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Who Should I Draft?

Rafael Montero or Jordan Romano (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Rafael Montero
RP - HOU
Rafael Montero
Jordan Romano
RP - TOR
Jordan Romano
Expert
Recommendation
57%
Recommended by
29 of 51 experts
43%
Recommended by
22 of 51 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 70# 77
Best Rank# 41# 29
Worst Rank# 160# 136
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 169# 192
Best Rank# 158# 168
Worst Rank# 215# 313
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts6767
Wins33
Saves2117
ERA3.923.92
WHIP1.211.23
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertIL10-
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 75# 111
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 51# 77
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 67# 79
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 91# 101
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 90
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 56# 79
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 81# 136
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 58# 69
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 106
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 69# 77
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 41# 57
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 77
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 53# 59
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 60# 95
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 71# 108
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 61# 64
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 64# 82
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 65# 69
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 78# 102
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 83# 112
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 72# 80
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 69# 84
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 67# 75
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 79# 87
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 71# 98
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 84# 94
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 86# 107
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 70# 90
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 62# 74
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 48# 38
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 55# 47
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 59# 51
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 60# 58
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 68# 34
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 69# 59
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 73# 57
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 73# 64
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 76# 29
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 78# 51
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 78# 48
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 81# 78
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 82# 61
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 85# 65
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 87# 83
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 87# 62
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 89# 72
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 97# 73
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 99# 78
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 99# 62
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 109# 95
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 160# 67
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Rafael Montero
RP - HOU
Rafael Montero
Jordan Romano
RP - TOR
Jordan Romano
2020 Stats 
   
   
Games Played1715
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched18.315.3
   
Wins02
   
Losses11
   
Saves82
   
Blown Saves01
   
Holds05
   
Hits Allowed128
   
Earned Runs82
   
Home Runs Allowed22
   
Strikeouts1921
   
Walks65
   
ERA4.081.23
   
WHIP1.020.89
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Rafael Montero
RP - HOU
Rafael Montero
Jordan Romano
RP - TOR
Jordan Romano
2021 Projections 
   
   
Games Played6056
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched60.057.3
   
Wins33
   
Losses33
   
Saves2117
   
Blown Saves58
   
Holds48
   
Hits Allowed5249
   
Earned Runs2625
   
Home Runs Allowed98
   
Strikeouts6767
   
Walks2021
   
ERA3.923.92
   
WHIP1.211.23
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Rafael Montero
RP - HOU
Rafael Montero
Jordan Romano
RP - TOR
Jordan Romano
News 
 Astros reliever Rafael Montero allowed one go-ahead run in the 10th inning of Friday's game against the Twins. He also struck out one opposing batter. Montero was hit with the loss as Houston ultimately fell to Minnesota by a score of 5-4.
Andersen Pickard
Sat, Aug 7th
Jordan Romano picked a save after pitching a scoreless inning while walking three batters and striking out two in Tuesday's 4-2 win over the Rays.
John Aubin
Wed, Sep 22nd
 Rafael Montero was designated for assignment by the Mariners on Friday
Ari Koslow
Sat, Jul 24th
Jordan Romano pitched a scoreless ninth inning with one strikeout on Sunday, protecting a two-run lead against the Twins to pick up his 19th save of the season.
John Aubin
Sun, Sep 19th
 Rafael Montero blew a save opportunity Saturday against Cleveland, allowing three runs on two hits over one inning two walks.
Ari Koslow
Sun, Jun 13th
Jordan Romano tossed a perfect ninth inning to record a save on Wednesday in the win against the Rays.
John Aubin
Thu, Sep 16th
 Rafael Montero earned the hold Sunday against the Angels, allowing one run on two hits over one inning with one walk.
Ari Koslow
Mon, Jun 7th
Jordan Romano pitched a perfect inning to earn the save in an 11-10 win over Baltimore in Game 1 of Saturday's doubleheader.
John Aubin
Sun, Sep 12th
 Rafael Montero earned his seventh save of the season Saturday against Texas, allowing one run on two hits over one inning with one strikeout.
Ari Koslow
Sun, May 30th
Jordan Romano retired all three Yankees batters he faced including a strikeout for a save in the win on Wednesday.
John Aubin
Thu, Sep 9th
Notes 
 Montero wound up closing for the Rangers and totaling eight saves in 2020, but it wasn't a particularly special season. His hard-hit rate and walk-rate increased from his strong 2019 season, and he totaled a 4.08 ERA. Now with Seattle, Montero's best asset may be his lack of competition for the closer's role, as Seattle has struggled for several seasons to find a reliable ninth-inning option. Draft Montero as a mid-tier closer, who you're taking more for his job security than his spectacular numbers.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Romano is poised to serve as the Blue Jays' closer after Kirby Yates suffered an elbow injury which will cost him the season. Romano's stuff isn't special, but he had a very solid 2020 campaign, and should see plenty of save chances with Toronto, assuming he's officially named the closer. The relief pitcher landscape for fantasy gets cloudy quickly, so despite the lack of certainty, Romano makes a decent option for your second reliever. Bump him higher if he's officially named the closer before the season.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros