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Who Should I Draft?

Mychal Givens or Ryan Yarbrough (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Ryan Yarbrough
SP,RP - TB
Ryan Yarbrough
Mychal Givens
RP - BAL
Mychal Givens
Expert
Recommendation
84%
Recommended by
36 of 43 experts
16%
Recommended by
7 of 43 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 91# 106
Best Rank# 50# 68
Worst Rank# 122# 174
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 225# 324
Best Rank# 223# 304
Worst Rank# 251# 356
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts4431
Wins31
Saves04
ERA4.183.95
WHIP1.231.23
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 104
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 91# 97
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 112# 119
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 68# 137
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 96
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 97# 114
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 99# 111
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 96# 111
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 91# 108
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 82# 103
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 92# 100
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 72# 96
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 67# 151
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 50# 108
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 96# 108
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 95# 101
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 105# 112
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 97# 119
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 109# 120
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 115# 121
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 108# 117
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 112# 131
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 118# 169
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 116# 118
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 112# 137
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 90# 125
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 105# 114
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 88# 131
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 104# 113
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 79# 103
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 100# 123
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 65# 174
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 83# 119
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 93# 111
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 97# 110
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 102
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 68
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 98
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 100# 98
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 104# 101
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 122# 108
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 117
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 118
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Ryan Yarbrough
SP,RP - TB
Ryan Yarbrough
Mychal Givens
RP - BAL
Mychal Givens
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played2858
   
Games Started140
   
Innings Pitched142.163.0
   
Wins112
   
Losses66
   
Saves011
   
Blown Saves08
   
Holds07
   
Hits Allowed12149
   
Earned Runs6532
   
Home Runs Allowed1513
   
Strikeouts11786
   
Walks2026
   
ERA4.134.57
   
WHIP1.001.19
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Ryan Yarbrough
SP,RP - TB
Ryan Yarbrough
Mychal Givens
RP - BAL
Mychal Givens
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played923
   
Games Started80
   
Innings Pitched51.025.0
   
Wins31
   
Losses31
   
Saves04
   
Blown Saves01
   
Holds03
   
Hits Allowed5121
   
Earned Runs2411
   
Home Runs Allowed84
   
Strikeouts4431
   
Walks1210
   
ERA4.183.95
   
WHIP1.231.23
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Ryan Yarbrough
SP,RP - TB
Ryan Yarbrough
Mychal Givens
RP - BAL
Mychal Givens
News 
 Ryan Yarbrough tossed 3 and 1/3 innings of shutout baseball in an intrasquad game Wednesday. He struck out three and allowed one hit.
Carmen Maiorano - Carm's Clubhouse
Thu, Jul 9th
Mychal Givens is in a competition for the closer job with Hunter Harvey, per pitching coach Doug Brocail. Richard Bleier is in the mix to get saves against lefties.
Carmen Maiorano - Carm's Clubhouse
Sun, Jul 12th
 Ryan Yarbrough was expected to enter the season as a traditional starting pitcher for the Rays prior to the delayed start to the season.
Blaine Blontz
Mon, Mar 23rd
Mychal Givens trailed starter Tom Eshelman in Wednesday's exhibition against the Blue Jays, serving up a two-run homer to Randal Grichuk. He also walked one and struck out one in the outing.
Carmen Maiorano - Carm's Clubhouse
Wed, Mar 11th
  Mychal Givens pitched the fourth inning of Sunday's exhibition against the Yankees, giving up two runs on two hits. He left a pitch middle-middle to Thomas Milone, who promptly deposited the ball over the fence.
Carmen Maiorano - Carm's Clubhouse
Mon, Mar 9th
  Mychal Givens's shot at the closer role is in doubt after it has been reported that Hunter Harvey will get a look as the Orioles' closer.
Carmen Maiorano - Carm's Clubhouse
Fri, Mar 6th
Notes 
 Yarbrough is underrated in fantasy, but it may not be the best year to be invested in him with only 60 games.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
Givens isn't a special pitcher, pitches for a poor team, and isn't guaranteed to be the closer. Even if he were, he's tallied just 20 saves over the last two seasons. There's no reason to draft Givens, and if you're looking for a Baltimore closer, better to take your chance on Hunter Harvey.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
 Yarbrough relied on an opener plenty of times last year, and it helped his win potential, as he tallied 11 despite making just 14 starts. He greatly improved his control last year, leading to just a 1.00 WHIP, but his lack of strikeout upside and mediocre ERA should keep him as an option only in deeper mixed or AL-only leagues.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros