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Who Should I Draft?

Masahiro Tanaka or Richard Rodriguez (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Richard Rodriguez
RP - PIT
Richard Rodriguez
Masahiro Tanaka
SP - FA
Masahiro Tanaka
Expert
Recommendation
100%
Recommended by
23 of 23 experts
0%
Recommended by
0 of 23 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 90# 196
Best Rank# 43# 114
Worst Rank# 145# 346
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 206# 433
Best Rank# 178# 288
Worst Rank# 255# 516
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts7064
Wins35
Saves190
ERA3.804.58
WHIP1.211.25
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-FA
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 107
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 91# 114
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 123
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 105# 149
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 84
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 89
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 87
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 52
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 87
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 89
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 90# 116
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 88
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 84
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 133
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 88
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 145
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 74
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 43
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 83
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 63# 346
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 94
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 75
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 90
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Richard Rodriguez
RP - PIT
Richard Rodriguez
Masahiro Tanaka
SP - FA
Masahiro Tanaka
2020 Stats 
   
   
Games Played2410
   
Games Started010
   
Innings Pitched23.248.0
   
Wins33
   
Losses23
   
Saves40
   
Blown Saves10
   
Holds20
   
Hits Allowed1548
   
Earned Runs719
   
Home Runs Allowed39
   
Strikeouts3444
   
Walks58
   
ERA2.703.56
   
WHIP0.861.17
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Richard Rodriguez
RP - PIT
Richard Rodriguez
Masahiro Tanaka
SP - FA
Masahiro Tanaka
2021 Projections 
   
   
Games Played6313
   
Games Started013
   
Innings Pitched62.668.9
   
Wins35
   
Losses44
   
Saves190
   
Blown Saves80
   
Holds50
   
Hits Allowed5671
   
Earned Runs2635
   
Home Runs Allowed925
   
Strikeouts7064
   
Walks2016
   
ERA3.804.58
   
WHIP1.211.25
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Richard Rodriguez
RP - PIT
Richard Rodriguez
Masahiro Tanaka
SP - FA
Masahiro Tanaka
News 
 Richard Rodriguez agreed to a one-year, $1.7 million deal with the Pirates to avoid arbitration.
Jon Mathisen
Fri, Jan 15th
Masahiro Tanaka signed a two-year contract to return home to Japan and pitch for the Rakuten Eagles.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Jan 28th
  Reports indicate that Masahiro Tanaka is negotiating with his former team, the Rakuten Eagles of the Nippon Professional League.
Corbin Young
Mon, Jan 25th
  According to Andy Martino, it sounds like there's continued speculation that Masahiro Tanaka will pitch in Japan this year. Tanaka also acknowledged that there's a possibility of that happening.
Corbin Young
Thu, Jan 14th
Notes 
 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
 
 10 - 2.70 - 1.10
Jordan Eisen - Field of Vision Sports