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Who Should I Draft?

Paul Sewald or David Bednar (2022)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  David Bednar
RP - PIT
David Bednar
Paul Sewald
RP - SEA
Paul Sewald
Expert
Recommendation
67%
Recommended by
28 of 42 experts
33%
Recommended by
14 of 42 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 81# 86
Best Rank# 37# 33
Worst Rank# 118# 122
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 215# 275
Best Rank# 176# 239
Worst Rank# 284# 295
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts7381
Wins34
Saves177
ERA3.693.80
WHIP1.221.18
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 94# 105
   
Scott Engel
The Game Day
# 65# 106
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 97# 98
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 95# 113
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 101# 102
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 66# 115
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 87# 103
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 60# 84
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 82# 86
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 72# 103
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 83# 99
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 90# 92
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 55# 67
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 70# 118
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 85# 99
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 85# 89
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 93# 98
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 66# 76
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 102# 110
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 110# 112
   
Nate Miller
Fantasy Six Pack
# 74# 116
   
Brad Camara
RotoBaller
# 90
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 50# 65
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 64# 92
   
Scott Youngson
Pitcher List
# 103# 122
   
Scott Bogman
FantasyPros
# 101# 119
   
Travis Argo
Fantasy Six Pack
# 80# 89
   
Fred Zinkie
Yahoo! Sports
# 92# 93
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 37# 33
   
Greg Smith
Superflex.Guide
# 60# 55
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 91# 75
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 100# 75
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 85# 77
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 114# 87
   
Jody Smith
FullTime Fantasy
# 90# 88
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 118# 89
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 102# 91
   
Pat Fitzmaurice
FantasyPros
# 104# 95
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 106
   
Christopher Welsh
FantasyPros
# 110# 109
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 117# 115
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 120
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  David Bednar
RP - PIT
David Bednar
Paul Sewald
RP - SEA
Paul Sewald
2021 Stats 
   
   
Games Played6161
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched61.164.1
   
Wins39
   
Losses13
   
Saves311
   
Blown Saves24
   
Holds1316
   
Hits Allowed4041
   
Earned Runs1519
   
Home Runs Allowed59
   
Strikeouts77101
   
Walks1922
   
ERA2.232.69
   
WHIP0.970.99
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  David Bednar
RP - PIT
David Bednar
Paul Sewald
RP - SEA
Paul Sewald
2022 Projections 
   
   
Games Played6159
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched62.061.9
   
Wins34
   
Losses33
   
Saves177
   
Blown Saves52
   
Holds612
   
Hits Allowed5351
   
Earned Runs2526
   
Home Runs Allowed810
   
Strikeouts7381
   
Walks2322
   
ERA3.693.80
   
WHIP1.221.18
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  David Bednar
RP - PIT
David Bednar
Paul Sewald
RP - SEA
Paul Sewald
News 
 David Bednar allowed no runs on a hit while striking out two across two innings in Wednesday's 3-2 win over the Cubs.
Andy Zimmerman
Thu, May 19th
Paul Sewald earned the save on Monday against the Athletics, working around a two out hit with one strikeout.
Ari Koslow
Tue, May 24th
 David Bednar allowed no runs in an inning of work to close out Sunday's 1-0 win over the Reds.
Andy Zimmerman
Mon, May 16th
Paul Sewald earned the save on Tuesday against the Phillies, allowing one run on one hit over 1.1 innings to go along with one strikeout.
Ari Koslow
Wed, May 11th
 David Bednar allowed no runs on no hits while striking out a batter in 1 1/3 innings pitched during Saturday's 3-1 win over the Reds.
Andy Zimmerman
Sat, May 14th
Paul Sewald earned the win on Sunday against the Rays, tossing a scoreless inning.
Ari Koslow
Mon, May 9th
 David Bednar allowed no runs on no hits while striking out three in two innings pitched during Wednesday's 5-3 win over the Dodgers.
Andy Zimmerman
Thu, May 12th
Paul Sewald blew the save on Friday against the Rays, allowing a three-run home run in the ninth inning and took the loss.
Ari Koslow
Sat, May 7th
 David Bednar allowed no runs on no hits while striking out three during Saturday's 8-5 win in Cincinnati.
Andy Zimmerman
Wed, May 11th
Paul Sewald struck out two Marlins hitters across 1.1 perfect innings Saturday.
Ari Koslow
Sun, May 1st
Notes 
 Bednar tallied the first three saves of his career last season and had stellar numbers overall with a 2.23 ERA and 0.97 WHIP with good strikeout numbers. There was reason to think he'd be the closer heading into 2022, but all signs point to a committee with Chris Stratton. The Pirates should again be one of the weakest teams in baseball, so save chances aren't going to be abundant anyway. Given his team and the current lack of clarity with his situation, don't draft him any higher than as a third reliever.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Sewald is a fine reliever and he upped his strikeout rate to an impressive 39.4% last year, one of the best marks in the majors. His expected stats (.182 xBA, .262 xWOBA) were pristine, and he offered plenty of hope that he could hold the Mariners' closer job if given the opportunity. That last part is the operative phrase, however, as Seattle is likely looking at some form of committee between Sewald, Drew Steckenrider, Diego Castillo, and Ken Giles. Sewald isn't a bad late-round candidate for his ratios alone, and he should add on at least a few saves even if he doesn't win the job outright.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros