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Who Should I Draft?

Richard Rodriguez or Amir Garrett (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
Experts' Pick
  Richard Rodriguez
RP - ATL
Richard Rodriguez
Amir Garrett
RP - CIN
Amir Garrett
Expert
Recommendation
50%
Recommended by
25 of 50 experts
50%
Recommended by
25 of 50 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 80# 82
Best Rank# 39# 44
Worst Rank# 161# 152
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 206# 217
Best Rank# 192# 159
Worst Rank# 254# 249
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts7275
Wins33
Saves1917
ERA3.813.95
WHIP1.191.28
   
Misc 
   
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Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 97# 62
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 100# 97
   
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Beast Dome
# 89# 74
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 102# 65
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 90# 80
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 84# 83
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 71# 44
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 115# 55
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 63# 47
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 108# 77
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 91# 52
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 101# 93
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 161# 152
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 79# 67
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 96# 93
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 107# 67
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 96
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 83# 68
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 81# 76
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 104# 60
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 90# 60
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 104# 60
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 105# 78
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 77# 72
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 104# 56
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 39# 58
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 46# 81
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 55# 62
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 59# 101
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 59# 72
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 62# 78
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 66# 84
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 69# 107
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 71
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 73# 80
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 78# 81
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 78# 84
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 78# 85
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 79# 94
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 79# 85
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 82# 92
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 82# 109
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 85# 97
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 86# 98
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 87# 128
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 88# 107
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 89# 106
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 89# 116
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 97# 105
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 103
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Richard Rodriguez
RP - ATL
Richard Rodriguez
Amir Garrett
RP - CIN
Amir Garrett
2020 Stats 
   
   
Games Played2421
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched23.218.0
   
Wins31
   
Losses20
   
Saves41
   
Blown Saves11
   
Holds26
   
Hits Allowed1510
   
Earned Runs75
   
Home Runs Allowed34
   
Strikeouts3426
   
Walks57
   
ERA2.702.45
   
WHIP0.860.93
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Richard Rodriguez
RP - ATL
Richard Rodriguez
Amir Garrett
RP - CIN
Amir Garrett
2021 Projections 
   
   
Games Played6463
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched63.658.5
   
Wins33
   
Losses43
   
Saves1917
   
Blown Saves810
   
Holds59
   
Hits Allowed5748
   
Earned Runs2726
   
Home Runs Allowed108
   
Strikeouts7275
   
Walks1926
   
ERA3.813.95
   
WHIP1.191.28
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Richard Rodriguez
RP - ATL
Richard Rodriguez
Amir Garrett
RP - CIN
Amir Garrett
News 
 RHP Richard Rodriguez is on the move to Atlanta, ESPN's Jeff Passan reports.
Ethan Biddle - The Work of Ethan Biddle
Fri, Jul 30th
Amir Garrett picked up the save Tuesday against the Mets, walking one and striking out two in one inning.
Connor Rooney
Tue, Jul 20th
 Jason Mackey of the Post-Gazette reports that the Toronto Blue Jays and Philadelphia Phillies are in talks with the Pittsburgh Pirates for right-hander Richard Rodriguez.
Brad Camara
Tue, Jul 27th
Amir Garrett picked up the save Sunday against the Cubs, walking one and allowing one hit in 0.2 innings.
Connor Rooney
Sun, Jul 4th
 Jon Morosi of the MLB Network reports that the Oakland Athletics are prioritizing a bullpen upgrade and have shown interest in Pittsburgh Pirates right-hander Richard Rodriguez.
Brad Camara
Mon, Jul 26th
Amir Garrett struck out one and allowed one hit in a scoreless inning Saturday against Atlanta, earning the save.
Connor Rooney
Sat, Jun 26th
 Richard Rodriguez converted his 14th save of the season Friday against the Giants, but allowed one run on one hit and one walk. He struck out two.
Connor Rooney
Sat, Jul 24th
Amir Garrett earned the save Tuesday against the Twins, allowing one hit and striking out one in a scoreless inning.
Connor Rooney
Tue, Jun 22nd
 Richard Rodriguez (4-2) took the loss and blew the save Sunday against the Mets, allowing two runs on two hits in one inning. He struck out one.
Connor Rooney
Sun, Jul 18th
Amir Garrett (0-2) did not record an out and allowed a walkoff home run Thursday against the Padres, taking the loss.
Connor Rooney
Fri, Jun 18th
Notes 
 So long as he remains with the Pirates, Rodriguez is likely to be the closer after locking down four saves last year. He's been a quality reliever for a few years in a row now, including last year when he put up a 2.70 ERA and a 0.86 WHIP with plenty of strikeouts. There's been speculation that the Pirates will look to deal Rodriguez before the season begins. But until and unless they do, he's a decent late-round selection who will likely total a handful of saves until he's inevitably dealt mid-season.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Garrett cut way down on his walks in 2020 and had the best season of his career, striking out 37.7% of the batters he faced. He also retired the first batter he faced in every inning, and completely dominated against left-handed hitters. He's in the mix to be the Reds' closer with Lucas Sims and Sean Doolittle, and he's been vocal about wanting the job. He's probably the first reliever to draft out of Cincinnati until there's some clarity, but it's far from a sure thing that he'll be the everyday closer.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros