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Who Should I Draft?

Richard Rodriguez or Carlos Carrasco (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Carlos Carrasco
SP,RP - NYM
Carlos Carrasco
Richard Rodriguez
RP - ATL
Richard Rodriguez
Expert
Recommendation
71%
Recommended by
36 of 51 experts
29%
Recommended by
15 of 51 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 58# 80
Best Rank# 16# 39
Worst Rank# 183# 161
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 116# 206
Best Rank# 96# 192
Worst Rank# 179# 254
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts14772
Wins93
Saves019
ERA3.483.81
WHIP1.131.19
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 79# 97
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 52# 100
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 70# 78
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 29# 89
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 16# 87
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 36# 90
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 35# 88
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 56# 78
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 19# 89
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 55# 84
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 32# 86
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 68# 79
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 63# 115
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 26# 89
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 107# 108
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 59# 91
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 70# 101
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 81# 82
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 47# 161
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 76# 79
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 65# 96
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 57
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 28# 103
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 26
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 65# 81
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 30# 104
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 48# 69
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 48# 82
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 56# 90
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 28# 85
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 59# 62
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 42# 104
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 56# 105
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 41# 97
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 62# 78
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 25# 77
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 137# 39
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 62# 46
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 70# 55
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 67# 59
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 74# 59
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 96# 63
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 183# 66
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 80# 71
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 93# 71
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 77# 73
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 84# 79
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 99# 83
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 102
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 119# 104
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 166# 107
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Carlos Carrasco
SP,RP - NYM
Carlos Carrasco
Richard Rodriguez
RP - ATL
Richard Rodriguez
2020 Stats 
   
   
Games Played1224
   
Games Started120
   
Innings Pitched68.223.2
   
Wins33
   
Losses42
   
Saves04
   
Blown Saves01
   
Holds02
   
Hits Allowed5515
   
Earned Runs227
   
Home Runs Allowed83
   
Strikeouts8234
   
Walks275
   
ERA2.912.70
   
WHIP1.210.86
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Carlos Carrasco
SP,RP - NYM
Carlos Carrasco
Richard Rodriguez
RP - ATL
Richard Rodriguez
2021 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2264
   
Games Started210
   
Innings Pitched125.463.6
   
Wins93
   
Losses64
   
Saves019
   
Blown Saves08
   
Holds05
   
Hits Allowed10757
   
Earned Runs4927
   
Home Runs Allowed1710
   
Strikeouts14772
   
Walks3419
   
ERA3.483.81
   
WHIP1.131.19
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Carlos Carrasco
SP,RP - NYM
Carlos Carrasco
Richard Rodriguez
RP - ATL
Richard Rodriguez
News 
 Carlos Carrasco allowed four runs (one earned) on seven hits, one walk, and four strikeouts in five innings. The 34-year-old was forced to work much harder than he should have been by the Mets' sloppy fielding. They won 9-4 Tuesday and are four games behind the Braves in the NL East and three and a half games behind the Reds and Padres for the final Wild Card spot.
Lucas Babits-Feinerman
Wed, Sep 8th
RHP Richard Rodriguez is on the move to Atlanta, ESPN's Jeff Passan reports.
Ethan Biddle - The Work of Ethan Biddle
Fri, Jul 30th
 Carlos Carrasco allowed three runs on four hits, one walk, and five strikeouts in five and one-third innings. The Mets won 4-3 Tuesday and are winners of four straight. They're 66-67 this season.
Lucas Babits-Feinerman
Fri, Sep 3rd
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
 Carlos Carrasco allowed two runs on three hits, zero walks, and five strikeouts in seven innings pitched. He left the game tied, and the Mets blew the game in the eighth inning, losing 3-2. They're 61-66 this season.
Lucas Babits-Feinerman
Fri, Aug 27th
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
 Carlos Carrasco allowed three runs on five hits, one walk, and six strikeouts in five innings. The Mets lost 3-2 and are now 60-62 this season.
Lucas Babits-Feinerman
Sat, Aug 21st
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
 Carlos Carrasco allowed six runs on six hits, one walk, and three strikeouts in two innings.
Lucas Babits-Feinerman
Mon, Aug 16th
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
Notes 
 Carrasco suffered a serious hamstring strain in mid-March which is likely to keep him out 6-8 weeks. It's a devastating blow to the veteran who returned strong from his battle with leukemia in 2019 to post a 2.91 ERA and 1.21 WHIP in 2020. There was plenty to like about Carrasco in New York, including that the Mets will provide him with a better chance at wins, their infield defense should be above average, and Carrasco will play in a more favorable park. But at this point, he's nothing more than a bench starter for your fantasy team given his injury.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
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
 We can completely write off Carrasco's 2019 season as the right-hander was going through a battle with leukemia. The 33-year-old heroically bounced back last summer, posting a 2.91 ERA to go along with a 1.21 WHIP and 82 strikeouts in 64 innings. A 9.6% walk rate is mildly concerning, but Carrasco misses enough bats that he should still be viewed as a reliable SP2/3. The perception around him seems to be that he isn't durable, but Carrasco started 30 games three times from 2015-18.
Brendan Tuma - FantasyPros