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 107# 64
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 161# 53
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Marco Gonzales
SP - SEA
Marco Gonzales
Devin Williams
RP - MIL
Devin Williams
2020 Stats 
   
   
Games Played1122
   
Games Started110
   
Innings Pitched70.127.0
   
Wins74
   
Losses21
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds09
   
Hits Allowed598
   
Earned Runs241
   
Home Runs Allowed81
   
Strikeouts6453
   
Walks79
   
ERA3.100.33
   
WHIP0.950.63
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Marco Gonzales
SP - SEA
Marco Gonzales
Devin Williams
RP - MIL
Devin Williams
2021 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2959
   
Games Started290
   
Innings Pitched172.465.3
   
Wins114
   
Losses103
   
Saves04
   
Blown Saves01
   
Holds018
   
Hits Allowed17448
   
Earned Runs8123
   
Home Runs Allowed267
   
Strikeouts14291
   
Walks3829
   
ERA4.253.14
   
WHIP1.231.18
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Marco Gonzales
SP - SEA
Marco Gonzales
Devin Williams
RP - MIL
Devin Williams
News 
 Marco Gonzales earned his first win of the season for Seattle in game one of Thursday's doubleheader against Baltimore, allowing two runs on three hits over five innings pitched with five strikeouts and two walks.
Ari Koslow
Fri, Apr 16th
Brewers manager Craig Counsell says the team is backing away from using Devin Williams in high-leverage situations for the time being.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Apr 13th
 Marco Gonzales took the loss Thursday against the Twins, allowing seven runs (all earned) on nine hits over 4.1 innings pitched with six strikeouts and two walks.
Ari Koslow
Fri, Apr 9th
Devin Williams allowed one run on a hit and a walk and struck out two in one inning in Wednesday's win over the Cubs. He was charged with the blown save.
Connor Rooney
Wed, Apr 7th
 Seattle starting pitcher Marco Gonzales went six innings in the Mariners extra innings Opening Day win, allowing five runs (all earned) on eight hits with two strikeouts and three walks.
Ari Koslow
Fri, Apr 2nd
Brewers RP Devin Williams (shoulder) will make his Cactus League debut on Saturday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Mar 18th
 Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Marco Gonzales threw two innings Sunday against the Padres, allowing one (unearned) run on two hits with one walk.
Ari Koslow
Sun, Feb 28th
Devin Williams (shoulder) pitched his first live BP in Brewers camp on Saturday. Williams threw 25 pitches in the outing.
Matt Flipi
Sat, Mar 13th
 Marco Gonzales was named the Mariners' Opening Day starter for the third consecutive season by manager Scott Servais.
Jon Mathisen
Sun, Feb 21st
Brewers manager Craig Counsell says RHP Devin Williams won't appear in a Cactus League game before March 17th.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Mar 3rd
Notes 
 If you want to buy into performances from the 2020 season, then you'll have Gonzales significantly higher than you would otherwise. He made major gains last year, including up his strikeout rate to a career-best 23.1% and lowering his walk rate to a career-best 2.5%. Bu even with the gains, Gonzales's swinging strike rate was only 8.4% (below his career average), and his fastball velocity is close to the worst in the league. As a pure back end of the rotation starter, he's fine, but do not expect anything close to a 3.10 ERA again, and bake in regression for his strikeouts.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
You have to hand it to the Brewers - they produce relievers who put up historically great seasons. Williams wasn't just good in 2020 - he was truly beyond belief. A 0.33 ERA. One run and eight hits allowed in 27 innings. A 44% K-BB%. Williams has battled injuries for much of his career, but given what he did last year, he should be drafted among the elite fantasy relievers in the game. Even if he never gets a save chance with Josh Hader in front of him, his ratios make him more than worth it.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
  In the shortened 2020 season, Williams became the first reliever to ever win Rookie of the Year without earning a single save. This was a credit to his four wins, nine holds, 0.33 ERA, and 53 strikeouts in 27 innings pitched. Williams is once again unlikely to earn many saves in 2021, but his ratios are so elite that he's worth rostering in any and all fantasy leagues. To put in perspective how dominant Williams' changeup is - the spin rate on his changeup led the No. 2 finisher by more than 400 RPM, which was a bigger gap than No. 2 to No. 69. Should anything happen to Josh Hader, Williams would arguably become my top ranked closer in fantasy baseball.
Brendan Tuma - FantasyPros
  Devin Williams was incredible in 2020 and ended up taking home the NL Rookie Year of the Year award. He owned a 0.33 ERA, 0.63 WHIP and a 53:9 K:BB across 27 innings last season. Williams will be one of the more popular relievers off the board for upcoming fantasy drafts, especially in league formats which use the category solds (save and holds). The Brewers reportedly were looking to move on from current closer Josh Hader. Williams would have the closer job all to himself and can be considered a top-5 reliever if Hader is dealt.
Brad Camara - FantasyPros