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Who Should I Draft?

Michael Pineda or Ryan Yarbrough (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Michael Pineda
SP - MIN
Michael Pineda
Ryan Yarbrough
SP,RP - TB
Ryan Yarbrough
Expert
Recommendation
68%
Recommended by
13 of 19 experts
32%
Recommended by
6 of 19 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 86# 95
Best Rank# 57# 55
Worst Rank# 120# 122
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 227# 253
Best Rank# 206# 246
Worst Rank# 288# 318
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts129128
Wins99
Saves00
ERA4.344.20
WHIP1.261.23
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 103# 112
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 84# 93
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 68# 78
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 84# 103
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 64# 98
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 86# 97
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 83# 103
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 98# 109
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 102# 122
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 87# 95
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 57# 112
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 105
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 88# 94
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 82# 78
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 85# 55
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 89# 83
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 92# 73
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 93# 89
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 120# 101
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Michael Pineda
SP - MIN
Michael Pineda
Ryan Yarbrough
SP,RP - TB
Ryan Yarbrough
2020 Stats 
   
   
Games Played511
   
Games Started59
   
Innings Pitched27.356.2
   
Wins21
   
Losses04
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed2554
   
Earned Runs1022
   
Home Runs Allowed05
   
Strikeouts2544
   
Walks712
   
ERA3.383.56
   
WHIP1.201.19
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Michael Pineda
SP - MIN
Michael Pineda
Ryan Yarbrough
SP,RP - TB
Ryan Yarbrough
2021 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2529
   
Games Started2625
   
Innings Pitched140.2153.6
   
Wins99
   
Losses79
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed143152
   
Earned Runs6872
   
Home Runs Allowed2324
   
Strikeouts129128
   
Walks3438
   
ERA4.344.20
   
WHIP1.261.23
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Michael Pineda
SP - MIN
Michael Pineda
Ryan Yarbrough
SP,RP - TB
Ryan Yarbrough
News 
  Rays LHP Ryan Yarbrough lost his arbitration case and will make $2.3 million in 2021.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Feb 13th
Notes 
  Yarbrough doesn't get a ton of respect in the fantasy community because he doesn't strike out a ton of batters, but he's quietly put together an excellent career. He's practically a wizard at limiting hard contact (he has allowed an average exit velocity of 84.8 MPH and an average hard hit rate of 26.3%, both remarkably low numbers), and he rarely issues free passes or home runs. In other words, it's really difficult to string together big innings against Yarbrough, especially as he's continued to use his excellent changeup more and more. The Rays will probably let him go a little more this year with their rotation, but even if they keep his usage the same, he'll be an excellent addition to the back end of a fantasy staff.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros