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Who Should I Draft?

Marcus Stroman or Devin Williams (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Marcus Stroman
SP - NYM
Marcus Stroman
Devin Williams
RP - MIL
Devin Williams
Expert
Recommendation
55%
Recommended by
28 of 51 experts
45%
Recommended by
23 of 51 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 60# 65
Best Rank# 24# 41
Worst Rank# 161# 118
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 189# 159
Best Rank# 159# 134
Worst Rank# 208# 221
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts13391
Wins104
Saves04
ERA3.913.14
WHIP1.321.18
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 67# 105
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 51# 75
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 57# 86
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 78# 118
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 59# 71
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 40
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 52# 90
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 64# 70
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 67# 107
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 63# 74
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 56# 66
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 69# 75
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 61# 71
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 59# 86
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 49# 105
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 63# 67
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 48# 51
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 57# 69
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 24# 91
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 54# 58
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 45# 51
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 60# 90
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 56# 80
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 71# 72
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 69# 96
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 60# 69
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 61# 65
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 53# 60
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 50# 42
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 59# 54
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 59# 51
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 60# 51
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 61# 46
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 64# 53
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 66# 41
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 66# 59
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 66# 46
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 68# 60
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 68# 63
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 69# 62
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 69# 67
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 73# 61
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 76# 62
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 80# 64
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 83# 56
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 84# 61
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 84# 59
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 88# 64
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 103# 53
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 161# 72
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 46
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Marcus Stroman
SP - NYM
Marcus Stroman
Devin Williams
RP - MIL
Devin Williams
2020 Stats 
   
   
Games Played22
   
Games Started0
   
Innings Pitched27.0
   
Wins4
   
Losses1
   
Saves0
   
Blown Saves0
   
Holds9
   
Hits Allowed8
   
Earned Runs1
   
Home Runs Allowed1
   
Strikeouts53
   
Walks9
   
ERA0.33
   
WHIP0.63
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Marcus Stroman
SP - NYM
Marcus Stroman
Devin Williams
RP - MIL
Devin Williams
2021 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2859
   
Games Started280
   
Innings Pitched154.565.3
   
Wins104
   
Losses83
   
Saves04
   
Blown Saves01
   
Holds018
   
Hits Allowed15348
   
Earned Runs6723
   
Home Runs Allowed177
   
Strikeouts13391
   
Walks5129
   
ERA3.913.14
   
WHIP1.321.18
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Marcus Stroman
SP - NYM
Marcus Stroman
Devin Williams
RP - MIL
Devin Williams
News 
 Marcus Stroman allowed two runs on four hits, one walk, and eight strikeouts in six innings pitched. The Mets lost 7-6 in 11 innings Tuesday, but Stroman was in line for the win when he left the game.
Lucas Babits-Feinerman
Wed, Sep 15th
Devin Williams converted the save Tuesday against the Cubs, allowing three hits and striking out two in one inning.
Connor Rooney
Tue, Aug 10th
 Marcus Stroman allowed one run on four hits, zero walks, and seven strikeouts in six and one-third innings. The Mets lost 3-2 and are now 70-71 this season.
Lucas Babits-Feinerman
Fri, Sep 10th
Devin Williams converted the save Wednesday against the Pirates, striking out two and walking one in one inning.
Connor Rooney
Wed, Aug 4th
 Marcus Stroman allowed three runs on six hits, three walks, and two strikeouts in five innings. The Mets won game one of the doubleheader on Saturday, 11-9, and moved one game above .500 on the season.
Lucas Babits-Feinerman
Tue, Sep 7th
Devin Williams was reinstated from the IL on Tuesday.
Dan Harris
Tue, Jul 27th
 Marcus Stroman allowed two runs on seven hits, one walk, and five strikeouts in six innings on Saturday. Unfortunately, the Mets pulled ahead in the seventh, so Stroman didn't get the win.
Lucas Babits-Feinerman
Tue, Aug 31st
Brewers RP Devin Williams (elbow) will play catch on Tuesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Jul 20th
 Marcus Stroman allowed two runs on four hits, two walks, and six strikeouts in six innings on Sunday. The Mets won 7-2 and are six games in the loss column behind the Braves for first place.
Lucas Babits-Feinerman
Tue, Aug 24th
Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Devin Williams (elbow) was placed on the 10-day injured list Saturday with right elbow discomfort.
Brad Camara
Sat, Jul 17th
Notes 
 Stroman missed the entire 2020 season after battling a calf injury and then opting out, but he'll return to the Mets after accepting the team's qualifying offer. Stroman's strikeout rate jumped after his trade to the National League, but with a career 58.7% ground ball rate, he'll need the Mets' infield defense to be better than it was in 2019. The trade for Francisco Lindor should help, as should his reported development of both a new split changeup and four-seam fastball. Stroman has always had a decent floor, but now out of the AL East and with some tweaks to his arsenal coming, he possesses plenty of upside as a late-round draft pick.
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