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Who Should I Draft?

Nate Pearson or Kwang Hyun Kim (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Nate Pearson
SP - TOR
Nate Pearson
Kwang Hyun Kim
SP - STL
Kwang Hyun Kim
Expert
Recommendation
61%
Recommended by
25 of 41 experts
39%
Recommended by
16 of 41 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 122# 127
Best Rank# 69# 94
Worst Rank# 296# 337
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 283# 287
Best Rank# 219# 249
Worst Rank# 324# 324
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts98114
Wins69
Saves00
ERA4.513.89
WHIP1.311.23
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertIL10-
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 87# 101
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 111# 213
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 125# 130
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 102# 137
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 226
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 138# 147
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 100# 105
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 93# 105
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 296
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 88# 107
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 114
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 105# 120
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 153# 163
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 95
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 69
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 122# 128
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 96
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 103# 112
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 102# 122
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 114
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 104
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 119
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 283# 337
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 92# 159
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 92
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 100# 94
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 114# 113
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 116# 112
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 119# 106
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 125# 117
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 128# 120
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 128# 109
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 139# 96
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 145# 115
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 151# 149
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 171# 149
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 210# 145
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 95
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 113
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 113
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 131
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Nate Pearson
SP - TOR
Nate Pearson
Kwang Hyun Kim
SP - STL
Kwang Hyun Kim
2020 Stats 
   
   
Games Played58
   
Games Started47
   
Innings Pitched18.039.0
   
Wins13
   
Losses00
   
Saves01
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed1428
   
Earned Runs127
   
Home Runs Allowed53
   
Strikeouts1624
   
Walks1312
   
ERA6.001.62
   
WHIP1.501.03
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Nate Pearson
SP - TOR
Nate Pearson
Kwang Hyun Kim
SP - STL
Kwang Hyun Kim
2021 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2126
   
Games Started2025
   
Innings Pitched99.0138.9
   
Wins69
   
Losses67
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed92131
   
Earned Runs5060
   
Home Runs Allowed1820
   
Strikeouts98114
   
Walks3740
   
ERA4.513.89
   
WHIP1.311.23
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Nate Pearson
SP - TOR
Nate Pearson
Kwang Hyun Kim
SP - STL
Kwang Hyun Kim
News 
 Nate Pearson is currently scheduled to throw live batting practice on Tuesday.
Ari Koslow
Sun, Apr 18th
Cardinals southpaw Kwang Hyun Kim (back) made his season debut against the Phillies on Saturday, pitching three innings (68 pitches) while giving up five hits, three earned runs, and a walk while punching out four in a 9-4 Cardinals victory.
Lucas Spence
Sat, Apr 17th
 Blue Jays general manager Ross Atkins implied on Tuesday that pitcher and No. 1 prospect Nate Pearson is "absolutely pain-free. He is at 100% intensity off the mound. Now, it’s just a matter of getting him built back up." Pearson has been on the injured list with a groin injury that he aggravated in mid-March.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Tue, Apr 13th
The Cardinals activated LHP Kwang Hyun Kim (back) from the 10-day injured list on Saturday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Apr 17th
 Blue Jays pitcher Nate Pearson (groin) threw a bullpen session Thursday.
Brad Camara
Thu, Apr 8th
St. Louis Cardinals LHP Kwang Hyun Kim, who's on the IL with a back injury, will make his season debut on Saturday in a start vs. the Phillies, per manager Mike Shildt.
Jon Mathisen
Tue, Apr 13th
 Blue Jays pitcher Nate Pearson (groin) hasn’t thrown off a mound yet.
Brad Camara
Sat, Apr 3rd
St. Lous Cardinals LHP Kwang Hyun Kim, who's been on the IL all season with a back issue, will throw at least one more simulated game before the team decides to activate him.
Jon Mathisen
Thu, Apr 8th
 Blue Jays pitching prospect Nate Pearson (groin) is set to throw a bullpen session on Friday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Apr 2nd
Cardinals LHP Kwang Hyun Kim (back) threw 68 pitches in a simulated game on Tuesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Apr 7th
Notes 
 Pearson is oozing with talent, but he just can't seem to stay healthy. Whether it was elbow soreness last year or the groin strain that is now going to keep him out of action for a bit, something seem to crop up to delay his success in the majors. He wound up pitching just 18 innings overall last year, but the stuff is there, without question. His fastball reaches triple digits, his slider is dominant, and his curveball and changeup are far above average. There's always a bit more uncertainty with young power pitchers, particularly when they've had elbow injuries like Pearson has. And, after trading for Steven Matz, the Blue Jays have plenty of rotation depth and shouldn't feel pressured into rushing Pearson back from injury. In keeper and dynasty formats, he's still a buy, but in redraft leagues, he's probably not worth a pick at this point.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
If you want upside with a late-round pitcher, you're looking in the wrong place with Kim. Although he put up a 1.62 ERA and 1.07 WHIP last year, his xFIP and SIERA were each about three runs higher than his ERA. He also struck out just 5.54 batters per nine innings, and never showed much strikeout potential in the KBO. That said, for a pitcher who is basically free in drafts, he offers some decent stability, and is worth taking late if you have an otherwise strong staff, particularly with strikeouts. Back tightness may put him on the IL to start the year, but there does not appear to be any long-term concerns.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros